Monday, August 16, 2010

10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country

Activist Post

The United States by every measure is hanging on by a thread to its First World status.  Saddled by debt, engaged in wars on multiple fronts with a rising police state at home, declining economic productivity, and wild currency fluctuations all threaten America's future.

The general designations of the ranking system for world status date back to the 1950s, and have included countries at various stages of economic development.  Since the Cold War, the definition has come to be synonymous with repressive countries where a wealthy class of ruling elites segment society into the haves and have-nots, many times capitalizing on the conditions that follow an economic crisis or war.

While much of the world is still mired in poverty, the reduced cost of innovative tools such as computing and connectivity ironically puts traditional Third World countries at the forefront of a new lean-and-mean economy that is based on ideas of empowerment for the disenfranchised.   For better or worse, the world is leveling due to Globalism.  However, America and other over-leveraged countries face this re-balancing of the globe at a time when they have dwindling resources. We can speculate about who and what is to blame for America's fantastic fall, but for the purposes of this article we shall focus on the obvious signs that the United States is beginning to resemble a Third World country.


30,000 Section 8 wait for 455 vouchers
1. Rising unemployment and poverty: Unemployment numbers, food stamps, and home foreclosures continue to reach new record highs.  The ugly reality of those numbers was recently on display when 30,000 people showed up to apply for public housing in East Point, GA for 455 available vouchers.  Fights broke out, people were fainting from the heat while in line, and riot police showed up to handle the angry poor.

2. Economic dependence: The United States finished 2009 with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 85%, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  The current trend projects the United States to finish 2010 at 94% and 2011 at 98%.  The 90% level has become the IMF's make-or-break point for countries hoping to grow their way out of debt. If the government debt load climbs above 90% of GDP, economic growth slows so much that growth is no longer a viable solution for reducing that debt, and the IMF insists on austerity measures. Surpassing this debt threshold has also caused China's lead credit rating agency to cut America's credit rating.


3. Declining civil rights:  Everyday freedoms are often a casualty of a society in collapse.  As the anger of the populace mounts in response to declining economic conditions and political corruption, the government counters by increasing draconian measures that restrict the political rights and civil liberties of its citizens.

America is becoming a country like China, which has one of the lowest scores according to Freedom House.  In America, private discussions and movements are monitored, free speech is corralled, the freedom to assemble for protest is by government decree, and independent thought that questions the political system is increasingly looked upon with suspicion.  A final indicator is when the government insists upon secrecy for its own actions, while new laws and systems are created to put the individual under nearly constant surveillance.

4. Increasing political corruption: When political corruption becomes the accepted norm, as opposed to the exception, then there's a good bet your country resembles the Third World. Congress and all major institutions face a growing crisis in confidence, where a record-low 11% of the population believe Congress is doing a good job. It now seems obvious to all observers that big corporations directly control the agenda in Washington -- much like typically corrupt Third World countries.

5. Military patrolling the streets: The rise of a militarized police state is a hallmark of most Third World countries, particularly in times of rapid economic collapse.  America's declaration of the War on Terror has created a constant threat to National Security that has allowed for the military to be deployed on American soil.  Building upon the War on Drugs, this has created a fusion between the military and local police, where military-grade weapons and tactics are being used against American citizens in a cascade of violent confrontations over non-violent offenses.  Military checkpoints are moving farther inland, away from meaningful border control functions, and a full-blown military presence in American cities has been planned by the U.S. Army War College.

6. Failing infrastructure:  As 46 of 50 states are on the verge of bankruptcy, cities are going dark, asphalt roads are returning to the stone age, and nationwide budget cuts are leaving students without teachers, supplies, or a full-time education.  These are common features one will see as they travel through the poorest of Third World countries.

7. Disappearing middle class: During the last presidential debate season, they argued that a family income of $250K was solidly middle-class.  Well, Census data shows less than 15% of families make over $100K, and only 1.5% of families make over $250K.  The income gap between the rich and poor has increased at a staggering pace, while many more middle-class folks join the ranks of the poor every day.  Cavernous income gaps may be what Third-World nations are best known for.

U.S. Dollar Monetary Base
8. Devalued currency: The value of the Federal Reserve Note (U.S. dollar) has declined 96% since the inception of the Federal Reserve in 1913.  The value of the dollar is based on its supply in circulation and, to a lesser extent, the demand for those dollars. For the last three years, the monetary base has spiked literally off the charts. It can be argued that the dollar has become America's top export as the world's reserve currency, and if the volatile dollar is scrapped, which the U.N. and IMF now suggest, then demand will plummet, killing the currency.

9. Controlling the media: A government-influenced media that censors information is a key component of Third World countries.  In some countries it is openly owned by the State.  In America, privately-owned major media is not as balanced or as diverse as it seems; the concentration of ownership has led to censorship when national and corporate interests have sometimes overlapped.  The persecution of high-profile investigative journalists such as WikiLeaks is set amid a backdrop of the proposed Internet censorship of bloggers who wish to remain anonymous.  The end of net neutrality creates a pay-to-play system that can lead to further corporate and government control of information and opinion.  Cybersecurity initiatives are the final nail in the coffin, as the entire free flow of information can be vetted in a China-style system of "identity management."  On the street, the police state and media control have converged in the recent rise of arrests for those who videotape the police.  This is a huge blow to First Amendment rights and the role of photojournalists who wish to document public police behavior.

10. Capital Controls: Many nations have enforced capital controls as their economies collapse.   It most recently happened in Argentina and Venezuela as they sought to keep the remaining wealth within their borders. The SEC already has adopted policies to allow money market funds to suspend withdrawals during a financial crisis, while the recent HIRE bill (HR 2487) puts restrictions on Americans moving capital to foreign countries. Some economists suggest that the national debt has gotten so high that the government must now force investment of private capital into U.S. Treasury debt.

Key economic indicators point to a situation potentially worse than the Great Depression. The land of opportunity for so many is devolving into a system of government corruption, corporate looting, and military rule that threatens to sink the American Dream.  The capital flight from America has left a dwindling middle class holding an empty bag.  This style of underinvestment in the foundation of society is similar to what already has led to the exodus from the rural Midwest.  Now, there are ominous signs of a silent exodus of young, intelligent professionals seeking opportunities to realize their dreams outside of America; they are becoming known as Generation Xpat.  Lastly, many skilled immigrants have returned to their home countries to seek a better quality of life, which might be the scariest indicator of all.

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103 comments:

spirit_30 said...

Welcome to the United Fascist States of Amerika. And we can blame it on the hidden governments ... the elite who are the real terrorists.

Webmaster said...

IF this came from Arianna's book, then why did she vote for Obama? He's the puppet of these people who are destroying us.

Activist said...

This did not come from Arianna's book. This article is original to this site. As you know, McCain/Palin are puppets too. We have a long way to go...Keep up the fight!

Richard W. Posner said...

As long as banks are privately held, as long as currency is printed, circulated and controlled by private corporations and as long as usury, in any form or amount, remains legal, the transformation of earth into a third world planet will continue apace.
The first thing that must happen is the nationalization of all banks, from the federal reserve down to the smallest local credit union. The printing, circulation and regulation of all currency must be controlled by the people through the office of their government.
Simply put bbgb's. Bringbackgreenbacks. We must use a fiat currency of debt-free government notes backed by nothing more than its designation as legal tender. Money is not a commodity; it is an act of law, not of nature. It has no intrinsic value. Money is not wealth. Resources, and that includes human resources, are wealth and all resources belong to all the people.
All lobbying and all corporate influence must be completely eliminated. All corporations must exist only as nonprofit entities whose function must be proven beneficial to all. Said existence must be allowed only by limited government charter and only for a predetermined time. If, after the stipulated period, a corporation cannot produce indisputable, factual data showing that its operation is contributing to the general welfare, its charter must not be renewed.
The u.s. must withdraw from the international monetary fund, the world bank, and the bank of international settlements until such time as these entities become publicly held rather than private, for-profit, operations. They may continue to exist, not for profit, but in the interest of international commerce in a purely administrative capacity.
Without these fundamental changes to the way in which we perceive money and its purpose, the population of earth will inexorably be transformed into a bilateral caste system of masters and servants.
There will be no improvement but rather a steady decline in the quality of life as long as profit remains the motive for everything. Mammon has become the god of choice in amerika and the kapitalist jihad is spreading the worship of money and power around the world.
The founders of america, some presidents and even politicians have warned of the coming of this day.

“The end of democracy and defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of the lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.
The Bank of the United States is one of the most deadly hostilities existing against the principles and form of our Constitution. The system of banking is a blot left in all our Constitutions, which if not covered will end in their destruction. I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity is but swindling futurity. “
Thomas Jefferson

“The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity.”
Abraham Lincoln

"Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders."
The Honorable Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in 1933

There is no way to Peace. Peace is the Way.

