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20 Signs That We Are Witnessing The Complete Collapse Of Common Sense In America

What do you do when an entire nation begins to lose the capacity to think rationally?  Many Americans spend a great deal of time criticizing the government, and there is certainly a lot to complain about, but it is not just the government that is the problem.  All over America, people appear to be going insane.  It is almost as if we have been cursed with stupidity.  Sadly, this applies from the very top of our society all the way down to the very bottom.  A lot of us find ourselves asking the following question much more frequently these days: “How could they be so stupid?”  Unfortunately, we are witnessing a complete collapse of common sense all over America.  Many people seem to believe that if we could just get Obama out of office or if we could just reform our economic system that our problems as a nation would be solved, but that is simply not true.  Our problems run much deeper than that.  The societal decay that is plaguing our country is very deep and it is everywhere.  We are a nation that is full of people that do not care about others and that just want to do what is right in their own eyes.  We hold ourselves out to the rest of the world as “the greatest nation on earth” and an example that everyone else should follow, and yet our own house is rotting all around us.  The words “crazy”, “insane” and “deluded” are not nearly strong enough to describe our frame of mind as a country.  America has become a sad, delusional old man that can’t even think straight anymore.  The evidence of our mental illness is everywhere.

The following are 20 signs that we are witnessing the complete collapse of common sense in America….

#1 According to Wired Magazine, FBI agents have been taught that they can “bend or suspend the law” as they pursue criminals and terrorists.  But when they break the law they become criminals themselves.

#2 A TSA manager (not just an agent) at Dulles International Airport was recently discovered to be running a prostitution ring out of a local hotel room.  TSA agents have been charged with crime after crime after crime and yet we continue to allow them to be in charge of airport security.

#3 CBS News is reporting that approximately 200 pieces of luggage a day are being stolen by employees at John F. Kennedy International Airport and authorities still have not been able to stop it.

#4 Visitors to the United States must now pay $14 to complete an online form that asks them a series of really bizarre questions.  For example, one of the questions asks visitors to the U.S. if they ever “collaborated with the Nazis”.

#5 The U.S. military is buying huge amounts of electronic parts from China (mistake number one) and a government investigation has uncovered the fact that a large percentage of these parts are counterfeit.  Yet the U.S.military continues to buy huge amounts of electronic parts from China (mistake number two).

#6 A high school senior in Indiana was recently expelled from school for cussing on Twitter.

#7 Police in Chicago apparently believe that our “First Amendment rights can be terminated” at their discretion.

#8 Americans are becoming very cruel to one another.  This is especially true when it comes to the weak and the elderly.  For example, two “caregivers” down in Georgia were recently charged with waterboarding an 89-year-old woman that had been entrusted to their care….

Police charge two caregivers at a Jonesboro facility with waterboarding an 89-year-old woman.

Clayton County police said Jermeller Steed and Cicely Reed held down Anna Foley after an argument that started over ice cream.

#9 An increasing number of American families are taking out student loans in order to pay for their children’s kindergarten tuition.

#10 One town in Massachusetts plans to distribute free condoms to children as young as 12 years of age.

#11 Children in America are exposed to enormous amounts of sexual material on television these days, but we are always so shocked when they try to act out on it.  The following is one very disturbing example that happened recently in Ohio….

Authorities in southwest Ohio have charged a 13-year-old boy with raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald’s play area.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the alleged assault occurred Oct. 29 at a McDonald’s in the Cincinnati suburb of Anderson Township. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Barnett says the girl’s grandmother was nearby in the restaurant at the time.

#12 The following is another example from Indiana of how our sexualized society is affecting our young children….

Fishers police said an 8-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were caught in a sexual act on a school bus.

The girl’s parents are now trying to determine if the February incident was a rape or molestation.

In a statement, police said a bus aid caught the girl and the boy “trying to have intercourse,” and that the “bus aid immediately separated the juveniles and informed the bus driver.”

#13 According to Natural News, the Michigan state government intends to raid private farms and kill pigs that have “the wrong hair color” even though some of these farmers have been raising these pigs for decades.

#14 An executive order recently updated by the Obama administration would give the federal government complete control over all food, all energy, all health resources, all transportation resources and “all other materials, services, and facilities” at the discretion of Barack Obama.  The wording of the executive order has been changed so that this can now be done even in “non-emergency” situations.  Very few Americans seem concerned by this.

#15 These days many Americans are very hesitant to get involved with helping out anyone else.  For example, an 86-year-old World War II veteran living near Detroit was recently brutally carjacked in broad daylight at a gas station.  He could not walk after the attack because his leg was shattered so he began to crawl across the concrete pavement to get help.  Sadly, many people walked past and drove past as if he was not even there.

#16 At one airport in Hawaii, TSA agents recently required one new mother to go to a public restroom and fill up the empty baby bottles she was carrying with her own breast milk before they would allow her to get on to her flight.  The following is how one local news station described the incident….

She claims agents told her she couldn’t take the pump on the plane because the bottles in her carry-on were empty.

“I asked him if there was a private place I could pump and he said no, you can go in the women’s bathroom. I had to stand in front of the mirrors and the sinks and pump my breast in front of every tourist that walked into that bathroom. I was embarrassed and humiliated and then angry that I was treated this way.

When the bottles were full, she was allowed back on the plane.

#17 Massive brawls have been erupting at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants all over the nation.  Police responded to violence at one particular Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Pennsylvania 17 times in just one recent 18 month time period.

#18 Thieves in New Jersey have become so desperate for scrap metal that they have started breaking into churches and ripping the copper piping right out of the walls.

#19 Tide detergent has become an alternative form of currency on the streets of America and there has been an epidemic of Tide thefts all over the nation.  The following is from a recent article in The Daily….

Theft of Tide detergent has become so rampant that authorities from New York to Oregon are keeping tabs on the soap spree, and some cities are setting up special task forces to stop it. And retailers like CVS are taking special security precautions to lock down the liquid. 

One Tide taker in West St. Paul, Minn., made off with $25,000 in the product over 15 months before he was busted last year.

“That was unique that he stole so much soap,” said West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver. “The name brand is [all] Tide. Amazing, huh?”

Tide has become a form of currency on the streets. The retail price is steadily high — roughly $10 to $20 a bottle — and it’s a staple in households across socioeconomic classes.

#20 New federal rules will severely restrict the kind of work that children can do on farms in America.  Kids will be banned from doing many of the most basic kinds of farm chores under the new regulations.  Perhaps the children can just sit inside and watch television while the adults do all the work.

As mentioned earlier, what America is experiencing is not just an economic collapse.  The truth is that our entire society is collapsing.

For many years our great prosperity masked much of our decline, but now our great economic strength is rapidly fading and it is becoming very difficult to deny how far we have fallen as a nation.

You can find more examples of how American society is decaying right here and right here.  Anyone with half a brain can see what is happening to the United States.  It really is sad, because America was once a truly great nation.

So is there any hope of a recovery?

Not if we keep going down the same path.

In the end, the choice is up to you America.

  • Jane B

    Yes sad. A fat lazy decaying society resting on past glories and hollywood movies. No wonder the rest of the world which is lean and hungry are running circles around America. Just like Roman empire.

    • http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com Pat

      You are delusional if you think the rest of the world is running circles around America. I have lived half my life abroad and still live in Europe. This place is like a third world country. What is put on the news is only to create a false image of what else is out there. Believe me. It is not so advance as America. Don’t you know propaganda when you see it? Try living in China for instance where you can not get decent baby food. Or Spain where the people gladly eat fluoride in their salt. Or Russia where no one lives in a single family dwelling. You really should get out more.

      Goldenladyfun

    • Gary3

      We could catch you if Wal-Mart had faster power chairs.

      I rarely see a person under 300 pounds riding one.

    • Proftel

      Do not run around in circles on the contrary, are moving away.

      Get on the BRICS, we are no longer the “navel of the world.”

      hehe.

  • Newton

    Yeah,

    That’s about right.

    Next

    • http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com Pat

      See my comments above. I will add one thing. It is a well known subversion tactic to persuade a population that their government is unable to take care of them. Could it be that the opposing forces are employing that same tactic against the American people or do you really believe what you hear in the media?

      Goldenladyfun

      • VyseLegendaire

        Pat, while it may be true that many of these nations outside the U.S. are not really in the ascendancy, I think the reason people are so angry is because America was built on the promise of so much more. We are defeated idealists in a nation that is increasingly losing its way…

        While its clear America is breaking down, I certainly don’t uphold any other place in particular as being a bastion of moral decency… so I guess a reality check is in order for at least some of us here.

      • Dody Bush

        One word proved it for me: Katrina

  • Janet

    Satan loves confusion. And that’s basically where we are in this country. Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly.

    • http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com Pat

      Very well said. There motto is “confusion to the enemy”

      • http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com Pat

        stop believing the propaganda on T.V. It is meant to demoralize you.

        Goldenladyfun

    • Nexus789

      What is it with you people – what value are fairy tales and fables – none, zero, etc. It is ridiculous as all the issues we have are created by us.

      The moronic belief in religion is really a cowards response to avoid addressing many of the problems we have. A way of avoiding issues.

      If you prey hard enough I’m sure all the bad stuff and bad people will go away.

      • Mal R.

        “The moronic belief in religion is really a cowards response to avoid addressing many of the problems we have. A way of avoiding issues”

        And yet Christianity provided the recipe for the freest most prosperous nation in the history of the world…

        The truth is that the moronic belief in the atheist religion, and subsequently govt is god, has caused more poverty, slavery and mass murder than it ever did solve any issue.

        • Matt

          Mal, you are probably a product of the american educational system so I will let your woeful ignorance to the founding of our nation slide. In reality, our nation’s founding fathers wanted a seperation of church and state, hence it is the first amendment. In fact, if you actually read some of their quotes with regards to religion, then you would see the disdain many of them had for organized religion. Jefferson actually made his own bible up called the Jefferson bible.

          The uneducated masses need to stop promulgating this lie that we were founded on Christian values, we were not.

        • drr

          Additionally, while you go back and read your history, a lot of our earliest principles were based on the structure of the Iroquois nation, people who had no interest in Judeo-Christian values until it was being rammed down their throats.

  • http://economic a.p.

    When eveything in our food and water supply is toxic, it is no wonder our brains have stopped
    functioning. Just look at the difference between what we consume and what our ancestors did and you’ll know why society’s decay is inevitable. Thank Monsanto for all the GMO food
    they have put into our bodies and minds.

    Thank God life is so short and we only have to endure it once. I feel sorry for anyone that is still reproducing.

