I’m having a big problem listening to Obama trash the “rich” when he himself, lives higher on the hog than most men on the planet. Obama carries himself, like a Lord. He rules like a “King.” Obama is, by all measures of the world, what HE considers himself to be: A Lord of the World.
The “Lords’ of the world have been around since the beginning of history, as we see in this letter sent to the people of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In this letter, some elite Lords in London, made some pretty tyrannical demands. I thought I would see if their ‘demands’ sound anything like the Lords of our time make every single day.
It was 1636. Three Puritan Lords of Parliament (Lords Brooke, Saye, and Sele) decided they wanted to leave London and travel to America. After all, they helped with the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and decided it was time for them to go there. (Typically, after all the hard work had been done.)
So they wrote the people in Massachusetts, stating their demands. I’ve rewritten their demands below, copied from The History of the Colony of Massachusetts’s by Thomas Hutchinson, 1765.
Remember this was long before the Constitution.
Demand 1: That the Commonwealth should consist of two distinct ranks of men, whereof the one should be for them, and their heirs, gentlemen of the country: the other for them and their heirs freeholders.
(We have the Clintons dynasty, The Bush Dynasty, The McCain Dynasty, the Cheney Dynasty, and America also in 2013, has two distinct ranks of men now: It is now a hard fact: those who rule us, do not abide by the laws they impose on the rest of us: Obamacare is the prime example. Congress does not have to abide by it, nor does our President. They ignore our Constitution. The politicians are now on top of the elite totem pole. Washington D.C. has the biggest concentration of rich people in the country. To repeat the fine words of P.J. O’Rourke, we have a Parliament of Lordly Whores.)
Demand 2: That in these gentlemen and freeholders, assembled together, the chief power of the Commonwealth shall be place, both for making and repealing laws.
Demand 3: Without a mutual consent, nothing should be established.
(During the shutdown, Obama refused to hear any suggestions. He was the law. Therefore no help for the American people was ever allowed to even be discussed.)
Demand 4: That the first rank, consisting of gentlemen, should have power, for them and their heirs, to come to the parliaments or public assemblies and there to give their free votes personally: the second rank of freeholders should have the same power, for them and their heirs, of meeting and voting but by their deputies.
(What this means is that they want the real power of the powerful to remain with them and their families. Notice, Hillary is NEVER seen without Chelsea now. WHY do you think that is? The rest of us can vote for our local sheriff, that they have already hand-pick most of the time.)
Demand 5: That for facilitating and dispatch of business, and other reasons, the gentlemen and freeholders should and hold their meetings in two distinct houses.
(God forbid the rich elites have to mingle with the lowly working guy. It’s still the same. Good luck even getting a reporter into a Bildergberg or G20 meeting, or the White House.)
Demand 6: That there shall be set times for these meetings, annually or half yearly.
(I LOVE this one. Even the rich gentlemen of 1636 didn’t want to be bothered with having to actually WORK at governing.)
Demand 7: That it shall be the power of the parliament, thus constituted and assembled, to call the governor and all public officers to account, to create new officers, and to determine them already set up: and the better to stop the way to insolence and ambition, it may be ordered that all offices and fees of office shall, every parliament, determine, unless they be new confirmed the last day of every session. ion.
(Notice: “better to stop the way to insolence and ambition.” The elite government must control every single office and impose fees (taxes) and keep the ambitious low-life’s in their place.)
(You have to be a very rich man to run for President. That’s a very small class of people. Most of the Tea Party people lost due to lack of funds against the big Rhino machine. Most all of our politicians are Lords from Harvard or Yale. )
Demand 9: That for the present, the Right Honorable the Lord Viscount Saye and Sele, the Lord Brooke, who have already been at great disbursements for the public works in New England and such other gentleman of approved sincerity and worth, as they before their personal remove, shall take into their number should be admitted for them and their heirs, gentlemen of the country.
(This is the excuse Hillary will use to be President: She has already served so much time given to the public good already.)