Activist said...

Thanks for the great, detailed comments. We all need to be committed to finding solutions. -- M.E.

Charlton said...

Posner, you belong in the old Soviet Union. Since when have bureaucrats and politicians ever known how to run ANYTHING? Either we get rid of entire layers of bureaucrats and dump these cabinet level departments (starting with the Dept. of Education), or we become slaves to government.

The Wandering Cynic said...

#5 And #6 have a direct relation. In 3rd world countries the military is always well fed and supplied even as the nation starves around them (Ie, North Korea)

Where I live right now, with the city budget ravaged by the depression and services being cut left and right, the city still found $300,000 to buy the police a new armored car with the police chief saying that anyone who opposed the purchase is "a fool."

The US will ride empire all the way to hell the same way the USSR did.

Dale said...

Wow...

I can't believe someone like Posner can read this and think or believe that MORE government control of the economy is the answer.

I will bet 10 to 1 he worships at the altar of Marx...

You, and your socialist ilk are the cause of the problem. Abolish the FED, allow a free market in money, and 99% of these problems will be solved.

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dutchjoensshow said...

Many of us have been warning you folks about this for decades. Now it is Chic to spout off on these issues. I am sad to say this is way to little too late. You fools let it get so bad we can no longer fix it. Most of you will not survive the 2nd War of Federal Aggression......

Don said...

The results of Mr. Posner's totalitarian police state dressed up as humanitarianism are in. One hundred million murdered by their own governments during the last century. Somehow his kind are the only beneficiaries of such benevolence toward their fellow man. Have to cut a few beets to make borscht, you know, and the idea his kind would not do to us what they did to everyday Russians because "this is America" is a fatal mistake.

Alberto said...

200m inc those murdered by other governments, obviously a minor issue for Posner, who seems to have missed the 20th century at least.

Mfskinner said...

We were ruled by tyrants prior to 1776. When Americans lived in this country prior to 1950 we were a notion that offered some chance to improve one's status and rise to the middle class.
Greed and self interest rule this country. Our education,legal,monetary and every other system is overseen by corrupt power hungry psychopaths who control the counting of the votes.
Now do you want to take it back or keep hoping your vote counts? Anyone who gets into office at this point will be afraid of being killed if they try to rock the boat. We have to rock the boat, and rock it till it sinks. Stop cooperating.

Wesley said...

I am sure happy to see so many smart people quickly shut down that Marxist nut and his more government is the answer filth. It gives me hope.

Activist said...

Thanks to all for reading the article and debating this -- Michael Edwards

Merlin said...

Yes, this is what happens when liberal politicians take money from those who earn it and redistribute it to people on Social Security and Wealfare in order to buy votes. Hopefully we will become a 3rd world country, where the people who earn a living are able to keep more of what they earn, and the poor who have no marketable skills become poorer (i.e. are no longer artificially supported by government handouts) and become the the servants of the middle class.

R. H. Politz said...

I used the premise of global collapse as the basis for the beginning of "After 2012" before taking the story into a fictional life of mystery and magic but this premise, the reason for such worldwide horror, seems to be building toward the final result I described in chapter one of this story.
We, the "sheep", controlled and "farmed" by those, the "elite", is something I've written about for decades and the Armageddon I've described seems to loom closer and closer as each year passes. I sincerely hope I'm wrong but..., am I? Is my book, "After 2012" really a fictional work of fantasy..., or a prophesy?

Northwestern Localist said...

Though the truth is sometimes very depressing, thanks for the stark reminder of just where things really are.

Pete said...

I think it’s a bit alarmist. But the article supports its claim well. I think the country certainly is heading to a crossroads, and may already be standing there now. Question is, how long until someone does something. SOMETHING needs to happen. Either Americans wake up, and become stewards of their own country, or we surrender the remaining rights we have to a totalitarian state. I’m on board with the waking up idea. Americans have largely forgotten what citizenship means. But that won’t happen overnight, or even over the next few years. No one likes the idea of being responsible to America. But each, and every citizen owes the country their active involvement in its caretaking. Today national pride seems to be part of everyone’s life, but it’s always for where their ancestors came from. Not for America. I see so many cars with flags of other countries on them. This doesn’t bother me in practice. We’re fortunate to have such a diverse make up. My opinion is that each American has three duties:

First to America: Actively involve yourself in the government, and maintenance of her ideals, and interests both materiel and in spirit.
Second to fellow citizens: Enforce a sense of community, and fraternity amongst the populace. A sense of purpose.
Third to your representatives in Government: Voice grievances, ideas, and solutions in the manner set forth by the Constitution. They need to know from citizens how, and what, needs attention.

Those ideas aren’t terrifically enforced, or even believed in today. Maybe it’s too much to ask of the average civilian today. To be a citizen.

Capt Bob said...

The Posners of this world believe that "They" due to their intellectual superiority will be the "Natural" leaders under their espoused "Lunacy"!!.
Is that "Vladimir Posner"--??

rossbcan said...

For those who are interested in the truth, as opposed to rhetoric, it is: The US of A is toast until the "rule of law" is restored and, this is contrary to the interests of those who suppress freedom. "From all enemies, foreign and domestic" Hah!

The "rule of law" is a precisely defined law. It is the highest law of mankind, stated below:

“the suppression of forceful and fraudulent methods of goal seeking”

“all are treated equally by the law”. This means ALL, including king and judges

“absolute property rights”

This in turn is based on the fact that human behavior (the topic of law) is about goal seeking. In the seeking of any goal, there are only three possible methods: force, fraud and honest trade. Any transaction that is not an honest, mutually agreed trade will cause a self-defensive response (conflict) from the victim whose survival has been affected.

"The Rule of Law" is the glue that keeps all of mankind acting together in common interest, tied together by mutual dependence of trade, on an evolutionary path to excellence. Force and fraud creates conflict and destroys civilizations. Mankind is now on a devolutionary path to extinction because the co-operation once forced by "the rule of law" has been replaced by legitimizing force and fraud for those who incorrectly believe they wield power.

Rule of Law, Defined: http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/c1/34

Darwin PROVED: Survival EQUALS ability to adapt to environment EQUALS ability to choose correctly EQUALS freedom: http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/36

Mathematics of Rule (explains current economic stall):
http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/c1/32

How to THINK and solve problems:
http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/c1/33

Social Contract:
http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/c1/37

Justice Defined: We are all free to profit or suffer and learn (adapt to excellence) by facing the consequences of our OWN choices. Injustice is to be forced to suffer the consequences of choices of unaccountable (irresponsible) others..

"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class." ~ Lord Acton

Bill Ross
(Electronics Design Engineer)

ruralcounsel said...

Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everyone stands around reloading.
--- Anon.

Karen said...

"H. R. 2487: To direct the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on the feasibility of using military identification numbers instead of social security numbers to identify members of the Armed Forces."

What does this have to do with capital controls?

John T. Vian said...

The only way we could ever stand a chance for gaining back our freedom, is to foment another revolutionary war. This is the truth and yet no one wants to fight a losing battle.

Joseph said...

Isn't this a repeat from the 1970s?

Dixie said...

Re: "The only way we could ever stand a chance for gaining back our freedom, is to foment another revolutionary war. This is the truth and yet no one wants to fight a losing battle"
No offense, but it's the huge number of comments like this that lead people to believe that it can't be done. If you really believe in The South and all we stand for and desire, then don't take part in commenting anything but confidence regarding an outcome of such. Period...

misfeldt6 said...

I keep hearing the conservative narrative that government is bad, that the reason government is bad is because it is controlled by big government liberals, this is false. The white house, supreme court, military, all our security agencies and congress are controlled by conservatives...Period. It is conservative leadership, ideaology, policy and behavior that is destroying America. Conservatives will continue to increase thei stranglehold on this country till they collapse it.

jtnRN said...

I have always felt that once our government, with the support of a large percentage of the population, accepted torture as a useful and neccessary tool then we became a third world country. The fact that we feel it is okay for a significant portion of our population to receive substandard or no health care makes us a third world country. The widening income gap - which is happening with the full support of many of those at the bottom - makes us a third world country.
What is amazing is that all of this was pushed along and made much worse during the Bush administration, and now people seem to want to give the same group another go at it. Guess we need to finish the job and leave no doubt where this country stands.

xjlm said...

I cannot believe some of what I read here. In the face of growing evidence that this article is exactly true, we have some who want to blame the 'liberal media' and some who want to blame 'the communists' and others who think McSame/Palin would have been the answer. And then you have joel the jew telling us,'Making money online has never been easier! Click here to find out how!'

America is not just becoming a shithole, we're there.

Denise said...

I define myself as African American (that is my right). I once defined myself as a member of the Democratic party (again my perogative). BTW I did not vote for PBHO, as doc laura believes. Left over libs progressives HRC-ers all have shown the inability to promote party unity strength and loyalty to providing effective legislation.

