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10 Signs That America Is Decomposing Right In Front Of Our Eyes

The decay of society is so much harder to quantify than economic decline is.  The government keeps lots of statistics on things like unemployment and inflation, but it really does not keep track of how sick and twisted people are becoming.  Most of us recognize that the character of the American people has changed dramatically over the decades, but unlike the national debt, you can’t easily point to a chart or a graph to show exactly how bad things are getting.  In this article, my approach will be to point you to various “signs” of social decay.  Signs tell us where we are at now and where we are headed.  Some of the signs that I will use will be statistics while others will simply consist of anecdotal evidence.  Yes, anecdotal evidence is not perfect, but when you put enough of it together it starts to paint a pretty clear picture of what is going on out there.  America is becoming a truly frightening place.  Our cities our decaying, thieves are becoming bolder, you never know who you can trust and everyone seems depressed.  America is decomposing right in front of our eyes, and it is time that we all admitted it.

In the old days, if you met a stranger out on the streets you knew that you could almost certainly trust that person.  But these days if you let your child wander one aisle over while you are shopping at Wal-Mart there is a chance that someone will try to abduct her.

Something has changed.

In our major cities, if you walk up to someone at random there is a decent chance that person will be a pervert or a sicko, and most Americans know that this is true at a gut level.  Almost everyone is very leery of “strangers” these days.  It has gotten to the point where we are all afraid of one another.

Just try this some time….

In a major U.S. city, walk right up to people on the street, look them in the eyes and try to introduce yourself.

What will happen when you do that?

In many instances, people will literally run away from you.

We are scared to death to interact with people that we do not know, and the reality is that those fears are way too often justified.

The character of the American people is decaying at a rapid pace, and the evidence of this is all around us.

The following are 10 signs that America is decomposing right in front of our eyes….

#1 As the economy crumbles, in many U.S. cities desperate people are increasingly resorting to violent acts in an attempt to survive.  So far this year, violent crime in Washington D.C. has risen by 40 percent.  Robberies at gunpoint have more than doubled compared to the same time period last year.

And as I wrote about recently, justifiable homicide in Detroit rose by a staggering 79 percent during 2011, and the rate of self-defense killings in Detroit is now 2200% above the national average.

#2 But it is not just in the cities where you will find crazies.  A recent Daily Mail article described a very disturbing incident which took place recently in North Dakota.  Two crack-fueled perverts abducted and murdered a 43-year-old math teacher named Sherry Arnold….

Spell and Waters had left Colorado days before the crime claiming they wanted work in eastern Montana and western North Dakota’s oil fields.

After smoking crack cocaine over the entire trip, Waters allegedly told Spell the drug ‘brought the devil out in him’ and began talking about kidnapping and killing a female, AP reports.

After they spotted Arnold, Spell claims that Waters told him to ‘grab the lady’ and pull her into their Ford Explorer as she jogged by.

After they got Arnold into the car, they choked her to death and then buried her body in a shallow grave in North Dakota.

Why would anyone do something like that?

#3 Unfortunately, sickos will even be found working for the government.  Just as so many of us feared, TSA workers are actually purposely selecting attractive women to go through the body scanners so that they can admire their naked bodies.  The following are actual quotations from official TSA complaints….

-“I feel I was targeted by the TSA employee to go through the see-you-naked machine because I am a semi-attractive female.”

-“The screener appeared to enjoy the process of picking someone rather than doing true random screening. I felt this was inappropriate. A woman behind me was also “randomly selected.”

-“TSA staff ‘trolling’ the lines looking for people to pull out was unprofessional.”

-“I know he went to that room to see my naked body through the machine with the other guy.”

-“When I looked around, I saw that there were only women that were “told” to go through this machine. There were no men.”

One woman was recently forced to go through the body scanner three times because the TSA workers wanted to get a really good look at her “cute figure“.

Isn’t about time that we admitted that the TSA is a massive failure?

#4 The American people seem more depressed than ever.  So are we the most depressed nation in the entire world?  The U.S. has the highest percentage of women taking antidepressants of any country in the world, and kids in the U.S. are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants than kids in Europe are.

#5 The gang problem in the United States has never been worse.  According to the FBI, the number of gang members in the United States has risen by 40 percent since 2009 and there are now a total of 1.4 million gang members living inside this country.

#6 Millions of other young people are not able to find jobs once they finish school and end up financially dependent on their parents.  Today, record numbers of young adults are living at home.  Many of these young people end up very disillusioned and very frustrated.  Right now, more than 30 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 34 age bracket are currently living at home with their parents.  That is not good news for the future of this country.

#7 All over America, criminals are becoming bolder and more desperate.  The following is a report about one serial home invader from the Washington Post….

A housekeeper was tied up and sexually assaulted and a mother and teenage son were tied up during a home invasion in Bethesda early Wednesday morning that Montgomery County police say involves the same suspect as in a home invasion Tuesday in Wheaton.

As the economy gets even worse, home invasions will become even more common.  You might want to learn how to defend yourself.

#8 These days thieves will steal literally anything.  Each night in cities all over the nation more street lights are going out as thieves strip the copper wiring right out of them. In the San Francisco area, one very ambitious group of thieves actually swiped a copper bell that weighs 2.7 tons.

#9 One of the clearest signs that America is decomposing is the stunning decline of major cities such as Detroit.  In response to my recent article about the death of Detroit, a reader identified as Bill posted the following….

Seeing what is happening to Detroit makes me want to cry AND scream.

I’m a native Detroiter myself – born in Harper Hospital on the east side & was one of those 2 million plus counted in the 1950 Census. I left Detroit in the early 70s for work reasons and had not gone back there since 1984.

When I drove through there on my way to Port Huron last September I “made a lap” around the city – got off I-75 downtown, made a loop around the downtown area (the 2 new stadiums look nice as does the RenCen) then went out Michigan Avenue to 12th and up through the 1967 Riot area to Grand River and out to the northwestern part of town where I grew up and went to school.

What a depressing trip. All my old haunts are gone, boarded up or burnt to the ground. The car dealer where I bought my first car (the old “Redford Rambler” on Grand River just west of Evergreen) is nothing but a slab. All the car dealers along the Grand River strip from Evergreen to McNicoles (6 Mile Rd.) are gone, the 16th Precinct Police Station at GR & Mc Nicholes is abandoned and the high school where my cousin graduated is all boarded up (Redford High School, across Grand River from the old police station). My old house on Lasher just north of Grand River is there but the stores in the area are all gone. One would think space aliens had come and taken all the life out of the area.

On that same article, another reader identified as “Disappointed” shared his thoughts on the decline of that once great city….

I worked in Detroit for a few years a while back. I was fascinated by the crumbling ruins, drove around to see a lot of them after work (a couple of times I drove through neighborhoods that I can tell you now I would not go near, even in the daytime). It was sad and fascinating at the same time. I would not even THINK of doing that now, it would be highly dangerous. I would not even work in Detroit now.

#10 But it isn’t just Detroit that is falling apart.  This kind of thing is happening all over the country.  A reader identified as Golden Child recently left the following comment on my website….

Much of America is like Detroit. America is rotting from California to West Virginia to Baltimore. It’s the same song across the United States. High unemployment, falling rent and or house prices, massive police lay-offs, giant spikes in crime accompanied by a rising cost of living and fewer job opportunities. Vallejo and Oakland, California are very much like Detroit. Vallejo ranked as the ninth most miserable city in America according to Forbes. Oakland and Vallejo have laid off nearly half of their police forces. You can get an apartment in Vallejo or Oakland for $200-600 a month although the median monthly rent in California is well over a thousand dollars with Bay Area rent being generally higher. There is a reason why rent is so comparably dirt cheap in those cities. San Francisco-Oakland-Vallejo collectively make up the car-theft capital of the United States. Northern CA cities like Oakland, Richmond and Stockton are regulars on the top ten most dangerous cities in America list. Baltimore, MD is also very much like Detroit with its thousands of abandoned rowhomes, high concentration of Black poverty, drugs and violence. Camden, NJ, East St. Louis, Gary Indiana are all no different from the D. Even large sections of wealthy world class cities like DC, NYC and San Francisco are impoverished quasi-third world hellholes. Southeast DC has the highest unemployment rate of anywhere in America despite the fact that DC is the richest city and metro in America. NYC has the widest income inequality gap of any metro area. Massive swaths of NYC are dangerous towering project buildings packed with working poor minorities. SF is home to some of the most sub-standard public housing in America in neighborhoods like Hunter’s Point, Sunnydale and Potrero Hill. America has been rotting from the core since at least the 70′s.

Sadly, this is just the beginning.

As the economic decline of this nation accelerates, people are going to become much more desperate.

And desperate people do desperate things.

So where do all of you think America is headed?  Please feel free to post a comment with your opinion below….

***EPILOGUE***

I wanted to post a couple of new comments from the readers.  These are more firsthand examples of what life is like on the streets of America today….

—Comment By “Bean”—

This evening I had to pick my daughter up from work,a fast food restaurant in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. My daughter came out later than expected so I had to sit in the car for about forty minutes waiting. While waiting a man walked up to my car and reached for the door handle, thankfully I had the doors locked, he started tapping on the window, I drove off went around the block and parked again to wait for my daughter. A little while later an elderly man with a cane, who appeared to be homeless, shuffled along the sidewalk, he saw me sitting in the car and he came up and tapped on the window, fortunately at that moment my daughter came out of work so I pulled up and picked her up and we got out of town. It was creepy, this was downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, a city with a population of around 300,000, I was shocked! I do not want my daughter coming out of work at night into this kind of environment, I will be contacting the owner of the business to let them know that it is not a safe environment for young people to have to walk to their cars after dark.

—Comment By Madsr—

My wife and I were discussing this exact thing. A young girl in our quiet Arkansas town met a local guy off the internet she ended up dead on his family farm in a 55 gal drum…..Who does this? We live in a town of 4000 where we all know each other, a man walked into a little shop 3 weeks ago and raped the woman behind the counter. My wife and I consider where we live very safe compared to most of America. Yet we never go anywhere that we are not both carrying a pistol. That is what is so different between todays depression and the great depression. Most people would not hurt or kill you for food or goods. They were more apt to suffer quietly or sneak and get a chicken. It is just the opposite today they are being told everyday they are owed food and goods. The only reason they don’t have them is because the rich have it all, so you should take it from them. I guess that makes most of us that have worked 60 hours a week for the last 25 or 30 years the rich evil people. This is not going to get better regardless of the President both sides have supported the moral decay. God help us!

*****

  • Dave

    It is Apple’s fault.

  • Mgui35

    Greece, except with guns. Lots of them.

  • tappedops

    Another Nice one Mr.M…
    But its the tip/o/the/iceburg… lets hope they shut you and the rest of the truth down before you have to write a piece about …yep… Canabalism

  • Bean

    The home invasions remind me of the movie Clockwork Orange.

    This evening I had to pick my daughter up from work,a fast food restaurant in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. My daughter came out later than expected so I had to sit in the car for about forty minutes waiting. While waiting a man walked up to my car and reached for the door handle, thankfully I had the doors locked, he started tapping on the window, I drove off went around the block and parked again to wait for my daughter. A little while later an elderly man with a cane, who appeared to be homeless, shuffled along the sidewalk, he saw me sitting in the car and he came up and tapped on the window, fortunately at that moment my daughter came out of work so I pulled up and picked her up and we got out of town. It was creepy, this was downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, a city with a population of around 300,000, I was shocked! I do not want my daughter coming out of work at night into this kind of environment, I will be contacting the owner of the business to let them know that it is not a safe environment for young people to have to walk to their cars after dark.

  • http://worldendsat5newsat11.blogspot.com Tony Lamb

    I grew up in Flint MI and I can tell you in the 70’s it was great everything was booming but now it’s a Hell hole. whole neighborhoods are abandoned and it’s row upon row of burnt out and abandonded homes. It looks more like Mexico City than Flint MI. I ask myself where will it all end, but sadly – I know where it will end…
    See how to survive the coming Economic Collapse at: http://surviving12-21-2012.blogspot.com

  • James

    it is so incedibly sad what is happening to USA for the sake of corporate profits and the result of government handouts to the “underprivaledged”.
    I am from South side of Chicago and my dad was a hard working machinist. What a great guy!! I had to work and earn my way to YMCA camp by selling thin mints. Did it for 2 years.
    Point is that due to corporate greed and power consolidation by offshoring, America has been destroyed and until there is a collapse, there is no fix for our problems. Sad but true. Regards and good luck, James

  • James

    My Bad, It is incredibly. Sorry

  • Rancher

    I carry. I practice. I will draw and shoot.

    You..will be best to steer clear.

    • knightowl77

      Amen….shoot two in the chest, one to the head…

      Double tap then head bang….

      • Lennie Pike

        Sound’s a lot like “getting your head blow clean off” – Dirty Harry.

  • DaytoDay

    I can still remember when people would give you a crazy look if you didn’t act nice to a child…

    Today, if you so much as smile at a child, people think you’re a pedophile…

    And so, you are correct Michael, people take off running if you try to ask a stranger and from my experience even “acquaintances” a question…

    And the “See Something Say Something” campaign isn’t helping…

  • Sid Davis

    Two simple problems for the average person:

    (1)Government and corporations have colluded to use the power of government(laws) to rig the economy in favor of the few at the expense of the many, resulting in a huge transfer of wealth to the elite ruling political/corporate class.

    (2)Energy is no longer cheap nor plentiful, resulting in contraction of economic activity. We are dependent on the output of the industrial age for our survival, and the industrial age is under pressure for want of adequate energy to fuel it.

    The problem of the majority being fleeced of their wealth under the current system of plunder and control will not likely be solved at the election booths. Traditionally such systems end in a violent rearrangement of political arrangements.

    The problem of insufficient energy is unsolvable, and can only be dealt with through a much higher death rate with the survivors moving back in time to an agricultural age similar to the 18th century which can only support a much reduced population.

    Being near the end of my life, it was sure interesting to have a life spanning the peak of human civilization.

    • Lin S

      A very cogent, lucid post – thanks, Sid!

      (“J)

  • http://google conservanator

    #11
    That disgusting “entertainer” M.I.A., as seen during halftime of the 2012 Super Bowl.

    #12
    That disgusting “entertainer”, Nicki Minaj, as seen on the 2012 Grammys.

    #13
    The public glorifing a woman, Whitney Houston, who smoked crack cocaine while her preschool daughter was in the same house.

    All you have to do is look at the mind set of the youth of this country and you will know it’s going to end badly.

    • Rhynn

      Can the thinly disguised racial rant. I find it impossible to believe you hang quotes around the word “entertainer” when you discuss druggies like Elvis, Janis Joplin, Aerosmith, Amy Winehouse, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, or any of the other THOUSANDS of musicians who fit the bill. Likewise with made mobsters turned music icons like Frank Sinatra, child raping directors like Roman Polanski, murdering music moguls like Ron Spector, or wife abusing murderous actors like Robert Blake.

      See this is America’s real problem, and why the place is actually DONE. The inability of the morons in this country for whom creating differences and manufactured superiority over someone else trumps true wisdom and solidarity. That, and the sense of entitlement that leads to people unwilling to do things they can respect themselves for because the rest of the world should be handing them that respect.

      It never ceases to amaze me how many people come on to sites like this, nod like bobbleheads as if they have some sort of insight and awareness, and then come right out of their mouths proving they don’t have a clue what the main idea is. If comments like this are still coming from the “enlightened” among us we might as well all fall on grenades right now and save everyone else in the world a ton of time.

      • Gary2

        remember the study from Canada proving conservatives are not as smart as average people and are almost all racists. This should not surprise you as this site is majorly slanted to the right.

    • xander cross

      Funny how you left out the main performer of the 2012 Super Bowl during Illuminiti performances and you did not call her disgusting, oh, I know why, because her name is Madonna and she is white. #12 Funny how you did not metioned Lady Gaga and her performances on many grammys. #13, you fail to metioned Amy Winehouse, who actually wrote a song about not going to rehab and actually smoke cocane during performances live. Oh, that’s right, they all are white performers and you did not attack them. Typical racism here, I bet you’re a Rick Santourm supporter.

  • http://SGTreport Kim

    Very Sad Indeed!

  • Bill

    What’s your beef, life is great, take a break like the normal people. Take a ski vacation!

    • Michael

      Like the very famous wife of a very famous politician just did?

      Michael

      • xander cross

        You mean George Bush and all of the land he brought in Paragray? Or James Cameron and all of the land he brought from New Zealand? Something is going on here?

      • Bill

        BINGO

  • Ian

    I live in Denver. People are nice and friendly here and there is very low crime from what i can see. I can walk up to strangers and talk to them like they are neighbors.
    Granted it is hard to find a job, but people seem optomistic here.