Demand 10: That the rank of freeholders shall be made up of such as shall have so much personal estate there, as shall be thought fit for men of that condition, and have contributed some fit proportion to the public charge of the country, either by their disbursements of labors.
(The Lords wanted to limit the people who could be even be in the freeholders to rich people who gave big money, preferably to them and their projects. Can you say, GE? Google? Solydra?)
So what happened you may ask? Did those first Americans go for the bigwigs in London coming over and demanding they get to rule forever?
Wow. Things have not changed a bit, have they? So—what did the people of Massachusetts have to say about these demands?
But it is one thing to submit unto what they have no calling to reform: another thing voluntarily to ordain a form of government which, to the best discerning of many of us, is expressly contrary to rule. Nor need Your Lordship fear, that this course will lay such a foundation as nothing but a mere democracy can be built upon it.
Back then, even a lowly common Minister knew what our current President does not: that a mere democracy was not good enough for freedom, or America.
You know what?The Lords of 1636 stayed in England.
We’ve seem to come full circle. It’s 1636 all over again..
In the beginning of Charles Krauthammer’s No. one bestseller, “Things that Matter” he makes the point that even though the things that really matter are outside of politics, politics is what influences literally everything:
“While science, medicine, art, poetry, architecture, chess, space, sports, number theory and all things hard and beautiful promise purity, elegance and sometimes even transcendence, they are fundamentally subordinate. In the end, they must bow to the sovereignty of politics. You can have the most advanced and efflorescent of cultures, Get your politics wrong, however, and everything stands to be swept away. This is not ancient history. This is Germany 1933.”
And so, with an American President that is becoming a dictator, we face the same surmise. What’s even worse, is we could face future force from our own President, who is building an army to obey…just him.
He has fired over 100 of our top generals. The new ones WILL disarm us.
Obama is not just a lame President: He is a dangerous man.
Many of you that read me, know that I have been talking about this exponentially expanding Presidency for years now. FDR had it perfected. Bill Clinton armed North Korea AND China. Bush set up Homeland Security…TSA searches became the norm. Everything they do that is against the America people and the Constitution, is sold to the American people as necessary—- protecting us.
The people that are crying out against Obama’s tyranny will be targeted, and punished. Obama has said so himself. The IRS scandal, that our politicians did nothing about, is proof. Our military being trained to spot patriots as the enemies of America (who is Obama) is proof. What more do you need? Obama has abandoned all former allies and now arms the very people who kill us.
Yet, his comrade professors are crying out for another term. Will Obama become the final American President?
Let me tell you what frightens me the most tonight: ‘President’ Obama and his wife, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, and George W. Bush, all got on Air Force One to fly to Africa.
Have you seen any pictures yet? Have you heard ANY reports? Two opposing parties, three Presidents and one future…all on Air Force One…and what could they possibly be talking about?
Tell me…where are all the propaganda pictures? That alone shows secrecy. And that’s not good.
I’ll tell you what they are not talking about: our horrible school system.
Remember hearing then President George W. Bush, laughing when he said, “If this was a dictatorship, we could get more done. As long as I’m the dictator. HEHHE”?
That wasn’t funny….but that’s the corporate executive response.
Presidents don’t even use Congress anymore, and why should Congress care? They don’t even read the bills they pass. Presidents get their laws through the vast unconstitutional apparatuses of ‘departments.’ Obama is always complaining about Congress. He wants Congress…abolished.
Yesterday would be fine by him.
Go to the library, look in the reference books for government offices, and you will see THOUSANDS of them. In fact, half of the population works for the government, and that’s by design. If you have half the people dependent on that government paycheck and pension, the other half won’t be able to get the people that work for the government to stand up to them.
It’s simple—–they like to eat.
That doesn’t leave much of the private sector left to support them AND the 93 million people that are out of work.
Krauthammer is right. Politics can destroy a country. Obama is amalgamation of communism, socialism and fascism—all of which…needs a dictator. And a few men are finally speaking out: FINALLY.