Wonder what all you faux revolutionaries intend to do with the millions of ethnic minorities in the USA?

rossbcan said...

Its the law, stupid...

bflo said...

I find it continually mind blowing that even after reading a thoughtful and well documented article, such as this one, that readers (citizens) still choose division over unity.

I've only ever know the monetary system which I was brought up in, which has many negative side-effects - many mentioned above. I'm not sure of the answer to solve all of these problems, but I know that drawing lines between liberals and conservatives, using Communism as a "Rhetorical hammer" or blaming the poor for this mess are certainly not fruitful avenues to pursue.

I'm of the Xpat generation who left after the 2000 election, and prior to 9/11. I am not a grass is greener kind of person, nor do I believe where I am is better. But what I can say is that since I left in 2000, the changes that have and are taking place in America scare me silly.

Much of what is stated in the above article is clear as day if your critical mind is open. I'm proud to be American, and feel more American overseas than I have ever felt in my life. But years of being outside of the US, keeping a critical eye on the US and the world, it is clear that what was once known as the land of opportunity, is becoming more and more the contrary.

What's my solution - start personal. Make individual changes. Meet others who are different, whether in belief or origin, find the common ground between liberal and conservative and start a dialogue that can help everyone change the lens we view the world through. We as Americans have been fed so much BS over the past ten years, only for the sake of division. Cooperation is way more fun, and certainly effective.

Changing the way we speak about things, changes the way we deal with things. Peace and love are not silly things and making sure everyone has enough to eat is not a lot to ask. Civil rights, freedom of religion and speech, etc – have been gifts to this land for more than 200 years – let’s try to keep it that way.

peace²

margaret said...

PART 1 ANSWER TO ACTIVIST WHAT ABOUT THE COMMUNIST GEORGE SOROS????
THE DESTREUCTION OF AMERICA IS THE COMMUNIST GEORGE SOROS’ PLAN: HIS GREED AND THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA FINANCIAL SYSTEM IS AN OBSESSION, A COMPULSIVE DISORDER OF HIS MIND, TOTALLY MENTALLY ILL, HE SUFFERS FROM SERIOUS MENTAL DISORDER JUST LIKE ALL FAR LEFT LIBERALS; HE IS DRIVEN BY THE POWER OF GREED. HE MUST BE STOPPED !!! THIS IS A CBS RESEARCH OF INFORMATION THAT FOLLOWS BELLOW. MAYBE GEORGE SOROS’ AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP SHOULD BE REVOKED AND SENT BACK TO RUSSIA OR HUNGARY OR, BETTER YET, TO THE GUILLOTINE.
COMMUNIST GRIDDY SOROS WANTS TO DESTROY AMERICA!!!!! HE HAS ADVERTISING ON TV [ ABC OR NBC] PROMOTING LEGALIZATION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS, USING BONO THE ROCK AND ROLL IDIOT DRUG ADDICT AND MONTEL TO PROMOTE DRUGS-COCAINE- DOPE, HEROINE, POPPI, ETC., ADVERTISING ON T.V. DURING THE DAY THER LEGALIZATION, TO
KEEP AMERICANS SLEEP- DRUGGY, UNABLE TO THINK, WHILE HE RAPES THIS COUNTRY AND THE WORLD, WITH HIS CRONIES DIRECTING HIS CHARITY FOUNDATIONS TO CONTROL AMERICA. AND STEALS ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD AND PLACES HIS FREE SOCIETY [ ANOTHER CHARLES MASON- NO MORALS and NO VALUES SOCIETY THINKING ] - GOVERNMENT!!! WAKE UP AMERICA AND CONGRESS, DO SOMETHING TO STOP THIS MAN MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!
GEORGE SOROS brought the market down in 2 days.
Here is what (CBS') Mr. (Steve) Kroft's research has turned up. Bit of a read, but it took 4 months to put it together. "The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States ." George Soros.
"George Soros is an evil man. He's anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and anti-good." He killed and robbed his own Jewish people.
If George Soros isn't the world's preeminent "malignant messianic narcissist," he'll do until Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot are reincarnated.
OBAMA IS A PUPPET OF GEORGE SOROS, HIS MONEY ELECTED OBAMA. OBAMA’S AGENDA IS SOROS’ AGENDA.. CLEALRY … TO DESTROY AMERICA.

margaret said...

PART 2 – GEORGE SOROS- DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA AND OBAMA,T HEIR COMMUNIST MARXIST AGENDA WITH MARX -STALIN-
& HITLER ALL AMBEDED TOGETHER TO DESTROY AMERICA= OBAMAS PLAN- What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopath's lack of conscience. He considers himself to be an elitist world class philosopher, despises the American Way and just loves to do social engineering (change cultures).
Gy├Ârgy Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary . Soros' father, Tivadar, was a fervent practitioner of the Esperanto a language invented in 1887, and designed to be the first global language, free of any national identity.
The Schwartz's, who were non-practicing Jews, changed the family name to Soros, in order to facilitate assimilation into the gentile population, as the Nazis spread into Hungary during the 1930s.
When Hitler's henchman Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary , to oversee the murder of that country's Jews, George Soros ended up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish population. Soros went with him on his rounds.
Soros has repeatedly called 1944 "the best year of his life."
"70% of Mr. Soros's fellow Jews in Hungary , nearly a half-million human beings, were annihilated in that year, yet he[SOROS] gives no sign that this put any damper on his elation, either at the time or indeed in retrospect."
During an interview with "Sixty Minute's" Steve Kroft, Soros was asked about his "best year:"
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from your fellow Jews, friends and neighbors.
SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
SOROS: Not, not at all. Not at all, I rather enjoyed it.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
SOROS: No, only feelings of absolute power.
In his article, Muravchik describes how Soros has admitted to having "carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble."
Be that as it may. After WWII, Soros attended the London School of Economics, where he fell under the thrall of fellow atheist and Hungarian, Karl Popper, one of his professors. Popper was a mentor to Soros until Popper's death in 1994. Two of Popper's most influential teachings concerned "the open society," and Fallibilism.
Fallibilism is the philosophical doctrine that all claims of knowledge could, in principle, be mistaken. (Then again, I could be wrong about that.)
The "open society" basically refers to a "test and evaluate" approach to social engineering. Regarding "open society" Roy Childs writes, "Since the Second World War, most of the Western democracies have followed Popper's advice about piecemeal social engineering and democratic social reform, and it has gotten them into a grand mess."
In 1956 Soros moved to New York City , where he worked on Wall Street, and started amassing his fortune. He specialized in hedge funds and currency speculation.
Soros is absolutely ruthless, amoral, and clever in his business dealings, and quickly made his fortune. By the 1980s he was well on his way to becoming the global powerhouse that he is today.
In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for "The American Thinker" she says, "Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England . He broke it on the backs of hard-working British citizens who immediately saw their homes severely devalued and their life savings cut drastically, almost overnight."

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margaret said...

PART 3 - GEORGE SOROS' PLAN TO DESTROY AMERICA AND OBAMA'S PLAN- OBAMA IS HIS PUPPET. NOTING IS DONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITHOUT SOROS' APPROVAL=
In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for "The American Thinker" she says, "Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England . He broke it on the backs of hard-working British citizens who immediately saw their homes severely devalued and their life savings cut drastically, almost overnight."
In 1994 Soros crowed in "The New Republic " that "the former Soviet Empire is now called the Soros Empire." The Russia-gate scandal in 1999, which almost collapsed the Russian economy, was labeled by Rep. Jim Leach, then head of the House Banking Committee, to be "one of the greatest social robberies in human history." The "Soros Empire" indeed.
In 1997 Soros almost destroyed the economies of Thailand and Malaysia . At the time, Malaysia 's Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called Soros "a villain, and a moron." Thai activist Weng Tojirakarn said, "We regard George Soros as a kind of Dracula. He sucks the blood from the people."
The website Greek National Pride reports, "[Soros] was part of the full court press that dismantled Yugoslavia and caused trouble in Georgia , Ukraine and Myanmar [ Burma ]. Calling himself a philanthropist, Soros' role is to tighten the ideological stranglehold of globalization and the New World Order while promoting his own financial gain. He is without conscience; a capitalist who functions with absolute amorality."
France has upheld an earlier conviction against Soros, for felony insider trading. Soros was fined 2.9 million dollars.
Recently, his native Hungary fined Soros 2.2 million dollars for "illegal market manipulation." Elizabeth Crum writes that "The Hungarian economy has been in a state of transition as the country seeks to become more financially stable and westernized. [Soros'] deliberately driving down the share price of its largest bank put Hungary's economy into a wicked tailspin, one from which it is still trying to recover.
My point here is that Soros is a planetary parasite. His grasp, greed, and gluttony have a global reach.
But what about America ? Soros told Australia 's national newspaper "The Australian" " America , as the centre of the globalised financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world. This is now over. The game is out," he said, adding that the time has come for "a very serious adjustment" in American's consumption habits. He implied that he was the one with the power to bring this about."
Soros: "World financial crisis was "stimulating" and "in a way, the culmination of my life's work."
OBAMA HAS RECENTLY PROMISED 10 BILLION OF OUR TAX DOLLARS TO BRAZIL, IN ORDER TO GIVE THEM A LEG-UP IN EXPANDING THEIR OFFSHORE OIL FIELDS. OBAMA'S LARGESSE TOWARDS BRAZIL, CAME SHORTLY AFTER HIS POLITICAL FINANCIAL BACKER, GEORGE SOROS, INVESTED HEAVILY IN BRAZILIAN OIL (PETROBRAS).
Tait Trussel writes, "The Petrobras loan may be a windfall for Soros and Brazil , but it is a bad deal for the U.S. The American Petroleum Institute estimates that oil exploration in the U.S. could create 160,000 new, well-paying jobs, as well as $1.7 trillion in revenues to federal, state, and local governments, all while fostering greater energy security and independance."

margaret said...

