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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by runandshoot7263, Jul 2, 2009.

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  1. runandshoot7263

    runandshoot7263 New Member

    This is my first post though I peruse regularly. I'm a relative novice, although not to gun ownership, and have felt I don't have much to offer considering the obvious expertise here.

    A good friend sent me the following column. I realize it is lengthy, but it really hit home for me. I believe it to be worthy of consideration though each of you can decide for yourself. God Bless.

    About the author via Google...

    Pamela "Atlas" Geller began her publishing career at The New York Daily News and subsequently took over operation of The New York Observer asC2 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 h ave 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


    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 Pr ime 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 sombody 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=2 0accepting 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 it allies have

    begun and in the interim, we can make our voices heard! Lets do it!

    If you disagree, don't do anything.
  2. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sorry, but THR isn't a political discussion forum.
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