    • God’s Plan

      The world does not know Gods plan for mankind and what it entails yet.
      Why he created us, and why he made us physical first.
      Only the few he has called out of the world over the past 6000 years and who he has worked with personally do….God has only one church(body)here on earth today.
      Soon, millions will come to know the truth (the “gospel”, the “goodnews”) when Jesus Christ returns as our King along with the 144 000 (his government,folk God has worked with)to set up Gods kingdom here on earth.
      One of those truths is that MAN does live a second live.
      The billions that have died, will die in the upcoming WWIII; will have a second chance at life.
      They will be resurrected during the Great White Throne judgement period and they will live in a world that is ruled by God. Then they will be given a choice to choose Gods ways or their own. At the end of +/- 100 years. Those who choose God will become spirit beings and join his family. The rest will die and will never be again.
      I don’t expect you to believe any of this…..but wanted to share the hope that I have in case it brought hope to any out there reading this.
      Not long to go now…..the fall of the USA and Britain, plus the other Israelite countries “lost 10 tribes” is prophesied to take place….and that is what has been taking place for many years now. We are living in the end times of mans age. It is now Gods time to reign.
      He let us rule ourselves so that we could be a witness to what life is like under the power of other humans.
      I choose living under Gods power.

      • Chris

        The unfortunate thing is that those other humans who ‘rule’ us are exactly the ones that shouldn’t be allowed under any circumstances to be in those positions. I don’t think the people of the UK or USA knowingly chose to be run by a bunch of crypto fascists, communists, masons, satanists, luciferians, money worshippers and traitors. They are not representative of the general population.

      • Jane B

        I thought Goldman Sacks is God ‘s gift to the world.

    • Suzi C.

      Your conclusions seem to take away personal responsibility. I don’t think food additives are to blame for our criminal element but foolish and evil choices do. Just sayin’….

      • http://economic a.p.

        When we give mice an rats what is in our food supply and water, we witness unprecedented levels
        of erratic and dsyfunctional behaviour. Why would it be any different in humans?

        The chemicals in birth control pills are excreted in female urine and eventually end up in our water supply. Just ask yourself, is the world operating anywhere near rationality?

        Only if all 7 billion of us eat organic and God’s pure water that he provided us with with
        would there be no more murders, violence, greed,
        injustice, and inhumanity to man. As soon as petrochemical fertilizers were introduced to the world, we witnessed the rise of madmen, such as
        Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, et al.

  • Zombalypse

    You say, “Crazy, insane, deluded”. I say,
    ZOMBIE! It’s all ’bout da drugs, mine!

    Everywhere I go it’s dope, dope, dope. Everyone’s
    gotta be smokin’ da weed! ‘Medical’, donchaknow?

    You have to give marijuana credit: it has evolved
    in a way that it’s chemicals are in demand by the
    ‘human’ (zombie, more like it!) body. The pot
    chemicals literally TAKE OVER YOUR MIND! All you
    can think about is when is the next hit? Your
    memory slips away: a gal who tweeted me in JAN
    about a show I performed had forgotten about it
    just 3 days ago (MAR). Yep! Be a zombie for
    marijuana! It’s survival is guaranteed…yours,
    not so much. And it’s everywhere. Every one I
    meet , no matter what age…. smokin’ that
    stupid shit! Not to mention all the pill
    poppers. It’s as if I’m the only straight person
    on the planet.
    I can’t stand being around the zombies any
    longer, and I don’t care if they know it. If
    I find out their a doper, it’s SEE YA!

    • chris

      Not sure if trolling…..lol

    • Ian

      Really? It’s marijuanas fault? A natural herb/ flower that humans have smoked since the beginning of time is the culprit? A plant which has countless medicinal uses, not to mention can also replace wood for paper and every other fiber thereby reducing our dependance on lumber. A plant which has the ability to not only heal sick people, but could revitalize the entire global economic structure if we would just get our heads out of asses, in your mind, is the object of scorn.
      Who’s the zombie now?

  • STOP THE MADDNESS

    Is it really a lack of common sense or a rise in mental illness?

    Between 1985 and 2008, U.S. sales of antidepressants and antipsychotics multiplied almost fifty-fold, to $24.2 billion. Prescriptions for bipolar disorder and anxiety have also swelled. One in eight Americans, including children and even toddlers, is now taking a psychotropic medication.

    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2012/03/05/are-psychiatric-medications-making-us-sicker/

    • http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com Pat

      If you think you got it bad, you should see how the rest of the world including Europe have been zombified. The Chinese people don’t even know about Tianamen Square. Ask them. They have no idea what happened there.

      Goldenladyfun

    • Gary3

      Not a rise in mental illness, just a rise in diagnosis (which allows a prescription). In USA, EVERYTHING is a “syndrom” these days.

    • Winston Smith

      Both, lack of common sense (schools are breeding animals) and metnal illness, really, soul sickness

  • Jodi

    10 through 12 is especially disturbing…I believe it’s because Planned Parenthood distributes nasty material to children. What ever happened to barbie dolls and riding bikes as a child? Has anybody seen this video on the disturbing material children can get from Planned Parenthood? I would never want my children to see this stuff. No wonder kids are getting bad!
    http://youtu.be/j7XR9yH2ETk

    • Kelby

      i couldnt even finish the video, it was too disturbing!! Planned Parenthood and all its synchophants will burn in hell for this!!
      I HATE THIS SOCIETY!!! HATE!!!!!!!!

      • Jodi

        I couldn’t finish the video either! Yuck!

    • David

      Wow! Pretty easy for you to blame Planned Parenthood isn’t it. Wow! How about trying to not blame someone or something and do something about the problem. Pretty sad! It is not an institutions fault or the fault of the government or a particular party. It is a parenting issue, or unfortunately sometimes the lack of a parent. Some people unfortunately should not have been allowed to re-produce. Natural selection worked in the past.

      • Jodi

        You’re right! I blame parents too! I don’t put full blame on PP. I really don’t live in an area that is bad. I was just shocked to see a video like this. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  • mondobeyondo

    One day, in the not too distant future, archaeologists from Europe, China and India will travel here, to the (former) USA. They will marvel at our ruins and our tall structures. Our giant sports coliseums, where the Raiders and Patriots once played. The huge marble structures that once housed the Department of Justice, the Supreme Court, the White House…

    And they will wonder how such a great nation could have had such a rapid fall.

    Just as we watch and wonder about the ruins of the ancient Greek and Roman empires.

  • mondobeyondo

    …But I’ll bet you’ll all know who got eliminated on American Idol.

    Do you know who Joe Biden is? No, he isn’t a contestant. Sorry, try again.

  • Robert
  • Robert
  • http://EconomicCollapse Already Gone

    What can a person say?

  • Old Man

    Remember the TV evangelists? You know, those Bible trottin’ dollar flippin’ TV stars of God so prominent in the 80’s. After ripping off thousands, if not millions of fools and the desperate of their money, they soaked themselves with castles, Rolls Royces and private jets. Unlike Wall Street mafia, many were caught by the law proceeded to spent well-deserved time in the slammer.

    The rise of the uniquely American TV evangelism seeded the grand corruption of America later. Because while many of the TV ‘Gods’ were enjoying government foods in the slammer, their culture proceeded to spread. First to the local politicians, then to the states, then to business (remember Enron?). Then by the late 90’s the entire GOP party was saturated by the ‘born again’ nuts. Who preached America is great because God is great. The two are divinely tied together by the dollar bill. Their politics is now called neo-con.

    The infiltration of Christian fundamentalism into every stinking hole of politics, then into national culture, has profound consequences. For politics, a brain-dead dumb-down self-triumphant population voted in a GOP majority government of G W Bush. Who proceeded to flush the country down the toilet.

    But the spread of evangelical fundamentalism and primitive dogma into the general American population had far greater effect. See, in national survey, a full 35% solemnly believe in Creationism as fact, that everything was created in 7 days. Like GW, they believe the natural world does not evolve, but every detail is simply put together as God pleases. And that the Earth, while round today, is only a temporary situation. It was flat up to the 15th century an certainly will go flat again.

    Common sense, rationality, and critical thinking in America began to died when the first of the freaking TV evangelicals was sent packing to jail. But why didn’t anybody saw and take that as a lesson of how fools can be fooled by Hollywooded celebrity? And who proceeded to be fooled by politicians, bankers, CEOs and globalization? Because that, by definition, is how you get to be fool in the first place.

    • Mal R.

      The spread of christianity thru the govt caused this grand corruption?

      Absolutely, there are corrupt people in the church – that doesn’t make Christianity corrupt. Take a look at Obama’s so called spiritual advisor Jim Wallis – the self proclaimed marxist. In case you didn’t know, marxism is wholely incompatible with Christianity. Hows that workin out in your mind?

      I’m fairly certain that this country’s birth was directly due to the hand of divine providence.

      It quickly became more prosperous and successful than the world superpowers at the time and ever since then has been steadily eroded and corroded by the likes of Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and the typical evil, hard left, atheist radical that infests our govt today – people who twist, abuse, distort or outright lie about Christianity to further their evil agenda.

      The country that is failing all around us now was built by progressives in the early 20th century. People that robbed Americans of their faith and morals and replaced those values with amoral state capitalism, fascism and socialism.

      Please dont presuppose for Christians what they believe becuase I have a sneaky suspicion that you understand none of it in the first place.

      You must watch CNN and listen to the likes of Dan Rather.

      • Old Man

        There is Christianity, and there is Christian Fundamentalism. Just like there is Islam, and there is Islam Fundamentalism. Hell, there is benign Japanese Shinto, and there is (rather, was) Shinto Fundamentalism.

        Those Japanese in power who started WW2 in the Far East, and with China & America, deeply believed they were on a mission from the Shinto god, that they cannot fail, and must sacrifice everything to achieve their aim. It all started when the Japanese Imperial Navy won the naval war with Russia at the turn of the 20th century. With such an amazing win, surely the gods must be with them. Their mission in WW2 was to kick out the imperialist Christian occupiers of the Far East. This is not Shinto religion, but Shinto Fundamentalism at work.

        Back from the 11th to 14th centuries, Christianity was the dominant religion of Europe. But a branch of it, those who ran the Christian show, wanted absolute power and obedience from the followers. Thus began the notorious Inquisition that lasted 2 centuries, when torture and murder was policy. Later, when threatened by the spread of Islamism from the Middle East, the same people launched 3 centuries of Crusade invasions and occupation. Simply because they don’t like loss of holy power. That, my friend, is Christian Fundamentalism in history.

        What I wrote was how the rise of Christian Fundamentalism in the early 1990’s played a vital role in creating a mindless reckless culture, immune consequences, defy the laws of physics. So much so that it resulted in busting up half the country before they even noticed what happened. How is it possible an educated first world country can become so stupid and corrupt? When a dogma of Christian Fundamentalism, called Creationism, says the world is flat and that the Bible is physics, and 80 million people believe it, this is evidence of the emergence of primitive minds as dominant force in America.