Obama doesn’t care about the law. There is so much proof that he wasn’t even eligible to run, it’s almost a joke. He lets our men die on the battle field. He encourages race riots. He follows the communist playbook for overtaking a government: Create the problem—-Come in with the solution. And because American children don’t even KNOW what communism is, they just don’t recognize it.
That was by design too.
They are taking our wills. Our jobs. Our very lives with denying us doctors.
They are turning the screws. They are leaving us…hopeless.
The official White House pictures that come out of the Mandela funeral kiss-affair will be interesting to see…
So, what can we do? The Presidency can kill anyone without trial: he can ruin their lives with IRS audits: he can suspend ANY law: he can gather dirt on anyone on the planet: he can send them (our soldiers) into dangerous places on HIS orders, without protection, watch them die, and then remain blameless.
Obama actually has the greatest power ever held by one man in human history.
What we will be sure to see..is more staged pictures of Presidents who hold secrets none of us can even imagine…or would want to.
At this point in time, I’m sure even John Adams would agree (If he saw Obama today) that the Presidency should be taken down to just a man who gets his picture taken in the White House and gives diplomatic parties.
Stripped of all power. George Washington never had the power to kill American citizens at a whim. If we can’t impeach the man, call a Constitutional Convention and strip him of the power he is using now to destroy us all.
Our Presidents have become Kings.. and the American people HAVE to stop them…because, in the end, as I am sure Charles would agree—-
The things that matter most won’t matter anymore, if our politics are wrong.
This week we have two professors who, after years of studying, thinking, contemplating, teaching, and generally just having a hard time staying off various forms of crack, have decided to grace the world with two very astounding revelations:
In The Washington Post, Jonathan Zimmerman, a history professor from NYU, has written an article claiming that all of America’s problems would be solved–GET THIS–if only we would allow Barack Obama to run for a third term!
He wants to amend the Constitution and abolish presidential term limits.
Yes…amazingly enough, Professor Zimmerman is a HISTORY professor, and never learned that when you put a narcissistic Marxist into power, historically speaking, bad things happen. Hitler, Mao, Stalin…my eight grade teacher Ms. Barry….yes—-. people die, starve, and…. it’s not a pretty sight. And yet the good professor thinks we should get rid of term limits all together and let Obama serve as long as he keeps getting elected.
And you know what? I’m certainly glad these two professors decided to make these astonishing revelations in the same week, because Professor Zimmernan’s ideal fits perfectly with the next man’s revelations made by Professor——
Gene McCarthy. Not since Hitler declared the German race to be superior to all others have we had a man with such a fantastic discovery: The human race evolved from a pig and a monkey. Yes…it’s true.
To Athens geneticist Gene McCarthy, pigs used to conjure filth and greed. But after years of research into this species, McCarthy sees a kindred spirit. Pigs, according to his Hybrid Hypothesis published last month on his website, Macroevolution.net, helped create humans by mating with chimpanzees. As you probably know, pig heart valves and pig skin tissue are used in surgeries because of their compatibility with the human body.
Evidently Gene can’t PROVE this pig DNA…he’s just going by some his own common sense observations. I suspect he has been observing mostly human mating habits and Presidential behavior.
And this brings us to the obvious: Should we allow a pig/ape evolutionally subject even INTO the White House?
So who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week? Professor Zimmerman’s idea that Obama should be allowed to stay in the White House as long as he wants? Or Professor McCarthy’s insistence that people’s ancestor’s are pigs and apes?
Neither: the Idea that trumps them both is that global warming is caused by man. It’s just about as stupid as thinking that we evolved from pigs and monkeys. Maybe some alien just happened to like to cook.
BUT…I suggest we all have an open mind. We might mix some DNA from Bill Clinton and Obama and see if we get an improvement. Or better yet, just put a sexy pig and a monkey in the White House…and bring them out on the 4th of July!
America, would be a lot better off.
I can just hear the conversations in the White House before this:
“Ah mom…do we HAVE to?”
Both of Michelle’s daughters looked bored to death. And notice, Michelle acted as if the tree was HER personal tree.. her attitude is, “Hey thanks for giving us such a big tree, right girls?” She put on a very short— “Okay now! Big tree…now you people GO AWAY!” speech.
