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Joe Biden: There Will Be A Huge Increase In Murders And Rapes If The Federal Government Doesn’t Spend More Money To Help The Economy

An increasing number of politicians and celebrities are openly declaring that if the economy continues to decline, it could lead to civil unrest, more crime and outbreaks of violence all over America.  But instead of loudly denouncing the coming violence, many of them are making it sound like the natural response for those that have lost hope in the economy is to resort to violence.  This is extremely unfortunate.  The truth is that violence is not the solution to any of our problems.  Violence is only going to make things worse.  But right now a lot of big names are warning that if significant changes are not made soon, the only alternative is going to be civil unrest and violence.  In fact, one of the latest to make a bold declaration like this is Vice President Joe Biden.  According to Biden, there are going to be a lot more rapes and a lot more murders if Congress does not pass Obama’s jobs plan.

The following are comments that Biden made about Flint, Michigan during a recent speech he gave to promote the jobs bill….

“In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city. In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes–just to pick two categories–climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don’t rectify it.”

So is there some truth to what Biden is saying?

Of course there is.  Many of our cities are rapidly being transformed into hellholes where crime is rising dramatically.

But instead of fixing the underlying problems, Biden is saying that if we don’t spend more federal money in these local communities we are going to have chaos in the streets.

Sadly, this sounds so much like what a lot of other prominent people have been saying lately.

For example, Democratic strategist James Carville recently made national headlines when he told talk show host Don Imus that civil unrest is “imminently possible”….

“You know, look — this is a humanitarian — you know, you’re smart enough to see this . . . People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to say that, but I think it’s imminently possible.”

Much more frightening is what Michael Moore recently told Keith Olbermann.  The following is a comment that Michael Moore recently made during an interview on Current TV….

“The smart rich know they can only build the gate so high. And, and, sooner or later history proves that people when they’ve had enough aren’t going to take it anymore. And much better to deal with it nonviolently now, through the political system, than what could possibly happen in the future, which nobody wants to see”

Even more bizarre is what Roseanne Barr had to say during a recent appearance on RT….

“I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, the ability to pay back anything over $100 million [of] personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount of that amount then they should, you know, go to the reeducation camps and if that doesn’t help, then being beheaded”

Are “reeducation camps” and acts of violent revenge going to solve any of our problems?

Of course not.

But this is a mindset that is growing.

There are millions upon millions of Americans that are deeply suffering right now.  The mainstream media is not telling them the truth about the economy and neither are our politicians.  So the American people simply do not understand what is going on.

That means that they are prime candidates to be drawn into radical protest movements.

So far, the Occupy Wall Street protests have been non-violent, but that doesn’t mean that some of the protesters do not have violence on their minds.

For example, the following is what one speaker at the Occupy Los Angeles protests recently had to say about violence….

“One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution.

Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor that the ruling class is using constantly to mislead us. French Revolution made fundamental transformation. But it was bloody.

India, the result of Gandhi, is 600 million people living in maximum poverty.

So, ultimately, the bourgeoisie won’t go without violent means. Revolution! Yes, revolution that is led by the working class.

Long live revolution! Long live socialism!”

You can see video of these shocking comments right here.

In past decades, the American population endured tough times with dignity and grace for the most part.

But times are different now.  The American people have become addicted to endless prosperity, and now that things are going downhill they want someone to blame.  As the economy continues to crumble, we are going to see some national “temper tantrums” that are going to be absolutely mind blowing.

For even more on how anger and frustration are rising in America, please see an article I did the other day entitled: “Buckle Up: America Is Getting Very Angry And The Protests Are Going To Become Much More Frightening“.

But let us not diminish in any way the very real pain and suffering that tens of millions of Americans are going through right now.  About a million families a year are losing their homes, the number of good jobs continues to decline and many of our communities are rapidly turning into hellholes.

Unfortunately, there are signs that things will soon get even worse for our local communities.  For example, the largest county in Alabama is preparing for what would be the biggest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States.

And this is just the beginning.

Hundreds of other state and local governments from coast to coast are on the verge of bankruptcy.  The cry for bailouts from the federal government is going to get louder and louder, but the federal government has already piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of the world and there is only so much more debt that it can take on before our entire financial system collapses.

All of the long-term trends are pointing to a total collapse of the economy.  If you think that people are angry now, just wait until that happens.  We are going to see outbreaks of rioting and looting and crime and violence that will be absolutely unprecedented.

The American people are not morally equipped to handle a severe depression.  We simply do not have the same character that previous generations possessed.  We have gotten very soft and very spoiled and very selfish.

But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a remnant that will hold on to the truth and that will stand for what is right.

When things are the darkest, that is when the greatest heroes are called for.

Let us work together to wake up America, and let us continue shining a light in the darkness.

We must work while it is still day, because night is coming soon.

  • mondobeyondo

    So, Joe Biden says there may be more murders and rapes. Why not more pillaging too?

    Dear God, help us. Our nation is so doomed.

  • http://www.prepperwebsite.com Todd

    The last few lines are the best!

    We have to believe that after the initial SHOCK of craziness, that good people will rise to do the right thing; help their neighbor, protect the innocent and give hope when they can.

    Peace.

  • BenjiK

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capitol, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy today. You know we’re in serious trouble when this happens to a state CAPITOL, not some random, unheard-of blip on the map. I thank God everyday that my family and I live on the edge of a vast wilderness, not in the middle of a city……….

    • BenjiK

      Sorry, CAPITAL.

  • HeartofShadows

    Sad to say but I’m afraid I disagree with you Mike. The time for peace has passed a long time ago and only blood will follow.

    An unfriendly aesop of a saying.

    “The road to change is littered with the many corpses of the fallen.”

    • r.bitting

      Maybe so, but those who seek that sort of path to change should remember the lessons from the past, lest they find themselves victims of the very monster they created. Those that led others to the guillotine during the French Revolution later found their own necks in it.

  • r.bitting

    ” The American people are not morally equipped to handle a severe depression.” You are joking, right? The American people are not morally equipped at all. And by the way, it was not lost on me that you are alluding to the teachings of Christ, the very cure for the disease you write about. I wish you would be more outspoken in regard to your faith because it’s the only hope for this nation. You see, whenever I comment on your site, I always bring the subject up, which is usually met with sarcasm or silence. They think i’m an idiot and i’m o.k with that because I have no credibility with them. Not so with you. Many on this site greatly respect your views even when they don’t agree with you and are at least willing to consider your take on a given topic. Many folks probably don’t even realize the scriptural references you just made were from the mouth of Jesus Christ himself, and unless you are willing to make the connection for them, they probably never will. Tough spot to put you in I know, but surely you must know it’s the truth. They need you now more than they ever have, and not just you but all the other commenters on your site that claim the name of Christ, all of us…. As for Biden, he should know, it’s politicians like himself that murdered the economy and raped the constitution.

    • justamom

      r.bitting,
      Many of us here on the blog appreciate your posts in the comments section. Please keep up the good work. I personally appreciate your boldness and zeal. That said, I would like to encourage you to ease up on Michael. He has an agenda; he is here for the long haul. His readers keep coming back, and he is able to get the information out. God’s word, no matter how it is “cloaked”, is still God’s word and will produce results. Comments like yours turn some folks off (but you should keep making them!); if, on the other hand, Michael is more cautious/balanced, readers will keep coming back to his articles and keep reading the comments section—even those comments they don’t particularly agree with. You (along with a few others) and Michael make a very good team!

      • Michael

        I think justamom is realizing what I am up to. :)

        Michael

      • r.bitting

        Advice taken Justamom ( AKA, leadbythespirit )! You are right. Michael should know that my intent is not to discourage him. I have thanked him before for the work he is doing. My sense of urgency gets the better of me.

        • Michael

          Remember, these articles get picked up by dozens of other websites (including some very prominent ones), so if I go too far out on a limb I could lose some outlets. For now I think being able to share a bit of the truth is better than not sharing any of it.