        Today, there are a great many people who refuses to understand, less acknowledge the roots causes of a profoundly corrupted society. And Mal, you are one of them.

    • Witness the End

      Hey Old Man…

      Okay smart guy, tell me where all the matter and energy came from moments before the Big Bang! Don’t be fooled, “evolution” is a belief system and scientists don’t know as much as they think they know.

      Mathematicians and statisticians mock the evolutionary time-line. The probability of a single cell organism spontaneously mutating is one chance in 100 quintillion (10^20). Imagine the probability of the evolutionary mutation of the pre-human to modern human chain.

      Isn’t something that every generation of theory and science is convinced that it is on the cusp of knowing the truth, yet in 50 years from now, people will laugh at how wrong this generation was.

      It wasn’t that long ago when we all were told that dinosaurs were slow moving and T-Rex dragged its tail. I remember being told that oil was a by-product of compressed dinosaur flesh (fossil fuels). In thirty years my kids will laugh at what they were told in school these days.

      • Old Man

        Thanks Witness The End. You’re obviously a Creationist. One of some 80 million in the US who help put ‘God Is Great’ politicians into power to run the country under the Bible. The work of your kind has been historical. Let me check:

        – Turn US from a scientific powerhouse into a laughing stock of the world, not to mention loss of scientific leadership.

        – Elected the ‘God Is Great’ neocon into office, just in time to do battle with the ‘God Is Great’ Islamic warriors. The result is bankruptcy of the US treasury and flush half of the economy down the drain. It is very hard to get a more stupid bunch of people.

        – Empowered the Master of the Universe in you-know-where to do much more with their control of the financial and banking system. Indeed, they proceeded to do ‘God’s work’ as demanded by the God Is Great American society. Are you enjoying the God’s work from Wall Street?

        As to evolution of the living species, may I suggest you do a simple search of Google for information, and search of Amazon for books, under ‘theory of evolution’. You will find 16 million Google results, and 41,000 books on the subject. Also, you will find 25,000 professors and PhD students working the the subject in the world, and that over a million scientific papers have been published.

        Now do me a favor. Go tell the world that the Google results is complete nonsense, that 42,000 books are BS, that 25,000 scientists with the PhDs are all crackpots, and a million papers are the work of nuts. Moreover, go demand all universities of the world withdraw all studies on evolution and cancel all degrees granted to be granted on the subject.

        Tell them these violate the Bible.

        I’d love to see how the world react to you, as representative of the Creationists. They might just say, America has indeed collapsed back into the Roman Empire of the very first century.

  • Imaplaneiac

    Regarding No. 14, this Executive Order ( EO )can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov. Do a Search for ” Executive Orders “. The EO is titled ” National Defense Resources Preparedness “, dated 16 March 2012.

    This EO had been removed from the web site only shortly following its upload!? At least, I couldn’t find it. However, I just checked … for it a few minutes ago and found it. I’ll ” bump ” this present version with the original 10 page order that I’d printed-out.

  • kwark

    Jodi – Planned Parenthood? Wow. Christian fundamentalists distribute nasty material to my children – at my front door. Unfortunately, as some of the earlier posts demonstrate, comments on this site frequently fit right in with the gist of the “Americans are crazy” story.

  • Michelle

    I’m moving to another country. Have been thinking about it a long time. This list doesn’t even go into how this corrupt trash government knowingly poisons our food air and water and knows the pharmas sicken and kill millions and only care about kickbacks. Disgusting pigs that are not even human any longer, psychopaths and idiots run this place. When foreigners get that paper, they should answer yes, they just had to be humiliated by Nazis at the airport. Called the TSA. Can I please get protection from the Bolshevik savages in DC?

  • Proftel

    Patriarch of Patience:

    Imagine you owned a pharmacy d’.

    You have a lot of ice, a lot of bad checks to receive.

    You have a lot of vendors to pay and you’re broke.

    Then you talk cats that want to get this: I will create a “swap”, I’ll give you guys a lot of “promissory notes” to you upon my billing.

    Okay, but the guys accept the swindlers who passed bad checks you do not pay.

    Ce does what in this situation?

    Will fail.

    The guys who are with their “Promissory Notes” in the hand will do what?

    So whats up ****** banks, the guys take these “Papers,” lend to other banks as collateral and borrow more money.

    Basically the “Swap” is this, lending money on paper and sobrepapel, sobrepapel, sobrepapel, sobrepapel, sobrepapel and so on.

    A ******** so huge that today there is more like burning everything.

    Tamo ************** face.

    :-/

  • Whens Dinner?

    maybe the elite are right. There is just to many people on this planet

  • http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com Pat

    As a retired investment banker living in Europe I think I have a unique perspective on the American plight. Other nations are not as advance as you think they are. Europeans have no knowledge in general about issues of health, politics, economy or social challenges. They have endured decades of autocratic rule. The idea of having freedom and liberty is a foreign one considering the centuries of wars, Kings, Queens, dictators and socialism. While Agenda 21 seems awful to you, to Europeans such “Nanny State” provisions are considered comforting.

    My number one criticism of Americans is that we are spoiled. For example gasoline in Europe costs twice as much as America. Do you have any idea how small European flats are? When I lived in Denmark, the official government waiting period to get a flat was 14 years. So much for living where you want. And free state run medical? Go to a European hospital and see how backwards they can be. They are at least 50 years behind technologically speaking.

    McDonald’s and Burger King are considered a good time out. And Coca Cola Zero is the preferred drink of the youth.

    But most of you form your opinions from T.V. watching. This makes you vulnerable to propaganda. Who is fooling whom here? Do you still think America is so senseless?

    I have one question: How many of you voted for at least one of the three presidents in the photo above?

    goldenladyfun

  • ky survivor

    notice how this also goes with more urbanization. At one time, people aprox. once a week would go visit someone, usally a grandparent, who owned a farm in the country. They were also exposed to Judeo-Christian values everywhere. When we got away from this, look what happend. Evidence speaks for itself.

  • Airborne 71

    When the whole world is insane , tis folly to be sane .

  • Paul

    And when you leave the USA nobody wants to know, there is no passport control. So nobody really knows who is in and who is out.

    I’ve been to the US once. I couldn’t avoid it.

    I really had to check out my luggage for a connecting flight and check it in again at the other side of the airport.

    And regarding the collaboration with the Nazis you wonder if you would be more welcome if you did.
    Remember Bin Laden – he was supported by the US because he fought against Soviet troops in Afghanistan – and communists fought against the Nazis …

  • Paul

    It’s funny how western countries only blast child labour in India and China and start lamenting that adults would have to do all the work when their own children were banned from child labour.

  • Paul

    If the President says that waterboarding is ok, then why shouldn’t his followers be allowed to do it?

  • Paul

    “One town in Massachusetts plans to distribute free condoms to children as young as 12 years of age.”

    Well, somebody has to do something against teenage pregnancy.

    In Germany, where parents have no problems talking to their children about sex, and where you have sex education in school as part of the biology and PE classes, and where girls from puberty can get the pill prescribed by their gynecologist, there are much less teenage pregnancies than in the US (as percentage of population).

    As a result, there are less school dropouts, and kids still have sex. (My niece asked her mom for condoms when she had a sleepover of her boyfriend.)

    Remember, Germany is also the country without speedlimit on the Autobahn.

  • Paul

    “So is there any hope of a recovery?

    Not if we keep going down the same path.

    In the end, the choice is up to you America.”

    Well, which party are you voting for next time? RepDem again, or Demrep? Or will you try something else?

    Ready for experiments? Try to vote for one of the smallest parties.

    It truly can’t be much worse than now?

  • Paul

    ““I think it’s crazy. It just shows nowadays that you have to prepare your kids to have the talk before they enter grade school now,” parent Brandy DeMichieli said. ”

    Really?
    How about not waiting for “The Talk”? Just answer any and every question honestly and fit for the age of the child.

    And make a very important point to explain to your child that
    “Your body is your own”,
    “Nobody has the right to do something you do not want, not even Grandpa and Nan”,
    “Scream if you have to”.
    “And well, if you want to play with your private parts, do it when you are alone in your room.”

  • Michael

    Lack of common sense, Egoistic attitude, Crazyness, need of rationality …… Not only in USA I have this feeling for my own country : France.

    I think the Ayn rand book “atlas shrugged”, was a fiction in 1957 but now a fact !!!!!

  • Nigel Addison

    It’s no different in the UK. Societal decay is evident in many places and I see it on a daily basis as part of my work. It is extremely depressing

  • Mainuh1

    We have become greedy and lazy, always taking the easy way out. We’re addicted to all types of drugs, legal and illegal, only think short term, dumb down education and blame the teachers when the real reason is lack of effort, self-discipline and meddling parents where “junior” can do no wrong. We all expect handouts whether they are for Wall St or welfare. We’re selfish and have no respect for any one else’s opinion and NEVER compromise in any way for the greater “good”. We reap what we sow and have become lazy, obnoxious bores.

  • Bo

    Scripture reveals that in the end times,comfusion would abound and that GOD would allow great delusion to be present in all but those who have GOD’S spirit.We should not be surprised by what is going on now. Things will continue to get worse not better from here on out.Preparation for these difficult times is wise and that preparation comes in many forms.We must prepare ourselves mentally for the fact that this age is coming to an end and GOD is going to usher in a new order lead by Christ at his coming.We have all probably prayed at some point in our lives the words “thy kingdom come” in the Lord’s prayer.That kingdom is a LITERAL one where Christ will return again and set up his government to rule throughout eternity. With what is going on now in the world,that time is fast approaching-probably in most our lifetimes.

  • William

    How can a nation have any “common sense” when most believe that a Boeing 757 disappeared into a 16 ft wide hole in the wall of the Pentagon, leaving no debris from the crash of such a large airliner?? No seats, luggage, sheared off wings, bodies, engines, airframe……ZIP, nada, nothing. The same applies to the alledged burying of a large commercial airliner at Shanksville PA. If you have not yet figured out that WTC 1 and 2 and 7 were brought down with explosives, you have not looked at facts. This is why America is dying. Common sense has ceased to exist in America.

  • Zoltanne

    20 signs? A mere 20? Your readers could give you 10,000 examples.

    • Michael

      Yes it is true. :)

      The list is just a starting point for discussion.

      Michael

  • Kelby

    The Amazing Athiest said it all best here:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wX3_Jj3aLNY

    Ugh, dont even read the comments there. We totally suck!!!