She couldn’t help but be herself. Instead of, saying, “The American people appreciate this beautiful tree, and the tradition it brings in the spirit of the season.” Or something more high class, she made a sort of fake appreciation of the moment. No doubt, they are looking forward to the parties, but they all really want to get away. You can see it on their faces.
And speaking of them getting out in the world, millions of poor people (many of them black) all over the country right now are fighting in Wal-Marts for their big screen TV’s, (because they can’t afford them at any other time) are at this moment suffering the long lines, while the Obama’s will probably be going to Hawaii, after they get finished with all their holiday parties. Obama’s trips to Hawaii are always the most expensive to the taxpayers, but he doesn’t care. ”Let them eat Cup Cakes!”
Kelly Osborne had it right, when she was blocked for an hour from getting into her Beverly Hills home because Obama was at a private party at some basketball players house. She basically said last week that the Obama’s act more like Kings and Queens than the real Royalty in England.
But, as the great Obama once said, ‘You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” I think it takes one to know one.
Nobody Thinks we have our first “White trash” family in the White House, no offense to the real white trash out there who are in a higher class than these two.
Harry Reid, by his own words, has just destroyed the ‘vision and genius” of our country’s founding document forever.
I hope the conservatives flash this video all over the country…today, Harry Reid, as Senate Majority Leader, did exactly what he SWORE he would never do–changed the rules of the Senate (rules that had been in place for over 200 years) to give Obama complete control over who he wants to put into very powerful cabinet positions. This gives more power to Obama. He can now put a full-fledged communist into whatever place he wants, and the ‘minority’ is helpless to protect the country.
Add to that, Obama calling reporters to the White House to ‘tell’ them how to report on all his tyrannical changes, and you’ve got a dictator.
Harry was pathetic today, saying he did this for the ‘middle classes’ and ‘rules are changed all the time’, and how unfair everyone has been to Obama…
So this is how they are going to implement their final global carbon tax, and while the republicans will do nothing but hope that this will give them more seats in the next election, if rules can be changed so easily, what makes them think there will even be one?
Look out…here come MORE taxes!
Who was the old lady taking pictures the day JFK was shot? And Mars has bubbles? Somebody sent this to me, and so I thought I’d share it. Yes, and they think they know EVERYTHING, don’t they?
Enjoy! And tell me what you think those bubbles are.
(Thanks to Anthony)
On the day that Kennedy was assassinated I remember they let us out of school early. I was sad to hear it, but more sad for those around me. Children were crying on the bus ride home. My parents, really didn’t have much to say about the event to my brother and I, because we had heard them talking many times about how they didn’t trust Kennedy. Both my parents were WWII veterans, and to them, Kennedy didn’t have the right war experience. He was a rich man’s son, was all show, and we had to dig bunkers in the back yard because the man was so incompetent.
Today, on all the Sunday talk shows, JFK was the top subject. All the pundits came to praise the man, and stayed to the historical record: Oswald was the lone gunman, and all these conspiracy nuts out there writing pages of conspiracy theories, are just that: conspiracy nuts. In fact, Bob Schieffer, on Face the Nation, went so far as to say Lee Harvey Oswald was a right-wing radical. And of course, Texas, where all those right-wing nut jobs live, was more responsible for his death than most anybody.
What? What does this tell us? Our media is state controlled and has been for decades.
Three men have come out with books on the killing of Kennedy recently, in order to take advantage of the 50th anniversary of his death: Bill O’Reilly, Jerome Corsi, and Roger Stone. Bill O’Reilly, takes the ‘Oswald acted alone” course which he always does, because he is part of the ‘insiders’ of Washington. But Corsi and Stone, have a different take, which is—-
LBJ, (that right-wing terrorist), was the man that killed Kennedy. (Along with the help of Dulles)
I had read this theory about 15 years ago. I had found a book at some old garage sale, written by LBJ’s lawyer. He admitted that he really thought, due to his legal associations with LBJ, and LBJ’s ‘admittance’ on his deathbed, that LBJ was guilty.