          But I am definitely not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the most important issue for every man, woman and child on the face of the earth….

          http://whatdoesthebiblesayabout.com/archives/what-does-the-bible-say-about-salvation

          Michael

  • http://www.planorperish.com/ Gutter Economist

    Attn: Vice President Joe Biden,

    If the Federal Government keeps spending money they don’t have, “A Huge Increase In Murders And Rapes” will be the least of our problems.

    http://www.stansberryresearch.com/pro/1108PSISHOVD/LPSIM968/PR

  • Gary2

    Michael-thank you for a good and balanced article. Good Work!

  • mondobeyondo

    I am SOOOO incredibly tempted to post a link to Nirvana’s song, “Rape Me”, in response.

    But I won’t.

    You’ll have to search for the video yourself.

    Hee!!

  • NL Boston MA

    Crime will increase but the crime will be different than in the 1970’s & 1980s. Back then it was murder, armed robbery, drive by shootings.

    Now crimes such as Road Rage, Assault with or without a weapon (Ex. stories about people being ‘beaten’ bloody in NYC every weekend), identity theft, smash & grab robberies, shoplifting are all crimes that will spike. And most of these crimes won’t just ‘happen’ in the ghetto either.

  • http://www.povertylinejournal.blogspot.com/ the optimist

    There is a serious difference between violent crime (rape, murder) and (sometimes violent) civil unrest. Yes, there will be an increase in opportunistic run-of-the-mill crime, if only because of police force layoffs and cutbacks and the inability to prosecute (as seen in Texas (I believe?), with the domestic abuse issue).

    That has NOTHING to do with the rage and frustration “The People” are feeling and what MAY happen in these demonstrations.

    It’s always been the case that those at the bottom — those with no stake in the game — having the least to lose, can be the most vulnerable to criminal behavior. I put myself in that category, by the way, being one half step away from homelessness. HOWEVER, rape and murder are not what the Occupy movement’s members POTENTIAL for violence is remotely about. It’s very important to not mix these two things.

    Yes, there is going to be violence. I feel it is the inevitable outcome of the 1%’s destruction of the average person’s economy. They (the moneyed class) will not give an inch —

    They will not hire.
    They will not pay a living wage.
    They will not stop the foreclosure madness.
    They will not back down on their usury and exploitation.
    They buy more and more power in government, hell, they OWN government.
    They buy protection (the latest “donation” made to the NYC police dept. by Wall St. bankers — c’mon guys, that was one transparently comical move).

    The people and systems that we trusted have shown their true nature — to be one with the moneyed class. What recourse do we have to overturn career politicians — the political system, which works as slow as molasses in January? Working through the system could take decades. People are becoming homeless and jobless NOW. I for one am filled with rage. Good thing that I’m a pacifist.

  • Bobby Smith

    “But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a remnant that will hold on to the truth and that will stand for what is right.”

    Your chance to be a hero.

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  • Kevin2

    We’re broke plain and simple. We can delay the eventual outcome but it will come none the less. The rubber will meet the road. Our much lowered capacity to create real wealth (as opposed to simple currency) will require a significant reduction in the US standard of living well below current levels. This will not bode well with the younger (and more likely violent) population that for the most part has been sheltered from reality in good times let alone what lay ahead. From IPod to plow and promises to poverty will be an ugly transition.

    There is a saying in Delaware, “Say it ain’t so Joe”. Joe tends to say what is on his mind sometimes on purpose but more often accidentally. Joe might be an opportunist and lot of hot air but relative to Washington it’s fresh air.

  • JD

    Michael,

    Sorry havent said much lately. Things have been going great at the new job though. Like the new articles too.. Im trying to stay focused on work but its nice to see some bits of reality too. The main reason ive been laying low is that im actually paranoid that the govt. is watching this site and im so close to the missle silos that im afraid theyre montoring all of us that live around here. So untill I get my ow PC I will say I LOVE THE GOVERNMENT BEN BERNAKE RULES AND OBAMA IS GOD. I LOVE BEING TAXED AND REGULATED!!! I will try to talk when I can Good luck to everyone and try to stay positive. Tommorrow will be a better day. Even the stock market says so!!!

  • http://thetruthfulone.com David

    In regard to the quote “French Revolution made fundamental transformation. But it was bloody.”

    We like to think that it was the people’s idea to revolt against their leaders for social change, but that’s not the truth…

    The French Revolution was instigated by Dr. Adam Weishaupt(founder of the Bavarian Illuminati) and the House of Rothschild almost 20 years before the Revolution took place.

    His Jacobin Clubs abolished Christianity through the National Assembly, suppressed God and the Bible (sound familiar?) and established the worship of the goddess of Reason, or Liberty (which is why their gift to the U.S. was the Statue of Liberty).

    History records that the events that led up to the French Revolution were caused by anarchy. The citizens became divided into a medley of hate factions that were struggling for power, trying to exterminate each other.

    After the war, the French took out massive loans to rebuild the country. Rothschild agents then bought vast amounts of French bonds, causing their value to increase.

    On Nov 5, 1818, they dumped all of the French bonds in the open market, causing their values to plummet and France to go into a financial panic.

    Rothschild agents then stepped in to take control of the French money supply, and own the French economy.

    So how does this apply to today?

    The Rothschilds already own 52% of the Federal Reserve, Central Banks in almost every country, the major banks, the major oil companies, the major media outlets…

    They control the U.N., the International Monetary Fund, the Trilateral Commissions, the Council on Foreign Relations, etc…

    but what they really want is a New World Order, where they control everything.

    http://thetruthfulone.com/nwo/

  • RobinSong

    I don’t know about you guys but petty crime in my area is way, way up. Theft in particular is out of control. Home break-ins are commonplace in even “good” neighborhoods. So, with or without an increase in violent crime, we are already seeing a spike in people getting desperate.

  • http://moneycrisisgameplan.com Money Crisis Game Plan

    I agree, we are going to see outbreaks of rioting and looting and crime and violence that will be absolutely unprecedented.

    And most Americans are unprepared to deal with an economic collapse, and its affect on the social order, especially if they live in a big city.

    Get education now before it’s too late, so that you can protect yourself and your family.

    The Survive In Place trainings from David Morris are the best I’ve ever seen at preparing you for all sorts of dangerous situations.

    http://moneycrisisgameplan.com/urban-survival-guide/

  • Colin

    Michael,

    Please check your facts before stating an absolute.

    You write,

    “Back during the Great Depression, the American population did not resort to rioting and violence.”

    Unemployed Councils, Eviction Riots, and the New Deal (http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/unemployed-councils-eviction-riots-and-new-deal)

    The Great Depression, Rioting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHvvPsML3Mg)

    1930-1939: The unemployed workers’ movement (http://libcom.org/history/1930-1939-unemployed-workers-movement)

    This is from doing a general search on Google for riots in the Great Depression.

  • http://thetruthfulone.com David

    How many times have we heard “If The Federal Government Doesn’t Spend More Money To Help The Economy”?

    Why do we continue to give money to people who have a proven track record of mismanaging the money?

    I remember on 9/10/01, Donald Rumsfeld announced at a Pentagon press conference that they CAN’T TRACK 2.3 TRILLION DOLLARS in military spending.

    Then on 9/11, the EXACT department at the Pentagon that was investigating the missing Trillions, was destroyed.

    http://thetruthfulone.com/911-truth/

  • Colin

    Off topic, Americans are prone to great acts violence and terrorism. In 1921, individuals bombed and strafed a black community in Tulsa, OK using six biplanes and home-made bombs and assault rifles. This incident was part of a larger race riot. This incident and the race riot were later omitted from the history books, until the state government ordered a study in 1996. See here – Tulsa Race Riot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot)

    We Americans forget our history, and remember things not as they are but what we like them to be.

  • http://whybuysilvernow.com Why Buy Silver

    “If The Federal Government Doesn’t Spend More Money To Help The Economy”?

    What a joke!

    Obummer’s last ‘Stimulus’ plan cost $278,000 per job, so why would we believe that his new ‘Jobs Bill’ will work any better?

    Yet, Yahoo News reports that most people support the bill.

    Either the media is biased… or the peep’s are bad at math… or both!