  • Ramo

    It doesn’t help that religion is under attack. IM aware some people hate religion but, the fact remains this country had much more values instilled in them due to their religious upbringing. Sadly, today, that is undermined by a constant wave of anti-religious laws and programming. The town I live in is full of pagans. How did we America come to this. Pagan/ wiccan/ new age-just another name for out-with-all-the-old-values. People do have the freedom to choose, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. When people stand for nothing, they will fall for anything. We got this far by traditional values, we are coming undone because of the loss of them. Where will having no values lead us as a people?

    • r.bitting

      It will and already has LED US to the fulfillment of Romans ch. 1 and Deuteronomy ch. 28.

    • xander cross

      Religion is not under attack. You all are just attacking people that don’t believe in your bible and then you all are shocked that people who don’t believe in your false book, fight back against you. You christains had many decades of killing people who did not believe what you believe in and enslave people who had different skin color than you. Worse, christains back in the day, actually forbid and made a law that made it illegal for black people to read the bible.

      • Gary2

        remember the study from Canada-see above post.

      • Ian

        Please present the evidence that christians tried to stop black people from reading the bible. Thats completely ridiculous and false as black people embraced the christian religion with full force. Stop attacking christians. You are only fulfilling a prophecy for them that “in the last days there will be many scoffers.” Seriously…… i am beginning to see that we are losing our way and falling apart as a counry BECAUSE we are putting aside religion, faith and belief.

        • gary2

          see canada study-most conservatives are racsist

        • Gay Veteran

          white slaveowners prevented their slaves from reading anything!

      • WM

        I believe in the Bible, and am a Christian. I would never dream of “attacking” you if you do not believe what I believe. I do believe the Bible is very clear that you will face a Holy God on judgement day, and if you have not repented and believe in Jesus Christ, then you will not be saved and will perish in Hell.

        Now that we got that off the table.

        Your comment about blacks not being able to read the Bible. I want you to think carefully about your statement. Do you think me as a Christian, who believed that Jesus Christ is the only way to the father, ( heaven), would prohibit someone from reading the very book that can get them saved???

        Do you think Biblical Christians would ever kill someone who does not believe what they believe?? Find for me in the New Testament where this concept is ever even eluded to. You may be referring to Islam or any other religious system that tries to control the people and persecutes any who will not be a part of it, but you are most definetly not referring to Biblical Christianity.

        It is becoming so redundant when people attack Christians, when in fact, what they are thinking is Christianity is in fact, Roman Catholocism. The RC church did not want black or anyone to search the Bible, because if they did they would see the many differences in Biblical teaching and RC.

        Sorry all RC out there, I am not trying to attack your faith, but just defending accusations and attacks on what peoples prsuppositions of what they think Christianity is, and is actually a religious system that they are referring to/attacking.

        Problem is today, the Christianity that many people see, is so far foreign to the Christianity in the NT.

    • Gay Veteran

      ************, you have less to fear from Wiccans than fundamentalist Christians

      • Lennie Pike

        Unless the wiccans are successful in recruiting you into satanism.

  • http://n/a jgouig

    I live in Oakland, I know Vallejo, and I have relatives and sometimes visit Detroit (my mother was born there.) Oakland & Vallejo are in no way like Detroit, thus the credibility of this article is ruined.

    • jtaylor

      I live in the SF Bay area and I’ve visited Detroit. Contrary to what jgouig thinks, parts of both Oakland and Vallejo are run down ghettos and look a lot like Detroit.

    • WM

      I don’t know where in Oakland you live. I was there for 1 month, 5 years ago and it was a crime ridden sewer. Over priced and I did not feel safe at night at all.

      Just my experience with your city.

  • kalord

    http://Www.formypeople.org the dreams at this website give 100% accurate details of what is happening before it happens. Read them and be amazed!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rtype

    America used to be a shinning light on a hill, but in just a short amount of time it has now degenerated into a cesspool of corruption, deceit, immorality, selfishness & despair.
    Covetousness has infiltrated every aspect of our nations people, no wonder our founders quoted Exodus as a warning to future generations: “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness…” Have Americans provided this nation with able men today?
    Even worse, we have brought in the third world with red carpet treatment, as the liberals and corporations decry how much we need them for manual labor jobs. What happened to the tens of millions of Americans who would have taken those jobs? I forgot, we murdered them in the womb all under the banner of freedom.
    Our education system is a complete and total disaster. Since evolution became popular in our school system in 1963, violent crime has increased by 1000%. If you believe in evolution how do you tell right from wrong? Intelligence without God only produces an intellectual Barbarian.
    The debt bubble is nothing short of thievery to our future generations. On top of the theft you also have all the deceit that comes with it. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to see just one politician stand up and tell us just how corrupt the whole system has become? Instead all we get are endless games of 3 card Monte.
    Evil is indeed ripe for harvest.

    • Rodster

      Correction, our school system went downhill when the Gubmint took it over. That’s why kids learn all the important stuff like putting a condom on a cucumber and Heather has two mommies.

      Yeah isn’t our school system just peachy? That’s why we keep dumping more money down the education systems money pit and we get worse results. That’s why most of the smart kids who beat our kids at the unimportant stuff like reading, writing, arithmetic and science come from other countries.

      We have become the society Gary2 wants us to be. :P

      • Gary2

        not even close-tax the greedy hard to help the needy.

        When Obama wins a second term I will say we are at least on the correct road!

    • http://n/a Ben

      You can quote scripture all you want but the fact remains that it’s the non-Christians who have the lowest divorce and out of wedlock child birth rates compared to everyone else – both in the oxidant and the orient. In other words, you don’t have to be a Christian or a Muslim to be a decent and wholesome person.

      • WM

        Where did you read that statistic? You do have to be a Christian to be saved according to the Bible.

        The thought that we have some how offended God, doesn’t seem to enter our thoughts. Please consider the following questions.

        1. Would you consider yourself a good person?

        2. What will happen to you when you die?

        3. If no one is perfect, how good is good enough?

        Lets look in the Word of our Creator (Bible) for answers:

        1. Have you ever told a lie? ( lie)
        “…………..and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

        2. Have you ever stolen anything? ( Thief)
        “……. nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God…”
        1 Corinthians 6:9-10

        3. Have you ever looked at another person with lust?
        (adultery)

        “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed ADULTERY with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into HELL.”
        Matthew 5:27-29

        4. Have you ever had sex before marriage? ( fornication)
        “…………the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
        Revelation 21:8

        Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God…”
        1 Corinthians 6:9-10
        (bold text added)

        If you have, then you have broken Gods Law,
        (10 Commandments) Having “more” “good works” than bad will not save you. God is a Holy and Righteous God, and will judge all unrighteousness. His justice demands that absolute justice is done. If you are found guilty, (we are all guilty) according to the Bible, you will end up in Hell for eternity.

        He who has the Son has Life, he who does not have the Son does not have Life”
        1 John 5:12

        Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36

        “…..he who does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given of his Son” 1 John 5:10

        “ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,..” Romans 3:23

        “The LAW of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple” Psalm 19:7

        “Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN” Romans 3:20

        “..I would not have known sin, EXCEPT THROUGHT THE LAW, for I would not have know covetousness unless the law had said , “You shall not covet”. Romans 7:7

        “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it” James 2:10

        If you were to die tonight, what would happen to you then?

        “Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” Hebrews 9:27

        However……….. God is also a Loving God, rich in mercy and loves you so desperately….so much that he provided a way for you to be reconciled to him ( forgiven)…by coming to earth as Jesus and dying on a cross in your place that you may be freely reconciled to God.

        “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16

        “The Love of God was manifested towards us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we may live through him” 1 John 4:9

        If you will repent, ( turn away from sin) and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and ask him for his free gift of Salvation, God will forgive you and you will have Eternal life with God and not perish. He is the only way to eternal life.

        “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

        Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:6

        Do it today!!!!!!! as you do not know when you will be taken from this life. You could be suddenly murdered in a senseless shooting, get sick, or die in a fatal accident.

        One thing all Humans share….

        We don’t know when that day of death will come. You cannot with absolute certainty say that you will be alive tomorrow. Think of all the people who have died, surely they thought they would make it till tomorrow.

        Repent and Call upon the Lord today!!!

        • gary2

          I have never coveted m y neighbors oxen, nor his man servant. Maybe his maid servant though. 2 out of three ain’t bad!

        • gary2

          Actually I wonder if farmers covet their neighbors oxen? Maybe that was put in the covet list on their behalf?

    • Gay Veteran

      “If you believe in evolution how do you tell right from wrong?”

      Eyeroll. You can do whatever you want so long as you don’t harm someone else.

  • luis

    damm the u.s.a is doom there no hope for it china an iran are better then us

  • priceless

    Interesting observations, but where is this leading and what is the solution Michael?

    • Michael

      Where this is leading is beyond anything that most Americans would ever imagine, and the solutions are beyond anything that most Americans would ever accept.

      Michael

      • r.bitting

        Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened that it cannot save: Nor His ear heavy that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God: And your sins have hidden His face from you, so that he will not hear, for your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity: Your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity. No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies: They concieve evil and bring forth iniquity… Isaiah 59:1-4

        • http://n/a Ben

          Worshiping a psychopath that burns people of other faiths (or lack there of) isn’t the solution to our moral and economic delima.

        • Gary2

          Beware of nephelim in magog clothing!

  • Rodster

    Look no further than the sewer that OWS the has produced. Rapes, defecating on police cars, violence towards one another, drugs, deaths.

    • Gay Veteran

      right-wing bilge

  • Paul

    Anyone who politely introduces him or herself to me in the streets is most likely to ask for 73 pence in the next sentence.

  • chiller

    The zombies probably best describe the condition of the US and the direction it’s heading. Like zombies, more cities will follow suit as they too are infected.

  • Eric V. Encina

    America is not exempted from these savage cruelties of crisis as the after effects of disastrous debt finance capitalism and usury and the nasty-muddy-money-poisoned leaders.

    We’re all in great dying and in fact in the state of comatose. Poverty, hunger, diseases, more debts, unemployment, homelessness, violence and heinous crimes are becoming ordinary of the days under the present system.

    The life of the poor of the earth are indeed a cruel rigor (not according to the plans of God-the owner of all universal wealth) under the most ruthless, parasitic, crooked and pestiferously life-killing, family-and-community-nation-destroying debt-based-logged/usury- swindling monetary system of its monstrous cuckoos and monetary hoaxers, economic rascals, and financial hoodlums, mercilessly slaughtering the multitudes of the poor, with everlasting throes of pains, atrocities and countless indignities and unnamed horrors by adroitly and astutely monopolizing the monetary creation and its extremely unfair methods of distribution by way of slavery.

    Can we still wiggle out from the dungeon of debts and poverty in the world under the global private banking hegemony?

    If we will not curse the system, then we will continue to embrace it?

    If then, we will continue to embrace the pestiferous system, then all of us are also ipso factor pestiferous. We will continue to consent unncesssary miseries and agonies in the world.

    If 1 Billion people will curse it, then there is a big chance to change it.

    I am a believer that curse, per se, is not bad, but depends on the gravity of things. And even we don’t or we will not curse the system, the banking system itself is, ipfo facto, cursable already. We can see the truckload of evidences and the debacles of its life-soul-earth-destroying effects to billions of peoples across the planet.

    Banking System is intrinsically a menace to humanity. The creation of money ex nihilo and lend at interest with collateral is intrinsically evil.

    So long as the system is crooked, there is no sane recovery from these present predicaments. My single and absolute dream in my lifetime is to totally free my country Philippines, and if possible all nations and all peoples FROM POVERTY AND DEBT-FINANCE AND USURY. Poverty, except it is voluntary, must be cursed. Poverty is an insult to God because He is the God of endless, illiminatable boundless wealth. He created everything for all His children. And to control wealth is not His will, except, He allows or permits it for unknown divine reasons. And poverty, in mind, in the state of destitution of billions of people across the planet, is never, and will never be, the Will of God.

    Monetary Reform is not only the will of men, this is the will of God, simply because this is about the distribution of wealth for all people without exceptions embodied in the doctrines of justice and charity.

    Can there be a global or universal votation or referendum to break away from the universal debt money system?

    We are now the culminations of global financial upheavals and humanity cannot afford to continue such savage cruelties.

    And financial-economic crisis is precipitated by endless survival problems, health crisis and calamities.

    “If I could change the world, the first thing I would do is to make sure that everybody had enough income to meet their basic needs.” – Paul Bathurs.

    “Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.” – Francis Bacon

    The proposal, clamor, demand and or the need of annual universal financial dividend/supplementary basic income to every citizen on earth, of all nations by practical economic implementations and or by legislation, annually – $10,000 of whatever currency value in the world is the best and culminating rewards for financial-economic justice and bill of rights guaranteed from the cradle to the grave IS THE ONLY LAST RECOURSE SOLUTION to every citizen!!!!!!!!

    THE PROVISION OF ANNUAL DIVIDEND TO EVERY CITIZEN MUST BE IMPLEMENTED WITHOUT DELAY TO BE GUARANTEED BY THE STATES OF THE NATIONS AS SACROSANCT AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE FOR ALL.

    US$10,000 to every citizen annually is the primordial remedy to end poverty in the 21st century.

    The truth is that:

    IN TIMES OF ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL TYRANNY, PEOPLE LOOK FOR REAL REFORM OF THE SYSTEM AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE, AND NOT A CONTINUATION OF THE STATUS QUO OF THE GREAT ENGINE OF DESTRUCTION!

    The debt money system at usury and the present political system are actually a reflection of who the citizens are! The deep-seated problem although not really intractable, is that people are mind-conditioned and brainwashed to keep up the debt money system while hardly opened up to money reform or debt free money system. This is my fundamental problem in the Philippines for almost 20 years, that is why I am almost giving up the campaign in this part of the world with all my disappointments, discouragement, opposition and even threats and intimidation to my life and to my family over the years.

    I believe that those who campaign for monetary reform and against usury are correct. This is not actually, per se, the issue of criticizing the government but of rectifying the system. Remember even the politicians themselves are misled, mind-conditioned, brainwashed and sadly, and brutally truthful they are mostly money-poisoned. If ever we throw criticisms objectively, we are doing this for good aims for positive development to attain financial-economic justice.

    We are not attacking the bankers per se, but we are against the present banking system that is at defective operation detrimental to humanity as we can see the present GFC (Global financial crisis) and in fact even US government is running out of time how to address the pestiferous effects of debt finance disaster capitalism and yet politicians are not amenable, in fact, many are defensive of the system that gives them benefits while destroys the citizens and pawns the future of the nations without any hope in sight under the calamitous debacles of debt and interest. The effects of debt money system are endless as we experience everyday even a simple devaluation of our currencies is worsening off and our purchasing power cannot purchase anymore to attune to our dignity as human beings.

    MY PROPOSALS TO IMF AND WB in 2012:

    Cancel all debts of nations. Advise all nations to create their own money debt-free and provide extra basic income to every citizen: man, woman and child by virtue of citizenship as inalienable within the universal law granted by God as wealth-financial-economic bill of rights from the cradle to the grave.

    GIVE BACK TO NATIONS BY EXPEDIENCY – THE RIGHT OF STATE-OWNED CENTRAL BANKING SYSTEM WHERE GOVERNMENT BY LAW CAN FUNCTION TO HAVE GOVERNMENT-CREATED MONEY DEBT-FREE!

    THIS IS THE ONLY LAST-OFF SOLUTION before the global suicide en masse or global financial tsunami hits us to total despair.

    WE NEED AT LEAST ONE BILLION PEOPLE IN THIS PLANET to condemn and curse the system and likewise we need the same one billion people to have a uniform and universal belief of the power of the real solution of debt-free money creation, and the distribution of wealth by God-given and peoples’ rights.

    What we also need right now is to completely change humanity, the mindset, the philosophy, the orientation and education to support the idea-scheme of debt-free Government-public banking created money and the provision of financial-economic security to everyone. So many things will change.

    God has created the earthly goods for all men, without exception, no doubt. Hence, all men without exception, have the inherent basic inalienable rights in strict social and economic justice to have such share from the abundance of earthly goods as needed to live as human persons as children of God. God-made-wealth and men-transformed earthly goods could only serve life when these are distributed according to justice and charity

    PEOPLE’S ABSOLUTE RIGHTS

    1. True God, Not False God.
    2. People’s Wealth & Ownerships
    3. People’s Money Debt & Usury Free
    4. People’s Just Economy
    5. People’s Right of Dividend Income
    6. People’s Central Bank, Not Private Central Bank
    7. People’s Common Laws (Common People’s Equal Protection of Laws) (Repeal the Philippine Constitution to remove its defects and make amendments favorable to the people, not to powerful few).
    8. People’s Court – Grand Jury
    9. People’s Justice
    10. People’s Social Justice
    11. People’s Human Rights & Access
    12. People’s Verdict To Traitors, Quislings, Thieves, Corrupt officials & Plunderers
    13. People’s Death Penalty to Guilty Leaders Under People’s Due Process.