Good luck finding that book anywhere.
Last night on Coast to Coast, Roger Stone, the author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy, said this: LBJ was the man who had him assassinated, (because he was the man who would benefit the most) and he also concluded he killed Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Nobody Thinks that most of the evidence that Kennedy was killed by his vice president, not only makes sense, but for so many prominent people to take the stance that our government would never do such a thing—is just such nonsense it borders almost on absurdity. It shows uncontestable ignorance of not only history, but human behavior.
But…the main goal is, and always will be— to protect the OFFICE of the Presidency at all costs. Lie, bully, cheat but protect that office to the point of death, because it represents what the office must have beyond a shadow of a doubt: complete legitimacy. The illusion of a perfect benevolent leader must never be refuted. And so this year, they brought in Tom Hanks to put out some strong propaganda to get those people who are actually thinking out loud in public—- to stop it. He made a movie about it: Parkland.
Stone says this on his website.
Now let’s circle back to Tom Hanks, who cared enough to capitalize on the 50th anniversary of the president’s death, but not enough to research what actually happened on Nov. 22, 1963. Parkland makes no mention of the strange wounds found by the emergency room workers, because this would be contrary to the autopsy performed under military supervision at Bethesda Naval Hospital. The grapefruit sized exit wound in the back of Kennedy’s head, described by more than forty witnesses, is also missing from the film. Even Tom Robinson, the mortician who prepared Kennedy for his casket, clearly indicated the large exit wound on the back of the head was “pretty much between” Kennedy’s ears. The Warren Commission went against the description of virtually every eyewitness and concluded that the back of Kennedy’s skull was intact, again concealing a shot from the front… Tom Hanks also followed suit.
At the time, the Secret Service was under orders, and the man at the helm was the one who gained the most from the president’s assassination: Lyndon Johnson. Lyndon Johnson ordered that the presidential limousine–which was in fact the crime scene–be immediately destroyed.
( Remember when Clinton ordered our Navy carriers to quickly get John Jr. plane out of the ocean and immediately destroyed?)
And so…if you realized that Kennedy was killed for political reasons, whether to stop him from getting rid of the Federal Reserve, or stopping our involvement in Vietnam, or to stop LBJ from going to jail, (He was by all accounts a big time criminal with ties to the mob)— you realize that the leaders of the Western world are no better than some communist dictators.
If they want to destroy their enemies, by killing them…they just do.
And if people believe that LBJ killed Kennedy, then anything is possible, is it not?
Nobody Thinks there were plenty of reason for the Royal Family to kill Diana. And JFK Jr. was going to run for Congress in New York, which would have prevented Hillary from running for President, because she needed that seat. The Clintons have a long line of mysterious murders in their past, which is ignored by all but the few.
And what about Jackie?—- That sweet, innocent, high society beauty? It’s Jackie’s reaction that always bothered me. If you ever listened to Jackie, she talked JUST like Marilyn Monroe, in that very fake raspy breath. I remember hearing her talking to LBJ one day on the radio, (not long after Jacks’ death) and it was almost as if she was giving him sex over the phone. It was astounding to me. Was she in on it?
Was she finally tired of Jack screwing everything in sight?
In the next few days, we will all have to go once again through the reels of the glamorized fantasy of what a great man he was, and conservatives will be pointing out the good things he did: like lowering taxes and getting us to the moon. And compared to Obama, Kennedy was a sweetheart. Despite the democrats milking his legacy every year because they need all the help they can get, the truth seems to be that LBJ had to get the help of the mob and the CIA to pull it off. Is it any wonder the tremendous PR they have created to guard the democratic party? They HAD to do it. It was a matter of survival to them all.
Jackie made sure that the real truth will not be looked till way beyond 2050— Too bad we can’t ask her why. And no one in Congress will ever look into it, because what IS important to our “state leaders” is the myth of the ever loving, caring, never hurt a soul –honest United State President, leader of the ‘free’ world, and that image remains untarnished. You know, they would never kill people.Especially a famous one.