  • http://georgesblogforum.wordpress.com/ George Forfa

    In 2008, there were people shouting that, if Joe Biden were Vice Pres. , there would be a big increase in irrational and inexplicable nonsense. Did people take that warning seriously? Noooooo …

  • say it ain’t so

    As another poster said the other day, We certainly do live in perilous times. Now is the time to draw close the the Lord, your family and friends. The Bible also declares that we should seek the Lord while He may be found, implying that there will be a time when He will not listen or pay us any attention. It is true that we have turned our backs on God and sought to live without Him, very soon He may allow that to happen. Please get prepared.

    Be sure to surround yourself with likeminded people. Find a group of friends, church members, neighbors who will have your back in a meltdown. God Bless those who seek Him.

    • r.bitting

      Well said, may God bless you for speaking the truth.

  • ScoutMotto

    “Long live socialism.” That is a pity to hear. We were never supposed to be a socialist country. This is not what our Founders worked and sacrificed for. Socialism does not engender freedom, it brings with it more and more government. People need to ask themselves just how much government they want to fund. We the people paid a million bucks for prophylactics and they were sent to Pakistan. Why are spending our money on things like this waste? We don’t need these expenditures, they are bleeding us dry.

    We need less government, but it doesn’t appear to be happening. Are we ready for four more years of “hope and change?”

  • Somon

    Peaceful Revolution = Controlled Opposition
    Social unrest will only accelerate government’s decision to implement Martial Law (NSPD51 is just around the corner). Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue.

  • mark

    This is what we get with multi generational welfare. Many people do not feel that they have to work for a living these days. Things are starting to get strange out in the country. A few weeks ago some guy was killed with a shotgun blast to the head. The story was that he claimed he had cancer and begged another guy to end his life for him. Boy, some folks are just plan stupid. Today I came driving through our tiny one stop light town on my way home and some guy had shot his wife, then shot some real estate guy, then the police had to shoot him when he would not put down his gun. Before the last few weeks not much happens around here. I guess people are just losing it more often. Our county has high unemployment and work is not picking up. These protesters are being pushed by SEIU, Acorn, AFLCIO, Democrats, Marxists, socialists, progresives, Soros and others. This will end badly for all execpt for the Marxists as they want blood in the streets. Mobs are hard to control and each of these different groups wants something a little different from each other. They will stick together until the group that wants power the most and is willing to go the farther than the other groups prevails. The Democrats better be careful for this monster could come back to bite them in the butt. You do not want to unleash the Van Jones of the world, for they will be willing to be very violent to bring about the change they desire.

  • http://onlinerookies.com Kalen

    That sounds really bad considering they are also cutting back on law enforcement. Crime goes up and the people fighting crime go down. Can’t see that working too well.

  • J2201987

    I remember being told a prediction a couple of weeks ago that alot of these Occupy protests would be hijacked by violence, giving President Obama the incentive to incite Martial Law and cancel the 2012 elections. At this point I’m hoping he’s wrong. But tell a lie long enough and people believe it.

    Micheal you are right especially from a moral standpoint. We as Americans no longer support each other in anything. I remember a high school teacher told me eight years ago that this (aka my) generation would not survive another great depression. He said that technology has left us with the lack of self-sufficiency and (because he was catholic) the world has lost Christian values. Moral relativity will be a death sentence of a society.

  • HeartofShadows

    We are doomed.

    Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. — Mencken

    Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It’s a sort of spiritual clap, I should say. :Miller, Henry

    “I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.”

    Miller, Henry

    “The multiplication of our kind borders on the obscene; the duty to love them, on the preposterous.”
    — E.M. Cioran

    What is Man? A miserable little pile of secrets.”
    — André Malraux

    “You always feel like you are the only one in the world, like everyone else is crazy for each other, but it’s not true. Generally, people don’t like each other very much. And that goes for friends, too. ”
    — Miranda July

    “Knowledge subverts love: in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us.”
    — Emil Cioran

  • vij

    What a horrible story, I do not believe.

  • 007

    Great article. How sad the American people are just now waking up. They have figured out something is terribly wrong. They are strumming out like a child in all the wrong directions. The democrats and unions are rushing in to co-opt their anger to their political advantage. All these wall street protestors could get a real education if they just visited this web site. I hope everyone will try to get this information into as many peoples hands as possible.

    While these protestors do not bode well, their is some reason for hope. Many of them have figured out that the FED is at the root of most of these problems. Also they have figured out that any of our laws are slanted to the politically connected and not to serve the average business or individual. If we could ever blend this message with the Tea Party it would freak out Washington.

    Still they are otherwise just clueless children. When will they figure out Obama and his socialist elite are the gate keepers forf the 1% they despise so.

  • RSteiner

    In America, the politicians try to blackmail the people with murder and rape, in Europe the politicians try to blackmail them with war.

    In the meantime, dwarf-tossing is legalized to create jobs.

    We are living in crazy times, people.

    The people at the top are losing control, they are getting desperate and crazy.

  • Napolean

    Sadly… you are correct. These same people you mention probably thought the Rodney King riots were justifiable.

    Regardless… until there is some real leadership in the WH, it’s not going to get any better.

    Economically, Morally or Spiritually.

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE
  • Mainuh1

    Here go the rest of our jobs. Just got this from CNN:

    CNN Breaking News

    Congress passes free-trade bills with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

    President Barack Obama sent the proposed trade deals to Congress last week.

    The White House, Republicans and big business groups have said the deals would create jobs in the United States. The deals could spur $13 billion annually in new exports and “support tens of thousands of jobs,” a senior administration official has said.

    Union groups and some Democrats have opposed the bills, expressing doubt that they would create jobs.

  • Xenophon

    Leftists are old hands at organizing mobs. They do this in peacetime in order to extort tax dollars from the rest of us. However, in an economic decline, such mob tactics may lead to counter demonstrations which could prove violent. You’ll know the nation is spiraling out of control when you see street fighting between left and right. Police will simply join one side or the other, or become targets.

  • http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com Pat

    The first thing that comes to my mind is, if they know that more money needs to go towards the U.S. economy why did they send trillions to Europe in so called banker bailouts? Isn’t that like the tea pot calling the kettle black? I really don’t care because these scoundrels will say anything, do anything that seems to promote their sill agenda. We have the ultimate survival guide on my blog for those of you who do not want to wait and see how correct or wrong Mr. Biden is. http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com

  • anonymous coward

    No civil unrest in the Great Depression?

    Are you on crack?

  • Sycophants & Quislings All Around

    Biden is a complete jackass! He is a Pro Abortion, Pro Pre Born Murder Moron Masquerading as a “Christian”

    “While around us in high places the Wicked Proud Strut”

  • Jay Are

    Sure this country needs some form of Revolution because our non-representing Representatives have forgotten who their bosses are; Us. And like the song says, “Why should we keep talking when there’s nobody listening?” Sometimes the only way to get a bully’s attention is to give him a black eye and knock HIS teeth out, before he swings at you again. Then he’ll take a step back and think many many times before crossing over that line, flinching when the people smaller than he finally put their foot down and say, “Enough ENOUGH!” And I think the American People have finally had enough. If the government doesn’t listen to the people this time, I fear there will be Violent revolution because they will not allow non-violent revolution. *And to the Speaker who said, “Long Live Socialism”, you must have skipped over the part about socialism murdering millions throughout history. Socialism isn’t any good to anyone, even itself. And the only reason Capitalism isn’t working in America is because it has been hi-jacked by the Socialists in D.C., the U.N. and Wall Street. Don’t confuse Capitalism with Free Enterprise. And don’t confuse croniism with regulation as all you get are Liberalism & Fascists.

  • Toomanyfakeconservatives

    It’s terrifying to hear these talking heads (that includes Biden) speak about murder, rape, and violence so lightly. For those of us with children or some other reason to live and enjoy life, the future is not a political talking point, it actually matters.

    Obama’s failed jobs bill was an attempt to artificially lower the chronic unemployment numbers in order to better his chances for re-election. Spending billions to create the illusion of a better jobs environment was a terrible idea and the Senate flushed that piece of crap like they should have.

  • Lennie Pike

    That’s right – violence is the wrong. The right thing is to keep on accepting the abuse. And it is tyrannical abuse of the many by the very few. When someone has the power to say their paper is money, they have total power and power corrupts.