PART 4 – SOROS PLAN TO DESTROY AMERICA AND OBAMA HIS PUPPET
A blog you might want to keep an eye on is SorosWatch.com. Their mission: "This blog is dedicated to all who have suffered due to the ruthless financial pursuits of George Soros. Your stories are many and varied, but the theme is the same: the destructive power of greed without conscience. We pledge to tirelessly watch Soros wherever he goes and to print the truth in the hope that he will one day be made to stop preying upon the world's poor, that justice will be served."
Back to America . Soros has been actively working to destroy America from the inside out for some years now. People have been warning us. Two years ago news sources reported that "Soros [is] an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on. This is off-the-chart dangerous."

In 1997 Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote, "Soros uses his philanthropy to change or more accurately deconstruct the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people. His "open society" is not about freedom; it is about license. His vision rejects the notion of ordered liberty, in favor of a PROGRESSIVE ideology of rights and entitlements."
Perhaps the most important of these "whistle blowers" are David Horowitz and Richard Poe. Their book "The Shadow Party" outlines in detail how Soros hijacked the Democratic Party, and now owns it lock, stock, and barrel.
SOROS HAS BEEN PACKING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITH RADICALS, AND OUSTING MODERATE DEMOCRATS FOR YEARS.
THE SHADOW PARTY BECAME THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT, WHICH BECAME THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.
DiscoverTheNetworks.org (another good source) writes, "By his [Soros'] own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia , Croatia , Georgia , and Yugoslavia . When Soros targets a country for "regime change," he begins by creating a shadow government , a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to assume power when the opportunity arises. The Shadow Party he has built in America greatly resembles those he has created in other countries prior to instigating a coup."
November 2008 edition of the German magazine "Der Spiegel," in which Soros gives his opinion on what the next POTUS (President of the U.S. ) should do after taking office. "I THINK WE NEED A LARGE STIMULUS PACKAGE." Soros thought that around 600 billion would be about right.
Soros also said that "I think Obama presents us a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence. The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights."
Although Soros doesn't (yet) own the Republican Party, like he does the Democrats, make no mistake, his tentacles are spread throughout the Republican Party as well.
Soros is a partner in the Carlyle Group where he has invested more than 100 million dollars. According to an article by "The Baltimore Chronicle's" Alice Cherbonnier, the Carlye Group is run by "a veritable who's who of former Republican leaders," from CIA man Frank Carlucci, to CIA head [and ex-President] George Bush, Sr.
In late 2006, Soros bought about 2 million shares of Halliburton, ¬Dick Cheney's old stomping grounds.
When the Democrats and Republicans held their conventions in 2000, Soros held Shadow Party conventions in the same cities, at the same time.

margaret said...

PART 5= SOROS PLAN TO DESTROY AMERICA AND OBAMA IS HIS PUPPET – BOTH ARE MARXIST COMMUNIST. In 2008, Soros donated $5,000,000,000 to the Democratic NationalCommittee, DNC, to insure Obama's win and wins for many other Alinsky trained Radical Rules Anti-American Socialist. George has been contributing a $ billion plus to the DNC since Clinton came on the scene.
Soros has dirtied both sides of the aisle, trust me. And if that weren't bad enough, he has long held connections with the CIA.
And I mustn't forget to mention Soros' involvement with the MSM (Main Stream Media), the entertainment industry (e.g. he owns 2.6 million shares of Time Warner), and the various political advertising organizations he funnels millions to. In short, George Soros controls or influence most of the MSM. Little wonder they ignore the TEA PARTY, Soro's NEMESIS.
As Matthew Vadum writes, "The liberal billionaire-turned-philanthropist has been buying up media properties for years in order to drive home his message to the American public that they are too materialistic, too wasteful, too selfish, and too stupid to decide for themselves how to run their own lives."
Richard Poe writes, "Soros' private philanthropy, totaling nearly $5 billion, continues undermining America 's traditional Western values. His giving has provided funding of abortion rights, atheism, drug legalization, sex education, euthanasia, feminism, gun control, globalization, mass immigration, gay marriage and other radical experiments in social engineering." Some of the many NGOs (None Government Organizations) that Soros funds with his billions are: MoveOn.org, the Apollo Alliance , Media Matters for America , the Tides Foundation, the ACLU, ACORN, PDIA (Project on Death In America ), La Raza, and many more. For a more complete list, with brief descriptions of the NGOs, go to DiscoverTheNetworks.org.
Poe continues, "Through his global web of Open Society Institutes and Open Society Foundations, Soros has spent 25 years recruiting, training, indoctrinating and installing a network of loyal operatives in 50 countries, placing them in positions of influence and power in media, government, finance and academia."
Without Soro's money, would the Saul Alinsky's Chicago machine still be rolling? Would SEIU, ACORN, and La Raza still be pursuing their nefarious activities? Would Big Money and lobbyists still be corrupting government? Would our college campuses still be retirement homes for 1960s radicals?
AMERICA STANDS AT THE BRINK OF AN ABYSS, AND THAT FACT IS DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO SOROS. SOROS HAS VIGOROUSLY, CLEVERLY, AND INSIDIOUSLY PLANNED THE RUINATION OF AMERICA AND HIS PUPPET, BARAK OBAMA IS LEADING THE WAY.
The words of Patrick Henry are apropos: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
These days, Patrick Henry's sentiment is more than just some quaint hyperbole from long ago. It's a slow burning, but intense, glow that fires our courage and heart. more on George Soros, SEE: http://search.aol.com/aol/search?query=GEORGE+SOROS&s_it=keyword_rollover

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clayton said...

Leave it to any group of "global conspiracy" theorists to find a way of blaming everything bad on the Jewish People. I find it remarkable that a religious group - and yes, we Jews are ONLY a religion and have not been a genetically identifiably pure racial group for over 2000 years(!) - with less than 20 millions members, worldwide (and that number is rapidly dwindling) could have such impressive influence over the SIX BILLION other people living on this planet. Ludicrous. You folks may as well blame the Catholics, with over a billions members, or the Buddhists, with over three billion.

Someone, please tell me how we Jews supposedly amassed this great power? In the well-documented history of the Jewish Peoples, we have very nearly been wiped out altogether, dozens of times. Notably, we were enslaved in Egypt; mass-murdered and the remnant fragments of communities scattered across the continents of Europe, Africa India and Asia (the Great Diaspora from the Roman Empire); tortured, slaughtered, forced to convert to Catholicism and/or exiled by Torquemada and the King of Spain; forced into extreme poverty, raped, pillaged, mass-murdered in pogrom upon pogrom, in the Russian Empire; and then very nearly driven to extinction in Nazi Germany.

Yet...somehow, we own all the money, run all the banks, control all governments and are plotting to take over the world. Hmm... you are right! This must be so! Rape us, enslave us, butcher us, shun us... for thousands of years, and then - having set us up for great success, with all of this madness - we are going to take over the world.

I am impressed at the collective genius of you nutcakes who really believe this could be true. Indeed, it is for the very reason that there are so many of you idiots around the world - busily blaming others and not yourselves, for the decay of humanity - that human-kind is, on the decline.

I wish you peace, in your insanity.

ffakr said...

Margaret..
It's ILLEGAL to donate $5 billion dollars to a political organization. The limit is higher for party donations than for donations to individual candidates. $2400 per candidate and $30,400 to a National Party. The National Party donation can be an end-run around the personal restriction because the party can, in turn, give all the money to one candidate.