Oh…yes—Stone worked for Nixon, and Nixon admitted that LBJ killed Kennedy, one night after he had a little too much to drink.
The question is: Do you believe him, or is this just another right-wing conspiracy? Many Americans are starting to wonder….
The right of a nation to kill a tryant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.—John Adams
I am a BIG fan of Thomas Sowell, and I don’t think that I have ever read a piece by him that I could disagree with: But this week, Thomas sided with the progressive Republicans in saying that Ted Cruz did damage to the party by trying to defund Obamacare. Nobody has a different opinion on that matter, so Mr. Thomas, forgive me, but I must protest. (Read his article here.)
Thomas: The tea party’s principles were clear. But their tactics can only be judged by the consequences.
Nobody: Tell me Thomas, you are basically saying that the only time to fight for your principles is when you are sure to win that fight…right? I don’t think there were many men that signed the Declaration of Independence that thought America had much of a chance of winning that fight…and yet, they stood together on principle. You don’t win a fight with just one battle. Instead of attacking the one lone man who did, we SHOULD be attacking the rest of the men that didn’t stand, and that was most of our Congress.
Thomas: Since the tea party sees itself as the conservative wing of the Republican Party, its supporters might want to consider what was said by an iconic conservative figure of the past, Edmund Burke: “Preserving my principles unshaken, I reserve my activity for rational endeavors.”
Nobody: You reason here that because the democrats are in the majority, they can pass Obamacare and therefore fighting to defund it was “irrational.”
Irrational? If you know something is going to destroy America, do you stand aside because you don’t have the legislative power? That’s irrational. Your rationality depends on honest and fair elections, something that NO one has the power to verify since elections results are now done in Spain, in secret, and reported to an elite few. Where have you been Mr. Sowell? Vacationing? The whole process of our elections have been changed with technology. This is not the America you remember. Not to mention, the power of the Feds and the corporate lobbying. The ‘people’s voice is very little right now. We are being boiled like frogs.
Thomas: Most people outside the tea party recognized that defunding Obamacare was also beyond their power — and events confirmed that.
Nobody: Right…we knew we would lose, so don’t fight. We also knew that Obmacare had other nasty goodies in it—like establishing civil armies in our cities, and that it would doom us to poverty, and in many cases death, but hey, it will die of its own accord, right Mr. Sowell? With only a handful of men opposing it, why should we feel confident about that? We can’t. Ted Cruz looks like a hero right now with all the people losing their insurance. John Adams would have been right up there with him..
Thomas: With the chances of making a dent in Obamacare by trying to defund it being virtually zero, and the Republican Party’s chances of gaining power in either the 2014 or 2016 elections being reduced by the public’s backlash against that futile attempt, there was virtually nothing to gain politically and much to lose.
Nobody: Okay, what you are saying that since our principles are just, we should compromise them, in order for the progressive members of the party to remain in power. Right now, there is no public backlash against Ted Cruz. The public backlash is against Obama and his lies. You, dear sir, are still on page one.
Thomas: However difficult it might be to repeal Obamacare after it gets up and running, the odds against repeal, after the 2014 and 2016 elections, are certainly no worse than the odds against defunding it in 2013. Winning those elections would improve the odds.
Nobody: We have lost the last two Presidential elections with your kind of thinking. The power of the President trumps all of Congress at the moment. And the tea party will not vote for another loser, especially if they believe in Obamacare as Mitt Romney did. The Democrats will successfully smear all republicans because they are just better at it, and their people have been brainwashed by years of liberal education, and they are being supported by the government. This is all by design.
In the meantime, Mr. Sowell, people will die waiting for the RIGHT time to defund Obamacare. Tell me, if I have cancer, and lost my doctor, do I have to wait until 2016 to get my treatment? I could very well be dead. Does that matter to you? Or does the success of the ‘party’ matter more?