    If anyone thinks change will occur through voting – they are living in la la land because the controllers of the money have total power of election outcomes also.

    The French Revolution and the American Revolution, had positive results but the Bolshevik Revolution and Hitler had negative results, so a lot also depends on who is accepted as the leaders of the revolt. Nowadays in the U.S., there are very few people who would support leaders who would secure a positive outcome.

    None of these revolutions would have taken place without violence – that is why police officers carry firearms.

    Keep accepting the Fascist abuse, or become violent as The Founding Fathers did to end it.

    Turning the other cheek and letting God handle it is the right thing to do – especially in the days that the book of Revelation describes – which are here now.

  • DM

    Sadly, our leaders are either ignoring the protests are using them to promote their own political agenda. Republicans ignore the protests. Democrats use them to promote their own unproductive solutions.

    Neither party is willing to take the necessary steps to effect changes needed to turn our economy around.

    God evaluates leaders on the basis of how well they take care of their people. Leaders who do a good job remain in their positions. Leaders who do poorly, lose their positions.

    The good news is that the American people vote their pocketbooks. This next election will be a wake-up call for our leaders. They will finally have an opportunity to experience unemployment firsthand. Do nothing Democrats and Republicans will finally get the boot.

    They are sowing the seeds of their own political destruction. They are too blind to realize it.

  • Lennie Pike

    In many instances Believers disobey God and require the great gift of forgiveness – especially when it becomes extremely difficult to turn the other cheek.

  • Stuey

    “The American people are not morally equipped to handle a severe depression. We simply do not have the same character that previous generations possessed. We have gotten very soft and very spoiled and very selfish.”

    Yeah, the american populace has changed in a lot of ways since the 1930’s, besides those you list here. It isn’t hard to figure out if one looks at it honestly.

  • karen

    I am in the United States Air Force Reserves, we were told yesterday that the Reserves are broke, we can not do are week-end duties no money. I have never seen this happen before, and if there is no funding from the goverment by 17 Nov 11 a trillion dollar cut will be made and many will be in the same boat, the unemployment line.

  • http://MoneyedPoliticians.net Jack E Lohman

    Prosecuting domestic abuse cases lost? Well, the rich got their tax break didn’t they?

  • jerry O

    Using tax payers money
    to give to others is not
    the answer.

    What makes people think
    they deserve anything
    from the government?

    We have gotten to the
    point that the government
    gives money away to get
    more votes to keep them
    in so they can make even
    more money.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if
    they had to live by the
    same standards that we do?

    However, there is a ray of
    hope in all this craziness.

    The more we head down this
    path the closer we are to
    massive wealth being
    transferred.

    Find out what one millionaire
    has written that can change
    your life and show you how
    you can also profit from
    all this craziness.

    He explains what is happening and
    why it is happening and the
    shows you solutions that you
    can use to take advantage
    of this crisis.

    To see his free video go to:

    http://theelevationgroup.net/presentation/register.php?a_aid=160667&a_bid=290b868b&chan=y

  • http://gunbanobama.com/ Ron

    Detroit, just 50 years, was one of the jewels of America. Look at it now. What changed? Gee, I wonder.

    Michael Moore wrote a book, ‘Stupid White People’ he is one of those leftists that says hate is wrong, EXCEPT if it is directed against heartland America.

    Anyone who reads this or its sister blog knows that SHTF is coming, it is not a matter of IF only of WHEN.

    Here is when as I perceive it:
    When all of the free money and affirmative action jobs dry up for the FAVORED GROUPS, when THAT happens, you will see the SHTF, you are already seeing CORRUPTION, Mexican style, of Federal, State, and local LEO in the USA. This is during, NORMAL TIMES, Police in Texas were shaking down motorists for bribes in 2008. It is increasing more than the public knows.

    I don’t expect the heartland American to really do anything about, after all 43% of them voted for Obama, and ALL of them have drunk the Kool-Aid of “diversity”
    and “multiculturalism”

    In fact the 2008 election eerily reminded one of the South African election of 1992…the referendum in which whites voted to turn power over to blacks. Though it has long been overshadowed by the 1994 general elections that brought the African National Congress (ANC) to power, it was the referendum of March 17, 1992, that ended white rule.

    This is what happened there:
    The Coming Darkness: A Warning For America From South Africa

  • REED RICHARDS

    Michael,

    One has to wonder which side of the fence you fall on this one. At one point, you are excoriating VP Biden for making a similar claim that you wrote below of the Obama economic doom and gloom plan is not passed but in the next breath you write the following below:

    “All of the long-term trends are pointing to a total collapse of the economy. If you think that people are angry now, just wait until that happens. We are going to see outbreaks of rioting and looting and crime and violence that will be absolutely unprecedented.”

    Which is it here? although you are not promoting a specific plan of action, you are essentially making the same doom and gloom predictions. Point is, history is full of examples of societies that when they crumble intellectually, morally and then finally economically, the social collapse inevitably follows.

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

    I find it typical of the political vote time mindset to wait till election year and promise salvation. Back in the 30’s it was not uncommon for local politicians to give you a dollar for a vote. Today you get less-just broken promises.

    Yes, it is a different social-weconomic-moral mind set in the populace today, but there were violent demonstrations ruthlessly crushed by the Federal Government, State Police, KKK and other Gold Old Boys. Recall the Veterans March for their promised Bonus…Recall Hoovervilles. Recall the oil srtrike in New York. We all tend to forget unpleasant things and rationalize because that is life.

    Yes, expect violence this next election year, the advent of Flash Mob communication skills already learned, a nation armed and buying mnore everyday will set the Presidential Advisors teeth on edge-but the manipulations of the political process will probably put some dipstick back in office as the puppet controled by the Illuminati on Wallstreet.

    THe dollar for a vote may be the 3% social security, Veterans, and related boost in a “stimulus” this fall. Expect that will be sucked up cost increases in the same related Medi-Care-Tri Care ,

    My advise since they are finally bulldozing down houses that are re-possesed and reselling the lands therein under a Sheriffs Sale fiction this may be indeed the goal of the system.

    Already IMF has indicated to Greece to sell its beautiful islands to pay debt; and I suspect everyone else in debt has some land that is valued. I wonder how Iceland is doing?

    Old Timer- Back2theLand.com

  • Piglet

    Biden says a lot of things that just don’t make any sense, and this time his blather is intended to frighten people into supporting his boss’s “jobs plan.” Have faith in Washington, DC! The federal government has the answers! Yeah, that’s how we got to where we are today.

  • JackieR

    The politicians motto ‘Throw more money at it’.
    When a family has money problems they have to suck it up and cutback. They must take responsibility for their actions. So why doesn’t the polititions do the same. They should be held accountable for their actions. Not put the blame on the public for their bad decisions. They get out of suffering by putting more fees and taxes on the public for their incompetance. So the public is hit hard x2.

  • sharonsj

    I’m pretty sure there was rioting and violence during the Great Depression. If I remember correctly, Capitol police shot and killed plenty of protesters, and cops were always attacking “Hoovervilles” (tent cities). Maybe back then most people didn’t have guns to fight back.

    I have said for the last 20 years that the reason the rich continue to screw us over is that so few of them are punished in any way. Angelo Mozilla of Countrywide Mortgage committed fraud, paid a $10 million fine, and kept the other $90 million. The financial elites consider fines just the cost of doing business.

    Us 99% won’t be satisfied unless we wee bankers doing the perp walk.

  • http://www.prepareforeconomiccollapse.org/free-report James

    I have seen this happen first hand in South Africa and believe me it’s not fun living in fear all the time because of extreme amounts of violent crimes. People get to a point where they have nothing else to lose and that’s when it becomes ugly. I really hope this country and the globe can prevent what’s coming but it seems inevitable.