    LEX TALIONES AGAINST THE BANKERS

    By Eric V. Encina

    This is the high time to apply “Lex Taliones” – the law of revenge and retaliation against those who control money-the bankers and their minions. The best law of revenge and retaliation is not of violence and murder, but the noble endeavor and clamor to take back the “creation of money” from the private bankers and “restore back” the creation of money by the rules of law to Government(s) where it organically and rightfully belongs for the public prosperity and security. This shall be the era of debt-free money economy.

    The time is very ripe to write off the debts.

    Why do we need to continue tolerate debt finance disaster capitalism and usury, when it is logical and practicable to create and print the money in any currency DEBT-INTEREST-FREE and distribute money to every man, woman and child in the world? Stupid, really!

    Why do we need to continue to suffer agony in the carnage and terrorism of debt slavery and its savage cruelty under debt finance system, of extremely chronic shortage of money and its domino effects and attendant evils of poverty, hunger, homelessness and all kinds of miseries while our governments are acting like idiots continually and endlessly borrowing money at interest in vicious cycles and then satisfy all the conditions and interest to the bankers at the cost of their citizens’ miseries and unnecessary deaths.

    CAN WE FIGHT?

    The noble fight of the concerned and conscientious citizens for the love of nation(s)¸of humanity¸for the financial-economic justice and reform¸for peace, justice, and equality, for all people against deb-finance-disaster-capitalism is now more than a warfare, but has become ferociously, implacably and savagely “gladiatorial”, by circumstances, before and against the the ECHELONS of the Magisterium and peritus of the ever-voraciously fiendishhoodlums of international financiers, bankers, tycoons and global manipulators and their controlled minions across the planet dictating, manipulating, intimidating the goyims who are irresistibly mind-conditioned, brainwashed, stupidized, idiotized by the dexterities of medianized, movienized and televisionized adroit propaganda that make these peoples to numbness of conscience and complete mesmerization without options.

    Eric V. Encina

    • JR

      I’m sorry but I found your post excessively long and even harder to understand. There are lots of words to be sure but, what’s the point?

      Respectfully, I say, less is more.

      • Gary2

        when all is said and done more is said than done!

    • DEBBEE

      Hey Eric, this blew me away.. Would like to commend you on this work of art.

  • Rodster

    How about the son who tried to evict his 98 year old mother on her birthday? Oh and just so you know, she competent, gets around and pays all of her bills on time.
    http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Man-tries-to-evict-98-year-old-mom-from-Conn-home-3338829.php

    I’m not a church goer by I do believe in God. But this is what happens when you pull God out of peoples lives and replace it with secularism. Again look no further than the degenerate losers OWS has produced.

  • r.bitting

    Into the Book of Revelation, thats where we are headed.

    • Gary2

      watch out here comes gog-magog!

      • Lennie Pike

        You got that right.

    • http://n/a Ben

      OR the prophecies of Zoroaster, Vedic astrological predictions,and the Mayans too. The Bible isn’t the only religious text to make predictions about the future. In fact it was neither the first nor the last.

      • WM

        The Bible BLOWS any other ancient text out of the water regarding its amazing accuracy in prophecy. You cannot even compare it to others. I have tried, all others fail. Not enough space here to even begin on Bible prophecy. You sound like a guy who will not believe because he does not want to believe in the true and Living God of the Bible. I could show you from the books of Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation, etc. things that are coming in VERY EXACTING DETAILS. We could then look at just the amount of prophecies that Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled in his life, many were beyond his or anyone elses control and came to pass EXACTLY as predicted.

        I think the real problem is that you hate God and simply do not have room for the God of the Bible in your life. To do so would make you accountable, and thats the last thing you want is someone telling you how to live your life with all the “rules and commandments”

        I will pray for you. I used to be in a very similar place..until I met the Living Jesus who changed my life and saved me.

        Please do me a favor, please just make sure you are right in what you believe about God. I would hate for you to die (could be tonight) and face a Holy God you to go to Hell because of some misinformation someone gave you or false presuppositions or not being truly open minded and seeking Truth.

        • Lennie Pike

          I’m convinced that turning over control and not doing things “your way” anymore – in other words pride, is the main reason people refuse to believe – not that they are against God.

          Bad thing is that that doesn’t matter – in the end the results are the same.

          Maybe that is why pride is at the top of the sin list – it keeps you isolated from God.

  • http://www.YouTube.com/thepreparedpastor Prepared Pastor

    Everything that has a beginning has an end. It is the same with individuals, empires, and the earth itself. We are living above our means in an age where we have learned how to extract and use up resources accumulated throughout history.

    The book, The Collapse of Complex Societies, details how ‘the state’ is only possible when surpluses exist. The powers that be have done everything possible to artificially extend the surplus. This will result in our violent transition to a third-world country.

  • Westboundnup

    Smaller cities are suffering from an exodus of residents and employers. They have resorted to publicly-funded gambits in an attempt to draw people into the city. Organic commercial growth has been replaced with stimulus footed by the taxpayer.

  • Bill

    Why worry, things always get fixed-look at Greece.

  • Donald Wilson

    This country is doomed. Buckle up will be one hell of a ride.

    • r.bitting

      A ride to Hell is closer to the truth.

      • Lin S

        This.

        + 1

      • Gary2

        lake of fire here we come

  • Arthur S

    What is not surprising to me as I read this article:

    The cities and states in the most trouble consistently vote for Democrats to be in charge.

    • jtaylor

      I live in California which has become a bankrupt entitlement hellhole which is overwhelmingly controlled by Democrats. Rich Democrat liberals like Barbawa Streisand live in lavish gated compounds on the coast and they never have to mingle with the entitlement masses who live inland. Our hope and change leader jets in occasionally from Washington D.C. trolling for millions of dollars in campaign funds from the wealthy Democrats that he supposedly wants to tax more. HA! What a joke!

    • Gay Veteran

      then why are the conservative states the ones taking the most Federal money?

      • Gary2

        Remember the Canadian study about conservatives being dumb. They can rail against the gov out of one side of their mouth and take gov benefits in the other side. Its called Cognitive Dissonance and the conservatives have this in in the extreme.

        Cognitive Dissonance defined for the conservatives who probably have no clue what this means as it is more than 1-2 syllables.

        The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, esp. as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.

  • M

    Oh, Michael…there you go again with a story of our rotting society. This, of course, can not be true as it is not headlines in every paper and lead story on every channel. (as recently noted by a commenter)
    We are in the worst kinds of trouble, and I fear a large percentage of the population continues to be distracted by the explosion of “reality” garbage on TV, the pursuit of the latest igadget, or just about anything to avoid seeing the truth. Sadly, we have largely become a society that can’t be told something. We have to be beaten over the head before it is understood. By then…it’s too late.
    Keep up the good work. In the end, you will have done your part in trying to reach and inform as many as possible.

  • http://www.boltonlegal.com Andrew Bolton

    The picture below the article shows it all. I’m not begrudging some kids having a fun night on the town, holding a beer & acting like zombies. But what I am concerned is its commonality. What I’m concerned about is that their counterparts in China (with whom an armed conflict is not unimaginable) could never been dreamed-up acting this way. No, these kids’ Chinese counterparts are either in college ace-ing their math and science exams, or loaded down like a pack mule in some province, working thei butts off. Which group is more capable of defending its country? Warmonger? Perhaps. But reality has its component here too.

    • JanZizka

      Not a warmonger, just an awake realist. Despite the thin veneer of civility we sugarcoat it with, at the end of the day the entire world system is held up by but one thing: force.

      Those kids’ Chinese peers (actually, I would say superiors) are exhibiting the values we have cast aside in our decadence, hard work and diligence are not treated as the punch lines of a bad joke as they are here.

  • David

    You are so right on about lawlessness. Atlanta had one of the most vigorous housing markets in the world and now there are foreclosures and abandoned properties everywhere. What is worse is the squatters that come in and just set up in these houses. They say they have a legal right to live in them. What a joke! The police can not keep up with kicking them out. Years of liberalism has caused this. Unions bullying has driven jobs out of the country. Public schools have thought more about political correctness than with teaching. Too many people want something for nothing. Our presses are turning out funny money at an astounding rate. The patient is dying and the Dr. is using band aids! We are in deep trouble.

    • Gay Veteran

      “Unions bullying has driven jobs out of the country.”

      are you high? corporations for the sake of profit are shipping American jobs to China, India, Vietnam, etc.

      • Gary2

        remember the Canada study…

  • mark

    This is a article that should open up more people’s eyes to the downward spiral taking place in our country today. Vallejo is an example of a town that has fallen off the cliff. I used to live there. The economic decline started long ago. The town had lots of good jobs for decades at Mare Island Shipyard. The wealth of blue collar skills that men learned there was amazing. I was lucky to meet many of the old timers and listen to their stories about the Yard. Back in the 1970’s the hand tools you could buy at estate sales were of the best quality and are sought by collectors today. People in Vallejo thought that the jobs would never end. The down side of these government jobs forever was the destruction of the school system in Vallejo and the mind set that locals did not a great education. As the shipyard hired fewer, the lack of a good education started to show up in the population. The pockets of crime and drug infested neighborhoods began to expand. The city was run by pro-union liberial democrats that allowed high paid labor contracts with the police and fire departments to break the cities budgit. They stopped a huge shopping mall from being built in Vallejo, and in turn the sales taxes went to the next town instead of Vallejo. They never learned their lesson, a few years ago Walmart wanted to build a supercenter in Vallejo. They would have built it on a blighted property and brought more jobs (better than no jobs), more sales tax to the city and they said no, so the jobs and the sales taxes went to a town next door. When Mare Island closed the jobs went away and Vallejo is paying a heavy price for bed descesions. They did not even fix their problems with overpaid city employees when they went through bankruptcy. They kept on paying high wages and laid off more police. We worked hard for 20 years in Vallejo in the rental market and made a lot of good friends there. But the writing was on the wall so we sold out in 2001 and left for greener pastures in the country. Today Vallejo is getting worse each year. The pot holes and bumps in the roads continue to grow and property values have dropped a lot.

    • John W.

      The Highway 29 Cafe. Best thing about Vallejo. When the yard shut down that was the end of the road. I used to go up there for weeks at a time working on the subs. The Horse and Cow. LOL! Snorkel Patty, may she RIP.

  • Anthony

    Falling rent? I agree with falling home prices, and pretty much everything in the rest of the article, but, falling rent? Rent has never been more out of touch with wages.

    • JR

      Funny…LOL…I made the same observation while reading the article. Rents have gotten so out of whack in most places!

  • http://steveng2@earthlink.net Steve G

    The destruction of this once great nation is being orchestrated by corrupt politicians and bankers. Until good people with the aid of constitutional lawyers and sheriffs bring these traitors and criminals to justice, we will continue to decline. When good men do nothing, bad men do evil. Time to fight back!

  • REED RICHARDS

    Michael,

    I HAVE AN ABSOLUTELY SMASHING IDEA: LET’S GO TO IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, SOMALIA, YEMEN, PAKISTAN, VIETNAM, JAPAN, GERMANY, BAHRAIN, AND FINALLY ON TOWARDS IRAN TO DEMOCRATIZE AND NATIONBUILD:

    Oh wait, we have already either been to or currently are in those places to spread the holy western religion of “democracy” and to nationbuild. A once mighty empire that has fallen to its knees on the verge of collapse. Now where have we seen this movie before……?

  • Harvey Lipshitz

    No surprise…Liberalism will destroy everything !

    • REED RICHARDS

      Harvey Lipshitz,

      Uh, that would be war party democrat and republican fascism that destroys everything.

  • Insane

    I’m so happy I live in a small town in the mountains. But it is sad that we let our country go into the toilet. Its all our fault by letting the politicians & lawyers leading the way. I’ve been watching it close the last 5 years and it’s going to get much worse!

  • WM

    Michael, Another great article that attempts to address what is going on. You made some great points about the problems we are facing as more than just economical. The economy being what it is is surely causing a lot of things to slow down. When we look at the big picture we can see various different things happening together that are destroying this nation.

    1) GLOBALISM AND LOSS OF MANUFACTURING- If we don’t manufacture things, then no jobs and no American made products being bought, thus keeping the economy rolling. Too much regulation, high taxes and the temptation of cheap labor/less regulation for a company to relocate abroad is just killing us.

    2)TOO MUCH OUR POPULATION IS SEDATED- There are too many people that are heavily medicated because doctors simply throw a pill at everything today, so many Americans are essentially drug addicts. We know that many drugs can cause people to act differently than they would without drugs. I can remember not too long ago when you would never see a commercial on TV ( I actually don’t even watch TV anymore), advertising prescription drugs, you know those “Ask your Doctor about……” ads for drugs.

    3)THE MORAL AND ETHICAL DECLINE- This one for me is as worse or even worse than a bad economy. We kicked the God of the Bible out of our society slowly over the past 50 years. A God who has commandments that he gave us to follow his precepts. Commandments, that if adhered to would actually Bless our lives, and we would have so much less problems if we did. Our society has lost the respect, honor and moral compass that we once had.
    Then we have the “entitlement” generation, that think theior parents owe them everything under the sun and should not have to work for it. A generation of people that feel “entilted” to respect, and feel the government owes them food, shelter, etc.

    Then we have the millions of immigrants here, some legally, some illegally, who have no patriotism for this nation, they are simply here to work hard, make some $$$ and send it back home, only to follow later. Most of the above mentioned groups will most likely vote for a politician who will get them what they want and not for the good of this nation as a whole. Their hearts are not into the future of America. ( To be fair, I do know immigrants who will fight for the USA to preserve the freedoms we have here that they never had), but the majority I know are simply here for a short term to make $$$$$ and then go back to “their country”

    4) Then you have the liberal, broken judical system that cannot take care of criminals or terrorists and a government who wants to take away Americans freedoms??? Remember, politicians are no stupid, they know very well that most criminals have guns, and that the crime rate in Washington D.C. is out of control, and that it is very difficult for a citizen to be able to carry a firearm in D.C.. There are no accidents in politics, they know very well what they are doing. Another reason why this nation is collapsing. We are losing our freedoms at an alarming pace. Once you understand the globalist agenda, the New World Order and how all of this corresponds VERY ACCURETELY with Biblical prophecy, then and only then will you not lose too much sleep over all this, ( although I agree we should speak up for our freedoms)

    5) THE END OF THE EMPIRE AS WE KNOW IT- We can read history and look at all the governments that ruled the world, and see that however great they were, they eventually came to and end. Well, we must learn from history and face the fact that America too will not last forever.

    This is why we must all seek to get right with God today! and make sure you know where you are going when you die. Make sure you are right in whatever you believe in, eternity is a long time to be wrong. It could be today or tonight. Anything can happen these days. The Bible declares that there is “only one Name under heaven in whcih men must be saved” and that Name is The Lord Jesus Christ, who said ” I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and NO ONE comes to the Father except through me”

    People, please ponder these things in your hearts. With all the chaos and seemingly hopelessness going on today, you do not need to let the circumstances suffocate your lives, there is hope, and hope is in the Lord.

    • xander cross

      Again, there are several churches on one city block alone and you’re telling that christains are being attacked? Rubbish I say, there are more christians in American than any other faith but yet, it’s christains that are comming the most murders, rapes, corruption (aka. Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Obama) and thefts than any other person with a different faith than yours. You statement is defiently false.

      • WM

        Just because someone says they are “Christian” means nothing. Are you that naive that if someone says they are a Christian, you believe it. And then this “christian” does something wrong, now you think Christians are muderers, rapist, hypocrits, etc. This statement comes from you presuppositions and believing that everyone who says they are Christian is a Christian.

        I highly recoomend listening to ” True and false converts” and “God has a wonderful plan for your life” both by Ray Comfort of living waters ministry.

        Both these sermons explain in detail the logical reason why, not everyone who says they are christian are in fact Christians. There are many false converts out there doing a lot of damage to the name of Christ and giving people like you the impression that it is Christian living. Add to that that the “church” has been compromised by false and seeker friendly teaching thus watering down any impact in our society.

        There is a true “remnant” remaining of people who live by the book, and for a Christian to murder, rape, steal, lie, etc. would be an offense to jesus and a trampling of his name. No real Christian would ever dream of offending the one who saved them by Grace.

        • gary2

          if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck….It may be magog!

        • Lennie Pike

          Many people who live their lives as Christians should – are not Christians, and a few who live their lives as Christians should not – are Christians.

          • Lennie Pike

            Make that “many” in the last sentence instead of a few.

      • WM

        Forgot to mention. Yes, Christianity is being attacked, it is very subtle but spreading.