  • Ranger

    “witnessing the complete collapse” Seriously Michael, the collapse is long over, now we’re in the rubble. One needs to look no further than the three clowns in the picture to know it’s over. But we get what we deserve. Move along, nothing to see here.

  • Winston Smith

    A nation never under THE GOD of the bible ( a vague Masonic “god”). God turns us over to our passions, to act like animals, turning on each other……

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “God turns us over to our passions, to act like animals, turning on each other……”

      Uh, which Bible did you read?

  • Barn Cat

    It’s mostly evidence by anecdote. The fact that one student in one city in one state was expelled for swearing on Twitter is totally irrelevant in a country of 300 million people.

  • http://www.redslaboop.com Reds La Boop

    There are plenty of real Americans left. Once you are angry enough, there will be change. You are just not angry enough.

    I think you are getting there though.

    I’m mad enough. I’m just waiting for you guys.

  • Syrin

    We have an economically illiterate society. Just read ANY post by GARY to see how COMPLETELY ignorant our citizens are about how an economy works. We have classes that teach students about fisting, but not about how an economy runs and how economic freedom and individual freedom go hand in hand.

    See, the GARYS of the world keep pushing for some ideology that is beyond their own limited comprehension. History shows us what happens when even a sliver of their vision becomes manifest. Rampant death, starvation, brutality and loss of all liberties.

    Want to see the liberal utopia? Go watch “The Hunger Games”.

  • karen

    Where thinking on the same level here. Just this morning I was talking to a co-worker and telling him how people are going insane. I live in the country and it’s going on there, floks down the road from me, I don’t deal with them anymore. I’m tired of being used!!! And someone whom I thought was a friend, this woman was so hateful to my daughter and grand kids, and me, my jaw just dropped. She looked at us as if she could kill use if she could get away with it, and we did nothing to provoke her, the Hopi indians have said that most of mankind would go insane, these are the people who are souless they are refering too, and they are so right. Most people in this world are souless, their deeds prove it is so.

  • Ozmo

    Michael

    # 11 Children in America are exposed to enormous amounts of sexual material on television these days.

    While I do not disagree, I would like to see the link or article that would go with this statement. I would almost suggest # 11 would state: Parents are not being responsible to teach their children about what they watch or moniter what is watched.

    Just my 2 cents

    Ozmo

  • Donald Wilson

    It won’t matter, the coming New World Order will take care of these festering problems. Good luck.

  • Kathy Smith

    #14 shows how socialistic this country is becoming. If we do not put God back in this country as our 1st choice this will just be the beginning of worse things to come. GOD HELP US ALL!

  • Gary2

    Libertarians–read it and weep–there is no such thing as a self made anything!

    The Self-Made Myth

    Brian Miller and Mike Lapham argue that how we view the creation of wealth and individual success shapes our choices on taxes, regulation, public investments in schools and infrastructure, and CEO pay. Their book The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed investigates profiles business leaders who recognize the public investments and support that helped them succeed—including Warren Buffett, Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s, and New Belgium Brewing CEO Kim Jordan.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Now explain the pot bellied stove, penicillan, the cotton gin, the wheel, Ford’s assembly line and the steam engine to name a few. these things revolutionized the world and weren’t done by parasites.

      You’re talking about State Capitalism, and that’s what you rail about on here every damn day as a failure and robbing the poor.

      • Gary2

        The answer to your question is so obvious. Why don’t you google the self made myth. You will not believe me if I explain it to you.

  • Syrin

    No, the truth is the gov’t is becoming more and more intrusive which is causing society to decline. Gov’t intervention created massive bubbles, unequal application of laws and regulations created crony capitalism, and 160,000 PAGES of regulations make it impossible for businesses to create jobs and make a profit.

    #14 – I have been VERY VERY VERY concerned about this, but I agree, few others seem to even take notice

    #15 – Nothing about Detroit surprises me. it’s the end game of liberalism. Selfish narcissistic behavior with no compassion even though they invoke the word “compassion” when trying to pass a new society destroying piece of legislation

    Liberalism – destroying nations for centuries

  • Ted Newsom

    There is not one item– not one– on that list which is not paralleled or duplicated by countless incidents in America’s past– or the history of any nation. Those who do not study the past are condemned to repeat it… or at least, bitch paranoically about the end of civilization as we know it.

    Know what? We got through the old problems, and we’ll get through these. The sky is not falling… and Jesus is not showing up next Thursday…

    • estamos jodidos

      OK, Will he show up next Friday?

  • Charles Grey

    It’s all part of the new world order plan. They want to cut the population and one of the ways is to price the poor out of basic services, and discourage reproduction. The recent film “In Time” has some interesting ideas about this.

  • Chris

    It cannot be put down to insanity or just coincidence. This has to be a deliberate policy on the part of your leaders to throw out Christianity and destroy the family and American industrial strength. Presumeably this will create a nation of isolated individuals who will look to some sort of Big Brother state figure for protection and direction.

  • tappedops

    Basic mind control…3rd grade level… spike the air,food and water…game over- population controlled…

  • Brian

    I just watched this movie last night. It is more accurate than I could have ever imagined. The future year in the movie was 2505 but could easily be 2012.

    Idiocracy is a 2006 American film, a satirical science fiction comedy, directed by Mike Judge and starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, and Terry Crews.

    The film tells the story of two ordinary people taken into a top-secret military hibernation experiment to awaken in a dystopia wherein advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism run rampant and dysgenic pressure has resulted in a uniformly stupid human society devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights.

    Forgotten, he awakes 500 years in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he’s easily the most intelligent person alive.

    Despite its lack of a major theatrical release, the film has achieved a cult following.

  • Craig

    Does anybody think this is a prophetic word in the Bible regarding the fate of America?

    Isaiah 18

    1Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:

    2That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

    3All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

    4For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

    5For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.

    6They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

    7In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

  • Rob

    You think that is crazy, how about the Fed buying 61% of the U.S. government new debt: http://www.moneynews.com/Headline/fed-debt-Treasury/2012/03/28/id/434106

    Weimar Republic anyone?

  • Nick

    Just an empire in decline. Empires and civilizations rise and fall throughout human history.

    This is just more on a world-wide scale because oil has enabled a globalized world. World conventional oil production has peaked. The planet isn’t running out of oil, but it is running out of cheap oil that we can afford burn.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYuLjGQQ-jg

    It’s really just a natural cycle. We picked all the low hanging fruit and grew too big for our own good (the US and the world). Nature will force us back into balance. Billions may die, but life will go on.

    The sun will still rise and set. The tides will still come in and go out.

    • mondobeyondo

      Indeed. Every empire thinks it would last forever.

      Looked in my pants pocket, and couldn’t find any ancient Roman currency. No British pounds, either. (The sun never sets on the British Empire… remember?)

      The road to decline is a well-worn path.

  • brad

    All societies eventually collapse, implode, degenerate one way or another, some lapse into tyranny others die slowly. What is interesting about the American disintegration is how it will play or rejuvenate. In ant case the party is over

  • Kris

    America HAS been cursed with stupidity and here is why:

    We’ve lost wisdom, knowledge and understanding when this country has been trying so hard to take God out of everything.

    Guess where wisdom comes from?

    “For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Prov 2:6

    “…for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” Prov 8:11

    And for the people who think their gold will protect them after the crash….

    “Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.” James 5:2-3

    …sorry, we still need God.

    • Michael

      Yes, indeed we do need God. :)

      Michael

    • mondobeyondo

      This nation needs God more than ever before.

      Sadly, many people do not believe in God. It’s their loss. I tried to tell them. They didn’t listen.

  • DON G

    MICHAEL-I’M SO GLAD I FOUND YOU AND YOUR SITE. EACH DAY STARTS, FIRST THING, WITH A CUP OF COFFE AND YOUR COMMENTARY. THANKS SO MUCH FOR PUSHING US FORWARD EACH DAY. I BELIEVE THERE’S A GREAT REWARD COMING FOR YOU FROM SOMEONE WE BOTH KNOW WELL. GOD BLESS YOU. DON

    • Michael

      Don:

      It warms my heart to think of people out there reading these articles over a cup of coffee. I put incredibly long hours into my sites, and it is an honor for people to make these sites part of their daily lives.

      Michael

  • Martin

    Is the common sense missing in America, or in American governance?

    On a small scale, individuals who make a mistake, it affects a small circle – you only soil your own pants. When an idiot in government makes a mistake, it affects a lot of people. It is one of the driving forces for NOT having a big bloated obese federal government, when they ******* on you, you drown in a big pile of dodo.

    Unfortunately, the list is short several thousand items.

  • http://livinginblack.ning.com/ BLACKWATCHWAR

    Read Howard Zinn’s A history of the United States and many other book if for a second, you believe that the past actions of the governments of the United States were ANY BETTER than the actions the U.S. government takes against itself now.

    It’s the modus operandi

  • Mr. G

    This is your best piece yet. You are absolutely right. There is a real dimness to people these days. They really are becoming zombies.

    I feel the country is a powder-keg of guns, drugs, and ignorant fools who do not understand the changes which are going on around them, and who will be mighty upset when their lifestyles have to be diminished.

    I do not even like to post here now, just for fear that it goes into a database – but I wanted to congratulate you on the quality of this article.

    We really, really need to ask why so many of our fellow people seem to be ill in their minds. It is a very pressing issue – see the recent airline captain incident. This is just not normal, people. And if we are exporting the sickness along with our sick culture, we may sicken the whole world.

    I personally have no part in it – I keep to myself and don’t discuss it locally. But it will effect all of us, sooner or later.

    Mr. G

    • Michael

      Mr. G:

      Thank you for the kind words. And I wouldn’t worry too much about being put in a database. They already know who we all are and what we believe, so we might as well stand up and be proud. :)

      Michael

  • Get Real

    this is about the most overreactive, alarmist, complaining for no reason pile of BS that i have read on the web lately.

    don’t you realize that if you selectively string together clips of actual, wierd or infuriating events from the news at any time over the past 200 years that it would sound equally as bad as this dumb blog makes things sound? if you want to string together 20 items about how great people in the US are doing or how wonderful folks are treating one another, you could just as easily make the exact opposite case as this silly author. but no, it’s always better to make things sound so bad, because people love to (1) criticize others, (2) wallow in misery together about how bad our country is, (3) and dwell on problems rather than solutions or positivity.

    stop complaining and pointing out negatives. focus on positives and life will be so much brighter.

    that is a fact!

  • william m. head

    Hi Michael: There are basically two words of my own invention that best describe this country at present: arrignorance and unsanity.