I can't tell if your post is a joke or a paranoid fantasy. I'm guessing you get your numbers from Whirled Nut Daily (I generally distain the school yard name calling but I really can't help myself with them).
Soros is a boogy-man, created by the Right wing to terrify the low-information base.
His net worth was estimated to be $11 billion in 2009 by the decidedly not-liberal Forbes magazine. According to you, he's apparently given away nearly half his fortune to the Democrats in one year.. which suspiciously would be about 5X more money than spent by both parties in the 2008 Presidential campaign (first to top 1 Billion dollars, or was that all races that year?)
He has given ~6 billion to the Open Society Institute over the course of the last 31 years. You seem to have problems with numbers, so that's just over $190 million per year. The Open Society Institute is NOT an American political organization. It's a world wide charitable organization.
I don't know if you're a comic or a moron. Look at the numbers, they don't make sense. I'm also curious why you're not so concerned by the 5 Billionaires (that I know of off the top of my head) that are much more active in Conservative US Politics??

P.S. Soros doesn't own 2.6 million shares in Time Warner, the fund he manages controls the shares, and 2.6 million shares in TW is a paltry 2.6% of the outstanding shares.. far from controlling.

ffakr said...

Margaret... Sorry, I made a mistake.. Soro's fund controls 0.236% of Time Warner's outstanding stock. Again, you seem terrible with number so that's less than one quarter of one percent.

P.S. You should see someone to deal with the paranoia issues.. or at least try Teh Google to look at non-partisan [bat-shit crazy] information sources.

margaret said...

CAP AND TRADE IS ANOTHER IDEA TO DESTROY AMERICA= ON THE MATTERS OF GLOBAL WARMING AND THE FARCE ABOUT CO2, AND CAP AND TRADE:
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE BIOLOGIST S AND BOTANISTS AT THE UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE WORLD HAVE NOT MADE ANY STATEMENT OR PROTEST ABOUT THE CO2 MISINFORMATION CIRCULATED BY THE UNITED NATIONS AND BY THE GLOBAL WARMING LOONS SCIENTISTS AND THE LIBERALS LOONS IN THE USA.
WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON AMONG THE BIOLOGISTS AND BOTANISTS IS A MATTER OF CONCERN TO ME, AS A BIOLOGY AND MEDICAL SCIENTIST, THAT SUCH FALSEHOOD ABOUT THE CO2 CAN BE IMPOSED TO THE PEOPLE, JUST BECAUSE OF THE A BIG MONEY MAKING ENTREPRENEURSHIP PLANNED BY THE PROMOTERS OF SUCH FALSE THEORY. GOOD THING THAT SOMEONE WITH A CONSCIENCE BLEW THE WHISTLE BEFORE IT WAS TOO LATE FOR THE PASSING OF THE CAP AND TRADE REGULATION IN THE USA. EUROPE IS ALREADY DOOMED. CLIMATE IS A NATURAL FENOMENON THAT NO ONE CAN CONTROL, ECEPT WITH THE USE OF THE HAARP ANTENNAS FARM. THE POLLUTION OF THE AIR WITH CHEMICALS AND DIRTY PARTICLES IS A DIFFERENT STORY AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GLOBAL WARMING, IT HAS TO DO WITH THE LACK OF PROPER WASTE DISPOSAL, JUST LIKE OUR WATER IS POLLUTED WITH ALL THE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND ILLEGAL DRUGS, SINCE ALL DRUGS TAKEN IN THE BODY ARE ELIMINATED IN THE URINE OF THE PEOPLE AND END UP IN THE WATER SYSTEM WE DRINK, YET, THE WATER DEPARTMENTS IN USA ARE DOING NOTHING TO ELIMINTE SUCH POISONS FROM THE WATER WE DRINK.
THE TRUTH ABOUT CO2 = CARBON DIOXIDE IS THAT:
CARBON IS THE MOLECULE OF LIFE ON EARTH. WITHOUT CARBON THERE CAN BE NO LIFE ON EARTH. AND ,
THIS IS THE CARBON CYCLE WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR LIVE ON EARTH:
The circulation [ cycle] of carbon in nature is as follows:
1- Carbon dioxide [CO2] is taken from the atmosphere [air] by plants and trees for photosynthesis.
(a)- Photosynthesis is the process by which plants make food with the sun light they absorbed and the carbon dioxide [ CO2], to nourish the plants and trees.
2- During the photosynthesis process, the CO2 is broken down – separated by the plants and Trees’ leaves, and in the process the leaves expel – give out - the OXYGEN we need to live. THE OXYGEN PRODUCING MACHINE ON EARTH ARE THE TREES AND PLANTS FROM CO2. That is the reason we need lots of trees, forests and jungles, because the trees and plants clean the atmosphere and the earth of the CO2 to give US OXYGEN. CO2 is produced every time we breath!!!!! We inhale the air with oxygen, and we expel – breath out- the CO2 [ CARBON DIOXIDE]. WITHOUT CARBON DIOXIDE [CO2] WE CANNOT LIVE ON EARTH!!!
So, in summary, CO2 is extremely important for life on earth and for animals, humans, plants and trees to exist, because without oxygen from the CO2 there can be no life on earth.
God planned it all very well. Nature is GOD’S Masterpiece.
Politicians know nothing about Biology [ life of animals] or Botany [ life of plants], nor do atmospheric scientists. Atmospheric scientists studies are in physics and not in Chemistry and /or Biology.
So, please, AL GORE and OBAMA STOP THE NONSENSE OF “CLIMATE CHANGE” CALLED NOW INSTEAD OF “GLOBAL WARMING,” AFTER THE TRUTH OF THE FALSE REPORTS OF THE GLOBAL WARMING SCIENTISTS, [ STILL COVERING IT UP], WAS EXPOSED. IT IS ALL A FRAUD TO ENRICH THEMSELVES. LOOK AT ALL THE MONEY AL GORE HAS MADE AND THE PLANS OF OBAMA TO MAKE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WITH HIS CARBON EXCHANGE CHARITY ORGANIZED IN CHICAGO = “ CHICAGO CLIMATE EXCHNAGE” TO BE TRADED ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE.
WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! IF YOU WANT TO LIVE ON EARTH, WE NEED TO HAVE LOTS OF CO2 and, DO NOT TO CONFUSE PARTICLES OF DIRT [POLLUTANTS] IN THE AIR WITH CO2.
ALSO, KNOW ABOUT The HAARP antenna farms WHICH are used for military and civilian purposes. They produce waves that change the weather in the atmosphere layers above.
The HAARP waves push clouds and water above into space into the ionicsphere.

margaret said...

ffakr, please be informed that the numbers and information was researched done by journalists atNBC, you need to call them and tell them that they are paranoid and crazy, if you know how to read, the article states celarly it is a four month journalits investigation and interview by the journalists with Soros. they are liberal journalists, not republican. You are correct to indicate the amount of funds given by rsoros to world charities, his aim is to control the wolrd economics with his charitable organizations, read the article all parts again, learn to read!!!! who is the moron psychopath???? about the numbers all is public record and anyone can verify them, he does his dirty work via his charitable organization to funnel the billions of dollars to the communust democrats, he does not ige it directly, other people are in charge to do the dirty work for him. learn idiot, i have six university dregrees from top USA universities.. how many do you have?????????

margaret said...

cont- cap and trade - haarp antenas farms
The HAARP waves push clouds and water above into space into the ionicsphere.
They produce droughts, and scientists suspected that the Russians created the California drought,
using ships off the coast with antennas producing the HAARP waves."
This can be true because a friend of mine from Peru told me last year- 2009- that he is a very good friend with a retired Russian military general in Peru, and that the Russian said that the Russians had many shipping boats in the Pacific spying on the USA, equipped with the most sophisticated equipment available.
"The antennas wave force can also create massive floods, storms, and hurricanes,
The antennas produce electronic waves that move up the water- humidity into the clouds into the ionicsphere around the world."
"The antennas farms are in different places around the world: 1 in Russia, 1 in Norway, and
1 in the area of France and Germany in Europe.
Also, there are trails on the sky = CHEMTRAILS [ they look like jet streams on the sky,]
These CHEMTRAILS dispense chemicals in the atmosphere. Used by governments.
CHEMTRAILS are used in connection with the HAARP antennas to induce drought and increase temperature 100% preventing rainfall."
Observe that the north pole is melting [ near the antennas farms in Alaska and Russia] and
This explains clearly why the north pole is melting. It is not the CO2!!! the global warming idiots claim!!!

margaret said...