        I will give you a hint: If you look at the law and liberties, you will see attacks on Judeao/Christian values increasing every year. Don’t be fooled by seeing all the church buildings in a neighborhood.

        • DownWithLibs

          You forgot to mention that you actually have to BE a Christian to understand the whole “under attack” thing. The non-Christians that are doing the attacking most likely don’t even realize what they are doing. It’s all in your spiritual (or lack thereof) perspective!

  • sensetti

    So where do all of you think America is headed?

    America is on the highway to hell.

    • http://n/a Ben

      The socioeconomic conditioning put in place decades ago by the ruling elites is working to their benefit. A two class society is what they want. Ever seen the movies “Robo Cop” and “Free Jack”? That’s where we’re headed if it doesn’t get too much out of control. If that happens then the elites will just go underground and society will be more like that of “A Boy and his dog” and “Mad Max”.

  • http://www.youtube.com/aNYCdj Richard Allen

    Michael:

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    Baltimore, MD is also very much like Detroit with its thousands of abandoned rowhomes, high concentration of Black poverty, drugs and violence. Camden, NJ, East St. Louis, Gary Indiana are all no different

  • Seratone

    My father grew up in a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn and he said that the people there were decent and that crime wasn’t a big problem for them. But I bet people in that neighborhood actually talked to each other.

    In my current neighborhood. No one talks to each other ever. Someone could be breaking into my neighbor’s house and I wouldn’t know because I don’t even know who my neighbors are! It used to be all home owners, but now it’s more and more renters because no one can sell their homes when they move. The people coming in and out of the neighborhood are changing so fast I have no idea what the hell is going on, and this is my own street!

  • Cinderella Man

    The story of Sherry Arnold’s kidnapping and murder has sent shockwaves throughout central and eastern Montana. This poor woman was just out for a morning jog when these two sickos took her. As a result, women in these small towns are buying up guns like crazy. Its terrible that this oil boom has brought so much pain along with it. The man camps are full of drunks and the crime has gotten so bad the jail in Miles City has expanded to accomadate these new criminals. We native Montanans are not going to put up with this crap. The people that come here to work need to realize that Montanans are a generally friendly people but we have limits to the amount of ********** we will put up with. Sidney MT is a little town that is being transformed into a boom town and the residents are trying to adjust to it. Now we hear that the oil companies are trying to explore the Heath Formation that is close to where I live. Everyone likes the economic boost but not all the BS that comes with it. Note to all who want jobs on the oilfield: If you dont have skills that the oil rigs can use dont bother to come. Two guys from around here went over there and found out if youre not a welder of a pipe fitter or have previous roughneck experience, the best you can hope for is a high paying job at Mickey Ds. I pray of Sherry Arnold’s family and for the town of Sidney. They sure got their hands full!

  • madsr

    My wife and I were discussing this exact thing. A young girl in our quiet Arkansas town met a local guy off the internet she ended up dead on his family farm in a 55 gal drum…..Who does this? We live in a town of 4000 where we all know each other, a man walked into a little shop 3 weeks ago and raped the woman behind the counter. My wife and I consider where we live very safe compared to most of America. Yet we never go anywhere that we are not both carrying a pistol. That is what is so different between todays depression and the great depression. Most people would not hurt or kill you for food or goods. They were more apt to suffer quietly or sneak and get a chicken. It is just the opposite today they are being told everyday they are owed food and goods. The only reason they don’t have them is because the rich have it all, so you should take it from them. I guess that makes most of us that have worked 60 hours a week for the last 25 or 30 years the rich evil people. This is not going to get better regardless of the President both sides have supported the moral decay. God help us!

    • Michael

      Madsr:

      Those are some very sobering stories. Thank you for sharing them with us.

      Michael

  • Cleo

    What is happening now is the “Great American Awakening.” As sure as I am that God had a hand in the creation of our great Country, I am sure that God will have a hand in lifting us up out of the abyss that we are just about to slip into. We have awakened and are educating ourselves by reading history, because we know that history repeats itself time after time. We know that abortion is eugenics in disguise. We know that secular fundamentalism is the religion of the State with no other view point allowed. We know that liberation theology has infected our belief systems via Jeremiah Wright and Jim Wallis and others, especially in the Catholic Church in South America. When I hear my Pastor at my local church in small town conservative Kansas quote from a book by Jim Wallis, and read from the United Methodist Church web sight about the Global Board of Church and Society, I know that it has become infected too. Just google your own church and look up health care…you will see that your Church has been infected too.
    But, I truly believe a miracle from God is about to occur to allow men and women of God to pull themselves out of the Abyss we are headed into. But one must be prepared for the initial descent in order to take advantage of the opportunity that will be afforded to lift ourselves up.
    Do the readers of this blog actually believe that God would allow America to go away for ever? The America that has lifted more people out of poverty than any other country on earth? The America that comes to the aid of other countries in need before anyone else? The America where our people freely give of themselves and their money more than any other country? The America where free market capitalism (which we haven’t had for a long time) enabled us to do all of the above?
    My answer is NO! We must continue to educate ourselves and our friends. We must bring ourselves back to God. We must bring others into God’s hands. We must trust in ourselves and trust in God. He’s never left us, but he’s not a happy camper right now until we set our ship of State back on the right course, where we will again be the shining city on the hill.

    • http://n/a Ben

      America is more or less a majority Christian nation anyhow so it makes sense that more people are turning to fundamentalist Christianity as they see the crime rates rise and the general brokenness and utter decay all around them. People are desperate. They want hope.

      With that said;it’s not for us to decide what makes God a happy camper or not. Christianity is just one of many religions out there and it’s certainly not the oldest one either. Let’s don’t forget that it’s the children of Christians that cry the most at night and for good reason – most come from broken homes as Christians have the highest divorce rate of all other religious groups and atheist groups alike. Sad but true.

      http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/15-familykids/42-new-marriage-and-divorce-statistics-released

    • WM

      Cleo: God is “No respecter of persons” says the Bible. He quickly passed over Israel in judgement because they refused to repent. This hapenned many times in the OT. What makes us think America is some how favored by God? If we do not repent, judgement will come. True this nation has been a vehicle of blessing to millions, but God has a limit to his patience, many examples in the Bible where he ran out of patience with a people unwilling to repent. America is like that now. Many have believed the evolution lie, gnosticism is on the rise as is atheism, many don’t even believe the Bible is reliable, absolute truth /morals are mocked my many, and many, many “churches” have compromised into a Laodician mindset, preaching seeker friendly messages and producing false converts to Christianity.

      Not to sound too pessimistic, but things are not right in America, and unless we repent and get back to the True, Living God, and believe/preach that Jesus is The only way given for men to be saved, we will perish as a nation.

      There will be no restoration unless the hearts of the people are restored.

  • http://www,Back2theLand.com Old Timer

    Perhaps you might want to read my article on Night Vision. Human predators are starting to show in this rural area and targeting unoccupied houses. Occupied houses have gun owners.

    Trained dogs are helpfull – albeit expensive but ten years of personal security for your children, family, shoping trips, in your auto and in your bedroom at night. You have to start to think different than what you were raised to think.

    Dress down, no glitz, no cash flash, buy a safe.
    Life is changing – rapidly. I lived in 3rd world countries for ten years and fought in country Viet Nam for six. I just see all that is coming here – now.

    Old Timer, http://www.Back2theLand.com

    • Gary2

      good advice-thanks for the link.

  • r.bitting

    For all of you who are counting on the election to change America’s course, I heard a very ineresting statistic today, No president in history has ever lost a re-election bid when the Dow is on the upswing. It doesn’t matter that it’s artificially induced by a combination of media spin and injections of cash ( compliments of QE3 ). The people won’t wake up to that fact, or the fact that disaster is imminent, some believing the spin, while others who’s gut tells them somethings wrong, dismissing it because they figure if they ignore it, it will eventually go away ( normalcy bias ). I also heard today a very well known Pastor say that he sees the next great awakening coming soon….. He’s half right, it will come soon, just not the way he envisions it. It will come in the form of the tribulation period. America is about to fall because the people refuse to turn back to God. Expect things to get much worse, much faster. ” Because you have kept my command to persevere, I also will keep you from THE HOUR OF TRIAL WHICH SHALL COME UPON THE WHOLE EARTH” .. Rev. 3:10

    • JR

      The Tribulation is a truly terrifying thing. So terrible that no one alive now has ever seen anything like it nor will ever see anything like it again.

      That was Jesus who said that, just imagine!
      Matt. 24:21,22

  • D from Boston

    Amazing article. I feel like you are one of the few people in this country that actually understands what is really happening. I’m a classic example of the decomposition of America. I was scammed into going to law school. The school skewed its employment data and unfortunately I was naive and fell for it. I graduated from law school a few years ago and have been forced to go from temp job to temp job. One of my co-workers recently remarked that “worker’s rights have been rolled back 100 years in this country.” I think that hits the nail on the head. Employers know that they have the upper hand because most people in my position, myself included, are being absolutely crushed by educational debt. It has caused me to battle with depression. Thankfully I’m blessed with a wonderful wife and a beautiful baby but we had to make a decision to go without some “luxury” items so that we could start a family. I cannot see any scenario where we’ll be able to buy a house in the next decade with this debt hanging over my head. Your articles give me hope that someone is actually having these same feelings and understanding my plight. Keep the articles coming!

    • Michael

      D from Boston:

      When I graduated from law school I walked into the same type of environment, so I can sympathize with you a bit.

      Never give up and always keep fighting. Things may seem incredibly tough right now, but there is always hope if you just keep going.

      Michael

  • nowwthen

    How long before one of the major homebuilders like Pulte, Hovnanian or Toll brothers starts advertising a new development called the “Walled City” complete with drawbridges and a moat? This might be society’s next step inward. We will soon see the arrival of the “supergated” community. We’ve already pretty much gotten away from the front step neighborhoods where everyone knew and liked or at least respectfully tolerated one another. Over the past 50 years we have been fragmented into alienation over issues that were not even considered in the early sixties. America has somehow allowed the diversity that we used to believe strengthened and united us to weaken and divide us instead.

    • http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/ Robert Oculus III

      Even if someone were to offer a “supergated” community such as you describe, it would soon be just as bad as anywhere else. Why? BECAUSE THE LAW SAYS YOU CAN’T KEEP BLACKS OUT.

      And anywhere blacks go ends up being a crime-infested ghetto.

      Racial segregation is the answer. But of course to even think such a thing is to be an evil racist Nazi. And so we will continue avoiding the obvious answer to the obvious problem, until they come to our neighborhoods — and by then it will be too late.

      Where is America headed? Imagine a whole world of Detroits.

      • Rhynn

        @Michael

        When your message starts turning flotsam like this guy around, you can start feeling like this country may have a shot.

        Until then, we remain a country full of people who will carry their finger-pointing faux superiority to the grave. Whether or not it pulls the entire country their children must live in down with them or not.

        And it will.

  • Tim

    How about the man in Washington state who killed himself and his two little boys by setting his home on fire? His boys had come to the home with a social worker for what was supposed to be a supervised visit. Now we learn that the man had many images on his computer of cartoon characters having sex and other images depicting incest. Several years ago the man’s wife went missing. Last year the man’s father was arrested on charges of voyeurism and other sick stuff. All this makes me shake my head and wonder how people become so messed up.

    • Michael

      That is another good example.

      Michael

  • justadad

    We have removed the old foundation and are building castles in the sand. When the storm hits what result, other than destruction can be expected?

  • Patriot One

    To Hell! The government anti-poverty programs are the cause of the decay. My quote for today is “I never saw anyone build a Ghetto.”

  • http://www.conservativemormonmom.blogspot.com Eva

    You’re right, there’s a lot of bad, and what bad there is is REALLY bad. But I truly am seeing an increase in good as well. This depressing time is polarizing, apparently. Charitable giving is up during the recession. Community service is up in various places. People of faith are turning more strongly towards religion. We may not choose the circumstances we are living in, but we certainly choose our attitudes towards them. I choose to be positive, and I choose to help people as I am able to do so because I like the way I feel when I do. Can I change that crime and societal decar are also on the rise? No. Not on my own. But I can be a force for positive change in my own little sphere of influence. With enough people working for good, we can effect greater changes, starting with the removal of Obama and his bad legislation by voting for politicians committed to principles rather than power and greed.

  • Chris

    As I’ve said before what you are seeing is the end resukt of Globalisation which will have the effect eventually of making the standard of living of the average American the same as the average Chinese, Greek or Indonesian. Was this what the socialists wanted? The capitalists got their massive profits through outsourcing and using Chinese slave and child labour so they were happy.
    If some foreign power had hatched a plan in the 70s to destroy America industrially, culturally and spiritually and financially could they have done a better job than this?

  • liberranter

    Think the Western Roman Empire, circa AD 412.

  • http://bluescholarblog.wordpress.com/ Jeremiah W Pinkard

    I am one of those 30 somethings that barely scrapes by. I don’t live with my parents but my existence is just as pathetic. I was renting a room from my best friends mother and that was the best I could do. I am educated and I have been working as an IT professional since 1998. I cannot make ends meet on my own. I now share an apartment with my girlfriend. Like most women in her age bracket she is the head of the household and the primary breadwinner for sure. I started blogging in June last year just to keep busy. I hate being idle. All I want is a job but I just can’t find one worth going to. Since we have gutted our industry the only jobs left for a man like me involve wearing a paper hat and sacrificing all dignity. I was born in 1979 and since then our government has destroyed the nation in order to line their pockets and to look out for their cronies. I am very disillusioned and very pissed off! I often wondered how much damage I could do with a pen. I think I will find out sooner than later. Thank you for running this blog. You profess the truth every week. I can’t wait for your next post.

    • Michael

      Thank you for the kind words. There are so many young people out there that try so hard and cannot find a decent job. It is so hard to hear stories such as yours.

      Don’t give up – trust me – there is always a way to turn things around.

      Michael

    • REED RICHARDS

      Jeremiah W Pinkard,

      Time to pack it in kid. There is no hope of any kind. Time to face the cold hard fact that republicans and democrats and their foolhardy suckers who vote for them time and time again, they all screwed you………….

    • http://n/a Ben

      You mean you’re not willing to work part time for minimum wage at some fast food joint? You lazy bum you! lol Just joking. I agree. People just don’t understand that such a job doesn’t even pay for the gas to get to and from work much less enough to pay rent on.

    • madsr

      Work is the best place to make contacts. So even a job you don’t like and is not worth it may help you move forward. Your in IT go to best buy get a job for minimum wage and talk to every customer you can until one hires you away from there. A face to face meet beats the online apps. I gave this same advice to my son that is your age. He went from home depot to a good job as a supervisor with the local gas company. Meeting as many people as you can helps. Good luck!!

  • Imaplaneiac

    Anyone who disputes that America HASN’T devolved and degenerated into a cesspool of depravity,immorality and grave evils of all sorts is LIVING IN DENIAL! People routinely commit evils of all sorts which are abominations to Almighty God! They’ve lost the sense of sin! Many are LIVING in a LIFE of sin! They cannot even recognize what’s wrong! Indded, the father of lies ( satan ) has been very successful in deceiving a majority of Americans!

    In the news lately, is Rick Santorum’s speech at Ave Maria University, in August 2008. Senator Sentorum is SPOT-ON in his comments about satan’s success in America! Bloggers who haven’t heard it can find it by doing a web search. The short version of it can be found on http://www.rightwingwatch.org. The long version – which I just gave a listen to – can be found on http://www.avemaria.org.

    • xander cross

      Santorum? Really? He is corrupt as they come and you and most americans continue to vote for the very corrupt people that you claim you’re against. Oh by the way, Santorm is not a christain, he is cathloic, there is a huge difference. He blames black people for food stamps and said so himself so don’t try to say that he said “blab”. Hyprocrites.

    • xander cross

      Don’t forget – Santorum has ties to Sandusky (yes, the child molester who was supplying Penn State elites with regular fodder). Why haven’t we heard anything about heads rolling on that case?

    • Gay Veteran

      Santorum has a great mind, for the 13th century! He is obsessed with sex.

  • mondobeyondo

    “Toto, we’re not in 1955 anymore….”

  • mondobeyondo

    Something tells me this is more than your typical “tough times” behavior.

    This is not the first time this country has been through a major economic crisis. In many ways, life was much harder in 1933 than it is today. But people stuck together and helped each other out. They didn’t kill each other and buried their bodies in shallow graves. Many people were starving and homeless, but strangers would help them out as best they could. It was a much more agricultural society back then, than it is now.

    When did it all change? Some people say it happened with JFK’s assassination. (The 1960’s did not begin on January 1, 1960. They began on November 22, 1963. There is a dramatic difference between “before” and “after” in U.S. society). Something deep down in our national psyche was disturbed by that event, and the nation has never fully recovered from it.