Thomas: If the tea party made a tactical mistake, that is not necessarily fatal in politics. People can even learn from their mistakes — but only if they admit to themselves that they were mistaken. Whether the tea party can do that may determine not only its fate but the fate of an America that still needs the principles that brought tea party members together in the first place.
Nobody: It’s just your opinion that the tea party made a mistake. From our side of the isle, because Ted Cruz was honest, and right to oppose this horrible death sentence to America, we are proud to follow his example. You’re the one making the mistake by siding with the progressive Republicans, who are run by the corporations and banks, and you have given in, probably to keep yourself employed. Don’t worry, Peggy Noonan did the same thing.
When Hitler was in power, would you have told the Jews to just wait to the next elections to protest?
Nobody Wonders what happened to Thomas Sowell great thinking cap, and if he will ever admit HIS mistake in taking political expediency to principle. Our founders didn’t wait, and one of the reasons our country has gotten to this horrible point, is because more good men did not stick up for principle. No, they WAITED until the NEXT election. They sold out their principles every single time.
You might want to live in a country like that Thomas, but I don’t.
You admit the tea party is right on principle, but wrong on ‘tactics.” I disagree, and probably because I have much more to lose than you.
Only time will prove which one of us is right.
Instead of copying and pasting some “Happy Veterans Day!” picture, I thought I’d share a little history to ponder…about what some vets did in 1932:
Our government has made a habit of not always honoring their promises…as we have all been witnessing with Obama’s lies and promises about how, ”You can keep your doctor, period.” But, imagine how the good American men felt during the last great depression, when the government refused to pay them what THEY had promised. Back then, there was no such thing as food stamps. But in 1932, millions of veterans of WWI, traveled to Washington D.C. to collect the ‘bonus’ that was promised to them eight years before. The men were tired of waiting, and the talk in Congress was to defer the payments until 1945. In 1932, 32,000 businesses failed, and unemployment was up to almost 25 percent. Two million people wandered the country setting up shacks called “Hooversville” because they blamed Hoover for their plight.
(This was before credit cards.)
Just like George W. Bush, when the market crashed, Hoover couldn’t stand by and do nothing, so Congress passed a massive income tax increase–from 24 percent to 60 percent. And they kept spending, just like today. (Obama is the biggest spender in world history.)
So the vets, who couldn’t find work anyway, took their families to Washington D.C, and built a small “Hooverville” around Pennsylvania Avenue near the Capital. They build an even bigger site on the outer reaches of the city and they called it Anacostia Flats. Over 25,000 people gathered there to take their claims that the government owed them. This protest came from all 48 states and the men were given food and free railroad passes from people in every state to help them get there.
Basically, they were all homeless, and starving.
Nevertheless–the people were peaceful…in fact, they had a commander in charge who rules were, ”No panhandling, no liquor, no radical talk.” They even set up a school, a newspaper, and a library..The people in D.C., rich and poor, took them food.
Then on June 15, the House of Representatives passed the bonus bill 211 to 176. The next day, thousands of veterans surrounded the Capital in anticipation —- but the Senate defeated the bill. For a moment, it looked like the veterans were going to attack the Capital.
But…they didn’t. Summer ran on, many went home, but over 20,000 were still there.
So, on July 28, Hoover ordered the police out. There were a few fights. One veteran lay dead, three policemen were injured. And then, General MacArthur, who had been training his troops for this moment, ordered his men to clear downtown of veterans. For the first time in American history, tanks were brought out into the streets, and 300 helmeted infantrymen, with loaded rifles and fixed bayonets, and gas masks, led by George Patton, cleared the streets.
From there they went out the camps and set fire to the camps.
Eisenhower (who was at the side of MacArthur) said MacArthur went too far.(Not the last time he disobeyed an order.)
Had he let it go on another week—-” I believe the institutions of our Government would have been severely threatened.”
FDR opposed giving the men the money, but after the event, he told an adviser that “this will elect me.”
Attacking the American Vets assured FDR election.
So, did the vets ever get their money? Yes. In June 1936, Harry Truman gave it to them. Almost $2 billion was handed out to 3 million WWI veterans.