    Arrignorance is the perfect marriage of pompous presumption with total mind-blind stupidity and self-delusion such as in the belief in national exceptionalism that will somehow most magically preserve the country from a severe reckoning for its manifold idiocies or that any other entirely subjective perspective possesses the weight of inarguable substance because the holder of such viewpoint most fervently espouses it to a point where no purely objective reasoning/analysis is possible or permitted.

    Unsanity is a degenerative mental condition of far more perilous nature. A person we hold as insane suffers from an involuntary delusionary syndrome we most often come to understand, and can thereby hope to treat. Unsanity however is the quite voluntary abandonment of rationality and logical linear perspective, the madness of crowds, so to speak, writ as large as any sane person might fear in their worst-case scenarios of universal psychosis. In this case, not only are all the intellectual processes of objective critical thinking dispensed with, but also the desire to maintain/defend these from the deadly toxins of mass popular confusion, delusion, and illusion.

    More simply put,it is a deadly state of affairs where truth has become so “relative” in popular subjectivity – i.e. people choosing to believe what they would believe because they need/want to believe it, and refusing to entertain harsh facts that would contradict, and explode their cherished mythologies – the reality of pending disaster is simply dismissed outright, and any warning of such denounced in highly defamatory and puerile fashion.

    This latter condition I find has now infected a greater percentage of this country’s population, hence the now stark absence of so-called common sense (a complete verbal misnomer to begin with as any rational person understands).

    Unfortunately there’s no cure for this deranged condition save for the acid splash of adversity so I do not expect anything except the greatest catastrophe will serve to remedy matters.

    This is no mere normalcy bias – No, this is the latently suicidal mindset I believe of a people who have consciously and unconsciously given up on reason/civilization, upon both an individual and collective basis and are privately resigned to whatever catastrophe occurs.

    No one thinks seriously, concerning the future, but only of getting as much out of now as they can, and what may happen nearly or distantly be damned, so long as they can dance and sing and have their “fun” today – party grasshoppers of Americo unite!

    There was a saying quite prevalent just before WWI – “Better a horrible ending, than a horror without end.” I’ll wager that the former comes far sooner than expected, with few the sky is blue grasshoppers surviving.

    Keep up your excellent work!

    • James Cooke

      William,
      Your sentements are well spoken and believe you me are shared by many who are/have wakened to this perilous calamity that has been destroying us as we all look on.
      Stand strong and know you are not alone.

  • Al

    9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold

    Where have I heard this before

    • Phyl

      repetition of the dark ones brainwashing humanity… they’ve hogged our planet for far too long time to give THEM the boot!

  • liberranter

    A diseased society meeting a well-deserved end.

  • safee

    hey michael keep up the good work by posting articles like this, im an avid reader of your blog and appreciate what you are doing to wake up the masses, im and keeping hope alive since my company downsized and my job is in jeopardy, but hey thanks to you and other readers there is hope and i will continue to spread the articles to my freinds and other who are being brainwashed by the media and there lies, keep praying for me times are tough but im never giving up.

    safee

    • Michael

      Safee:

      Hopefully you will not lose your job in this horrible economy. Keep us updated. My wife and I keep all those that post on this site that need jobs in our prayers.

      Michael

    • http://Safari George

      Is there any hope that the masses will wake up??? I doubt it!!! It is not strange that America is never mentioned in the Bible. It’s because we aren’t there in the end!!

      • roxerella

        America IS mentioned in the bible. It is the New Jerusalem. This is where the last battle will take place. We will be hated by all nations. Christ will return when there is only a remnant of faithful God Fearing, Law Keeping Christians, and will establish His eternal Kingdom HERE ON EARTH in America. There are many prophets who speak of America – The Wilderness. THE WHITE SAXON CELTIC GERMANIC AND SCANDANAVIAN FOLKS ARE THE ISRAELITES OF THE BIBLE – NOT THE “JEWS”…WITHOUT THIS KEY KNOWLEDGE THE BIBLE IS OF NO EFFECT. YHVH BLESS

        • Kurtis

          No. Just no. You might as well say the Old Testament Bible never existed if you’re trying to say Jews are NOT the israelites spoken of in both the original and new versions of the bible.

          • Mark

            No you are wrong, read John 8: 44, 2nd John (those that deny Jesus is the Christ come in the flesh are anti-Christs), Revelations 2:9 And Revelations 3:9 ( those who say they are Jews{judeans}but are not are of the synagog of Satan). Search out the indicators in the bible that God gives so we can recognize true Israel (they will number the earth like the stars of the sky, setup a multitude of nations, and be beneficial to all nations and so on). Even their own writings tell us the “jews” aren’t Israel. God tells us that Israel would lose it’s identity but in the latter days would regain that identity. This is happening now.

  • Susan

    We have become a nation of sociopaths. The ones in office were put there by the ones in the electorate.

    http://www.caseyresearch.com/articles/ascendence-sociopaths-us-governance

    • mondobeyondo

      Indeed.

      Sociopaths, politically speaking: People who pursue power for the sake of power, not for the sake of the people. The only reason the people matter, to them, is to help them achieve even more power.

    • Mike

      Wrong, Susan. The electorate had nothing to do with putting them in office. The politicians were SELECTED by whoever controls the government….and it ain’t the people. By saying the “electorate” put the sociopaths in power, you put yourself on front street. Are you willing to tell the world that you yourself are a bit daft? If you vote, you imply consent to whatever they say, so…..why are you complaining? If you don’t vote, then why would you blame the people for putting them in office? You should know better than that.

  • http://www.restoretherepublic.org Nick

    I work in NYC, and live in NJ. I see very little evidence that people see what is going on around them, or even understand the consequence of their ambivalence. They’ve elected Bloomberg 3 times.

    I work with supposedly educated people, but all they seem to be interested in is sports. There is a constant chatter on sports, even from the women. Never a topic of importance such as the issue of Executive Orders.

    I have grown sons, one of whom is far more capable of handling himself that most men, and I still worry because the police in NJ, and NY seem to be insane, and will go the extra mile to frame someone for a crime.

    If you talk to people about their duty to maintain a free state they look at you as if you are speaking a different language.

    I could go on, but suffice it to say that I often feel like Dr. Miles Bennel.

    • Gary2

      I work with supposedly educated people, but all they seem to be interested in is sports.

      You are 100%. I do not get what people get out of sports???

      I have tried to watch and its so boring as to be mind numbing.

      I went to a greenbay packer game a few years back (third couisin had an extra ticket). I thought I would die of bordom. So boring ans meaningless.

      • mondobeyondo

        How ’bout them Dodgers?!! *giggle*

    • JanZizka

      I know the feeling Nick, all too well. Sports and television have become the Ameristani equivalent of bread and circuses, so long as they keep the population at large entertained they can continue apace until the framework is completed. Only once it all stops will they wake up to what has happened and even then most will gladly turn to the first Caesar Tyrannus that offers the promise of a return to ‘happy days’ rather than face the horrific reality of it.

      • matt

        Cmon guys, I read these articles all the time and love them AND I Love sports. One CAN be educated and love sports. Sports are real drama and are WAY better than any fake show on TV. Let me guess, you guys were not good athletically? Way to blame our dumb society on Sports…LOL….and who is the dumb one? Cmon, parenting is the major problem in America, not Sports! LOL

        • Rhynn

          I agree with you. In fact, I will even go you one better.

          The comments above about sports appear more and more, joining many other former staples of human interaction in the realm of the misunderstood, detested, and avoided.

          Athletics are not only great physical exercise for the participants, they are a ritual of togetherness, teaching participants to be goal oriented, to strive to be the best they can be, to take responsibility for and pride in ones contributions to a team. Also to take pride and pleasure in the success of others, both as an individual and as a group.

          Sports also inspire people to find commonality with others.

          As society has gone on down the tubes, every single one of those ideals has gone with it. Ambition and initiative has been replaced by entitlement. Involvement has been replaced with bystander apathy. Accountability has been replaced with denial, finger pointing, and re-imagining of the limits of the boundaries afforded by “freedom”. The drive to seek out and enjoy the company of others has been replaced by anti-socialism, poorly considered social filtering and ostracizing, and the laziness afforded by electronic social media. The need to compete has been demolished. In it’s place, a situation where winning is held out to be a worse cross to bear than losing, and the mere creation of losers as a natural result of a winner’s existence is considered “destructive to growth”, rather than something that makes winners reflect on the benefits of effort and losers resolve to do whatever is honorable to be winners.

          Rather than own the void that this has created, we now redefine the basic human needs and drives so that what we are doing without is considered unpalatable and better avoided.

          Schools are now designed to get that process started as early as kindergarten – long before deeper adult-like situations begin presenting themselves among peers in Jr. and Sr. High School so that by the time kids get there, they are either socially irrelevant to each other or are the friends that make enemies completely redundant.

          Now at 40, I still get “that look” on my face sometimes when I see grown men wince at the sight of a game as though they’d stepped in something. But then I remember what values sports actually address and my confusion about why an ever increasing segment of society (particularly Gen Y) despises them so much. It is a great lesson on why this country can’t unite over anything but nationwide catastrophe. Why its people pick ridiculous contrived differences such as political party affiliation, class, race, and many others to support a platform of faux superiority over their fellows.

          It’s a tragic anecdote about why this country is finished.

          • Sandy

            Rhynn,
            Enjoy your sports. True sportsmanship is rare these days in professional sports. In fact, I hope you will be open-minded enough to investigate the very active involvement of organized crime in professional sports, which is a major reason why more and more people don’t appreciate professional sports. One person can watch a game and see athletes giving their all toward a shared goal, while another, equally-reasonable human being can watch the same game and observe the influence of organized crime on people, places and things.

        • http://n/a Brent

          Not really the topic of the article but my personal opinion is that sports are for children and not grown men/women, I believe as another commented that they are to teach children athletics,team work,etc… however the watching of sports does none of this.

    • passerby

      People talk about sports at work so much because it’s very unlikely that you’ll be fired for speaking about sports. A lot of other topics if you speak about what you really believe, and you’ll soon enjoy the wonders of the unemployment office.

  • skip

    Jesus, is coming back soon. look all the signs are there!

  • whteshark

    I don’t care anymore. Let the termite infested house fall down.

    We’re too far along the way and too divided to fix it.

    Maybe, just maybe we can rebuild and restore The Constitution in the aftermath.

  • pavan

    Wait until President O gets his second term. You ain’t seen nothin yet. You’ll wish gas was only $4 a gallon. You’ll wish you had a job and that money was still worth something. Even if BHO isn’t re-elected, it won’t make much difference. We’ve already gone past the point of no return. We have too much debt, too few productive jobs and too many on the dole.