    Others say it was the entitlement programs – food stamps, the “War on Poverty” in the late 60’s, etc….

    (continued next post)

  • mondobeyondo

    One reason why we are not the once mighty country we were 50 years ago, is that money that could have spent on education and science, was instead spent on wars, social programs, and so forth.

    The recent blah-blah about the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s ride into space got me thinking. In 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik, which nearly gave the U.S. a collective heart attack. Emphasis was placed on mathematics and physics in schools across the country. Then the Russkies launched a dog into space. And then a man into orbit! (Yuri Gagarin) That was on April 12, 1961. The U.S. was being humiliated.

    On May 25th, 1961, President Kennedy addressed a joint session of Congress, that this nation would land a man on the moon and return him safely to earth, within the decade. He threw down the gauntlet. And little by little, we answered his challenge. There were successes, and setbacks. But on July 20th, 1969, we landed not one, but two men on the moon.

    Okay, end of history lesson!

    • M. Hapney

      No we didn’t. We instead had a group of 33-degree Masons willing to blatantly lie for life.

      http://www.erichufschmid.net/ApolloMoonHoax.pdf

    • virginia jarvis

      It’s not the social programs (which are more needed now and being short changed). It’s the GD wars eating up our money . USA spends more on war than the entire rest of the nations do. If half that money were spent on peace – remember peace? we’d have a beautiful planet and enough for every one.

      • mondobeyondo

        And what has been the benefit for us, of all these exciting military adventures?

        Let’s check the scorecard:

        Territory gained: F
        Economies improved: D minus
        People liberated from tyranny: C minus
        Resources gained: D minus
        Improvements for U.S. citizens: F
        Advancement of freedom and democracy: D minus

      • Sunshine

        “…It’s not the social programs (which are more needed now and being short changed). It’s the GD wars eating up our money . USA spends more on war than the entire rest of the nations do. If half that money were spent on peace – remember peace? we’d have a beautiful planet and enough for every one…”

        Your comment is worth repeating, many times over!

        Did you know that on September 11, 1956 President Eisenhower founded a peace organization believing in PEACE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING.
        http://www.ptpi.org/about_us/Default.aspx

      • jaxon64

        Unfortunately “peace” is not part of Marxism or Islam–world domination is.
        We will never be able to gauge the millions/billions of lives and uncounted human misery that would have been extolled under the banners of Communism and Sharia law, but I’m sure the tens of millions of deaths that we didn’t stop in China by Mao, Cambodia by PolPot and the USSR under Stalin, Kruschev etal–well these alone are evidence enough that there is true evil in the world.
        All that evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing….you bleeding heart liberals never seem to understand that under communism or Sharia that adultry, homosexuality, drug use- all of the true things that liberals support, well these things are often punishable by death.

        If nothing else, the brave men who have bled and died to slow the progression of evil have also preserved your right to make inane, ill-i
        nformed, shallow, comments without fear of reprisal.
        I challenge you Virginia, please go to Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, China, etc etc and then start complaining about military aggression and the evils of their government– I’ll watch on the news as some of those hateful navy seals or special ops marines risk their own lives to save you…idiot.

        Then again, maybe you would be content in a burkha or working in sweat shops or labour camps? You liberals are ridiculous with your notion that if we ignore them then they’ll start to play nice………utopian fools, this is planet earth…..

  • Old Man

    In America, everything is done for the money. Everything.

    So now, why is it there is so little that society crumbles? Where has the money gone since so little of it has been spent on the health of society.

    In the ‘richest and greatest country of the world’, where everything is exploited to the absolute maximum, where capitalism has been perfected, where has the money gone?

    In a country whose currency has been world reserve for decades, and it can issue such currency by the trillions without cost, where has all the money gone?

    In a country that still hold the mightiest and wealthiest businesses, more wealthy people and all other countries combined, where has all the money gone?

    I figure, maybe those who are holding on to the hidden vast wealth think they can take the cash with them after they’re gone?

    • Rhynn

      It hasn’t gone anywhere actually. There hasn’t been money in this country since 1913. Only the promise that it will show up later.

  • Imaplaneiac

    Correction: Go to http://www.avemaria.edu ; to hear Rick Santorum’s entire sppech.

    • Change?

      Ron Paul is the only one who can save the United States.

      All of us in other countries know this. Why can’t Americans see this?

      • Zhu Bajie

        Just another false messiah

  • shypuffadder

    In order to turn things around, we need a country of knowledgeable people — right now, with the media we have, and the for-profit lies that are being told, there is no way we can save ourselves. This website is a good micro example of the country… half of the people have a working brain and know what problems need to be addressed, and the other half pleased and proud to wallow in and stay stuck on stupid. Can’t seem to get past this.

    • Gary2

      you got that right! I can not understand how conservatives can be so ignorant. I guess the Canadian study proving they are not as smart as average people is correct!

      • Whens Dinner?

        rascist

      • Navy91

        Gary… you are such an ass!

  • Rancher

    When possible families should drop past issues and come together while there is still time to mend said fences. Once it really starts to slide downhill here asking for help will come across as being self centered…which it would be.

    Pooling resources never means sharing my stuff when you don’t have anything. Pooling resources can only happen when you have said resources to pool.

    We have not and will not prep for the future with or for others who will not work alongside us today.

  • Bob

    It is time to look for things you can do to make a living. Three ideas are making booze using equipment from places like Eckraus.com, making fireworks from places like Skylighter.com, and reloading ammo using equipment from places like Dillonprecision.com.

  • William

    I read that a majority of Americans favor another war of choice in the MidEast for a foreign country based on LIES. Yet, America is bankrupt with a currency that is created from nothing, and backed by nothing….all overshadowed by a $16 TRILLION national debt, not counting unfunded liabilities. WOW, Americans are a pack of nuts, huh???

  • Nick

    Although many areas in the US suffer, the San Francisco Bay area, and especially “Silicon Valley” do not. It makes it hard to live in the area, as I do not make a huge salary from some dot com company. Many people here are riding around in new luxury cars, and buying average looking homes for 700K to 900K+ while making 3,500+ per month payments on them. When the rest of the world stops “googleing”, buying iPhones, and the like, and this area sinks, them I know we are truly in a depression.

  • Gary2

    I feel I was targeted by the TSA employee to go through the see-you-naked machine because I am a semi-attractive female.”

    I would like to see a picture-talk about being full of yourself!

    • http://www.dankwax.com Philip Inuhoff

      You are an idiot. Of all the crap I read daily on the internet, your drivel has to be the most vapid. You probably deserve a medal and a cabinet position. Idiocracy.

  • A.S.

    Regarding TSA, and yet we still fly. How about every American boycotting flying for a whole year. When all the airlines become bankrupt, the TSA will be forced to leave because all airports will be bankrupt too! And in the meantime, lets all sabotage the body scanners!

    • xander cross

      So, when someone actually does try something, then innocent live will be lost. There is some serious lack of thinking on these post as of late.

    • J.J.C.

      because some people like my spouse have to travel for work….and in this economy you do whatever you have to to stay employed.

      All though I agree the TSA is an outrage. The best solution is to elect REAL conservatives who will put a stop to it.

  • Gary2

    The only reason they don’t have them is because the rich have it all, so you should take it from them.

    That is exactly correct. The rich need to be taxed HARD and the wealth spread. The rich should be afraid, very afraid as they have stolen wealth from the workers for way too long.

    Payback is a bitch!

    • jtaylor

      If the rich are to be taxed HARD (which is not likely!), where will Obama and the rest of the Democrats get billions in campaign contributions for re-election? Obama has so far received 5 times more in campaign contributions than any of the Republican candidates. No doubt Obama’s wealthly donors will be asking for political paybacks like special tax breaks and other special favors in exchange for their donations?

    • xander cross

      Indeed. I feel bad for the Ron Paul supporters who continue to get dumped by him while he gets to keep his million dollar money bombs.

      • Change?

        Ron Paul makes real promises that have merit.

        Go ahead and listen to the other candidates empty promises..

        Change…Change…Change…….. And now your countries debt is more than all previous presidents combined.

        • Xander cross

          You mean make racist newsletters and profit from all of those moneybombs?

    • Ben

      How you going to do that Gary? With force? It’s done with force already by both parties. Oh wait, you going to do it with “personal force”? Gonna get some of your buddies together and “take it” from the rich. You might find a little surprise from some of them.

      What a programmed fool you are.

      Keep believing in the left/right paradigm. Why don’t you grow up.

    • NANCYRUSSELL

      THE RICH ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR THE DEMISE OF AMERICA. MAN WITHOUT GOD, NATURALLY SPIRALS DOWNWARD. WE ARE SIMPLY WITNESSING WHAT HAPPENS TO FALLEN MAN WHEN HE THINKS HE KNOWS THE RIGHT WAY APART FROM THE COUNSEL OF GOD. LAUGH BUT THE LAST ONE WILL BE ON YOU.

      • gary2

        ok

        • Graham

          Gary2, my purpose is not to criticise, but I would strongly advise you study the following in order to understand where the true power exists in US and global politics.

          1) The Council of Foreign Relations

          2) The Bilderberg Group

          3) The Trilateral Commssion

          4) The Commitee of 300 and RIAA (UK)

          Western political party’s of today appear to be little more than mouthpieces for the above and several more. The New World Order is a fact and has been spoken about in public ever since George H W Bush announced in a UN speech in 1991. The Black Nobility! It is all in the 13 bloodlines. For lack of a better way of putting it, you are seeing Fascism and Enslavement unfolding in a totalitarian Police state. Think 4th Reich.

      • Nexus789

        Er….I think this type of attitude and belief does not help.

  • Linda

    The reason America used to be great was that it was blessed by God. Our laws of the land, good morals & blessings all came from God. We let all the Antichrists in America remove God from our Nation so now there is no more good morals, God left & took His blessings with him and all that is left is evil & destruction. God is warning . . . Judgement is Coming!

    • Lin S

      Linda is right.

      One needs look no further than many of the replies posted throughout Michael’s blog. Foul-mouthed cretans who can neither spell nor think run to and fro posting every manner of belligerent expletive, everywhere they can, just as fast as their grubby little rat-claws can type. Americans are fast becoming savages.

      America was once exceptional but those days are long gone. It times of old God blessed our ancestors for their faithfulness, and He raised our nation up, making it the powerful in human history. Our liberty and prosperity were from the Lord.

      Now, a wicked generation has come to the fore, one that holds God’s Word in contempt. Prideful, arrogant, selfish, and crude, they will live to see the end of everything our ancestors bequeathed us.

      From an unthankful and godless generation ALL will be taken away.

      • MommaMimi

        Amen sister!

      • mb

        Excellent observation! One of the clearest explanations of the root of our problems posted here (except for Michael’s writings, of course).

    • xander cross

      I like how you all say this nation is blessed by God, and yet, killed millions of Indians, ensaved and killed millions of black for decades on end and yet, it was blessed by God? Civil War because the south wanted to enslave black further and made profits by putting insurance on slave ships (thanks Lenman Bros.) America was never a christain nation and certanly was not blessed by a god.

      • M2245th

        Well Xander you probably grew up in the North believing the civil war was about slavery didn’t you? We’ll sorry to rain on your parade but the civil war started over States’ rights against the federal government. At one time I believed that school fed propaganda as well. Wake up, your God given rights have been taken from you.

        • Zhu Bajie

          Because the Confederate declarations of independence talk about how much they want slaves.

    • Whens Dinner?

      I stand in agreement with that-

    • http://www.dankwax.com Philip Inuhoff

      You people are insane. What part of fractional reserve banking don’t you get? All of this was predicted after the coup in 1913! LOL, blessed by god! HAHAHAHA! The blacks did it!!! FOOLS. You know who did it? Your lazy ass retarded Great grandpa did it and every generation since. The idiots that passed womens suffarage, The New “Deal” and allowed the 13th amendment to go into effect without proper ratification. The fools that allowed Nixon to take us off the gold standard. The scum that looted the S&Ls, the Dot coms, corporations are people, the putty brains that watched skyscrapers fall faster than rocks and think a guy on a donkey did it in Afghanistan…

      Cowards don’t get to have nice things…

  • Marco Borg

    I think it is so. It started with Blacks moving into the cities resulting in Whites moving out. Then the nonsenscal bussing, quotas, “positive” discrimination, affirmative action followed which destroyed American education. Then all those millions of illegals.

    But mentioning Detroit and Washington DC brings everything into sharp focus.

    • Rhynn

      All it brings into focus is that white America as represented by yourself might as well be Ahab strapped dead to the side of a whale victim of beliefs it should have known enough to set aside and waving all onlookers in to join them.

      All that crap you just named off? Those were devices your politicians put into effect to look busy, solve nothing, create animus, and skirt the real goal, which should have been to eliminate bias and perceived inequality from the minds and hearts which would have also eliminated it from the workplace and schools.

      Do you know how many Blacks I’ve talked to who are in favor of, or counting on Affirmative Action? Zero. Contrary to what you enjoy telling yourself, everyone has within them the same basic needs. Two of which are a need for recognition of worth, and a sense of accomplishment. Neither of those is assuaged by being handed something, and nobody dreams of working a job they know they can’t do, walking in every day surrounded by people who hate them and can find no worth within them.

      Those who actually can make that work come in all colors. Deviousness and sloth do not check nationality before asserting themselves.

      That you responded to a post blaming the current state of the world on an absence of God, in this fashion, should prove as a lesson for anyone wondering why such messages are not heard by the masses and why it is the messengers themselves who are at fault. Your words of understanding and commitments to this country ring hollow, and your wisdom is dubious at best.

      You can’t actually reach for love with one hand while embracing hate and intolerance with the other. You’ll merely end up empty handed. Which is exactly what America is right now.

      You are angry because when all was said and done, your politicians believed more in the equality between blacks and whites than you did. And with both now lines back to front at the soup kitchen, who can say they were wrong?

      You were not superior to the people who mattered. Sorry you had to find out like this.

      • vened

        The Color of Crime

        Race, Crime, and Justice in America
        Second, Expanded Edition, 2005

        Major Findings:

        Police and the justice system are not biased against minorities.

        Crime Rates

        Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
        When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
        Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
        The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.
        Interracial Crime

        Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
        Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.
        Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
        Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.
        Gangs

        Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.
        Hispanics are 19 times more likely than whites to be members of youth gangs. Blacks are 15 times more likely, and Asians are nine times more likely.
        Incarceration

        Between 1980 and 2003 the US incarceration rate more than tripled, from 139 to 482 per 100,000, and the number of prisoners increased from 320,000 to 1.39 million.
        Blacks are seven times more likely to be in prison than whites. Hispanics are three times more likely.

        http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.html

    • mondobeyondo

      Upward mobility.

      Blacks moved in because they saw more opportunities and a better life in the suburbs, which caused whites to flee and seek better opportunities for themselves.

      Same with the Hispanic immigrants from Mexico and Central America. They moved into the neighborhoods that the blacks and poorer ethnic minorities left, because they discovered that earning $4.00 an hour here is better than earning 50 cents an hour back home.

      It’s an old story. The same thing happened with the Irish and Italians in the early 20th century.

      • http://www.saveoursasqutch.com virginia jarvis

        It was the NAFTA/GATT thing that Bill Clinton did that caused poverty to increase in Mexico and drove the poor up here. But he did balance the budget.
        Get rid ofthe CIA and you’ll get rid of most of the drug problem. That will cut the crime rate.
        They just trade in one lousy dictator for another at ever greater expense to us. And marijuana is an herb not a drug, grown for many purposes beneficial to all. War on drugs was a war on us. Stop all wars and use the money for real peace.

  • Malachi

    It is not the worlds fault; it is the Jews and Christian.

    2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

    We, who can call out, “Father Abraham”, need to take instruction from “ABOVE”!!!

    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
    John Adams

    Or Revelation 13:9-18

    If any man have an ear, let him hear.
    He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
    And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
    And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
    And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
    And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
    And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
    Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

    It is our choice as children of Abraham.

    In the Name of our Messiah,
    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
    Isaiah 9:6

    • Gary2

      You forgot to mention Gog-Magog!

  • jtaylor

    There must be some mistake, hasn’t our great leader given us all the hope and change he promised us? Maybe it’s the Republicans fault for not letting our great leader be the complete Socialist dictator that he wants to be like Stalin, Mao, Castro or Hugo Chavez?

  • http://theextinction James

    American and world decay continue as moral and religious decay continue.
    Secularism offers nothing to stop decay of the conscience and body.

  • http://theextinction James

    When you reject Christ your reject the principals of righteousness and death and decay are what you have left.

  • http://goto.glocalnet.net/pdn/ The Devil

    Whaddayaknow? Ten americans collapsed right before me here in Falun in Sweden… it kinda matches your 10 signs, doesn´t it not? But they didn´t decompose… so much for your story of Decomposing Americans! Write better articles of Doom next time mr. Michael! I know you can do better than this!