    Cheers

    James

    Free report shows how to prpeparefor economic collapse.

    http://www.prepareforeconomiccollapse.org/free-report

  • http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com Sheila

    It’s purely Hegelian, or to quote from the movie “V”
    “get out there and show “THEM” how bad they need us!”.

    http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com

  • Too Many Fat Asses In The USA

    Demands for Dummies

    My Demands? Simple:

    1) Revolution
    2) ***********************************

  • http://theelevationgroup.net/presentation/register.php?a_aid=a6affed9&a_bid=290b868b John Jackson

    The only way to thrive during the upcoming depression is to take matters into your hands:

    http://theelevationgroup.net/presentation/register.php?a_aid=a6affed9&a_bid=290b868b

  • David Gurney

    When you are No.4 on lists of USA’s top 10 candidates for bankruptcy as is Harrison,NJ,whose 7 decades of corruptness lead them to believe that they could build a soccer stadium by borrowing.

  • http://fellowpassengers.blogspot.com/ Thom Foolery

    Normally I love this blog, but this post really pushed some of my buttons.

    You said, “Back during the Great Depression, the American population did not resort to rioting and violence. But times are different now…. The American people are not morally equipped to handle a severe depression. We simply do not have the same character that previous generations possessed. We have gotten very soft and very spoiled and very selfish.”

    Not sure where you are getting your history, but a cursory Google search provides evidence of all sorts of “rioting and violence” during the Great Depression. This single Wikipedia article details five examples of unrest, including some violence and deaths, just in Omaha, Nebraska, hardly a hotbed of revolutionary fervor!

    Take away a man’s ability to feed himself and his family, and he gets desperate. Add the insult of the top 1% living in increased luxury to the injury of being jobless, and this desperation can turn into rage and violence really quickly. This has little to do with “morals” or lack of fortitude. It has to do with being lied to for generations, while the folks on the top gamed the system and stashed the loot away in offshore havens and Swiss accounts. Ironic that the 99% percent are the ones with the moral problem while the banksters who collapsed the economy and then walked away with record bonuses are still held in esteem by the manufacturers of opinion.

    • Book

      The Great Depression lasted an entire decade. Even if there were triple the amount of incidents you found, it is still practically nothing in a country of this size over such a long period of time. You could see 5 instances a DAY when the ____ hits the fan.

    • Mal R.

      “It has to do with being lied to for generations, while the folks on the top gamed the system and stashed the loot away in offshore havens and Swiss accounts”

      Lemme guess, you want to burn down this system and implement your communist utopia where this is sure to never happen? LMAO! Sure, there are scum in the 1%, and it’s interesting that the leftists aren’t prosecuting ANY of them.

      The plight of the 99% as you call them (I reject this outright) is not the 1%’s fault. Get off your ass and learn something useful that can earn money.

      You aren’t guaranteed anything in this system but an OPPORTUNITY. Contrast this with the communist utopia where you are guaranteed 2 things. MASS MURDER by govt and POVERTY.

      Its interesting that it was the communists and revolutionaries in academia that encouraged the useful idiots to go into massive debt to get USELESS degrees in “Minority Women’s studies” and then encourage the same useful idiots to riot and blame the banks when they can only find minimum wage jobs. Hello?

      • Rick

        Well said, Mal R.

        It might more sense if this “99%” (that’s 99% of all the malcontents and losers) would redirect their anger at Washington. But I suspect this group that purports to be non-partisan isn’t in the mood to make things any tougher on their messiah in the White House.

    • mondobeyondo

      There’s always been violence. But by and large, society during the Great Depression was a lot more civil than today.

      The crackpots will always be among us. Back then, there was John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone, etc.

  • DianeS

    This is a scary article Micheal. I feel very sad that the polititions are speaking as if violence is the only means of change. This could push people to do violence and then the government will have cause to take away more of our rights. The concentration camps could come back and martial law could be installed in time to cancel elections. Hope this is not the scenario that they are pushing for.

  • Cyk

    City Council in Harrisburg Files Petition of Bankruptcy

    In case you didn’t see it:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/us/harrisburg-pennsylvania-files-for-bankruptcy.html?_r=1

  • J

    people like Biden scare me , it;s the liberal democrats that make it easy for violent offenders to be released, I say in 2012 we put Ron Paul in Office and throw all the other Constitutional hating Politians out , if you agree give me a thumbs up

  • Curt

    It is frightening to see so many young people wanting Socialism. They do not understand the full effect it would have on them. They think the government will gather up all the money, and then divide it into 340 million piles and hand it out. The reality is the government will need to keep a very large share, and that the people aren’t capable of spending their money wisely, so they will send it out in payments. Here is your $132 see you next month.

    • Jamcanig

      Is that what Faux news tells you believe? If it makes you better to point fingers and denigrate others than go ahead, but you are truly clueless. Several founding fathers and Adam Smith would describe our economy as corporatism.

  • Kathy Smith

    It kinda sounds like “the powers that be” are pushing for violence & obviously the politicians want more law enforcement. Both are good excuses to use force on the American people. You are right Mike the night will soon be upon us. God help us all.

  • James

    The reason the people of today won’t be able to withstand the affects of the current DEPRESSION is because during the last Great Depression, people had farms to go back to. They could grow their own food, and get work in their own communities when they became available, also bartering was used to trade for things the people needed. I seriously doubt that most people would know how to barter without getting the shaft. People also knew how to make things or repair things. Now, people expect computers to fix everything for them. Most people wouldn’t know one end of a hammer from the other.

  • http://www.youtube.com/LAZERBEEMofTRUTH Jared

    Love your commentary here, this is a great assessment of what’s going on. It’s a shame that few people are paying attention. However, population reduction appears to be their ultimate goal all along. They want death and destruction, fit’s perfectly into the UN’s Agenda 21. Population reduction is a top pillar.

  • Gay Veteran

    “…Back during the Great Depression, the American population did not resort to rioting and violence….”

    Because FDR gave people hope. He invited the hatred of the “economic royalists”, he regulated the banks and Wall Street, and save capitalism from dictatorship (left or right).

    Many thought Obama would be another FDR. Instead he has turned out to be just another Wall Street puppet.

    The people know our politicians (Democrats AND Republicans) are bought and paid for by Wall Street, billionaires, and multi-national corporations.

    The top 0.1% (NOT the top 1%) had better get a clue, or our neo-aristocrats will get a French Revolution.

    • Mal R.

      “Because FDR gave people hope.”

      No he gave them lies. At the end of that idiot’s reign, FDR’s own treasury secretary said his actions were an epic failure.

      Hello, the FED (*cough* banksters) was created by a bastard leftist.

  • obamaville

    biden’s lot should know athing or two about rape, since they have been doing it to the economy for years now, nor would it b surprising if domestic violence is the result, psychologists have linked the two for years.

  • Jake

    Yesterday I spoke with two folks who told me of domestic turmoil directly linked to stress from unemployment and debt. Our local domestic abuse center is asking for donations of beds and mattresses to deal with growing homelessness. Debt and unemployment are creating stress and it is taking its toll. On the one hand I could correctly say it’s their own fault for getting into so much debt. But on the other hand life includes learning from mistakes and changing the course of one’s life. I have chosen to help as many of the casualties of this disfunctional govt. and banking system as I can.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Joe Biden is acknowledging what Gerald Celente has been saying for a long time: that as the economic conditions worsen in The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA), the violence will become much worse. And the violence that Signore Celente has been predicting will come in two different forms: (1) political violence and social unrest, and (2) an epidemic of violent crime, including home invasions, carjacking, and Latin America-style kidnapping.

    “The gap between the rich and the poor is wider in the United States than it is in any of the other industrialized nations.” —Gerald Celente

    “The war is underway. It’s class warfare. It’s Off With Their Heads 2.0. It’s going to be a battle between the haves and the have-nots. Only a very few have everything, and way too many have much too little.”—Gerald Celente

    More and more, the BRA is taking on the economic characteristics of a banana republic (dirt-poor majority, filthy-rich minority). And the more the BRA takes on the economic characteristics of El Salvador, Jamaica, Venezuela, Guatemala, the Philippines or Bolivia, the more violent and dangerous it will become. Today’s unemployed construction worker is tomorrow’s kidnapper; today’s unemployed IT professional is tomorrow’s carjacker, drug trafficker or hit man.