CONT- DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA
CAP AND TRADE WILL DESTROY AMERICA BUT WILL MAKE AL GORE, OBAMA AND HIS CRONIES VERY RICH:
This report from many news agencies shows what Obama and his friends are really all about. It's not hope and change, it is MONEY!.. [ VIA CAP AND TRADE]
The first part give facts and The second part connects all the dots for you (it will open your eye!!! Of the frauds). The end explains how Obama and all his cronies will end up as multi-billionaires.
A small bank in Chicago called SHOREBANK almost went bankrupt during the recession. The bank made a profit on its foreign micro-loans (see below) but had lost money in sub-prime mortgages in the US. It was facing likely closure by federal regulators. However, because the bank's executives were well connected with members of the Obama Administration, a private rescue bailout was arranged. The bank's employees had donated money to Obama's Senate campaign. In other words, ShoreBank was too politically connected to be allowed to go under.
ShoreBank survived and invested in many "green" businesses such as solar panel manufacturing. In fact, the bank was mentioned in one of Obama's speeches during his election campaign because it subjected new business borrowers to eco-litmus tests.
History:
Prior to becoming President, Obama sat on the board of the JOYCE FOUNDATION, a liberal charity. This foundation was originally established by Joyce Kean's family which had accumulated millions of dollars in the lumber industry. It mostly gave funds to hospitals but after her death in 1972, the foundation was taken over by radical environmentalists and social justice extremists.
This JOYCE FOUNDATION, which is rumored to have assets of 8 billion dollars, has now set up and funded, with a few partners, something called the CHICAGO CLIMATE EXCHANGE, known as CXX. It will be the exchange (like the Chicago Grain Futures Market for agriculture) where Environmental Carbon Credits are traded.

margaret said...

cont destruction of America= cap and trade
Under Obama's new bill [ CAP AND TRADE], businesses in the future will be assessed a tax on how much CO2 they produce (their Carbon Footprint) or in other words how much they add to global warming. If a company produces less CO2 than their allotted measured limit, they earn a Carbon Credit. This Carbon Credit can be traded on the CXX exchange. Another company, which has gone over their CO2 limit, can buy the Credit and "reduce" their footprint and tax liability. It will be like trading shares on Wall Street.
Well, it was the same JOYCE FOUNDATION, along with some other private partners and Wall Street firms that funded the bailout of ShoreBank. The foundation is now one of the major shareholders. The bank has now been designated to be the "banking arm" of the CHICAGO CLIMATE EXCHANGE (CXX). In addition, Goldman Sachs has been contracted to run the investment trading floor of the exchange.
So far so good; now the INTERESTING parts.
One ShoreBank co-founder, named Jan Piercy, was a Wellesley College roommate of Hillary Clinton. Hillary and Bill Clinton have long supported the bank and are small investors.
Another co-founder of Shorebank, named Mary Houghton, was a friend of Obama's late mother. Obama's mother worked on foreign MICRO-LOANS for the Ford Foundation. She worked for the foundation with a guy called Geithner. Yes, you guessed it. This man was the father of Tim Geithner, our present Treasury Secretary, who failed to pay all his taxes for two years.
Another founder of ShoreBank was Ronald Grzywinski, a cohort and close friend of Jimmy Carter.
The former ShoreBank Vice Chairman was a man called Bob Nash. He was the deputy campaign manager of Hillary Clinton's presidential bid. He also sat on the board of the Chicago Law School with Obama and Bill Ayers, the former terrorist. Nash was also a member of Obama's White House transition team.
(To jog your memories, Bill Ayers is a Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He founded the Weather Underground, a radical revolutionary group that bombed buildings in the 60s and 70s. He had no remorse for those who were killed, escaped jail on a technicality, and is still an admitted Marxist).

margaret said...

cont. part 3 destruction of emarica- cap and trade
When Obama sat on the board of the JOYCE FOUNDATION, he "funneled" thousands of charity dollars to a guy named John Ayers, who runs a dubious education fund. Yes, you guessed it. The brother of Bill Ayers, the terrorist.
Howard Stanback is a board member of Shorebank. He is a former board chairman of the Woods Foundation. Obama and Bill Ayers, the terrorist, also sat on the board of the Woods Foundation. Stanback was formerly employed by New Kenwood Inc. a real estate development company co-owned by Tony Rezko.
You will remember that Tony Rezko was the guy who gave Obama an amazing sweet deal on his new house. Years prior to this, the law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland had represented Rezko's company and helped him get more than 43 million dollars in government funding. Guess who worked as a lawyer at the firm at the time. Yes, Barack Obama.
Adele Simmons, the Director of ShoreBank, is a close friend of Valerie Jarrett, a White House senior advisor to Obama. Simmons and Jarrett also sit on the board of a dubious Chicago Civic Organization.
Van Jones sits on the board of ShoreBank and is one the marketing directors for "green" projects. He also holds a senior advisorposition for black studies at Princeton University. You will remember that Mr. Van Jones was appointed by Obama in 2009 to be a Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House. He was forced to resign over past political activities, including the fact that he is a Marxist.
Al Gore was one of the smaller partners to originally help fund the CHICAGO CLIMATE EXCHANGE. He also founded a company called Generation Investment Management (GIM) and registered it in London, England. GIM has close links to the UK-based Climate Exchange PLC, a holding company listed on the London Stock Exchange. This company trades Carbon Credits in Europe (just like CXX will do here) and its floor is run by Goldman Sachs.
Along with Gore, the other co-founder of GIM is Hank Paulson, the former US Treasury Secretary and former CEO of Goldman Sachs. His wife, Wendy, graduated from and is presently a Trustee of Wellesley College. Yes, the same college that Hillary Clinton and Jan Piercy, a co-founder of Shorebank attended. (They are all 'friends').
Interesting? And now the closing...

margaret said...

cont part 4 - destruction of america cap and trade-obama
Because many studies have been exposed as scientific nonsense, people are slowly realizing that man-made global warming is nothing more than a money-generating hoax. As a result, Obama is working feverishly to win the race. He aims to push a Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax Bill through Congress and into law.
Obama knows he must get this passed before he loses his majority in Congress in the November elections. Apart from Climate Change he will "sell" this bill to the public as generating tax revenue to reduce our debt. But, it will also make it impossible for US companies to compete in world markets and drastically increase unemployment. In addition, energy prices (home utility rates) will sky rocket.
But, here's the KICKER… (THE MONEY TRAIL)
If the bill passes,[ CAP AND TRADE] it is estimated that over 10 TRILLION dollars each year will be traded on the CXX exchange. At a commission rate of only 4 percent, the exchange would earn close to 400 billion dollars to split between its owners, all Obama cronies. At a 2 percent rate, Goldman Sachs would also rake in 200 billion dollars each year.
But don't forget SHOREBANK. With 10 trillion dollars flowing though its accounts, the bank will earn close to 40 billion dollars in interest each year for its owners (more Obama cronies), without even breaking a sweat.
It is estimated Al Gore alone will probably rake in 15 billion dollars just in the first year. Of course, Obama's "commissions" will be held in trust for him at the Joyce Foundation. They are estimated to be over 8 billion dollars by the time he leaves office in 2013, if the bill passes this year. Of course, these commissions will continue to be paid for the rest of his life.
Some financial experts think this will be the largest "scam" or"legal heist" in world history! Obama's cronies make the Mafia look like rank amateurs. They will make Bernie Madoff's fraud look like penny ante stuff. Look who are the peopel that are trying so hard to destroy america!! the ones America gave them freedom and life!!! traitors!!!!! they has no money, were hungry, had no place to live and had no life. now in gratitud they want to destory america and its opportunities and freedom and liberties!! darn communists, leave America, go back to your country, the DOOR IS OPENED, NO ONE IS KEEPING YOU HERE BY FORCE. WE ARE ALL FREE!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

ffakr said...

I don't even need to reply because it's been made more than clear that you're completely insane. You're well beyond my Paranoid Schizophrenic Adopted Uncle.
I strongly encourage you to talk to someone about the thoughts you're having.

margaret said...

ffakr your mental disorder is pathetic, you really have a serious mental disorder problem, you act like a person that is under the influence of too much cocaine, pot and alcohol. I advise you to look for help with your paranoid schizo behavior. You really make me laugh!!!!! You must be a very lonely person that can't even find a wife or partner, a totally fustrated human beign. You are really a serious case. hopefully you have a dog to keep you company.

Activist said...

Margaret -- thank you very much for all of your input. The matter of obesity has been eliminated here, because it doesn't seem on topic to the article. Nonetheless, free expression is important here, so feel free to post relevant comments.

All the best -- M.E.

Khan said...

United states has to be ununited for sure
this is due to waging a war on Afghanistan
see the history of afghan who ever invaded or had gone to war with afghan has collaps
first the greate Roman empire, then Chengez khan (mongols), then russia and now its americas turn

Editors said...

margaret - you have single handedly destroyed this conversation. Once YOU realise that you are part of the problem with America, the quicker you may find a solution. oh, and this is a comment board, perhaps you should just start a blog. You wrote enough hate filled dribble here for at least a few days worth of posts. You have made it clear that you are a divider - when what we need now are unifiers. Stop the hate Margaret, and stop ruining potentially fruitful discourse. Please!

margaret said...