  • Gary2

    It is almost as if we have been cursed with stupidity

    Can you say conservative/republicans who have done more to single handly destroy this country?? Whose sickening immoral policies of tax cuts to the rich/trickle down crap/funnel all wealth to the top has destroyed the middle class?

    We need to invest in all our citizens and demand fair wages for work, and no cuts to earned benefits.

    Think I am wrong—read the lead dolt paul ryan latest budget.

    Why do repubes hate the less fortunate so much??

    • SandraO

      Can you say liberal/Democrats who have done more to single handly destroy this country?? Whose sickening immoral policies of promising endless taxpayer funded benefits in exchange for votes when the USA is completely bankrupt with trillions of dollars in debt? Meanwhile BO and his Democrat thugs continue to throw taxpayer money at failed green solar companies in exchange for campaign contributions. BO’s keeps talking about the rich/trickle down crap but then continues to recieve millions in campaign contributions from them in exchange for favorable tax treatment.

      Why do the Demoncats try to bankrupt the country in exchange for votes? Why does BO try to divide the country along racial, ethnic, gender, and income lines? Why does BO hate the white middle class so much??

      • Lexington

        If American taxpayers don’t expect benefits for their tax dollars then they’re just useful idiots. Maybe that’s what “American exceptionalism” really means.

        If America is “bankrupt” -and it isn’t- then maybe cutting taxes on the wealthy, bailing out “too big to fail” banks, spending more on the armed forces than the rest of the world combined, and engaging in military adventurism on a global scale are all things that should be reconsidered before telling taxpayers they have no right to expect anything in return for the money Uncle Sam extorts from them.

      • Prepping for the Future

        Great reply SandraO but you are talking to Gary 2 who is part of the problem in American the tax leach cry babies give me give me my free hand out. I am so sick and tired of hearing lazy cry babies who screw up their own life blame others for their mistakes.

      • Mark

        Way to go Sandra!!
        The truth is BOTH parties are guilty! Just two wings on the same vulture!

        • Mike

          How long did it take for you to figure that out, Mark? Did it hurt?

  • Gary2

    We are a nation that is full of people that do not care about others

    But Michael–thats the libertarian way. I do not see why this bothers you so much.

    as a progressive I find libertarian thinking immoral and sickening but I am of course not a libertarian so I do not know what to tell you. You reap what you sow. The pervasive self made myth runs deep even though it has been disproven several times.

    The study from Canada clearly proved conservatives are not as smart as the average person so the stupidity you see is a natural result of the country being half conservative.

    • Adam

      “Reap what you so” – I guess that explains why you are a poor, angry person who hates others success. Loser!

    • Citizen60

      Libertarians do care about others,they just don’t infringe on others even if they are doing something self destructive. Liberals, like your self feel you are superior and should control all those around you, as noted by your arrogant post.

      • Gary2

        Dude–Liberals, like your self feel you are superior

        Thats because we are superior DUH!

        • SandraO

          Dude–Liberals, like Gary2 like to feel that they are superior…

          That’s because they are completely delusional! DUH!

    • SandraO

      We are a nation that is full of people that do not care about others

      Thats the Democrat way. As a conservate I find leftist/liberal/progressive/Communist/neo-Marxist fascist thinking immoral and sickening but I am of course not a leftist/liberal/progressive/Communist/neo-Marxist fascist so I do not know what to tell you. You reap what you sow. The pervasive self made myth runs deep even though it has been disproven several times.

      The study from Canada clearly proved leftist/liberal/progressive/Communist/neo-Marxist fascists are not as smart as the average person so the stupidity you see is a natural result of the country being half leftist/liberal/progressive/Communist/neo-Marxist fascists who worship an evil corrupt dictator like BO and his Democrat thugs.

    • Prepping for the Future

      What study in Canada the one where real reform happen and they started balancing their over spending after they learned the truth that you can’t tax your way into utopia. But you Gary you are so brain washed so cheering for the blue team you can’t even see the truth. Just keep blaming the rich and the conservative for all your bad decision in your life. Keep blaming other for all the money you blew instead of paying off your house. Keep blaming everyone else for Gary poor life choices because Gary is Progressive Marxist and nothing is ever his own fault. That would mean he would have to take personal responsibility and grow up and act like a man and we all know progressive Marxist are to afraid to stand on their own 2feet and want Daddy Government to take care of them .

    • Mark

      IF! IF that is true it just goes to show you education has nothing to do with common sense!

  • Tara

    I recently visited the States. I didn’t have to fill out any forms asking if I hang out with Nazis, even when I got pulled out of line for extra scrutiny.

    • W. R. Flynn

      That’s because you didn’t apply for entry into the USA as a citizen of one of the Visa Waiver countries. If so, you would have been required to complete this application form online and answer the questions. Note question C:

      https://www.usatravelvisa.net/application.html

  • Gary2

    The words “crazy”, “insane” and “deluded” are not nearly strong enough to describe our frame of mind as a country

    But they sure do a great job of describing conservatives/republicans/libertarians.

    • Rhynn

      What will put a stop to your small minded delusion?

      This is exactly what Michael is talking about. Exactly what I talk about to people who realize what is going on here. Post after post, you pin your tin metal of superiority on your “side” as if it singularly represents you and is in fact superior.

      The truth is, were there really two independent and opposite sides, you’d still have no idea which one supported your claimed values. As it happens, the side you profess to be on was so hellbent on preventing the spread of your stated ideals that its actions and intent became the defining reason for the creation of the opposite side.

      Don’t believe me? Look it up. Your liberal Dems? The party of the common man? The Civil War was what it took to stop them from spreading the genocide and slavery of the common man in America of all races from spreading beyond the South. That’s right. They were the party of the slave-owners. They were the founding party of Tammany Hall that exploited the European immigrants to the Northeast and forced them into roles as cannon fodder in the Union army or face deportation back to European poverty. And who were they being shot by? The Confederate soldiers from the home states of their “betters”.

      Less than half a century later, they were stepping back and letting a foreign military kill their own people at Pearl Harbor, after provoking that country by destroying its ability to support itself, as a way to end a depression sown in large part 16 years earlier when they privatized the money supply of the country to keep it beyond the controlling power of the Constitution, and thus, the same common man you like to claim they represent.

      Books don’t actually bite. That is an ugly rumor spread by the real conspiracy theorists.

      • Gary2

        If you have to go back to the civil war–1865 ish to discredit the dems that simply shows that we are way more superior in our thinking than the lazy conservative selfish I only care about me mentality.

        It takes a brain to care for others and have empathy.

        I even have empathy for you. It must be terrible going through life being so ignorant about things.

        • SandraO

          If you have to go back to the same tired old Democrat lies about taxing the wealthy that simply shows that we are way more superior in our thinking than the lazy Communist/leftist/liberal/Neo-Marxist fascists who spout lies about taxing the wealthy to win elections.

          It takes a brain to see through the lies and hypocrisy of BO and the Democrats.

          It must be terrible going through life being so ignorant about things.

    • Joe

      Are you for real? If you democrat Obama wins another election, we will all be under more government control than you have ever seen. Any one who signs a secret executive order that over rides the constitutionl (for his own personal agenda) right to freedome of speech can’t be for the people. He is for a people but it isn’t Americans. You need to wake up brother bdefore we are all wearing turbins.

    • Nam Marine

      EAT ME COMMIE!

      • Nam Marine

        This was addressed to Gary2

    • SandraO

      The words “crazy”, “insane” and “deluded” are not nearly strong enough to describe our frame of mind as a country

      But they sure do a great job of describing hypocritical Democrats/leftists/liberals/Communists/neo-Marxist fascists.

  • Janet

    My friend works at one of the top big box stores (not Walmart), one of the most filled prescriptions is for Valium. People want to be dumbed down apparently.

    A quote from a famous philosopher (can’t remember his name right now): ‘People can only stand so much reality.’

    • Gary2

      isn’t alcohol cheaper and do the same thing???

  • http://TheEconomicCollapse Dave in OK

    Most of this stupidity derives from the school system no longer teaching ethics, and how can you teach ethics with you have rejected the author of ethics. Instead of bringing back the author of ethics, there is almost a rabid hatred of mentioning anything about intelligent design in nature. There is almost a religious frenzy by the evolutionists and their atheist cohorts in the intended destruction of any type of academic freedom — in allowing any type of alternative to evolution. Well, now we are reaping what we have sown as a nation. A nation of jerks.

    • mondobeyondo

      That started in 1962, when this country decided to kick God out of our schools. Without getting into the whole “separation of church and state” issue – a population needs a moral compass.

      Notice the contrast in our society before 1962 and after 1962. There is no moral compass anymore.

      • Mad Max

        Oh please, give god a break. This country never had a moral conscious. It was founded on robing, killing and stealing from other people. Nothing has changed that. Not even your misplaced belief in god. You are a live demonstration of the stupidity that is holding this country and the world back. But like always, good will always triumph over the flaw of evil. Intelligence will always triumph over the flaw of ignorance.

        FIGHT THE CAUSE – NOT THE SYMPTOM
        OsiXs (Revolution 2.0 – The Smart Revolution)

        • mondobeyondo

          We aren’t perfect – no people or nation is. We’ve definitely had our historical issues (treatment of Native Americans, treatment of African Americans, and so forth). But at least we had a faith in God. Not anymore.

          Did God approve of how we treated our fellow citizens a century or two ago? Of course not! It was WRONG. It is still wrong, and it will be wrong forever.

          • Gary2

            Having a “faith” in God but exploiting others is an oxymoron!

        • mondobeyondo

          Of course, good will triumph over evil.
          God is good. Satan is evil. That’s obvious.
          But there is no power struggle between these two spiritual entities. God reigns supreme.

          The Bible says that Satan is “the god of this world”. God is the ruler of the universe.

          The devil rules over one little planet, and the humans that live on it, along with his fallen angels (demons). God rules over planets, galaxies, comets, angels, etc. There is no contest.

        • Louise in MO

          MAD MAX

          Your nameis perfect….Mad…indeed!

      • Gay Veteran

        kids get their moral compass from their family

        • mondobeyondo

          Kids are SUPPOSED to get their moral compass from their family…

    • Huh

      Author of ethics =Baruch Spinoza?

    • Askelkana

      Why on earth do you blame the state for not teaching ethics? What happened to the parents? Before looking to blame schools for removing God from their syllabus, try wondering if families have done the same. Also, there are many atheists that are wholly moral people, so a lack of religion is not the issue.

      If one compares the US to Europe, one may suspect that the American Dream is what is really the core of what is wrong with America: it’s a succeed-at-all-costs mentality (even at the expense of one’s neighbour: how else can one be successful if one is not better than others?) – and, sadly, European nations are starting to follow suit, although the impact is softened by a greater concern for the citizen (yes, things like free or subsidised health care, etc.)