    • mondobeyondo

      Shouldn’t you be in hell right now?

  • John Doe

    Well, what do you expect? We are seeing the beginnings of “the tribulation” from the “Revelation” in the Bible. It’s right there in black and white. The Earth is going through birthing pains and we are setting the world up for the Anti-Christ to appear or as Muslims believe “The Mahdid”. God is allowing this so His Son will appear again. Believe me, it’s going to get alot worse before Jesus comes back.

    • Gary2

      I thing magog is coming back. Godzilla get ready…

    • DownWithLibs

      It really is hard to get through to the MoveOn.org set that seems to inhabit this blog more and more. Yes, we know exactly who you are!

    • http://www.saveoursasqutch.com virginia jarvis

      Why would he come back? look at what they did to him before. No we have to clean up the planet and our act first and be presentable.
      As it is now we mock him.

      • this1can

        He will come back now when we need the real king of kings to show us the real love that needs to be here the real king is the only one that can fix this mess

  • Terrwyn

    We are forced into being armed and on yellow alert in our own home and yard. Heck of a way to spend our golden years isn’t it? Not quite what I had in mind when we retired.

  • tappedops

    Oh… but doing anything beyond just blogging…(lisping NPR voice) could label me as a… well… terrorist… so i guess ill just go-along to get-along, and march into the pit, and get on my knees… its trendy…lets all do it…

  • http://EconomicCollapse Already Gone

    Oh Well,nobody can say they were not warned!

  • http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com chris1

    “.Who does this ?”
    Some here wont like this…but its increasing demonic activity. There are many causes.
    Jesus commented on this 26 times in the Gospels.
    If you want the secular, try all the killings in movies (have you seen Saw 1,2,3,4 ?),powerful mind alerting drugs,abortion on demand, music,
    gay agenda to destroy the traditional family …on and on.

    • http://www.saveoursasqutch.com virginia jarvis

      I fail to see how the gay ‘agenda’ would cause any harm. Let them marry. A commited relationship will keep them home and not spreading disease.
      Please explain how anything gays do is going to harm society or me???? You are just using fear to control my mind and get my vote for you sick brand of pervert.
      Some of you make me wish my mom had succeeded in aborting me instead of leaving me crippled to cope with this irrational and cruel crowd.

  • Craig A. Myers

    Ezekiel 38 & 39 will soon be fulfilled. When Israel attacks Iran, as it must to survive, Russia and America will destroy each other in a nuclear exchange. The cities (and their inhabitants) will be burned up. Their evil souls will end up in Hell, to await the Great White Throne Judgment some 1000 years hence. Some of the “sheep”, from the Sheep & Goats Judgment after our Lord’s Return, will repopulate the United States. We will truly be a Nation Under God. The rebuilt cities will reflect that.

    • Gary2

      I think Gog should attack Israel and Magog should attack Iran. Problem solved! See how easy that was.

    • anti-religion

      I imagine that, as an a-typical end-times religionist, the hellish scenario you paint would satisfy your blood lust, eh? It’s perfectly OK to conjure up prophetic images of some Armageddon where millions upon millions of humans, animals, flora and fauna are all incinerated in a nuclear war, so long as it fulfills the whims of your judgmental, ego-maniacal, sadist god. Nice.

      Here’s the reality…
      I believe you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, nor the devastating, far reaching and environmental consequences of full scale thermonuclear war, which would leave this planet uninhabitable for thousands, if not millions of years. So much for the meek, much any living thing at all inheriting the earth, huh? Now go out there and win some more souls for Christ, but don’t flatter yourself into believing that you can convince these poor lost souls to love god, or else..

      • WM

        anti-religion: I agree with you that “Craigs” assertion is a little over the top. However, there are some things that are true. The Bible is a revelation of the living creator/God to us. He is loving and merciful, BUT he is ALSO a Holy, righteous judge that hates sin and will judge the human race one day. If we have broken his law, and have never repented and turned to the forgiveness that is found only in Jesus, we will spend eternity in Hell. I know you don’t want to hear that. This revelation disturbes me also, I wish it were not in there. But it is. Gos is who he is and we cannot change that. Problem is most people “create their own god”, ( a violation of the commandment) and will not accept that God will judge anyone or send anyone to eternal Hell. Many today want to believe that Jesus is the blue eyed, blonde haired surfer Jesus, but he is not. He is coming one day to tread the wine press of wrath upon earth, so please consider these things today, thats all I ask.

        By the way, the earth will not be destroyed, it may get pretty messed up, but not destroyed until after the millinial reighn of Jesus.

  • http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com D. G.

    its our clergy, media, politicians, t.v. movies, money. its all about the money, lebowski. read amusing ourselves to death by neil postman and you will understand.

  • mondobeyondo

    Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you now Exhibit Z: Decline of American Society in 50 Years (now whipping out clip board and iPad):

    1962: The Flintstones. 2012: Family Guy.
    1962: Elizabeth Taylor. 2012: Lindsay Lohan
    1962: Vibrant space program. 2012: What space program?
    1962: I Love Lucy. 2012: Desperate Housewives.
    1962: The Ed Sullivan Show. 2012: American Idol.
    1962: Hula-Hoops. 2012: You people actually did that?

    I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

    (that’s just from a societal and cultural standpoint. Things are undeniably better now than then, in the fields of science and medicine, I’m not disputing that at all.)

    • Rick_H

      You’re points are valid. But-
      “1962:Elizabeth Taylor.2012:Lindsay Lohan”
      Elizabeth Taylor was also a drunk and pill abuser, although later in life than Ms. Lohan.

      As far as the manned “space program” is concerned, I agree with Obama. It’s a total waste of money.

      • mondobeyondo

        I agree about Liz Taylor – she certainly had her issues. Anyone who’s married for 7 times (or is it 8?) has got some personal problems. Probably more than just drugs.

        But the space program has certainly NOT been a waste of money! That is absolute nonsense. Much of the technology we use and enjoy today, are direct by-products of NASA’s research and development.

        The Internet wouldn’t exist without satellites, put in place by NASA rockets. No Velcro. No energy conserving materials. No Teflon.

        And oh yeah, there’d be no Tang, either. I never did like the stuff. Orange juice is much better.

  • Ribiddeydo

    Funny, there is no mention of race in this article.

    America was 90% White, now it is 65% White and the coming White minority is calculated and is celebrated.

    Yet all brown countries are poor, and people are terrorized if they mention the obvious race issues.

    • Gary2

      I read an interesting article which says people are black/brown the closer they (ansesters) live to the equator and the farther people live they have whiter skin. Think Scandinavian/N. European.

      It was because of the need to make vitamin D and available sunlight. Limited sunlight in the north whiter skin. Much more direct sunlight closer to equator-darker skin skin.

      Interesting theory!

    • Jason

      You beat me to it.

      Any article about the lowered moral standards and increase in violence and crime in America that does not at least discuss race, is being intellectually dishonest.

      Blacks and hispanics commit crime and violence WAY out of proportion to their numbers. And it doesn’t matter which part of the world they are in, either. Detroit or Mogadishu, Haiti or New York, it’s always the same.

      Demographics don’t lie….they just get ignored.

      • virginia jarvis

        Honey it’s because they get the short end of the stick the most and that shortens there temper. If you tried it you’d know.

    • mondobeyondo

      Wow, that sounds really racist.

      Okay, in your defense… (take deep breath, Mondo)

      Much of sub-Saharan Africa is ruled by black leaders. With very few exceptions, these countries are poor, with starving populations.

      Now, in MY defense…

      These people never had the opportunity of education and advancement that we have in the Western world. They are trapped. If they knew more, they’d do more. But the international banking system and global enterprises are working against sub-Saharan Africa. In other words – THEY AREN’T ALLOWED, OR CANNOT AFFORD, TO KNOW!!)

      (i.e. SLAVERY..!!)

      Literal personal slavery. Or financial slavery, such as it is, when your kids have to harvest cocoa beans in Cote D’Ivoire to make ends meet.

      Global enterprises, huh? Think Hershey’s and Nestle.

  • karen

    People don’t realize what made this country great in the first place. It is because we put God in it. We made him Lord. God will bless any nation that will make him Lord. We receive the same blessing as old testament Israelites. When they stopped worshiping God and turned to other religions their morals went down. God started to take things away and if they didn’t repent God sent another nation to take them away. By taking God out of schools and restricting christianity the morals decline. God is cursing our food supply, jobs, health and money. If we don’t repent we might end up with another Hitler, bring us to a oneworld government or be owned by another country.

    • anti-religion

      I realize you see the world through the filter of narrow religiosity. But the truth is not so black and white. All empires collapse, eventually, and what we’re seeing in the US today is simply the inevitable consequences of a capitalist system which was doomed to fail even before the signers of the Declaration dipped their feathered pens in ink. Capitalism makes luxuries into necessities. That the century of war just happened to coincide with the establishment of the US central bank, better known as the Fed, is no illusion. The US has become a war-for-profit mega-corporation.

  • Eric V. Encina

    Crimes For Survival Aren’t Crimes At All
    (Philosophically Pragmatic Discourse)
    By Eric V. Encina

    “I don’t intent to violate the laws for the sake of violation, but for survival.” – Eric V. Encina

    An act becomes a crime when it is against the law. When (if) there’s no law, there’s no crime at all. All acts are a result of living nature. What about, if acts, according to definitions of law, are criminal when the time of the commission, are under the survival circumstances? An instance of this, is robbery. Do we give more importance to law than survival? If we will obey the law and yet and yet our survival is at stake, then what is the question of preponderance, priority and the highest order?

    Is law more important than survival? Or is survival more than important than law?

    Can we survive without adherence and obedience to law? What if following the law becomes impossible for survival?

    Laws are not absolute when and if the issues are about survival. Survival takes precedence, a primordial objective than obeying the law.

    No one should be punished or imprisoned for the commission of crimes on the reasons or basis of mere survival. Survival of one’s life is more preponderant than obeying law. Hence, obeying law is futile if survival is at stake. Do we need to obey law at the expense of life and or when survival is taken for granted?

    If all survival chances for humanity are at stake, then we should gradually ignore or disobey or even defy the law. Permanent or partial disobedience of law does not matter. It is a matter of pragmatism. Any act for survival is a matter of pragmatic initiative for life preservation whether it is against the law or not.

    What are the laws that support survival? And what are the laws that don’t support survival?

    1. The Laws of Nature
    2. The Laws of the Divine (The Laws of God)
    are therefore laws with infallibility to be obeyed with absolute immutability.

    However, laws that are subject to mutability, changeability, by necessity and or by contingency, for obedience, not by compulsory or mandatory, for survival, are the following below:

    1. Civil Laws
    2. Government Laws
    3. Political Laws
    4. Economic Laws particularly the Law of Supply and Demand
    5. Banking-Public/Private/Central Banking Laws
    6. International Laws
    7. Certain Church Laws such as Canon Laws subject to contestability, contention and disputability
    8. Laws such as Marriage Laws, immigration laws and all other laws that are subject to times.

    Obedience to such laws are not required for absolute obedience if the human race survival is at stake such as the situation now in the world. The real and the most pragmatic law is the LAW OF SURVIVAL because it’s about life. Life is sacred.

    All man-made laws are futile, useless, if survival is in question or at great risk. It would be better to violate laws than obey them if for the sake of survival. For example, BANKING LAWS OR TAX LAWS – these laws are useless and even criminal to obey if and when life survival is at stake.

    Therefore, if and when the question of survival is at the pangs of death, then, by pragmatic contingency reasons, other than logical points, the law of survival must prevail and therefore must defy, ignore and violate the laws. Violation of laws does not mean an objective violation per se, but a matter of survival. An example of this is the law governing the mandatory presidential decree of payments of interest to private and foreign banks at the expenses of the lives of the poor populations. Therefore, this law must be repudiated and even be scrapped.

    Most laws today, although tested by time and history, now become ipfo facto obsolete, and are no longer working and applicable for human betterment but hostile and inimical for survival.

    I don’t advocate lawlessness, but if and when laws become cruel, hostile, inutile, futile and become obstacle for human survival, then we have to disobey, challenge, dispute, defy and even, if not to modify and or amend, to scrap them.

    Being a law-abiding citizen is very legalistic and wrong and no longer infallibly applicable in the modern world. Breaking the law to survive is a sign of expediency, not the sign of intrinsic evil.

    My present position is that obey the laws that support your survival but break those laws that do not support your survival.

    It’s your (our) survival and or your life subsistence that matters now, and not the laws – that oftentimes protect and harbor the powerful few and the moneyed-peoples in the world while despising the poor and the needy. Laws have become the tool for injustice and not for justice.

    Anyone can be good and sane enough even by breaking laws for the sake of survival.

    Eric V. Encina
    Philippines

    • madsr

      I would have to disagree with your statement. When you say rob to survive then I assume you understand that the person being robbed wants to survive also. Therefore I will kill the person robbing me!! Robbing and stealing to survive is a lazy persons lie. Through out the history of the world those people who take from people who work the earth and grow food or raise cattle so that their family can eat, well the person who steals from them is the lower than dirt. Working and struggling to survive will be my choice. I will choose to starve over stealing someone elses food. But your statement is in line with our world today its all about ME the hell with everyone else. You are not only calling for civil unrest, but civil war….

    • http://www.saveoursasqutch.com virginia jarvis

      Yes Humans are neither good nor evil – only what they do is good or evil and that depends on your point of view.

  • Rick_H

    I do not understand how anybody can justify the legality of semi-automatic pistols, rifles and assault weapons with high-capacity magazines.
    Back when society was more civilised these weapons were not around.

    • http://www.impcalgi.com IMPCALGI

      Rick, “We the People” had GREATER access to the weapons you speak of back when our society was more civilized! The difference was that back then, criminals went to jail, and murderers were executed. And the rest of us got to breath easier, and we could leave our doors unlocked.

      • Rick_H

        What are you talking about?. When the 2nd Amendment was written the rate of fire for a gun was probably 2 rounds a minute. It would of been impossible to commit the mass-murder/ shooting-sprees that happen these days.

        • WM

          Ok, so guns are the problem right? Lets try to go back to muskets and see if crime will drop. This is ridiculous. In the 18th C. Virtually everyone had a rifle in their home, and young kids were taught to shoot. Many homes had several guns due to reloading speed.

          Your anti-gun comments are very clear, and you are not looking to the root cause, rather you are viewing the instruments as the cause.

          I guess modern cars are more deadly than those in the 1930’s due to reason they can travel a lot faster?

          The issue is a heart/moral issue. mass murder and shooting sprees are a moral issue. I agree with you a semi auto rifle or hand gun is very effective, but is simple a labor saving device. Look at how much crime there was in the world before semi autos, (revolvers, lever action, bolt action, etc), and even before guns were available. Statistics have PROVEN that where there are strict gun laws, there is more crime.

          12 gauge pump shotguns have been around for many years, even when our society was more civilized. They fire quickly, and are very rapidly reloaded. The destruction that a slug or 00 buck does is overwhelming.

          Then we have botl action sniper rifles….slower shooting than an AR-15 for example, but very deadly in .308 caliber. I could go on and on and on.

          When a couple bad guys are invading your home at night with intent to rob, rape, torture and murder you and your family, you are going to wish you had a firearm that has more capacity than just a couple shots before reloading.

          The Chesire, CT home invasion several years ago, that made national news was a great example that if Dr. Petit had a firearm, his family would not have been raped, tortured, murdered and burnt…….

    • Lennie Pike

      I bet you can’t. Most people do believe they have the right to defend themselves and their loved ones.

      I don’t understand how anybody can justify the illegality of fully automatic firearms – with large capacity magazines of course.

      • Lennie Pike

        I bet you are in favor of the military and police having these weapons so that they can protect you, so morally speaking, what’s the difference if they use them to protect you, or you use them to protect yourself?

        You may need to legally defend yourself someday when they’re not around, or worse case scenario – when they are.

      • Rick_H

        Fully-automatic weapons and large capacity semi-autos are not needed for self-defense. They are offensive weapons designed to kill lots of people efficiently.
        A person can defend themselves, their family and home with revolvers and shotguns. In fact Colt AR-15? and such are terrible self-defense weapons in the home, apartment or anywhere else.
        Hearing a pump-action shotgun being readied would be enough to turn around any burglar.

        • Lennie Pike

          You’re right about that when it comes to burglars.

        • WM

          I agree with you on this point all the way, and I am pro-gun in my views. An AR-15 is a blast to shoot, but not needed for home protection.

          Keep in mind that the 2nd Ammendmend intended us to be armed to fight tyranny. When the “government” has AR-15’s and M4’s, and should we ever have to protect ourselves against police state, take over,etc.What would be better: a shot gun or semi auto AR-15 with multiple 30 round mags?