Editor, for your information your article is a divider and full of your opinion, the information i have posted is documented, research information of the people like you that are trying to destroy america. It is obvious you cannot handle the truth because you are a desportic left wing liberal and cannot see the truth of how you merxist liberals are destroying this country. The door is opened, leave America, you do not need to live here if you hate america. Go to russia or france or better yeat to Iran, so you then realize what a wonderful country this UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS> TRAITORS!!!!!!!! LEAVE THE USA!!!!AND LEAVE US ALONE!!!!! YOU COMMUNIST DESTRUCTIVE OF HUMAN LIBERTIES AND DIGNITY.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO KISS OBAMA'S FEET- THE COMMUNIST !!!!!!!!!!!

Activist said...

"Editors" is entitled to his/her opinion. I just want to make it clear that it was not written by OUR editors. Nonetheless, the point is valid that this is a comments section, and not a place to post article-length material. -- M.E.

John said...

What is wrong with Iran? They have't attacked anyone? Why can they not be left to live their lifes as they see fit? The problem with the US is that the people have lost control of their government and are now the "servants" instead of the sovergn. The govermnment is controlled by the corporations and the lobbys (Isreali mostly).

Time for a revolution to gain control back. Kick out the lobbiest, the corporations and private banking giving the power to coin money back to the people via the US treasury and all will be well shortly. Do not do that and it will get much worst before it will get better. Join the Ron Paul rEVOLution. "Peace is not the absence of war, Peace is within you."

John said...

To Margret,

America is destroyed already. Wake up and smell the coffee as this artical we are commenting on stated. In my humble opinion you have just woken up and see the tipp of the iceberg with cap and trade(global warming carbon tax) and you are MAD and lashing out on this board. If you could believe that there is more to that tax and worst things. When you find out you might explode. Do you realize the the billions out of the 10 trillion you just mentioed are peanuts compared to the real figures and reasons for this tax? It is not America they want to tax it is the world. We must stop that but it is not the answer to our freedom. That is a global IMF world bank world government issue. There is sooooo much more. 10 trillion is missing from Iraq Afgan wars. Take a breath and look at the bigger picture. Rothchild family is worth 316 Trillion half the wealth of the world. How did they get that? Who control the IMF and World Bank? How much has the Euro lost since it was created 2002? over 50% was stolen called inflation in 8 years. They took 98 years 1913-2010 to steal 96% of the american dollar via banker made inflation. Now thats money! Stop the printing press. Take the government back.

rush77 said...

AMERICANS ONLY HAVE THEMSELVES TO BLAME.

Richard W. Posner said...

If people were to actually read what I wrote, do a little research and adhere to facts rather than succumb to ideology, there would be much less likelihood of pointless insults and oxymoronic statements. The moment one succumbs to faith, one abandons thought.
I have never read a word of Marx. I have no use for philosophy. I prefer empirical evidence, facts, research and pragmatic solutions, not ideological, faith based dogma.
I have no interest in nor love of "big government" or any of the isms so carelessly tossed about.
The pseudo-government of amerika is responsible for our plight to the extent that it has surrendered all control to the kapitalist profit machine rather than restraining it, as it is obligated to do for the common good.
In point of fact, there is NO government in amerika today. Nor has there been for several decades. There is only a wholly owned subsidiary of the corporatocracy, which is in turn controlled by the international banking cartel. All this is the product of your much vaunted neo-laissez faire kapitalism, which has converted this republic into a neo-fascist, plutocratic police state. The rest of the world will soon be similarly enslaved.
All the knee-jerk insults hurled by the kapitalist apologists simply provide proof of ignorance and a willingness to submit to servitude in the NWO. As sycophantic toadies of the elite, perhaps they hope to attain some measure of security or at least avoid internment in labor camps and enslavement to the kapitalist masters. Their attitude makes clear they certainly don't want to stand with the "common" people.

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
J. Krishnamurti

Anonymous said...

That is happening about TEA party is controlled by the Elitists (Rich Billionaries - Rupert Murdoch, Michael Koch, so on) and AIPAC... This is 21st century Jewish are now control the American, European and Western societies (media, government, private companies, elitists & terrorists)and possessions around the world that it is called "Jewish & zionist Crimocracy". Crimocracy is a history of Jewish & zionist's conspiracry, rebellious (land's grab of American Revolution) and genocide created the racism, holocaust, and media, historical & political manipulation that you must remember Jesus is killed by Jewish Leaderships under Roman Republic. I'm feel strong to achieve anti-semiticism that it is important to understanding the history of semitic for the past years.... I believe that Jesus Christ is truly anti-semiticism and I know concerning no defamation about that... I feel sick & worried concerning expansion of Jewish and zionism in the foreseeable future...

G5 said...

Margret said: "learn idiot, i have six university dregrees from top USA universities.. how many do you have?????????"

I'd be surprised if you made it through grade school you ignorant cow. No self-respecting institution of higher learning would let you pass through with abysmal level of stupidity you've displayed on this comment section. You can't even spell, for Christ's sake!

Either you are a very good troll, in which case I commend you for taking us all for a ride or, as I fear may be the case, you are indeed a dumb twat. Go back to beneath the rock from whence you came and resume circle jerking with your brain-washed conspiracy theorists.

We'll be back here in the real world.

kthxbye.

Anonymous said...

What's with all of you conspiracy theorists? America is already a shithole? Look around you. If you stop looking (really hard!) for a reason to say something bad, you may just realize that things are OK. Third World country? really?

Kendall said...

It's not a conspiracy theory when the shit is actually true, I mean come on now. Sure, America isn't as bad as many countries of the world, but all of our problems are not blatant. Corporate media lies about the way things are, people who bring up issues of this country are "conspiracy theorists" or "nutjobs". Then when it actually happens, people act like they are surprised (when we told them it ahead of time).

Too many sheeple in this country, it's rather sad.

Bryant said...

Well done article.

*Subscribes to Feed*

Anonymous said...

LIBERALISM and POLITICAL CORRECTNESS killed America.

Period.

Anonymous said...

Please consult the CIA factbook on America's economic status. Income distribution in America is equal to horribly unstable countries that no one would mistake for First World Nations. This is a piece of data that is truly indicative of your nation's future. Ask yourself why the CIA thinks this data is important. It's risk assessment pure and simple.

William D said...

The only way we the people can svae our nation is to vote out every incumbent for at least four election cycles. The we demand campaign finace reform so only resitered voters can contribute only in the disrict where they are registered to vote. Get money out of politics and pass a law that will not allow any politician to accept any monetary gift from any registered lobbist, including lunch or dinner. Make the politician do our business and not their business, otherwise we will vote them out of office. We must make the politician afraid of us the voter, not the other way around.

mo said...

3 quick comments:
1. To Clayton...you as a jew are not an evil doer..however, the Rothschilds were jews and through the Rothschilds, came the US Fed Reserve, which over time has brought this collapse to fruition. Remember too, that it was Jews who financed Hitler, it was Jews who financed slavery (and most southern slave owners were Jews). Hence, a small select set of your people are hell bent on world domination, and their primary driver is this belief that they (Jews) are better than us Gentiles, and we gentiles are worthless and should be controlled by Jews (and gentiles include ALL non-jewish people). As a matter of fact, this is the primary reason Jews have been hated where they have gone..because of their beliefs, they tend to refuse to acclimatize to the societies thataccept them, preferring to view themselves as special
2. Some may blame Obama...but remember this, Healthcare was a spit in the face of the Pharma industry and the medical industry. Wall Street reform was slap in the face of the banking industry. Embracing the Moslem world was a smack in Israel's face. Obama inherited what Bush created, and Bush set in place the motions that solidified this country'spath to oblivion
3. I highly doubt there is any turning back at this point. Companies continue to move every job they can out of the country. The american population is so deluded with movies and direct TV 90% of them do not even know what is happening (which is the only way these things can take place in a DEMOCRACY). Some wise man told me these things over 10 years ago, I toook it with a grain of salt. But when a US Senator (who happens to be Jewish) WARNS US ISPs against providing access to WikiLeaks, when the US government insists on its rights to hide secrets (OF ABSOLUTELY NO RELEVANCE) from it people... you know the path has been set and the end is nigh
4. The wise should begin planning their exodus, planning how to invest in other countries, buy land and resources in other countries. Because when the country fails, and the sleeping idiots wake up to find no jobs, no safety nets...guess who they are coming for..those who thought ahead.

Anonymous said...

What is all this ex-pat cr*p?? You guys sound like rats deserting a sinking ship.

And you call Margaret paranoid?! She clearly has done a lot of reading and research and cites her sources. "Get out while you can" is a GUARANTEE that America will sink. Shame on you!

protectliberty said...

