The next crisis, manufactured or just exploited?

Buried in a recent Financial Times article are some cryptic statements by former Clinton official and globalist Rob Shapiro,

“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” says Rob Shapiro, another former Clinton official and a supporter of Mr Obama. “He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can’t think of how he could do that.”

By now, most Americans are well aware of the infamous statements by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”  The exploitation and politicization of every crisis is ubiquitous.  This tactic has been used since the dawn of civilization by every member of the ruling class and has been studied by virtually every form of academic known to man to the point of facileness.  Has normalization of this tactic caused citizens to accept hand to mouth the lies the government feeds us on a daily basis?  A government sees no reason to abandon a method that is accepted by the people any more than a government will return liberty and freedom to a people who sacrificed these treasures under the promise of protection.  Threats never abate to a government; they evolve or manifest new crises eventually spiraling into authoritarianism.

The types of crises in recent years have intensified to the point where risks that were never considered existential now result is a total usurpation of power by the Federal government all in the name of your protection.  To sound legitimate they often mask these crises driven power grabs behind the purposeful misinterpretation of the General Welfare, Commerce or Necessary and Proper Clauses in the Constitution.  No rational person could honestly argue that three clauses in the Constitution give the central government complete and total authority over virtually every aspect of human life, yet this is what is constantly pitched to the American people.  Elena Kagan recently refused to answer whether or not she thought the Federal government had a right to tell you what to eat.  Instead of an emphatic “no, the government has no such right”, Kagan stated she thought it would be a stupid law and danced around the question. 

 The end result of all these crises is a consolidation of power and often wealth.  Take for example the “financial crisis” with the crony Goldman Sachs Treasury – Federal Reserve boys dictating who will be left in their market through the insider bailout – TARP process and who will be shoved out of business.  The Federal Reserve managed to become even more powerful with the purse and future regulatory reform bills (bills that guarantee there will not be a full audit of the Federal Reserve as first proposed by Ron Paul in H.R. 1207).  Is it a fair and logical question to thereby ask if these crises are in fact just exploited or are they in some instances manufactured?  Pamela Geller of The American Thinker ruminates,

What will October’s Surprise be? Political analyst Jack Wheeler has an idea. “A Second Great Depression,” he says, “is the Democrat Party’s path to power”:

Our country is faced with an impending economic catastrophe, a Second Great Depression.  It is being brought about on purpose by a political party that cares only for keeping and expanding its power, and looks upon prosperity as a threat to that power.

You think the Democrats aren’t really that bad?  Think again.  Wheeler points out that they’re “now being threatened with being thrown out of power.”  And what did they do when faced with a loss of power the last time?  “If that party is evil enough and fascist enough to cause an economic catastrophe,” Wheeler says, “it is certainly evil and fascist enough to cause a physical catastrophe, an Ultimate October Surprise, that will frighten and enrage voters enough to preserve its power in November.”

At some point the people of this nation must realize that silence is complicity and these “events” are never going to end unless a line is drawn and the exploitation exposed.  There is no disconnect in thinking that a government which openly admits to crisis exploitation may also be involved in crisis manufacturing.  There is no reason a free and independent people in a supposedly open society should be conditioned to tolerate such behavior out of a government allegedly comprised of citizens representing citizens.  What will the next crisis be if Americans simply accept that governments behave badly?

I wear many hats but history, economics and political observance have always been a passion. I am a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Business with a degree in Information Systems and Digital Business with a minor in European History. I work for a small mom-and-pop IT consulting and software design company. We deal in servicing mostly government funded non-profit mental and behavioral health care agencies in the state of Ohio. In this I deal with Medicaid and Medicare funds and have a little insight on the boondoggles of government there. Thankfully the undemanding nature of my daily profession gives me ample time to read and stay aware of our current state of affairs which I find stranger than fiction in many instances. In addition to being in the IT field, I have also been self employed with a small contracting company so I might know a thing or two about the plight of small business that employs 71% of the American workforce. I however don't draw my knowledge from my day jobs, which I have had a few; I draw it from an intense obsession with facts and observation about the world in which I live. I do have formal education in things such as history, economics and finance particularly as it pertains to global issues, but I have come to find much of what I thought I knew from the formalities of a state university I had to unlearn through much time and independent research. I hope you enjoy what I bring you which is not often heard in the mainstream news outlets. I would like to think my own personal editorializing is not only edifying but thought provoking while not at all obnoxious. That last one may be a hard to achieve.

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