    “When the money stops flowing down to the man on the street, the blood begins to flow in the streets—and the money is not flowing down.”—Gerald Celente

    “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”—Gerald Celente

    “When people get hungry and desperate, things get ugly. And I’ll tell you where it’s really going to get ugly: crime is going to go to levels we’ve never seen before.”—Gerald Celente

    Celente has described the BRA as “the world’s first un-developing country.” Sadly, he’s absolutely right. And the more the BRA un-develops, the more violent it will become. The blood will flow like rivers through the streets in The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA).

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Michael T. Snyder writes: “The American people are not morally equipped to handle a severe depression. We simply do not have the same character that previous generations possessed. We have gotten very soft and very spoiled and very selfish.” And what is going to happen when formerly middle class Americans who aren’t used to hardcore poverty find themselves experiencing the type of hardcore poverty one associates with Bolivia? Or the Philippines, or El Salvador? Or Jamaica, or Papua New Guinea? It won’t be pretty. Most Americans don’t know what it’s like to live in a banana republic, but in the depression of 2008-2011, they’re finding out more and more. And they don’t like it.

    In the words of the late Philadelphia talk show host Irv Homer, “we’re in a pickle.”

  • http://economiccollapse Already Gone

    This Country Could Not Be Lucky Enough To Have

    Superman, Where Are You Now? Wait A Minute We Have Super Joe Biden, Mister Doom And Glooom
    So Desperately Trying To Scare The Hell Out Of everybody. Spend,Spend,Spend. I Will Save You,You Stupid Humanoids,Believe in Me And What I Say, Because I Am Super Joe Biden,Even So I Don’t Know What The F##K I Am Talking About.
    What Cartoon Does This Guy Come From? Good Grief,How Did This Guy Get To Be Vice President?
    Who Voted Him Into Office?Does He Think That EveryBody Is Stupid Enough To Stand There And Let SomeBody Hurt Them Or Do Them In? No Wonder
    This Country Is In a Mess. If Obama And Biden Are The Best That Can Be Found To Run This Country, We As A Society Are Doomed, Mad Max,
    Where Are You? Biden,Do Everybody A Big Favor
    And Go Away, You Have The Morales Of A BackWoods Alley Cat, You Are Just About As Smart
    As One,And As Ugly As One.Just Go Away,Just Go Away, And There Will Be An End To The Torment,
    And Mental Anguish.

    • mondobeyondo

      My nominee for Mr. Gloom and Doom? Lex Luthor.
      Second choice: Nouriel Roubini (hope I spelled his name right)

  • bobbobbobbob

    GNP = C + I + G + Ex – Im
    which party believes in expanding I (investing ie machine tools) in china rulesu
    which party is for letting all and any Im (imports) coming in from chinarules
    which party wants to cut G (government spending) to help the adverage joe plumber
    the rebuplicanterrorist party— wise up amerikans —- but u dont want ocare you want 0care (zero care) morons inc

    • bobbobbobbob

      when i worked on long island 15 yrs ago i was approached by a black co-worker and asked to join the NRA. i thought that man was a black nazi. my mom hated guns. after talking to more black co-workers i found that most were members of the NRA.(on the island) i thought they crazy. today my children shoot at the range(legally) and im thinking of joing the NRA what a different day 15yrs make

    • Mal R.

      *Cough* Bill Clinton is responsible for NAFTA you dope.

  • Jane

    One spark. Who knows what it will be. Or when. But that one spark will start massive civil unrest. Anarchy that “only happens in other countries”. We, as a nation, are in a death spiral. Yet the ‘normalcy bias’ countinues. Just keep on as if nothing is going to change. How long can you keep paying these food prices? Gas? Electric?…. What do you tell your older children? If you can’t make it, how in the hell will they? All of us need to listen to people who write blogs like this. Look for credible sites and learn. Do what you can now. It is game over for most of the working class. Get liquid. Get mobile. Prepare. This is not a drill……..

  • Gary2

    These past 30 years the rich, corporations, and Wall St. got just about EVERYTHING they wanted… tax cuts for the filthy rich even while we were trillions in debt, big reductions on capital gains taxes from 28 to 15%, free trade deal to exploit cheap and slave labor overseas, corporate welfare, two wars they refused to pay for, deregulation of banks, mass media, and commodities.

    They sabotaged government revenue with irresponsible tax cuts and sabotaged the industrial base of America with free trade. Their privatization efforts in Iraq milked taxpayers for $100k+ a year contractor jobs that our military should have been doing for a fifth that price.

    They encouraged us to place our life savings in the hands of sociopathic predators on Wall Street whose greed and hubris was so great they didn’t just bring down their own banks, they brought down our entire economy… almost the world’s.

    The status quo is no longer acceptable

    We are the 99%

  • http://Andyet Michelle

    No mention from the MSM on the new trade deals that got passed today, by both parties no less. Reading the article, I was very much reminded of the same song and dance promises we got back in the 90’s with NAFTA. What’s left of the jobs we have will leave with these deal. Yet the *protesters* aren’t doing a sit-in on the WH while even more jobs are fixing to be shipped out of here.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/13/eveningnews/main20120160.shtml

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/13/eveningnews/main20120160.shtml

  • Lennie Pike

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F. Kennedy.

    • r.bitting

      “Those who live by the sword, will die by the sword”….. Jesus

      • Jamcanig

        WWCD – What would a Corleone do?

  • Lennie Pike

    But these days, you just attack another country, for instance Iran, and everyone forgets the need to overthrow tyranny. Buckle up.

  • mondobeyondo

    Dear students,
    Here’s your English 101 syllabus.
    Required reading is as follows:

    1) Matthew 24, New Testament
    2) The Art of War, by Sun Tzu
    3) Your daily newspaper

    It’ll start making sense. Trust me.

  • http://YAHOO RICHARD

    THIS IS FOR SHARONJ I DON’T KNOW IF HE OF SHE WILL SEE THIS BUT THEY DID SHOOT AND KILL PEOPLE IN WASH D.C. BACK DURING THE DEPRESSION. WORLD WAR 1 VETS WERE PROMISED A PENSION AFTER THE WAR SO BECAUSE THEY WOULDN’T GIVE IT TO THEM THEY CAMPED OUT IN D.C. DOUGLAS MACARTHER (REMEMBER) THE GENERAL CAME IN AND SHOT A BUNCH OF THEM ( AND KILLED SOME I THINK)AND TORE UP THERE CAMP. ALSO DURING THAT TIME OF THE DEPRESSION OVER 6 MILLION PEOPLE JUST DISAPPEARED.

  • mondobeyondo

    We’ve got to be careful. There may be a generation gap (chasm?) developing as well.

    The older folks among us has been through this before. Some of our senior seniors lived through the Great Depression.

    Our youth? Hah. They’re taking to the streets, screaming like it’s 1968 all over again. (They’re right.)

    But you have to come up with your own movement. Don’t steal the Baby Boomers songs and slogans. The Beatles are cool, but they’re also the 1960’s. Who’s speaking up for you twenty and thirtysomethings? Lady Gaga? (oh please no!!)

    • mondobeyondo

      You want some nostalgia? I’ve got you some nostalgia right here!

      “The whole world is watching!” (Repeat ad infinitum). Chicago, August 1968

      “Burn down this (expletive) town! Burn it down to the (expletive) ground!” Detroit, Michigan, July 1967.

      Please, let’s not return to those days.

  • 007

    And people are worried Cain or Ron Paul would be qualified to be president. Imagine Biden is one heart beat away from being president. sleep well.

  • Douglas Dillard

    There is a serious disconnect in Washington these days. Our leaders think they make everything happen, and with all the destruction they’ve brought upon our once great and mighty economy that now may be true. After all, what little is left of the private sector is now moving out of the country ASAP. But what made America great was the government staying out of the economy and letting free enterprise reign which created the greatest economic boom the world has ever witnessed. If we can roll back the government to its constitutional limits, then we can begin a real and lasting recovery in which all Americans can partake. Until that happens we are going to continue to go downhill because the government does not create wealth, it only consumes and redistributes it.

  • Steve

    When given a choice the Left always chooses the path of violence.