Government handouts to AUTO INDUSTRY has boosted Detriot from a slum? NO - Government is not the answer. Too much of tax dollars that go to government is LOST to corruption, administration cost and unions.

BIG MAMA government is NOT the answer. Life that touches govt agencies such as welfare, are not saved, the people just learn to survive instead of enjoying life.

Anonymous said...

there's a major difference between a democratic government and a government controlled by Corporations

pradip gharpure said...

Highly informative and interesting article. If this is the state of USA, what else may be existent in other poor countries, suffering with many more problems.

Anonymous said...

The US is not nor never will be a third world country all these fancy talks are just bunch of cover ups unlike brits who tried making a mix race country and accidentally shot themselves in the foot becoming even lower than a third world country but a real immigration cesspool with worst incomes and economic situation. USA IS NUMBER ONE 1#! Remember that or else! =D

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between third world countries and first world countries in decline.

For example, in third world one can survive on a dollar or less a day because food and other essentials are relatively cheap. Poverty is nothing to be ashamed of because its so common. However in America you need at least 30 dollars and its very likely that amount will increase. Also there is great shame and stigma attached to poverty that people would rather commit suicide than face it. I would say the decline in wealth makes life in the USA much worse than a third world country because the American systems and way of life is so dependent on wealth. However American people would adapt and find new ways of surviving, much like people do in the third world.

Its no suprise that third world countries such as Kenya have become a haven for first world pensioners.

musamba said...

Lets take Kenya as example of third world.

1) There are no military patrolling the streets so point 5 does not apply.

2) There is no state control of the media so point 9 does not apply. Attempts are being made but civil societies and the media itself has fought t off successfully so far. Ironically the USA sponsors and supports these efforts to maintain press freedoms

3) there is no such thing as capital controls in Kenya so point 10 does not apply.

Finally poverty in the USA is not the same as poverty in Kenya. I Kenya food is available for free because the rural folks grow their own. So they can survive on less than a dollar a day so long as there is no drought or war, however the world will still view them as poor. This is not the case in America where inspite of good weather the poor will line up for handouts.

Anonymous said...

Lets see now all governments are corrupt some worse than others.All religion is people control.As for you SHEEPLE oh im sorry people get it!!!!!!!!!!!!You just keep allowing it to happen over and over again!The world economy is breaking down and will continue to do so.Government wants total control just like religion does.Sheeple just allow it to happen!

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Anonymous said...

It's our immigration policy folks.
When you let millions of no-skilled folks from 3rd world nations immigrate here ... there are no surprises. It's a shame, really, it all happened in only 50 misguided years.

Anonymous said...

America been a third world country when white folks to pure natural land away from the Indians. And start having the ideal that white folks own the world and nobody won't do anything to them. Everything that's bad that's happening to america is the greed of rich white folks and America deserves it.

done said...

Its not a matter of "IS" it has been since BUSH

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Gorillabond said...

God Save Us from The F.R.A(Fascist Regions Of America)

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obbop said...

"There's class warfare, all right, Mr. (Warren) Buffett said, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."

"There has been class warfare going on," Buffett, 81, said in a Sept. 30 interview with Charlie Rose on PBS. It's just that my class is winning. And my class isn't just winning, I mean we're killing them."

The Oracle said...

This is a very intriguing part of the article 'The rise of a militarized police state is a hallmark of most Third World countries, particularly in times of rapid economic collapse. America's declaration of the War on Terror has created a constant threat to National Security that has allowed for the military to be deployed on American soil."..more developments will be coming...

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Anonymous said...

Wow, this article proves nothing except that the author is a nut job. How about you cite your sources first before going on a rant like this.

Anonymous said...

anyone can look and see our country is in trouble. i dont think we will ever fix it at the rate we are going. the rich and educated rule and have made a real mess of things and caused most of the wourld to hate us.
when will we learn that doing the same old things are not working. its time for a chang and i dont belive that we will ever change by elections where the only ones to vote for will be bad or worst.
we need leaders that do repersent the people not we the rich.
at some point we must put rules in place that hold our leaders accountable to the people and it is easy to see that elections dont work.
i belive we need to hold our leaders to prison tearms or worse when they go aginst the people in favor of the wealthy and those that cry the most then we may see jobs back and pride in our great nation again.

Kumar Replicon said...

I believe in some situation or time every country would look like what it is explained here. Things are normally that way. But anyways, if a citizen is performing all his regular duties perfectly, the country would definitely grow and move in the right direction. This is what I believe, what do you think? Employee Time Clock

Anonymous said...

Um well if you look at it this is completely false...
Number 1 the United States recieving a number of terror attacks such as 9/11 and other attacks is the reason why the "military" ( I haven't seen any military personal outside their bases or at least near them its mainly police with machine guns and a bullet proof vest but I rarely see that
Also economics plague every country there will always be recessions and corruptions there always has been in the history of every country and its a lot better now then in the 1800s America where it was 10 times worse. Also I haven't seen any declining civil rights. Also wikileaks and other websites were disclosing top secret information... Breaking laws that have been in place for at least 200 years so no America is not becoming a third world country and the author of this should retake 8th grade American History and a basic read about economics. Also nearly half the country had no jobs during the great depression so we aren't even as close to as bad. Eventually that is overcome though due to economics and goverment.

Anonymous said...

Your country is both insane and rude.

Anonymous said...

I mean especially the politicians.

Anonymous said...

These are all signs that the US lost the Cold War. Our Politicians are all puppets...we no longer live in a free market economy. Our Debts and hence our policies are all controlled by our new Governor, China as if they were Colonial England. We have deployed huge resources to Cameras and Satellite Equipment to every traffic light in America to create a police state. Opportunity is now controlled by the Neo Polit Bureau, What I like to refer to as the Blinking Ear. And the Dollar is Now the New Prison System between the haves and the forced into servitude/slaves.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHHA wow no. I'm sorry this is not journalism. We have water, food, an existing economy...does anyone here even know what a 3rd world country is? Sad to see how bad the education is working though.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE LOST FAITH IN THE UNITED STATES. OTHERS RUN THIS COYNTRY AND WE PAY FOR ALL THE BULL SHIT THEY MAKE UP!!!!! THE NWO IS REAL AND WE ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS!!!! THE ILLUMNITI IS REAL. ALL THE SHIT THAT THEY SAY IS REAL THE WORLDS RICH AND ELIETE RUN ALL COUNTRIES, THEY PAY FOR WARS,ETC THE OWN THE FEDERAL RESERVE, THEY ARE EVERYWHERE I BROUGHT A TEE SHIRT AND SEEN ALL THEIR SIGNS ON THE SHIRT AND THREW IT AWAY. I DO NOT NOR WILL I EVER WORSHIP SATAN!!!!! THIS IS REAL TO DEEP FOR ME TO GO OFF INTO IN DEPTH..... BUT ITS REAL AND THE SOONER PEOPLE WAKE UP AND STOP BEING BRAINWASHED THEY TO WILL KNOW THE TRUTH. THEY WANT ONE WORLD ORDER, THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE ON MONEY POWER ,AND GREED!!! ITS SAD AS HELL BUT IT'S THE TRUTH. HOW CAN PEOPLE HAVE BILLIONS,TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND PEOPLE ARE STARVING????? THATS THE WAY THEY WANT IT. THIS MICROCHIPING OF HUMANS IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST, AND IT IS NOT OF GOD
I WILL NOT LET THEM INPLANT THAT SHIT IN ME I STAND FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN AND I WILL DIE FOR WHAT I STAND FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

NO NEW WORLD ORDER IF ALL PEOPLE WAKE UP YOU WONT BE USED ANY LONGER!!!!

Anonymous said...

THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO PUT COMMENT AS ANONYMOUS IT WILL NEVER BE THEY KNOW ABOUT US ALL IF YOU HAVE A PAPER TRAIL THEY KNOW WHERE YOU ARE ,AND WHO YOU ARE!!!! ITS SO CLEAR ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK ,LISTEN AND LEARN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If you have not actually been to a third world country and lived there for more than a year you have a weak base for a comment re the third world comparison. how many of the people fully ragging on the US live in a nice house with heat in the winter and running water and a cell phone which when the push 911 someone will come to help them.
All i hear in these blogs or is how bad shit is.. and i agree its bad, really bad but let's hear some solutions.

Lindaneff said...

I"ve been saying this for years and the people i tell this to look at me as if im crazy, thanks for getting the word-out lindaneff

Jim Stout said...

I agree. We need to be aware of the early warning signs and be ready to act as a nation!

Anonymous said...

Pretty much too late. All warnings were ignored, they are using another mini-bubble to prop this BS economy up, middle class is dead as a dornail, and life basically stinks in the Police State USSA. Its fast becoming that you must steal your class status from someone else.

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