blind_html Re: [Nimer's Political Blog] [Fwd: Mr. Kaiser is dead on AND thats scary!!!!!]

  • From: Travis <twmccoy@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 22:33:46 -0500

This is my post on PF and other groups.  When you took it and posted it to
blind.... it came to me.  I will not hade all these dupes so I am not going
tpo send or acccept anything using freelist.org   I will block if necessary.

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 10:20 PM, Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> this is something I strongly believe!!
>
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> Subject: Mr. Kaiser is dead on AND thats scary!!!!!
> Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:16:18 -0500
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>     *Take the three minutes required to read this. Maybe he is wrong. What
>
> if he is right? *
>
> *David Kaiser is a respected historian whose published works have
> covered a broad range of topics, from European Warfare to American
> League Baseball. Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat, Kaiser spent his
> childhood in three capital cities: Washington D.C. , Albany , New York ,
> and Dakar , Senegal .. He attended Harvard University , graduating there
> in 1969 with a B.A. in history. He then spent several years more at
> Harvard, gaining a PhD in history, which he obtained in 1976. He served
> in the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976. *
>
> *He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the United
> States Naval War College. He has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon,
> Williams College and Harvard University . Kaiser's latest book, The Road
> to Dallas, about the Kennedy assassination, was just published by
> Harvard University Press. *
>
> *
> *Dr. David Kaiser **
>
> *
> *History Unfolding **
>
> *I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on
> history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied
> history all my life. I have come to think there is something
> monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking
> crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but
> they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now
> coming into a sharper focus. *
>
> *Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because
> I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to
> it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something
> happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to
> fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two. *
>
> *We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make
> massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why? *
>
> *We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or
> no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is
> $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to
> whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine.
> And that is three times the $700 billion we all argued about so
> strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they
> have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who
> authorized it? I thought this was a government of "we the people," who
> loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not. *
>
> *We have spent two or more decades intentionally de- industrializing our
> economy.. Why? *
>
> *We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and
> no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why
> we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think
> critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are
> not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why? *
>
> *We have now established the precedent of protesting every close
> election (violently in California over a proposition that is so
> controversial that it simply wants marriage to remain defined as between
> one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a
> decade ago?) We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing
> unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life,
> and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our
> voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose? *
>
> *Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free
> fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge
> of collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our
> entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach
> college and I know precisely what I am talking about) - the list is
> staggering in its length, breadth, and depth.. It is potentially 1929 x
> ten...And we are at war with an enemy we cannot even name for fear of
> offending people of the same religion, who, in turn, cannot wait to slit
> the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so. *
>
> *And finally, we have elected a man that no one really knows anything
> about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as
> big as Wasilla , Alaska . All of his associations and alliances are with
> real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we
> learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary
> (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a
> mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use
> inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that
> for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's
> pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe are more important.) *
>
> *Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change. Why?
> *
>
> *I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am
> now. *
>
> *This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has
> never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will
> divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to
> realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is
> indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation
> again. *
>
> *And that is only the beginning.. *
>
> *As a serious student of history, I thought I would never come to
> experience what the ordinary, moral German must have felt in the
> mid-1930s In those times, the "savior" was a former smooth-talking
> rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next
> to nothing. What they should have known was that he was associated with
> groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they
> disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great
> oratory. Conservative "losers" read it right now. *
>
> *And there were the promises. Economic times were tough, people were
> losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and frowned and
> waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for
> fear that his "brown shirts" would bully and beat them into submission.
> Which they did - regularly. And then, he was duly elected to office,
> while a full-throttled economic crisis bloomed at hand - the Great
> Depression. Slowly, but surely he seized the controls of government
> power, person by person, department by department, bureaucracy by
> bureaucracy. The children of German citizens were at first, encouraged
> to join a Youth Movement in his name where they were taught exactly what
> to think. Later, they were required to do so. No Jews of course, *
>
> *How did he get people on his side? He did it by promising jobs to the
> jobless, money to the money-less, and rewards for the military-
> industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating
> gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and
> promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe ,
> and across the world. He did it with a compliant media - did you know
> that? And he did this all in the name of justice and .... . .. change.
> And the people surely got what they voted for. *
>
> *If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It's all there in the
> history books. *
>
> *So read your history books. Many people of conscience objected in **
> *1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed.
> When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while
> seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister),
> he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was
> right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to. **
>
>
> *Do not forget that Germany was the most educated, the most cultured
> country in Europe. It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals,
> laboratories, and universities. And yet, in less than six years (a
> shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency) it was
> rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws,
> turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors.. All
> with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with
> them. *
>
> *As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I
> have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of
> evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can
> believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven
> decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another
> latte, and ignoring what is transpiring around me.. *
>
> *I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at
> me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree,
> perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and
> tell them exactly what I believe-and why I believe it. *
>
> *I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our
> vote in the next elections. *
>
> *David Kaiser Jamestown , Rhode Island United States*
>
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