    • Jamcanig

      Yeah, nothing says violence like tree huggers getting beat down by right wing cops. Nothing says peace like right wingers in office inventing excuses to go to war…

      • Highspeed

        Hey, if I am not mistaken it is your hero Obama who has troops on the ground in about 7 different countries now, including Africa.

  • jerry O

    This is just one more way
    the government is trying to
    scare us and spend more of
    our money.

    If it continues it will
    ruin us.

    We can’t keep spending money
    we don’t have.

    We are almost at the tipping
    point which means we will be
    spending more money to pay
    interest than what we bring
    in from taxes.

    If that happens it will be
    all over.

    See what one millionaire has
    written about our economy and
    what you can do to prepare
    yourself.

    It will shock you.

    http://theelevationgroup.net/presentation/register.php?a_aid=160667&a_bid=290b868b&chan=y

  • Peter

    Wake up people, read STANKOV UNIVERSAL LAW, and you will discovered what is ahead of us.

  • jimmy

    Egypt 20th Dynasty. Same problems, as per every other complex/large society. Man, possibly has inbuilt programming to avoid recognition of ecological overshoot, in order to prevent mental breakdown. Make sure you have clean water and sustainable food, the rest is irrelevant.

  • Darren

    This comment doesn’t relate with this story but the overall economy.
    I think the Wall Street Demonstrators needs to head over the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department and protest there too. They are a big part of the problem with bailing out the banks, buying our own debt, and now Timothy Geitner has come out saying the US will bail out Europe if needed. What the hell is going on with this Government? Do they realize what the consequences are going to be in just a few years? I say lets start a Revolution and kick these bastards out of our Government.

    • mondobeyondo

      Wall Street first, then the Federal Reserve, then JPMorgan Chase. Get your feet ready, marching time is here!

  • Portuguese Man

    Sorry, But we all have been manipulated in the last decades. The problem in the US is the same than in Europe. The main plan is bilt by the “Bilderberg Group”. And one of the goals is that we all work, live and think like Chineses.
    The profit will be bigger for the usual 1% rich.
    Good Luck for all of us.

  • patriot alice

    Let’s start a new program called: The Prevention of Rapes and Murder.. How about consolidating all of the Government Programs into one: From Pre-Birth to Death We’ll take Care of Everyone on Earth Program.. Are all of these programs the baby steps toward Socialism and Communism?

  • http://georgesblogforum.wordpress.com/ George Forfa

    We shouldn’t shed any tears if the Nanny State goes broke. We have to take care of ourselves. We don’t have any rights that we are not legally prepared to defend, ourselves.

    http://georgesblogforum.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/wage-slave-2012/

  • http://www.hotbedinfo.com KT

    Yes, and unorganized Wall Street Protests!

    Rich Corporate Millionaire Russell Simmons shows up for support of Occupy Wall Street?

    http://hotbedinfo.com/2011/10/rich-corporate-millionaire-russell-simmons-shows-up-for-support-of-occupy-wall-street/

  • http://georgesblogforum.wordpress.com/ George Forfa

    Once again, Harmon Taylor cuts to the chase. I’ve made the point before, that the only thing the banks fear is that people will cease doing business with them and get out of the debt system. Harmon makes the point with much more background information and much better organization than myself.
    http://georgesblogforum.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/legal-reality-newsletter-14-october-a-d-2011/

  • Lennie Pike

    Defending yourself by the sword is not the same as “living by the sword”.

    “Now, go sell your cloak and buy a sword” – Jesus.

    I am not willing to say I know what he meant by that, or to risk being disobedient by advocating it. There have been many different explanations and theories on what he meant. He did know that after his death that his present and future followers would be in danger of violent attacks.

    He could have been saying to defend yourself with violence against those who were there at the moment he said it to arrest and crucify him. Those that killed him would never have been his followers (maybe!) – they were the “sons of the devil” he spoke of and boy did they have offspring.

    Who knows if the ones in control of our Fascist country and the Western World through their fiat money scam, and the ones preparing to introduce the Satanic NWO are ancestors of those “sons of the devil” – good chance I’d say. And for that reason only, I can see why if Jesus was advocating defending yourself against “them” – that he would.

    It is diametrically opposed to “turn the other cheek”, but maybe it depends on who is attacking you with violence. I DO NOT KNOW OF COURSE!!!!!! This is just one of the things I have thought may be possible.

    Advocating violence in defense of a violent attack and actually being violent even when it is against what you know to be right, are also two different things.

    I have many swords and a shit load of ammo to go along with them to have the option when I come under violent attack for being a Christian or for any other unjust reason.

    I would only be defending myself. If that is wrong then I have being a Christian going for me.

    There are attacks other that violent ones when the instinct to defend yourself with violence is very strong and natural. This type of attack usually has an implied threat of violence if you do not comply. Some examples would be kidnapping, armed robbery, being imprisoned unjustly with no chance of a trial etc..

  • Lennie Pike

    And yes Jesus did command his follower to put away his sword after the ear got cut off, but he wanted (Thank you God) to be arrested.

  • http://www.LoveGodIsLove.org Arnold Joseph White ~”a white”~

    Re: ~“everyone’s”~ ~“attitude”~ about ~“everything”~

    It is my ~“opinion”~ what I have been ~“given”~ has ~“the power”~ to ~“enlighten”~ and ~“awaken”~ the world!
    What could/would it ~“do”~ to ~“everyone’s”~ ~“attitude”~ about ~“everything”~ to see ~“evidence”~ of ~“proof”~ of ~“God”~ in the ~“structure”~ of the ~“text”~ of my ~“book”~!?!
    ~“Feeling”~ ~“led”~ almost ~“compelled”~ to ~“write”~ my ~“book”~ ~”DIVINE 9/11 INTERVENTION”~ (which you can read and download for free at http://www.LoveGodIsLove.org ) like ~“this”~ I ~“discovered”~ a ~“77”~ ~“alignment”~ of ~“seven…”~’s (MY DOB IS 7/7/48!) ~“hidden”~ in the book of ~“Revelation”~! Do you think ~“this”~ ~“physical evidence”~ of ~“Spiritual Intelligence”~ (i.e.~“God”~) might cause more of ~“us”~ to sit up and take notice of what it ~“truly”~ means to ~“Love thy neighbour as thyself.”~! ~“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”~ Albert Einstein. Also, at YouTube.com watch “The Curtain is Moving Again”. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/a77white?feature=mhum ~”Whoever”~ or ~”Whatever”~ is ~”moving”~ my curtain. It ain’t me!

    “There can really be no peace without justice.
    There can be no justice without truth.
    And there can be no truth,
    unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.”

    “In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility. I welcome it.”
    – John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address Jan. 20, 1961

    http://www.TruthRing.org
    Our goal is to expose the Problem Reaction Solution paradigm, and expose the Bilderbergs, the CFR, WHO, WTO, the PNAC, and the rest of the Globalist Fascists and their New World Order. Globalism is nothing more than a Global Feudal system, where there is no middle class, just the Elite, and us (the Human Resources).
    However, we are about to face the Greatest realization in the history of the Evolution: Consciousness and the Ethics are Infinite. Past, Present, and the Future are all Now. We are about to Leap in our Evolution, but we are in a grave danger of allowing a few Elites to gain control over us, to turn us into feudal slaves.
    Lets do the right thing, lets allow ourselves to do be all that we can be, by exposing the evil, spreading the truth, so that we can take the Humanity, and not just the ruling elite, to the next level.
    I wrote this:
    I believe there are very wealthy and very powerful and VERY misguided people on this planet, who are seriously considering using the minimum, number of nuclear devices necessary, to instigate a nuclear winter on this planet, in order to “down size” the earth’s “surplus” population to a more “efficient” number. ~“fear not”~? YES!!! ~“God is!”~ ~“Love!”~ Watch the “ENDGAME” by Alex Jones. Google “The Georgia Guidestones” Elberton, GA Hwy.
    ~ “77” ~!
    http://www.TheGeorgiaGuidestones.com/911.htm
    “the message of 911”
    “There is a conspiracy; and the better world they want is a better one for themselves; you have no part in it, unless you happen to be one of ‘them’. Killing thousands in a hoaxed terrorist attack is a prelude to what you can expect at their hands; violence and falsehoods.”
    ~“LOVE!”~ ~“GOD IS!”~ ~“LOVE!”~
    http://www.LoveGodIsLove.org

    1 Timothy 6:((9-11)) King James
    9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
    10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
    11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

    • Highspeed

      Just so you know, I read your post, but all the squiggles and such hurt my eyes and I really couldn’t concentrate on your message. I will try again later.