      Rampant materialism has turned our attention away from the things which really matter: other people – whom we only now view as obstacles or competitors standing in our way of getting to the pinnacle of success or at least the products we want at Walmart. (Matt 24:12).

    • Sandy

      The government schools fail to teach critical thinking, for fear that students will then see through their teachers’ socialist change-agent agendas. The previous four generations have had less and less exposure to critical thinking, so they depend on others to feed them their opinions. Gary2 is certainly a product of government-school training.

  • onecansay

    That picture has thousands and thousands of words….. to describe it!

    • onecansay

      Moderator, what was wrong with the rest of the post.

      Should you think anything other than the truth, then this site is as bad as those whom permeate through Corporate United States in the Oval Office and the District of Columbia..

      Seems you moderator have forgotten “America”.

      Enjoy your continued slavery for you have ‘EARNED IT’.

      Shame, shame, shame!!!!!!

      • Michael

        I do not like the politicians in Washington D.C. either, but I am afraid that I have to be extremely sensitive to any kind of post that even wishes violence against anyone.

        Michael

        • onecansay

          Moderator, could you please read that post again. For my own thought process, I need to know where any such ‘connotation of violence was given.

          Peace. Out.

          • Michael

            onecansay:

            I can’t retrieve the rest of the comment at this point to review it again.

            I am certainly not trying to offend anyone. I allow people to post virtually anything they want.

            But if something strikes me as being dangerous for some reason then I have to moderate it out.

            Sometimes I do this very, very rapidly and sometimes I make mistakes.

            If I made I mistake I apologize.

            Michael

  • http://ReviveAmerica.us Thomas Nowack

    ….could it be that we forgot God….

  • Mark

    re: the post from Nick

    With apologies to Marx: “Sport is the opiate of the masses.”

  • http://Yahoo Bernardo meza

    Excellent article michael. Same thing is hapeming in my country(Honduras) in the country where i live (belize) and all over the world . Thanks.

  • Ituri

    Is this a joke? Most of these things are entirely random crimes that could have been committed at ANY point in time. Do people honestly believe kids have never been suspended for saying dumb things, or that caregivers to the elderly are only suddenly failing in their duties?

    Its this sort of nonsense that makes people IGNORE the real warning signs of issues in society. Keep screaming wolf, when a real one shows nobody will care to listen.

  • Schwarzer Peter

    I have only one question: who is this moron called Gary2?

    • SandraO

      He works full time for BO’s re-election campaign when he isn’t sitting at home with his mother and his ten cats.

  • afadfaf

    Of course, the number 1 sign is….this website.

  • Teacher72

    All I can say is turn off the TV! I dare any adult to sit and watch a days worth of The Disney channel or Nickelodeon programs and they will be bombarded with images and messages of violence, disrespect to parents, and sexual situations. Sometimes it is subtle , many times it is not– and people sit their children infront of these programming tools and wonder where their children’s odd behavior comes from.

    • Louise in MO

      TEACHER 72

      I agree! Never let my sons sit in front of the TV for hours a day and they were young 40 years ago. I also paid close attention to what music they listened to!

  • http://goto.glocalnet.net/pdn/ Urtica dioica

    “Caregivers” in Georgia waterboarding an 89-year-old woman. ********************************!!!

  • Terry

    I liked the line in your comment about people doing what seems best in their own eyes. That’s the same thing that was said about the Israelites during the time of the Judges. The other theme from Judges is this: God gives the people the rulers they deserve.
    Could our lack of social skills and common sense have anything to do with the collapse of moral decency? drug addiction? dumming down our educational skills? etc…..

  • Kelby

    I looked at that news page with the Indiana kids doing the nasty and the comments there are driving me nuts!! No common sense there!!

    S top being re-
    T arded,
    U seless,
    P itifully
    I gnorant
    D umb@$$es!!!

  • Mr Carpenter

    I just read the book The Harbinger and also viewed the video Isaiah 9:10, which is done by the same gentleman, and it goes a long way towards explaining and making sense of what has happened in the past 11 years (and which has been building up since about 1860, in my humble opinion). The rot really ramped up big-time in about 1962 or so, and started to gather exponential ‘steam’ towards a national destruction.

    The fact that the Department of Homeland Security just purchased 450,000,000 rounds of 40 caliber pistol ammo which is not legal for use against enemies in war (but through a loophole, can apparently be used against US citizens) and that the DHS has also orderd 175,000,000 rounds of civilian versions of M16 rounds (also with the ability to expand when hitting human flesh – thus not legal for use in wars) speaks volumes, especially when played against the fact – yes fact, that from all appearances, the powers that be are fomenting race-war within our country (very probably as an excuse to institute martial law and then finalize the dictatorship). And yes, I’m fully aware that I’m being watched and so we all are – as Michael says – we may as well stand proud. I’m a Lutheran Pastor belonging to a church association of free local congregations and I’ve been watching this happen since 1980. The part which really gets me is that virtually nobody is listening to those of us who’ve been warning and talking and cajoling others to give a care. So I guess we all will get what we deserve, won’t we?!

    But it may well not end well for the powers that be. Perhaps they would be wise to recall that not everyone is a peace-loving Christian Pastor who will not murder (however I will defend myself if threatened bodily).

    I read recently that Amerian civilians have a trillion rounds of personal ammo – and read also that upon seeing the news about the DHS ammo, a commentator elsewhere essentially wrote to the DHS people – “quit. you’re on the wrong side.”

    I keep picturing Mussolini and his henchmen in my mind. Maybe the powers that be should stand down if they value their lives?

    Pastor Glenn

  • Economics Teacher

    Don’t bash sports & all its fans. I teach economics, am a civil rights activist, a Ron Paul fan, & try to educate people about our fiat money ponzi economy. When I morph from sports to real talk after getting to know people, they are more receptive. Sports is fine as a diversion as long as 1 doesn’t find it more important than 1’s loss of rights & it doesn’t crowd out 1’s responsibilities as a citizen (not a consumer). It’s a measure of priorities.

    • mondobeyondo

      When I win the Mega Millions jackpot tonight, I might consider buying the New York Mutts, the Chicago Crabs, or the Houston A..holes. Or maybe my very own Arizona Diamondbacks. The L.A. Dodgers would be a bit out of my budget though. Magic Johnson and some friends bought the Dodgers for $2.1 billion the other day.

      • mondobeyondo

        fyi… Game Seven, 2001 World Series. Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix, Arizona. Yankees vs. Diamondbacks.

        I was there. Section 132, row 8, seat 6. (Someday, I will post the video I took on YouTube). It was unforgettable. Luis Gonzalez’s bloop single to the infield brought the house down.

        It wasn’t the Olympics or World Cup of soccer. But man… what an experience.

        Okay, let’s get back on topic!…..

        • Michael

          You were actually there?

          Michael

          • mondobeyondo

            Yes, I was.

            Curt Schilling was very impressive, but to be honest, the first 5 innings were rather boring. Randy Johnson came out of the bullpen in the bottom of the 7th. After that, well… every baseball fan knows the rest.

          • mondobeyondo

            My fave banner that I saw: “It takes more than nine Yanks to beat our Johnson”.

  • Michael

    Sadly most Americans just don’t care about government all they care about is the next American Idol and what Snookys up to. Its really sad how stupid most American have become. What’s it going to take for people to wake up! I see a lot of young people reading and researching political issues online and have a better understanding of the world more than most adults do.

    They all attribute this to Ron Paul

  • Mike

    AMEN.

  • JOHN.S

    TOOK THE BIBLE OUT OF SCHOOLS TOOK THE REAL LOVE OF GOD OUT OF THE U.S.A = MEAN GREEDY RUTHLESS PEOPLE THAT DOES NOT HAVE A CLUE ON WHAT THET ARE DOING FROM MORNING TILL DARK.

    • Winston T. Grant

      when was the Bible ever IN school? back in the frontier days? I never saw one.
      But I went to Sunday school –Separation of church and state, baby.
      it’s what’s for DINNER.

    • Sawyer

      Say it was Wiken (Norse) and YOU didn’t want your children exposed to someone of a different religion who is teaching your children different doctrines of your religion? No. The importance of separation of Church and State was so that an oligarchy would not form, as it did in England, France, Germany, and most everywhere else. Even if us Christians are right (which I believe), we SHOULD NOT force other people of other religions to listen to it. Freedom of religion.

  • steve

    BRAVO!

  • steve

    Our leaders are truly dumb! (no common sense) they are killing spartina grasses(more than one species) and other vegetation which produces oxygen and slows erosion all along our west coast…UN ****** BELIEVABLE!

  • Duck

    Who is the “we” this article mentions? The fact is that the old America in which “we” would not do this or that is gone. America is now a very multi-cultural country with some segments engaging in things other segments rarely engage in. Multi-ethnic societies have far more problems than mono-ethnic societies and the more multi-ethnic America becomes, the more problems it has.

  • Michele

    Dear Father in Heaven, Thank you for another day of sunshine & warm weather and a happy marriage, a cute loving dog of 14 years, my 16 & 18 year old healthy sons, a warm safe dry place to live, with food on the table, and a job you gave to my husband! Thank you for the ability to to pray and see the sun come up and go down every day! Thank you for the directions you wrote on what to do in case it got bad in life like it is in America and every other country who have sinned against you and the rules you wrote for us to live by and to follow to prosper! Thank you for knowing this would all happen in advance and for sending Jesus Christ around 2000 years ago to die for me and anyone else who is willing to know who you are, what your about and why they are here at this point in time! Thank you for allowing me to know of the good ole days and the brand new upcoming perfect days you have prepared for me & my household in advance when the world came to this point! Forgive me God, for not doing more and for not always being on the winning team, thank you for always coming after me, as if I were the only sheep in the world and for loving me far more than I deserve! You alone are my refuge & strength and in you alone I put my trust! Forgive me of my sins and please forgive the ignorance of the ones who were blinded by self, greed, lust and pride! Forgive me of the things I didn’t do right and change me continuously to be far better than I was the day before! I love you God and I love the fact that I have you, not as a back up plan, but as the plan you made for me long before I was born and the faith to call out your name and praise you in the good times and save me in the bad! Bless every dear reader and visitor of this site and for the man they call Michael for telling the truth even if it wasn’t what we want to hear! Bless each one here as they post and read and may we use this information to continue to learn and grow and may we each be found worthy to escape all this when you return for the ones you chose to follow the straight and narrow path even if it isn’t desired by most. I will love all others even when I am hated by most and I will wait faithfully and eagerly for the day this life is over and pray I have passed the test to go happily into the next one! I look forward to the future because it is you who holds my life and the life of every individual in the palm of your nail scarred hands! Thank you for the chance to try to be a person who made a difference if only in the life of just one! Please bless and take care of each individual here according to your will alone, I plea the blood of Jesus Christ over each of them and I ask that you command your Holy angels to watch over & protect them that you have made yourself real to! Thank you Lord for giving me everything I need to live and to have a life where no government owns me or my life because all I have comes from you, not from a system or from another, you build up and you tear down, and whichever you choose for me I humbly accept and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for it all! Please have a great weekend God and remember me and all those here as I leave them in your hands where they are safe! I thank you for each of them and the comments they have written in this place of time, where they will be remembered by me and by you! Please hurry Lord, without you, there is no hope! I will always love you & always serve you, and whatever you require of me, even if it is death, your love & provisions throughout my life are worth it! You are awesome God and I am humble and thankful for it all! Praise you & bless you and even so Come, Lord Jesus! Amen!

