Tuesday, April 12, 2011

5 Things That Will Happen To You
When America Goes Bankrupt

by John Hawkins - April 12th, 2011 - Townhall.com

"Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Does it seem too strong to call the way America deals with its debt "madness?" If not madness, then what? Denial? An addiction? However you phrase it, we're a country that's in deep trouble, but so many of us seem unable to deal with it.

Liberals in this country, for the most part, will admit that we're running up "unsustainable" deficits. Yet, these same liberals adamantly oppose any and all serious efforts to do anything about it.

It is sad when a nation of greatness descends into poverty. Prolonged success by others - which is allowed to be "shared with all" - leaves many with delusions that cannot be overcome. Delusions like "it can't happen here." Every great nation that has failed was deluded until the very end with that belief. For forty years America has tried to buy a continuation of our national success by deluded efforts.

That is why when the 'educrats' insisted that the reason our schools were failing was lack of funds - we simply threw money at the problem. In forty years we have tripled the real value of the money we spend on education. At no time in that forty years has there been any indication that the problem was turning around. It has continuously gotten worse. When are the parents going to stop saying "I like my children's teachers" and say "these idiots are failing my kids and I will not tolerate it any longer."

Until he started gassing Jews and Poles and Slavs and Gypsies, Adolf Hitler was considered to be a likable charismatic genius. He was always deranged. He simply said what people wanted to hear. Just as the Democrats keep saying what people want to hear today. One of the greatest ironies of our times is when the socialists of the Democrat Party slander Republicans with the accusation they are like the socialist Hitler. Hitler was a socialist! Hitler was among those who insisted "it can't happen here. Trust me." Yet those of today who are following the Hitler play book are screaming that those who reject his ideology are "like Hitler."

There must be some logic in there somewhere but I do not see it.

We are failing. We are creating the same destruction of wealth processes that drove Germany to a dictator. We reject reality and hold desperately to our delusions. This article is a rational assessment of our insanity and yet the majority who read it will denounce it rather than learn from it.

How do we get through to those who have spent their entire lives living on the dole of their parents and the richest nation on earth. They do not have a clue what is happening. Brutal reality is never far from even the safest of worlds.

As the article concludes, "It's not a lot of fun to be poor under the best of circumstances, but it's much worse to go from having a comfortable life with a bright future to growing vegetables to eat in the backyard and wondering how you're going to keep warm in the winter."


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