  • mondobeyondo

    The government can save tax money by combining various government agencies. I suggest the new Department of Homeland and Social Insecurity.

  • CitznKate

    I agree that this is a fine example of warmonger Byden using the Hegelian dialectic.

    Some might infer from this that perhaps the stage is being set, and the seeds are being sown, for development of a situation where the corpgov will have an excuse to make war on the people of this country. (It wouldn’t be described as a war, though.)

    If such trouble starts, the things to watch for might include the corpgov employing propaganda to de facto de-humanize a portion of the population, deny them due process, relocate or destroy them, and take their property.

    I hope everyone will keep in mind that this is just as wicked when done to a person with much money and many possessions as it is when done to someone who is not so well off. We are not to rejoice at calamity, and covetousness is idolatry.

    Cheers,
    Kate

  • http://www.IncomeProtectionAtlanta.com Jelani Asar

    I wonder about myself sometimes and how I would act in a situation of widespread civil unrest, anarchy, and collective emotional chaos.

    Imagine it…

    How low would you have to go before you start defacing property and beating people just to channel your emotions, fears and frustrations due to the socio-economic chaos?

  • http://raidersnews Marylou

    I do not understand how the job bill would work.What will the people do? This jut makes no sense to me at all. Most all factories are cosed, buildings falling apart. I have watched people in my City -they are parasites. The government give them money for rent, money for food,cell phone, free health and dental care and I learned extra money put on their ETB cards for bills. I am researching how this works.So why would they want a min. wage job? I am jut not getting a picture. There has got to be more about this jobs bill than meets the eye- Folks, so much corruption and lies in the government- there is no hope for the USA. So much is wrong,

  • CitznKate

    It is not wrong to experience strong emotions, fears, or frustrations. To act them out, however, by initiating force against others or by vandalizing their property is to diminish one’s moral standards to the level of the psychopathic criminal who claims he only assaults people or robs them because he never gets an even break. The circumstances provide an excuse for him to do what he is predisposed to do anyway.

    If one is not normally inclined to initiate force against others, it is less likely that he/she will seize upon extenuating circumstances as a convenient excuse.

    How thin the veneer of civility has become will be demonstrated soon enough, and those who are of vicious temperament will reveal their true natures.

    You may wonder who these vicious people could be. You may think you don’t know anyone with such tendencies.

    Do you know anyone who is a climber and a name-dropper –someone who isn’t content to succeed on his own merits but who wants to tie himself to some powerful person’s coattails and have doors opened for him merely because he knows the right people? Do you know anyone who thinks the most important thing is to be on the side that’s “winning” no matter how evil its leaders or its methods? Do you have any acquaintances who openly advocate torture, or war as the continuation of politics by other means? Any acquaintances who like to brag about what they’re getting away with, be it cheating on their taxes or abusing their employers’ businesses by falsifying their time records?

    These are among the people to be wary of if the poop smacks the blades. It would be wise to be unfailingly courteous, but cool, with such people. Avoid giving them anything they can use against you, be it information or complicity.

    Best wishes,
    Kate

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  • Lenni Pike

    Main Street isn’t composed of many of the type of people that CitznKate described. Wall Street, banking, Government, military, police etc. – just about nothing but.

  • It’s Too Late

    For several decades I’ve pointed fingers at government corruption and greedy, short-term gratification-oriented derivatives-gambling bankers and Wall Streeters who’ve abandoned any semblance of ethical corporate governance.
    All that while, I predicted that with the demographics morphing away from eurocentrism, when the next Depression comes people wouldn’t stand in lines waiting for a handout. After all, you can take the third worlder out of the third world but you can’t remove their predisposition for overthrowing governments.
    What bothered me more was a subtle but obnoxious trend, that of government at all levels insinuating itself into every facet of our lives. No longer a nation of laws, it’s become a kakistocracy dominated by lawyers and increasingly well-armed and antagonistic law enforcers. Generating layer after layer of chokehold laws, rules, codes, regulations, hoops and hurdles paired with a dizzying array of fines and Draconian punishments for any “violator” who steps in a trap.
    Prohibition didn’t end, it’s just morphed and diversified. Biden and the others quoted are now using buzz words to soften us for martial law via the Patriot Act, tightening the noose one little tug at a time. If you think they’ve stolen your rights and privacies already, wait until they decide it’s time to really control you “for the good of the country.”
    I don’t advocate violence, but the excesses of the priviledged – not necessarily the 1%, but career politicians, the derivatives-gambling/mortgage-bundling financial sector, kangaroo court activist judges, lawyers and tax-gaming accountants, and all “special interest” lobbyists – combined with a dumbed down and polarized electorate that still believes a rigged 2-party election can actually work for the betterment of this nation, I think history is going to repeat itself. No way of telling if OWS is just a trembler or a sign the megavolcano is about to blow.

    • Ed

      Today’s trembler could become volcanic if the GOP decides not to extend unemployment benefits because they choose not to tax profits made in foreign countries competing with us.

      I used to think the “conservatives” in Congress were just unthinking idiots incapable of looking ahead. Now I think they’re just selfish ingrates who don’t want to give anything back to the country that made them millionaires in the first place.

  • Kevin Beck

    Let me see if I got this right: Do we now call the police BEFORE rape takes place? This is a crime that occurs regardless of the number of police available; the number of police is not a determining factor in the occurrence of the crime.

    Hey Joe: Bite me!

    • Ed

      The numbers of murders and, yes rapes, do increase when frustrated people need to feel powerful enough to take what they want when they want it.

      It occurs all over the world in countries where there isn’t enough to go round – and could happen here.

  • A.S.

    Time to cut all “social” programs. If mass riots occur, jail everyone and only give them food and water. Then, the real citizens will remain and there will be enough jobs for everyone, until the cycle continues when more jobs will be sent to China and more riots will occur. And you know what–then will the real end of America if we have more people in prison and jails than free men.

    • Ed

      Unless you let them starve, it costs money to feed inmates as well as pay guards to watch them.

      And you have to provide them with TV as well.

      Better to put that money into investment in infrastructure and put people to work at a decent wage than to invest in (privately operated) jails.

  • Lenni Pike

    It’s Too Late:

    You hit all of the nails on their heads with that one.

  • Ed

    The jobs bill will provide money for investing in infrastructure.

    We need high-speed rail to reduce congestion on interstates and save gasoline.

    We need more teachers (not fewer) of math and science to prepare the engineers of the future.

    We need spending on automated manufacturing techniques to compete with cheap foreign labor.

    Since US capitalists prefer to invest in our foreign competitors in Asia and India, the government (of the people) has to create a domestic jobs program which will employ people instead of keeping them frustrated and on the dole.

    And this guy Immelt is a hypocrite who takes multimillion bonuses from earnings from GE’s investments in China while complaining that US companies are not doing enough to promote foreign trade.

  • Monnie

    High-speed rail, the eternal goal of Progressives—would be an extravagance even if we weren’t BROKE!

  • http://www.globefence.us Andy Brip

    Really good blog, thank you for making my day a little more interesting.

  • Goosey

    If I was wealthy I would be getting very nervous right now.. First to go will be the corrupted government officials from the top down. Then the wealthy and the corrupt Ceo’s, Bankers, Politicians, insurance companies the whole 9 yards and their families. These are the people that have been raping, robbing and abusing the American people for decades. These are the Corrupted vile SOB’S who caused all of this in the first place..there will be no place for them to hide..Not even underground. This will be a civil war unlike any other. The middle east won’t hold a candle to the violence now on the horizen. It’s coming and it’s coming very very soon… Poeple just can’t take this any longer, American families living in their cars while Fat cats laugh at them all and snub their filthy noses at all the middleclasses.

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