I couldn’t help but enjoying Black Flags very optimistic demise of the American Empire that he recently posted. Using the historical demise of Rome as an example, I found it to be a refreshing view of today’s turbulent times. I have just about given up on predicting the future, as it’s nearly impossible, with some exceptions. Exceptions, while not really predictions, but an understanding of events that are likely to occur in the future. One such prediction I feel is very plausible is a major power outage. This could be a local issue due to weather, it could be regional, also due to weather or maybe an attack on the electrical grid. It could also be a National event, due to a major solar storm or a nuclear EMP attack by one of our many enemies. I think we all can agree, that a few short years ago the “Cold War” was part of the history books. Now, it has reared it’s ugly head again. Without electricity, this nation could regress very quickly into a very dangerous place. Let’s hope that any power outages are just kept down in size and scope.
Lies, lies, everywhere there are lies. What the hell is the truth anymore? How many lies have been told by the current administration in D.C.? Or the last five or six administrations? Far too many to write about in a blog post. Maybe one thing our Liar-N-Chief has stated in the past is the love of Lincoln and likening himself to the same. Here’s an excerpt from a recent article about Lincoln from here: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/04/13/power-lies/
The purpose of Lincoln’s war was to save the empire, not to abolish slavery. In his first inaugural address Lincoln “made an ironclad defense of slavery.” His purpose was to keep the South in the Empire despite the Morrill Tariff. As for slavery, Lincoln said: “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.” This position, Lincoln reminded his audience, was part of the 1860 Republican Party platform. Lincoln also offered his support for the strong enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act, which required Northerners to hunt down and return runaway slaves, and he gave his support to the Corwin Amendment to the Constitution, already passed by Northern votes in the House and Senate, that prohibited any federal interference with slavery. For Lincoln and his allies, the empire was far more important than slaves.
Lincoln was likely a very bad President when it came to silencing those opposed to him, as bad as the Nazi’s of German lore in the 30’s and 40’s. Had Lincoln not been assassinated, it’s possible he could have been President for a very long time. Possibly, until he died. His claim of saving the Union and freeing the slaves could have made all of this possible. Fast forward to our time and maybe there is a lot about Obama that gives his “I’m like Lincoln” claim some validity. He has clamped down on those who oppose him, notably in the military hierarchy. The IRS and DOJ attacks against law abiding citizens is also another example of what a modern day Lincoln may have done or did do back in his day.
The only thing missing is a major war. Or maybe it just hasn’t started yet.