Then in 1942, Congress passed the G.I Bill of Rights.. which, by giving vets education and loans to buy homes, built the middle class, whose consumption would power the postwar economy.
Apparently, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has ordered 750 million handgun, rifle, and shotgun rounds (in addition to the 450 million purchased earlier this year.(Add to this tanks and drones.)
Our police departments all over the country are being militarized.
Either they are expecting a full-fledged invasion, or more likely, a collapsed of the economy. Someday, the “promises” of pension rewards, welfare, and food stamps will run out.
And if you think that your government will NOT fire on its citizens,
They did it once before.
And if that isn’t a reason to thank a vet today, I don’t know what is. Someday you might have to depend on that vet for your very survival, to protect you from Obama’s generals…who are at this very moment, training their troops.
Mmmm…that last post was meant to be a comment on sports and photo-ops, but then, after I posted it, I thought…oh my…all those people who suffered…what are you doing? Somebody might take this one very wrong.
I really do not doubt for ONE minute that those boys on the Boston Team are not great players, and that the gesture was a heart- felt one. Baseball is a game of luck as well as of talent…I guess I’ve just seen so much daily corruption in my lifetime in politics..( AND sports) and I know life is not fair, and that’s part of life….nevertheless, I am having a very hard time living and watching my country die, and feeling powerless to do anything at all to change it. I know that there have been tougher times in history, but I don’t think there’s a single person in America that expected this…horror that we are witnessing every day. Some of us are very aware of what’s going on, some of us aren’t.
Oh…to be ignorant. Even through the World Wars, there was always hope, that America was your home and America would always be safe. But up is down, and black is white now, and never, ever, before in history has the average patriotic American been considered enemy of the state. We have a President who actually doesn’t even like half of us.
Even the war between the North and South, both sides considered themselves patriotic.
I’m just getting too cynical and old. Yes…I feel old tonight. Are there other souls out there that feel the same? Its as if I am talking to myself day in and day out. It’s a sort of madness…this blogging.
I apologize to anyone in Boston that I might have offended, and I’m reprimanding myself…I’m not sure what got into me. I guess it was the baseball jokes…..I wasn’t thinking. I had just watched DUMBO and found myself crying at the same place I used to cry at when I was a child. The part where the mother is in prison and she rocks Dumbo outside the jail-bars. (see video) Disney sure knew how to press those buttons.
Anyway, what happened in Boston last year should have never happened. What happened on 9/11, once again, should have never happened. With the BILLIONS of dollars they spend on defense and the NSA, and they had to shut down a whole town just to find one 19-year-old?
How incompetent are the leaders that are doing this to us?
Anyway, I love Boston. I once went to Boston and ended up crying at John Adams tomb site, stupid me. As I stood in the rock filled room, where John and Abigail, JQA and his wife are buried, I wondered if there was an afterlife and if they knew that I was ‘part’ of the family, distant DNA as that may be. I actually felt …very foolish to say the least.
The ‘caretaker’ kept talking about how nobody knew how wonderful JQA’s Louisa was. What a wonderful musician she was. Later on, I found out that she wrote a book called, “The Aventures of a Nobody.” And this was after I had been writing under Nobody’s Opinion. She and I would have had a lot in common.
I walked the whole city of Boston in 2000. I climbed the tower at Bunker Hill. Listened to Irish singers in the Irish Pubs. Stood on the Constitution. It breaks my heart that Obama went there that very same day they had the World Series, and gave that BS of a speech at Fennial Hall. .as if the traffic wasn’t going to be bad enough.
Did he care? Knowing Obama, he planned it that way.
Of course I think the Red Soxs felt sorrow, and loved the town of Boston. How could they not? I just wish they would have put flowers on the spot instead of the World Series Trophy. But I guess they thought it was the highest offer they had to give. It’s all how you look at it.
Men do noble things. It’s just too bad, that when we see Men doing something noble—- we have seen so many photo-ops with celebrities and politicians, that when famous men actually do something with heart…., we don’t see the real thing when it happens.
Nobody is…more sorry than I.