    • Michael

      Thank you for your prayer Michele :)

      Michael

      • Paranoid

        Not everyone is unaware. I’m on the road in Spokan Wa. Walmart is having a sale on Emergency prep Food. When it gets to Walmart’s notice it’s no longer small. There is hope, For a simple reason: Good people will help other good people even if they don’t always agree, per example I think the whole idea of God is hogwash but I don’t mind helping people who believe (as long as they don’t try to rain on my picnic), bad people don’t help anyone

      • Michele

        You are so very welcome Michael! Have a wonderful week, and Praise the Lord for He is good, and even the devil has to have permission before he can do his evil work. Thanks for the article! I love your site!

    • Sandy

      Michele,
      Thank you, that was beautiful. I teach that “a grateful heart is a thing of beauty”, and you indeed have a grateful and generous heart. May God increase your blessings and ferry you and your family through the oncoming chaos.

      • Michael

        Sandy:

        Thank you for those very kind words. And I certainly wish a blessing on you and on everyone that reads this site. :)

        Michael

      • Michele

        May Gods grace & mercy & love be upon you too Sandy! Have a great week and maybe Jesus will be here sooner than later! :)

    • Louise in MO

      Dear Michelle,

      A year ago you commented on a post written by Michael at the blog “The Economic Collapse.” Your ocmment was rather a wonderful prayer that you wrote.

      I want you to know that it was used by God to speak to me about many things. I was deeply moved and felt it was God’s voice to me.

      You had no way of knowing that one year later a woman in Missouri at 9:30PM on a Sat. evening would read this prayer that spoke to her heart bringing encouragement and the assurance of the love of God in my particular situation.

      In your prayer you thanked God for your life even if it meant a difference in only one person’s life. You had no way of knowing that at this time and at this moment you made a difference in mine!

      God will bless you for your great outpouring of love and your affirmations of faith in our Lord’s eternal love for each one of us.

      Lord, bless Michelle wherever she is and bless her husband, her two sons and her dog. Give her a special knowledge that you are pleased by her great love and faith. And bless all the days she has here on earth and give her a spiritual hug from me! I know when she stands before you she will hear you say “well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

      God bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you both now and forever more!

  • Andrew Bulles

    So, I’ll put this one to the crowd about a member of my family. He’s is divorced since 2009. He has been living on about $36,000 per year in California since that time and has managed to save roughly $20,000 in cash and has some silver and gold. His divorce happened just after he lost his job in 2008 and could find another like position – he was out of work for 10 months… so he settled for a job in retail managing a store. Since that time, he has not filed income taxes as he wanted to save money to hopefully buy a run down desert foreclosure property. He wants to pay ALL cash for the property… around $30,000. Then he says he will start to save money to hopefully one day file his taxes and pay off the taxes he will owe? What do you think his chances are of being able to securely keep the property he buys while trying to fix things with the Federal Government’s theft department? And, should he even file the taxes? I say, buy Silver and never buy property in his name and just disappear… I told him to wait until his oldest child is 18 and buy the house in her name. His prospects are not good as his life long career was as a construction foreman, plan checker and estimator for a national housing construction company. He doesn’t think his “old” job will ever come back and is, at least, realistic in that sense. Anyway, there’s more to his story but I think any answer you good posters give could be helpful.

  • Nam Marine

    I would be satisfied to get rid of the “boy” King!

  • The I Am

    Gollee, quite a whinefest we got going here, folks. I’m gonna play the advocate and tell y’all to get off your apathetic gluteals and be the change you want to see happen, and I don’t mean BO change, either. We have all done a pretty good job at identifying the problem, now let’s start focusing on the SOLUTIONS. If the ship’s going down, we’re gonna go down swimming. I suspect that you all consider yourselves disenfranchised victims who didn’t deserve any of this, but I think we all have to grab the wheel and start turning the ship. I am not helpless. I will stand and carry those who can’t stand for themselves. Why? Because I remember where I came from. Engage and align yourselves with people of vision: lead, follow, or get out of the way.

  • Christoph

    #4, an all-time favorite of the immigration office!
    When I was a kid in the fifties, I helped an elderly person cross the street, certainly a WWII veteran and possibly a Nazi.Does this exclude me from travel to the US?
    Even if I check honestly not to intend terrorist acts within the US ? I can give names of people to Homeland security who helped their Nazi parents wash the dishes, interested?

  • Elisa Modste

    Thats what happens when our nation under God Leaves God out of the equasion! A nation full of insane heathens! Repent Americans! or face judgment!

    • Alexander Peterson

      I agree with you that God is judging our nation, however, don’t discredit yourself by using misspelled words because this is something an uneducated person would do.

  • Adam

    One can like sport and be educated I read in the comments. Well, the educated are not always the wise. The land is being plundered by very educated people. The word Sport means ‘to mock’. It is playing games. Games are for children. Anyone who can get a thrill over how a ball is tossed, kicked or landed has a very low sense of culture. It’s just a ball and the ones tossing and kicking it are just a load of sweaty blokes. Big deal.

    If exercise is what one is after it can be gotten by doing things, walking, cycling, swimming, hiking, but it’s still only just a form of movement, not something to place onto a cultural pedestal. It is a base instinct and easily out-toiled by the establishment, and becomes a downwards spiral for those loving sport. Those promoting it make the money and take the power during the age in which they fleece the Sakson people, the Romans called it the age of “Bread (dole / welfare) and Circuses (sport / endless entertainment)”.

    Sport was not done in the days when our nations grew. Work was exercise. The British Empire brought mass sport into society via the idle rich which was used as an excuse to bind nations together. It is a political tool, so well manipulated that sport lovers will never see the fact that what they love is fake and created to keep them enslaved from truth.

    People who wet themselves over a ball caught ‘well’ have little grip of what is real. When they riot over one’s team, cheer as if a nation has just won a war, then they are far gone. Sport players are not stars. A star is someone who has brilliance to shine wisdom onto others. Sport players do not have that trait. Nor do pop singers or Hollywood ‘players’, more wisdom can be found in the rear end of a swine than from those the establishment calls stars. The more of their stars we get, the sillier the land becomes. If anything, their stars are national black holes.

    • Sawyer

      I agree with the latter, and some of the former. Mass sport is stupid and we shouldn’t pay them millions of dollars to kick/throw/catch a ball. It’s idiotic.

      “It is playing games. Games are for children.” “Sport was not done in the days when our nation grew.” “Work was exercise.”

      Games have been used since the beginning of time. Ancient civilizations played them and we never stopped. The point was not to exercise, that was just a by product. The point was enjoyment, and enjoyment is universal. Why should only the young be allowed to enjoy something? And while America was growing, what was baseball? Or American football? Or tennis? Or golf? Or countless other “games” for “children”?

      But for the most part, I agree. People freaking out about football are idiots.

  • Tim

    If only people would (could) think for themselves and know and choose that which is right . . .

    Oh, but the denial of ones own ignorance . . .!

    Arrogance abounds as well . . .!

    Uncaring and unloving . . .!

    Changing the truth for lies accepted . . .!

    Believe . . .?

    Hope . . .?

    Pray . . .?

    Trust Jesus Christ. Gods way IS the answer.

    Learn more by reading your Authorized King James Version Holy Bible.

  • a regular person

    Yeah when you put all the crap in one big list yeah it makes us all look like assholes. Incidents like this have ALWAYS HAPPENED, only now with internet you hear about every single one. While listing 20 negative items you forget how many people live in the USA. 311,000,000. 20 out of 311,000,000 ain’t to shabby. You get the point. Maybe instead if bitching on the internet try being a good person as often as possible and now that you are doing your part.

  • James Polk

    You my say that they have difficult problems and the people complaining does not provide solutions, but the people can see the solutions, in fact they are very simple, and when our comments are usually ignored, and ideas brushed aside, and rights intentionally violated, even after it is pointed out, it becomes clear to the people that our ellected officials are NOT working in our best interest, but are instead, serving another agenda.

  • Tony

    You guys are deluded…all of you.

    • Mike

      Well, Tony…seeing as you took the time to give of your infinite wisdom, all I can say is WELCOME HOME, SWEETY!!!!

  • noone

    The rise of hate radio feeding and encouraging people to believe their hate is valid and to take it public has spread to TV. TV itself has shifted into Reality TV showing stupidity as an asset. Movies have shifted from cowboys fighting with guns on their sides but using fist, to extreme violence for minor infractions. After WWII our government held trails and convicted people for the torture of waterboarding and now our government is willing to waterboard anyone it calls a terrorist. Music went from peace, love and happiness of the 60s to Hip Hop Hate Rap of the late 90s. Martha Stewart had no problems selling securities she knew were worthless to unsuspecting people and is still popular. Bernie Maddoff successfully testified to congress that the SEC was unnecessary cause the stock exchange was ‘self regulating’. Oliver North sold weapons to IRAN, an enemy of the US, and is still considered a hero. News shows no longer even attempt to present unbiased information. Bush #1 called Ken Lay the ambassador of deregulation for his efforts to deregulate corporate America.

    I think this breakdown in society started in the 80s with a government funding the training of terrorist for central America and making fun of poor and disenfranchised in our society.

  • Tyree

    You state “Today, many elderly Americans have to make a choice between buying food, heating their homes or buying medicine that they need. They simply do not have enough money to do all of them.”

    Seems to me that is the crisis facing the nation, not just baby boomers.

  • JT

    Righteousness exalts a nation,
    But sin is a reproach to any people.

    Proverbs 14:34

  • http://www.facebook.com/LeeBDixon Lee B Dixon

    Good article. I think the big problem is multi-culturalism & cultural marxism. CULTURAL MARXISM: The Corruption of America http://youtu.be/gIdBuK7_g3M

  • Muz

    Insanity!

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