If you are still not quite awake to all that is really going on, perhaps these questions will start you thinking a little more deeply and questioning more.
Surely, you at least have some sense that things are not quite “normal”.
from Jim Quinn via the Burning Platform Blog
As the world explodes in violence, war, riots, and uprisings, it is challenging to step back and examine the bigger picture. With chaos over the Ukraine, missiles flying between Israel and Gaza, ongoing civil war in Syria, Iraq falling apart as ISIS gains ground, dictatorship crackdown in Egypt, Turkey on the verge of revolution, Iran gaining control of Iraq, Saudi Arabia fomenting violence, Africa dissolving into chaos, South America imploding and sending their children across our purposely porous southern border, Mexico under the control of drug lords, China experiencing a slow motion real estate collapse, Japan experiencing their third decade of Keynesian failure, facing a demographic nightmare scenario while being slowly poisoned by radiation, and Chinese-Japanese relations moving towards World War II levels, it is easy to get lost in the day to day minutia of history in the making.
Why is this happening at this point in history? Why is the average American economically worse off today than they were at the height of the economic crisis in 2009?
Why is the Cold War returning with a vengeance?
Why is the Federal Reserve still employing emergency monetary policies when we are supposedly five years into a recovery and the stock market has attained record highs?
Why do the ECB and European politicians continue to paper over the insolvency of their banks and governments?
Why did the U.S. support the ouster of a dictator we supported for decades in Egypt and then support the elevation of a new dictator after we didn’t like the policies of the democratically elected president?
Why did the U.S. eliminate the leader of Libya and allow the country to descend into anarchy and civil war?
Why did the U.S. fund and provoke a revolutionary overthrow of a democratically elected leader in the Ukraine?
Why did the U.S. fund and arm Al Qaeda associated rebels in Syria who are now fighting our supposed allies in Iraq? Why has the U.S. been occupying Afghanistan for the last thirteen years with the result being a Taliban that is stronger than ever?
Why are the BRIC countries forming a monetary union to challenge USD domination? Why is the U.S. attempting to provoke Russia into a conflict with NATO?
Why is the U.S. government collecting every electronic communication made by every American? Why is the U.S. government spying on world leader allies?
Why is the U.S. government providing military equipment to local police forces? Why is the U.S. military conducting training exercises within U.S. cities? Why is the U.S. government attempting to restrict Second Amendment rights? Why is the U.S. government attempting to control and lockdown the internet?
Why has the U.S. government chosen to treat the Fourth Amendment as if it is obsolete?
Why is the national debt still rising by $750 billion per year ($2 billion per day) if the economy is back to normal?
Why have 12 million working age Americans left the workforce since the “economic recovery” began? How could theunemployment rate be back at 2008 levels when there are 14 million more working age Americans yet the same number employed as in 2008?
Why are there 13 million more people on food stamps today than there were at the start of the “economic recovery” in 2009?
Why have home prices risen by 25% since 2012 when mortgage applications have been at fourteen year lows?
Why are Wall Street profits and bonuses at record highs while the real median household income stagnates at 1998 levels?
Why do 98% of incumbent politicians get re-elected when congressional approval levels are lower than whale shit?
Why are oil prices four times higher than they were in 2003 if the U.S. is supposedly on the verge of energy independence?
Why do the corporate controlled mainstream media choose to entertain and regurgitate government propaganda rather than inform, investigate and seek the truth?
Why do corporations and shadowy billionaires control the politicians, media, judges, and financial system in their ravenous quest for more riches?
Why has the public allowed a privately owned bank to control our currency and inflate away 96% of its value in 100 years?
Why have American parents allowed their children to be programmed and dumbed down by government run public schools?
Why have Americans allowed themselves to be lured into debt in an effort to appear wealthy and successful?
Why have Americans permitted their brains to atrophy through massive doses of social media, reality TV, iGadget addiction, and a cultural environment of techno-narcissism?
Why have Americans lost their desire to read, think critically, question authority, act responsibly, defer gratification, and care about future generations?
Why have Americans sacrificed their freedoms, liberties and rights for the false expectation of safety and security? Why will we pay dearly for our delusional, materialistic, debt financed idiocy? – Because we never learn the lessons of history.