          Lets say you were a business owner doing inventory in the basement of your downtown business in downtown Los Angeles, you were right in the middle of the LA riots trying to get home from you business while the city burns around you, an AR-15 or high capacity semi auto hand gun with multiple mags would be a very effective “tool” in assuring your safe exit from the city.

          Its better to have a gun and never have to use it, then to not have one and be in a life/death situation where you could use one.

    • M2245th

      Well Ricky boy we didn’t have human waste running around stealing, raping, and killing either. I suggest you get yourself a gun and learn how to use it. That’s if you still live here in the USA. It just might save your life and or family someday when you have to reason with some human garbage. How many times do we have to go over this? Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.

  • http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com Billy

    Although many comments are correct many are missing the point. In every society that has ever existed in the history of the world, regardless of what type of government it had, be it communist, socialist, dictatorship, democratic, kingdom, or whatever, they always eventually degenerated to the point where only a few people benefited and force had to be used to maintain the status quo. The old saying “so goes the king so goes the nation” means rot starts from the head and goes down, the condition this country and it’s society is a byproduct of what is happening at the top of our national society. This can be said due to historical examples seen over and over again, it has been the rule not the exception, and the predictable aspects of human nature like greed and love of power exhibited by those who were responsible are typical. You can also note that politics never solved a nation’s problems, only a return to morality. This is not a statement of religion but a rational one. Our country is full of politics but our social and economic situation is a mess. The standards of social morality that held the government and society in check was that source. As morality declines more force, more rules, more restrictions, and so on will be necessary to maintain that which will ultimately be untenable.

  • Michael

    I live near Oakland. It was once a prosperous city, with many industries, from auto, plane and ship building, to canneries and textiles. Here is a brochure from circa 1917 with photos of new homes and industries for history buffs.

    http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt7199q9d0/?order=1&brand=calisphere

    Today, it is a smaller version of Detroit. The industries are gone, the roads are falling apart, and some schools are being shut down. Downtown is full of empty storefronts. I was looking at open homes out of curiosity and homes in bad neighborhoods are in the $200-$300K range!

    The entire bay area is full of bad roads and empty storefronts, although it’s not as bad off as Southern Cal or the inland areas. Companies in Silicon Valley, the peninsula and San Francisco are doing well, although most of the IT industry is dominated by Indian “body shops” like Tata, Infosys, and Wipro, and Americans have mostly been forced out of high tech professions.

  • MommaMimi

    G-d raised up the USA for a purposes. We developed airplanes so Jews can return to Israel, have sent more missionaries around the world to spread the Good News of the Gospel because most of the world can speak English, we have created the Internet to help spread the Gospel but can also be used by the Anti-christ to track the Mark of the Beast. Then we took prayer out of schoolsin the 60’s & morals went downhill from then. We turned our backs on G-d & told Him we don’t need Him so He has taken His hand of protection & blessings off of us & let us do as we please. We sure can see where that has gone… Abortions have killed babies that may have developed better things for all of us, but we didn’t think we needed them. We have done this to ourselves! In the Fullness of Time Messiah will return for those that are ready & looking for His return. Are you ready??? Man spends more time planning a week vacation than planning where he’ll spend ETERNITY, & that’s a lot longer! Its not this life that’s important, it’s the next life. Stop, drop & roll won’t help in Hell!

  • VyseLegendaire

    Reading this article, its tempted to think Mike is really exaggerating, but hes just being honest here! Things really are spiraling out of control… at this point, I honestly think a great depression would be the best case scenario. As it stands, we’re looking at downright social collapse.

  • Paul

    A compost heap is a vital part of organic gardening.

    A rainforest only has this abundance of flora and fauna because everything is decomposing within the forest, providing valuable nutrients to growing things.

    So we should look at what positives we can take out of this decomposition. Maybe all those things that are decomposing right now are not really necessary? Or they are dead anyway, just facade to appear beautiful, without substance behind?

    Do you really need a 6000sqft house with 20 foot high ceilings, or would 20 square meter per person be enough? And the ceiling in a convenient 2.30m height, that doesn’t let too much heat escape to where nobody needs it.

  • shypuffadder

    What Rhynn said!! The only color that matters now is moneygreen. People are s.l.o.w.l.y. beginning to see that.

  • Melaniki58

    Sigh. I guess it would be amusing if it were not so predictable and sad that repeatedly, you name the cities and conditions that primarily center around black people, including in your reader’s commentary of “black poverty” not “American poverty.” White people, no matter how fair you try to be, simply cannot help racializing everything negative that happens in the world. You speak of “American cities” but you highlight the ones that are predominantly black. You do this all the time and I don’t think you are even conscience of it. I agree about the state of America, and was exposing it 30 years ago when times were good. It is just the natural injustice so unique to white people that I can’t abide. And the complete blindness to the fact that this is a monster of your own making. “You don’t get it do you, Morbeus? That thing out there is YOU! Your subconscious.” And so it is that “Fate has terrible power, that cannot be escaped by wealth or war. Ships cannot outrun it, nor forts keep it out.” This end was written the moment the ships landed. You wrote it. Peace.

  • Steven_J

    History repeats itself. Look up Procopius of Caesarea: The Secret History. Take out the Roman names and replace with American names as you spot the similarities.

  • Ima Supermom

    People posting here are blaming everything and everyone. It’s the Jews fault, it’s the Christians fault, it’s the black people’s fault, blah, blah, blah! It’s just exactly what God said it would be! Jesus told us about it! Matthew 24! In the end times they will be calling evil good and good evil! (Isaiah 5:20. Woe to those who do it!)They said, ‘Get God out of the schools and out of government’. So He left and allowed them to be taken over by their sin. Now they live together and have children without marriage, murder un-born babies to the tune of millions every year in the name of “planned parenthood” and economic or personal convenience, their children are starting to have sex at age 8 in some cases, they’re addicted to drug before they get out of tehir teen years, they get handed condoms and are told “if you’re going to have fun, at least play safe”, we feed them violent video games, sex laced sitcoms and commercials and then we all sit back and wonder what’s happening in the world? We’re calling good evil and evil good and NO ONE sees the problem with this!!!!! God said it in the very beginning when He flooded the earth, “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen.6:5 ESV) Men’s thoughts are evil all the time now, too. God promised to never destroy the earth by flood again but if you take even a cursory glance around you, you’ll clearly see that He IS gearing up to destroy it again! It doesn’t take a genius to see that fact!

    • Tim

      Yes, the Lord is going to destroy the earth again, but it will be by fire.

      “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (2 Peter 3:10)

      But the righteous have a glorious future to look forward to.

      “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” (2 Peter 3:13)

      Even so, Come Lord Jesus!

    • gary2

      you may as well have blamed gog-magog. How about them nephelim???

  • J.J.C.

    Here’s my experience:

    We currently live in a middle class suburb of Phoenix. Several weeks back a police officer was shot and killed by a drug dealer just three blocks from my house.

    Last week when I was picking up my children from their church-run charter school, a derranged half-dressed, barefoot woman began yelling at me across the parking lot that she needed to use my cell phone and it was an emergency. The voice mail message was for her “baby daddy” that the baby was being taken by CPS because another household member was being investigated for MURDER, (although I suspect the fact that she was clearly a Meth-head or something probably had a lot to do with it too). After she wandered off, my seven year-old informed me that was not some random homeless person but one of his classmate’s MOTHER!!!!!!

    Needless to say we hoping to be able to move farther out of the vally by summer, but until then, we just have to cope. God help us all.

    • TX4Life

      A true sign of the times. God bless and keep you as you look for a safer place to live for your family.

  • DownWithLibs

    Where I live it is very small and rural. You can still strike up a conversation with strangers in the stores and enjoy the friendly banter. But people like me who have lived here all of their lives are starting to notice that the town isn’t as friendly as it once was…in fact we have a lot of rude and self-centered people around here now. Sadly, a sign of the times.

  • Joan of Arcardia

    To paraphrase Adrian Salbuchi, the media, our educational system and politicians are all basically aligned to the Globalization/New World Order process. This is a System of Domination which has three main objectives, one of which is “to hide from public opinion how the world really works, knowing that IF WE CANNOT PROPERLY UNDERSTAND AND DIAGNOSE THE SOURCE OF OUR PROBLEMS AND WEAKNESSES, THEN WE CAN HARDLY EXPECT TO FIND THE PROPER SOLUTIONS TO THEM”! Please, please read this article and pass it along: http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/the-coming-world-government

  • david

    When are we as a people going to demand our politicians cut off immigration for a period of years, maybe decades? America is full, and our people are suffering. The jobs need to go to our own. We cant be the boardinghouse for the world anymore.

  • Joan of Arcardia

    To paraphrase Adrian Salbuchi, our media, our educational system and politicians are all basically aligned to the Globalist/New World Order process. This is a System of Domination with three key objectives one of which is “to hide from public opinion how the world really works, knowing that if we cannot properly understand and diagnose the source of our problems and weaknesses, then we can hardly expect to find the proper solutions to them.”
    Please, please read this article and pass it along: http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/the-coming-world-government

  • DiGi

    Someone posted about a ‘foreign country based on LIES’ and that a fake war will ensue. Of course they were too chicken to say “Israel”. Israelboth ancient and modern, is the only TRUE nation ever established by God Himself on this planet. America had Christians in it from its inception, but was never a Christian nation. The founding fathers were Freemansons.

    The entire problem is spiritual and will be solved spiritually in the final analysis.

  • Susan Buckley

    The “victims” response to the whole TSA scanner machines really annoys me. Where is personal responsibility. You don’t HAVE to go through the scanner!! You can ask for a pat down instead. You might not like this but it is still a CHOICE we have, which is better than none. I ALWAYS ask to have a pat down and smile through the whole thing knowing that they did not get what they wanted: to invade my privacy in a way that can be eternal or more permanent and people can view my picture and treat my image (and me) disrespectfully as they do. So what it someone pats you down. It only takes a minute and I can’t imagine they enjoy touching a member of the same sex who may or may not be attractive to them, but particularly if not attractive. So hey, how about rebellion (that we are allowed) rather than wimpy victimization. And… I liked the suggestion to boycott flying although I realize for many that is not an option unless they quit their jobs.

  • peter

    i read this twice ,, the writer seems to be in a fog , the crimes the people she are taking about are all niggers not whites ,, even the airport workers , ive never been to america but i can bet they are all greasy brown skinned animals ,, am i right ? Americas problem like Australias problem are subhuman black and brown skinned animals , whose only can only breed and commit crimes

  • Nexus789

    I’m glad I don’t live in the US…pointless religious arrogance and extremism, racism, imploding society, giving its away wealth and prosperity, etc.

    Yes…the US is exceptional but we are finding that it is in a very negative way. Only the US could have the arrogance to write itself up as being exceptional.

    I am 100% certain that mumbling to an imaginary being is not going to bring back jobs, etc.

    • VyseLegendaire

      The USA is not homogenous. While I’m aware this nation is crumbling overall, it would be ridiculous to claim their is any real social cohesion from state to state. We’ve got all types, and its not all crazy mofos either.

    • DownWithLibs

      I see that you are blinded by hatred and jealousy. The good news about our country going broke is that if another big country like China or Russia decide to attack your country, we will not be able to help you…and I doubt any other country would have the means to help you either. Does that make you feel a little better? I sure hope so. Of course if that day ever comes, Jesus (or as you call him “imaginary being”) will remove believers like me, so we wont be around the see the smug expression wiped right off of your face.

      Have a great day!!!

    • mondobeyondo

      It’s much better to pray to a superior being who you can’t see with your mortal eyes. But if you mumble to Almighty God, I’m sure He wouldn’t mind. Just as long as you are sincere.

  • tony

    interesting how the doom and gloomers and survivalists talk about avoiding the ‘big cities’ when the SHTF, yet there are sooo many stories of the SHTF out in the country and suburbia even BEFORE the SHTF in the USA

    • TX4Life

      True that the countryside is not immune from criminal activity. However, the close proximity of homes and businesses within the big cities make them easier targets. As gas prices climb, criminals will prefer to hit targets they can reach on foot rather than drive 20 miles out into the country. It’s a game of odds.

  • A fed up teacher

    While the US has squandered trillions of dollars on wars “exporting democracy” to backward countries like Afghanistan, the educational system is heading straight to hell.Instead of hiring teachers and investing in our future, the exact opposite is happening. The drop out rate in in inner city high school is way over 50 percent. I have never seen such a lack of disrespect and moral decay in kids today as I have ever seen in my teaching years. I spend more of my time managing behavior problems than I do teaching. Meanwhile democratic politicians who promised “change” have done little or worse than the previous administration. College is less affordable than ever before and out of reach for even the middle class. It’s not too hard to see so many people in this country are so pessimistic about the future. Instead of borrowing less money from China and control needless spending, we are enslaving future generations and heading towards bankruptcy:both morally and financially. I became a teacher to give back to my country and make a difference. God knows it’s not the money, but when you have 3rd graders threatening to kill you and they look like they’re in high school, you know it’s time to get out and abandon ship.

  • Fred

    I have watch the events that have happen in America for many years. In my opinion, America is a sad state of affairs. I see an America that will continue to decline from a political point of view, an economic point of view, and a people who moral values are so low today that it will take a miracle to make this country a better place to live, and raise a family.

  • son of hob

    The boat will never get right when the keel is missing…America is corrupt, in denial, in rebellion and will reap what it has sown. I am ready for judgement but is America ready to face God’s wrath?

  • DB200

    “After they got Arnold into the car, they choked her to death and then buried her body in a shallow grave in North Dakota.

    Why would anyone do something like that?”

    Interesting question, I will share with you my provoking thoughts.

    People will do these kind of things when they are under influence of wicked forces, in the past these forces were called demons.

    Demons can take possession of people when they are empty i.e. when they are not inspired by the Holy Ghost or simpler said: don’t believe in Jesus Christ. How this works is explained in Matthew 12:43-45.

    With the abandoning of God (and pursuit of all things that God has forbidden) that started in the 60s, enter the free souls “liberated from the burden of the Christian legacy of the founding fathers”. Between quotes of course because liberation from God always means slavery one way or the other (drugs, sex, love for money, debt, criminality etc).

    So we have our free houses, ready to occupy by the demons. Now were come all these demons from? Anton LaVey started the Church of Satan on 30th of April 1966 in San Francisco California, but was already earlier active with satanic rituals. So Satan legally got a place in the USA and brought all his friends with him. My theory is that the number of demons increased tremendously and started occupying all these free souls, resulting in the wretched society we now have.

    Most of you must think that I am out of my mind. Then one question:

    Why is it that 89% of all porn in the world comes from the USA and California produces most of the porn in the USA? Would any relation with the location of Church of Satan (but also the location of Bohemian Grove) be pure coincidence? Really?

  • marc from overseas

    I’ve just read this comment, which is actually a comment on another comment and I thought it was irony – but I can’t see any sign that it actually is irony. I really wonder how damn stupid some of the people posting comments really are.

    “Why would anyone do something like that?”
    Interesting question, I will share with you my provoking thoughts.
    People will do these kind of things when they are under influence of wicked forces, in the past these forces were called demons.
    Demons can take possession of people when they are empty i.e. when they are not inspired by the Holy Ghost or simpler said: don’t believe in Jesus Christ. How this works is explained in Matthew 12:43-45.”

    Damn I’m glad I’m not in the USA. You guys have to compete with the EU and China, but there’s no chance this is going to happen if people are that stupid.

    Sorry if I offended anyone – I typically don’t comment online but this comment really threw me off the seat. Not long ago there was an article up here talking about reducing population to 1 Billion or less – the global elite wants to get rid of most of us – well, I’m sorry to say but if there was a system in place that would choose logically then I wonder if it was really such a bad idea.

    • MB

      Damn I’m glad I’m not in the USA.

      I’ll second that, I’m glad you’re not here either. We already have enough godless, secular self absorbed individuals. The reason you can’t see the spiritual war between good and evil (or God vs satan) is that you are already on satans team, so he doesn’t have to bother with you because you are his already.

  • http://worldendsat5newsat11.blogspot.com Tony Lamb

    Michael, I heard a scenario the other day that Greece was holding a general election this March or April and that the Communist would win that election and then tell the world they were NOT going to pay anything and did now owe anyone. That would cause the EU to freeze the banks of greece and that would cause Ireland, Portugal, spain to collapse and the EU would then try to contain it by bailing out Italy (which will not work) and then it falls and then the rest of the world will follow suite.
    Have you heard this scenario?
    What do you think of it?
    Thanks & keep up the good work.
    Tony/Roberta Lamb

    • Michael

      Tony:

      I think that we will have to keep a close eye on Europe over the next few months.

