Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pamela Geller article

Pamela "Atlas" Geller began her
> publishing career at The New York Daily News and subsequently took over
> operation of The New York Observer as Associate Publisher. She left The
> Observer after the birth of her fourth child but remained involved in
> various projects including American Associates, Ben Gurion University and
> being Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Performance Evaluation
> at The Brandeis School.
> by Pam Geller
> I am a student of history.
> Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied
> history all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot,
> and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or
> a credit crisis. Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a
> very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.
> Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I
> know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it.
> Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening
> within our country that has been evolving for about 10 - 15 years. The
> pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.
> We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our
> economy. Why?
> We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no
> longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we
> are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think
> critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are
> not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?
> We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election
> (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial
> that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you
> ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?).
> We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected
> judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then
> mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting
> system into a banana republic. To what purpose?
> Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall,
> major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of
> collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our
> entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke
> (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is
> staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x 10.
> And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending
> people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your
> children if they have the opportunity to do so.
> And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never
> run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska .
> All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their
> chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn
> about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you
> have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory
> civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our
> borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that
> for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant
> daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)
> I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am
> now. This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has
> never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will
> divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and
> then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure.
> Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same
> nation again.
> I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral
> German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former
> smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average
> German knew next to nothing.. What they did know was that he was
> associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with
> whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through
> great oratory and promises.
> Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great
> speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were
> afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully
> them into submission.
> And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic
> crisis at hand [the Great Depression].
> Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department
> by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids
> joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think.
> How did he get the people on his side? He
> did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies
> for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the
> children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages,
> better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once
> again in the country, across Europe , and across the world.
> He did it with a compliant media - Did you know that? And he did this all
> in the name of justice and .. . ..
> change. And the people surely got what they voted for. (Look it up if you
> think I am exaggerating.) Read your history books. Many people objected in
> 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of.
> When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while
> seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister),
> he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right,
> though ..
> Don't forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in
> Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and
> universities. And in less than six years - a shorter time span than just
> two terms of the U. S. presidency - it was rounding up its own citizens,
> killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and
> neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course.
> The road to Hell is paved with them.
> Since many of you enjoy senior citizen status or will sometime in the not
> too distant future, I thought you might be interested in this information.
> Every body that is on this mailing list is either a senior
> citizen, is getting close or knows somebody that is.
> Most of you know by now that the Senate version (at least) of the
> "stimulus" bill includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care
> for senior citizens. The author of this part of the bill, former senator
> and tax evader, Tom Daschle was credited today by Bloomberg
> with the following statement.
> Bloomberg: "Daschle says health-care reform will not be pain free.
> Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age
> instead of treating them."
> If this does not sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that Senators
> and Congressmen have their own healthcare plan that is first dollar or
> very low co-pay which they are guaranteed the remainder of their lives and
> are not subject to this new law if it passes.
> Please use the power of the internet to get this message out. Talk it up
> at the grassroots level. We have an election coming up in one year and
> nine months. We have the ability to address and reverse the dangerous
> direction the Obama administration and its allies have begun and in the
> interim, we can make our voices heard!
> Lets do it!
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