      There are so many reasons why this “deal” could unravel very quickly.

      Michael

  • Brett

    I have been reading this blog for quite some time but I have see few articles that relate Canada to what is happening to the global economy. Does anyone have thoughts or information about how Canada will be affected in near future economic problems. Things seem to be getting worse all the time from reading these articles so how would Canada weather this storm? Michael perhaps?

    • Michael

      Canada is going to be in better shape than most because Canada has vast natural resources, but no nation on earth is going to be immune from what is coming.

      Michael

  • Bubba Schwartz

    I had an economics professor in the late 80s who had just finished a lecture on labor elasticity. Of course, most of us were straining to understand. I went up afterwards and asked him a question, based on his lecture: I asked, “If we were to revert to the single income family, where one parent remained home to raise the children, wouldn’t wages necessarily rise and the standard of living necessarily increase?” He replied, “Wages would nearly double, and yes, the standard of living would increase.”
    We have been busy creating our personal Utopias at the expense of our children and future generations. The kids saw that we valued money and things more than them. We never spent the requisite time with them to transfer our understanding of morals and how the individual functions in society. We have not supported the family in this nation for some time. We are reaping what we have sown.

    • MB

      Excellent observation. Truer words are rarely spoken. The baby boomer’s and their secular I love me attitude have destroyed this country. I should know, I was born at the tail end of the boomer generation and can plainly see what you are writing about.

  • http://None NoNetDebt

    America is getting worse because Americans can not agree on anything. All they like to do is argue. They will still be arguing when the nation expires.

  • http://peaceandbeauty.wordpress.com/ Linda
  • Lennie Pike

    True, but according to God, the people identified in Graham’s post above, are even more responsible than the individuals themselves.

    Matthew 18:6

    • pearl

      Your comment makes no sense.

  • DavidV

    WWII Vet Says Nobody Helped After He Was Carjacked
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=147422806

    “I was trying to go in … and see if somebody could call the police and an ambulance because I couldn’t stand. I had to crawl — I tried two or three times to get up,” Brantley said Saturday. He said he was on way home from Bible study when he stopped to put gas in his 2010 Chrysler 200, which he recently bought to replace another car that had been stolen.

    “People were passing me just like I wasn’t there. … I was crawling and they just walk by me like I’m not there,” he said.

  • Disappointed

    This is really sad, I would have helped the man and I think this is just horrible.

  • Disappointed

    These days, you always have to be aware and alert and don’t give an opportunity.

    For example, a restaurant owner (for years) in my area was targeted and mugged when going to bring his cash to the bank (out the back door), he sold the restaurant and it has changed hands a few times since.

    At a gas station in my area, a woman was pumping gas with her purse on her shoulder and somebody ran through and grabbed her purse and kept running.

    I am 35 miles away from Detroit but it happens here too.

    They are tearing down some of the abandoned buildings in Pontiac that are used as crack houses, so they are trying to fix it up, but Pontiac lost its police (the County took over) and fire department (the town next door took over) and I worry because I live a heck of a lot closer to Pontiac than I do to Detroit.

    Even when I go to a “nice” area to shop, I won’t go after dark anymore, I used to think nothing of that…not anymore.

    I am always looking around and watching who is on all sides of me when I am out in public. It is not paranoia, it is the way things are.

  • http://WRH RJ OGuillory

    The U.S. of Hollow

    Junior demons litter the culture,
    sucking up all that’s left.
    The Elder knew how to pick em’
    The Boy claimed no such heft.
    Picked apart and long picked over,
    our bird of Giving Thanks.
    America, finally laid to rest,
    by her own traitorous Yanks.
    Liberty and freedom,
    need no such plan to follow.
    Bleeding slowly across our land,
    The United States of Hollow.

    RJ O’Guillory /Author/ Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  • Caltrop

    #6 Millions of other young people are not able to find jobs once they finish school and end up financially dependent on their parents…

    I AM SICK & TIRED ABOUT HEARING THE PLIGHT OF AMERICAN YOUTH!!!

    In many cases even their parents are unemployed. So who should get the job?

    But this is a DEBT & YOUTH based society. It’s SCREW-THE-OLD-FOLK!

    Well, this older person is PISSED! I lost my JOB & lost my HOUSE. And while I was moving out THEY came in before I was done & changed the locks and cleaned out my stuff; it’s not like I was refusing to move. Now the house is sitting empty, my stuff is gone, and the house will probably still be empty years from now.

    So there’s another item for you to list – MORTGAGE COMPANIES RAPING & PILAGING PEOPLE!

  • mark branham

    OK, the world as we know it is coming to an end!!! Ya’ right. There is only one word to describe such thinking….. bull*********. ain’t gonna happen, at least not the way anyone can imagine. For while all you stuck in the head doomsters out there moan about the end of the world, real people are doing things you can’t imagine.

    http://austin.culturemap.com/newsdetail/02-21-12-00-05-the-new-hipster-cities-of-america/

    read especially about Detroit.

    Things are happening that those of you stuck with a mid 20th century mind simply cannot grasp. but, that’s what happens when your stuck focusing on problems rather than living with solutions in mind.

    Good luck with that attitude.

    • Cecilia

      I’m sorry that you lost your home. However, your tirade on your post is wrong. The mortgage you signed had the terms listed. Once those terms have been broken by you, you lose your house. You are told when you must be out of your home. If you aren’t out, the bank has every right to change the locks and remove your “abandoned” property.

      If they did wrong, sue them. But if you really look at the timeline, you will probably realize that you didn’t do what you were supposed to do by the deadline you had.

      The problem with the housing market is that all the liberals wanted to “be nice” and make sure everyone could buy a home. The government forced banks to make the subprime loans. These were loans to people who couldn’t afford to buy a home, but the liberals in D.C, in their infinite wisdom, didn’t care. That unleashed so many more buyers into the mix that prices skyrocketed. The “market” doesn’t care if these people can afford the homes they’re making offers on. So with the increase in buyers, the market became a seller’s market, with people outbidding each other for the homes for sale. When that happens (more buyers than sellers) the prices rise. With the huge injection of new buyers, the prices went up, up and up. Eventually, the prices got so high, the buyers dried up and the market fell.

      If this hadn’t happened, you would have been able to sell your home when you couldn’t make the payments. You would have recovered at least some of your equity.

      Blame the liberals in Washington DC, expecially Clinton and Barny “Fannie Mae is fine” Frank. And remember, everyone…you get the government you vote into office.

      Good advice for November!!!!!

      • Baily

        I’m afraid the problem goes far beyond pedantic Left/Right ideological arguments.

        Take a look at this 5 part video series to understand WHY the problem exists and how the crash was the unavoidable result of the banking cartels.

        Part 1
        Part 2
        Part 3
        Part 4
        Part 5

        The psychopath has the peculiar trait of always blaming its victim.

  • Tim

    It’s not just the cities. I grew up in a rural community near Knoxville Tennessee in the 80s and 90s. It was nothing for mine and my neighbors folks to let us out to play by ourselves for hours on end, especially during the summer. We’d ride our bikes and explore the woods and fields. I never felt unsafe, and I’m sure my parents wouldn’t have let us out like that if they thought we’d be in serious danger. Now, if I had children, I would be much more worried about letting my kids out like that, even in the same community. Legal drugs, mostly painkillers, have destroyed many once safe rural communities. In the last two years there have been multiple armed robberies, and in one case a trio of men beat an old woman to death in order to get her meds. I used to walk by her house all the time to go fishing when I was a kid…

  • HenryD

    I drove by my old high school near Philadelphia last year just as it was letting out for the day. There were 3 police cars, and about a dozen other adults that were managing the student. I thought that there was a school shooting or something so I pulled over. I met my old guidence counselor who is now the principal. It turns out that there wasn’t a school shooting. There never had been a school shooting. This is the security that is deployed every day to make sure that there are no problems. Wow.

  • http://economic a.p.

    Michael,

    What you and all the readers of this website are missing and humanity has failed to grasp is the fundamental concept of exponential growth in a finite world. As world population soars past 7 billion ( in a world that only has enough
    natural resources for 2 billion people), this concept is the mother of all problems, causing the human race to “turn against each other” as
    we compete for a dwindling share of the pie.

    I first recognized this all important principle back in 1970 (first earth day) and made a conscious decision to never breed, saving my future children from the nightmare of dividing up smaller and smaller shares of the resources.

    I am not some whacked out environmentalist, just a well-educated man who fully understands this one mathematical principle which has an
    inexorable effect on mankind’s plight. You are doing a great disservice to your readers if you do not publish an article on this concept and finally expose it to the mainstream media. The 1% already know it and our making sure their offspring will get the most out of the diminishing pie, while the 99% remain ignorant,
    brainwashed by mainstream media into thinking that economic growth can go on forever. It can’t. Resources are finite!

    • Michael Hardesty

      Utter Malthusian rubbish that has been disproved by the free workings of capitalism since the Industrial Revolution. If we had a fully free laissez-faire capitalism there would no limit to the productive and carrying capacity of the planet. Resources are NOT finite, man’s mind is the resource that makes the production of all other resources, otherwise they lay unused in the ground.
      If you are not an environmentalist Communist and are as intelligent as you assert, then you have done the world a great disservice by not having many children. Shame on you ! Your defeatism is the last thing any of us need to hear.

      • Kelby

        Michael Hardesty, let me give you a simple but IMPORTANT biology lesson:

        In every habitat, there is something called a CARRYING CAPACITY which is the maximum amount of population of animals that can live in that habitat and STILL not run out of resources. Once you go over that capacity, it’s over – water dries out, every tree and piece of vegetation disappears and then some animals either have to move somewhere more abundant or die!

        WE HUMANS ARE ANIMALS, TOO, IN A WAY, SO WHY DO WE CONSIDER OURSELVES AN EXCEPTION FROM THAT NATURAL LAW?? Sure we can produce a lot in free capitalism and with our high intelligence and technology, which would increase our carrying capacity for the entire earth, BUT THERE IS STILL A CARRYING CAPACITY THAT WE CLEARLY HAVE EXCEEDED, OTHERWISE PEOPLE WOULDNT BE FIGHTING FOR JOBS, FOOD AND WATER!!

        Kudos to you, a.p., for deciding not to have any more kids! Try telling all this to the rest of the sheep!

        • Baily

          The rest of us can hear and understand you, but the ‘person’ you are addressing is in all likelihood incapable of comprehending your words. The psychopath’s brain is actually not wired in such a way that facts or logic are able to dislodge the narcissistic ego’s deathgrip on perception.

          The best you can hope for is to have this ‘Michael Hardesty’ blink at you uncomprehendingly while his brain reboots, and then hear him repeat his nonsense.

          And man! Just take a moment to reread his comment. It simply doesn’t make sense. But it storms ahead without any concern for logic, and we ‘normals’ who are predisposed to automatically assuming that the people we are listening to are the same as us, that their brains work like ours do, and that when they deliver speeches with such force of conviction, that any logical inconsistencies are in fact just parts we mis-heard or mis-read. But we haven’t.

          You can’t argue with a psychopath/sociopath/borderline personality.

          They’re insane.

        • Marcy Fleming

          Not true as Malthus was refuted by the Industrial Revolution and the human mind. There are no limits

  • http://economiccollapseblog.com bill

    but obama said were in recovery and getting better.he must be right are goverment never lies.so we better vote for him.
    they say if you dont,you must be prejudice because hes black. since im not prejudice,that means i have to for him?

  • RiskyRichard

    Thanks be to Lyndon Baine Johnson for he and his fellow Democrat Progressives for our “Great Society”. It is ‘great’ isn’t it?

    I still think LBJ was involved in JFK’s killing because JFK wasn’t progressive enough for them.

  • RiskyRichard

    The “Great Society” was the start of the USA’s massive entitlement society which has destroy personal accountability and personal incentives.

  • RiskyRichard

    Working blacks that have pride in themselves will turn their backs on Obama come 11/6/2012. He and the other democrates have played them for suckers for many generations. They are waking up. For Obama to solicit black votes by baiting church leaders is so sorry!

  • Jackie Yow

    This is what happens when people are not held accountable for thier actions.

  • http://o westie

    Sadly america is going down. America has got an awful lot of karma due. Poor america.so arrogant,haughty so right. So great. The great american people. Your fall is written.

    • Cecilia

      Screw you. What karma and why? Because we saved Eurpoe from Hitler? Because of all of the men who died on the beaches of Normandy?

      The only thing wrong with this country are the liberals who are destroying it, including Obama. All our ills can be traced back to liberalism. kids running amok? Because they weren’t spanked at home when they did something wrong. Parents and schools not holding the kids feet to the fire. Schools not holding the parents feet to the fire. Abortion, homosexuality and racism rampant. (Abortion is not constitutional…in fact, the Constitution directly makes it illegal, but the liberals don’t want anyone to know that.) and when I say “racism” I mean black crime, period. Compared to black on black crime or black on white crime, white on black crime is a drop in the bucket. How many blacks are killed by blacks compared to whites killing blacks? If they’re so tired of the killing, why don’t they stop killing each other!

      Peace through superior firepower

  • Andrew Bulles

    Another Great Article you’ve written here, Micheal. On a lighter note and with an air of positive, I’ve noticed more people taking up the game of Tennis. In my town, our rec. dept. recently laid down 4 of the nicest courts you’ve ever seen… even with the new courts it seems all of our older tennis courts our full all the time. I’ve played tennis for 37 years and I haven’t noticed a big pick-up in new players for the last few years until this year. Maybe this little anecdote will provide a hint of hope.

  • kerry

    this country has deteriorated namely because of far left, progressive policies and growth of government and yes LBJ and his “great society” played a huge role in expanding government power. They always say it is to “help” the disadvantaged but it only destroys civil society. Socialism and marxism is deadly for human freedom and productivity. Over 1/2 half of all Americans think that the government (ie; taxpayers!!) are supposed to give them a hand out and they have been turned into beggars looking for crumbs. Far left marxists and go along, get along republicans like Nixon, Ford, Bush I and II who weren’t principled aided and abetted the brainwashed millions of people that the values that this country was founded on, judeo christian values of family/marriage (between a MAN and a WOMAN!), raising a family and living within your means is “unfair, unjust, mean, bigoted”, etc. Like Obama said, “we want to spread your wealth around” while all of his supporters applauded!!!! Detroit is and has been run by selfish, corrupt democrats who have used their power to enrich themselves. Culture is responsible for who we elect to govern us and it is all about taking from the “rich”, it is the oldest sin in the world, greed and selfishness, which is why judeo christian values are so important to have a civil society. Obama is a far left radical marxist third worlder who has propelled our country into almost a tribal warfare between all of the “victim groups”. The republicans aren’t quite as bad but if you believe in God, personal responsiblity and the importance of family you are a bigot and are smeared by the media so many of them do not stand up for conservative principles because they are more worried about maintaining their power. Still, both political parties are desiring to continue the size and scope of government. Now we are seeing the government go after anyone who fights against the tyranny. The IRS is bullying and threatening the tea party movement which I am a part of because they want to stop any protest against their illegal theivery and corruption. Obama has literally shredded the constitution.
    There is a famous quote that starts “first they went after so and so, and I did nothing because it didn’t effect me”. Well, be warned. Some people mock those of us fighting for freedom, but you will be attacked and threatened soon enough. Liberals and the brainless out there ignore the history of mankind at their peril. they also mock God and His laws. We are heading for disaster…..

    • Bob Marshall

      Good post Kerry! Martin Luther king recognized this problem and addressed it in one of his speeches.he not only spoke to back America, he spoke to all of America.

  • Brjezik Woolf

    people in europe advise one remedy wich they’re implementing now – hang one bankster a day and see what happens. May be, just may be, just heard it.

  • Brjezik Woolf

    and by the way Greece just got new loan from private bankstkers at 70% interest. Who of them would ever dream of working? they have their fufture secure and bright. think of it. it could work for you too.

  • John

    The question we all must ask ourselves is what the true nature of sanity and mental stability is and where it is that we draw the line between human nature and “sicko”.

  • JJ

    The fate of American economy and social life is not important at all. We have a mission on Earth and the mission of American people is to support Israel to the end. America and Israel are brothers and we are obliged to the Jews who have built America´s power and culture. It doesn´t matter how much lives a war on Iran will cost to us, what is important, however, is that an enemy of Israel will be destroyed at once. I love the Jewish people and I care about them.

  • Joshua Ingram

    2nd Timothy 3:1 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

  • dedonarrival

    Seems the future is gonna be great for Mad Max wannabes

  • Joe

    Vote Ron Paul 2012 if you really want change.

  • JIM DANIELS

    VOTE FOR ROMNEY

  • JIM DANIELS

    OR RON PAUL..I DON’T CARE WHICH JUST VOTE FOR ONE OF THEM PLEASE

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