Disturbing news coming out of Sacramento, Commiefornia. Drought-like conditions in Southern California have forced wildlife to venture closer to civilization than normal. Not only has Michael Moore been spotted crawling out from under a (very large) rock, but increased numbers of skunks have been reported near Sacramento. As if that weren’t bad enough, many of these skunks are rabid and aggressive towards residents and their pets. Since this is Commiefornia, it’s likely that various environmental groups are creating task-forces to protect the poor rabid beasts from oppressive animal control officers…
This sounds familiar. America also has drought-like conditions forming. The Recovery Summer of 2010 has faded to the Winsome Winter of 2014 and prospects are beginning to wane. The mainstream media are trying their hardest to maintain the charade, but they can only distract our attention from Toto pulling back the curtain for so long. We have an unsustainable fiscal policy, which must have been drawn up by a band of drunken sailors on a 30-year bender in Margaritaville.
We have an unsustainable social policy that subsidizes mooching on the Middle Class’s dime. The President seems to be lining his nest in anticipation of his departure from public office in 2016. He has sent more Americans into poverty on food stamps than any other President in history: 46.8 million Americans on food stamps as of March 7, 2014. But the more Americans in poverty, the more potential communities the President will be able to organize in three years, thereby generating a self-sustaining client base for his return to private sector rabble-rousing.
We have a housing market which remains isolated from market pressures and checks. Banks are being bribed to artificially inflate home values by holding onto more foreclosed inventory than they have disclosed via so-called “vampire REOs”. In this case, the lender has foreclosed on the property but is allowing the previous homeowners to continue living in the home. Last fall, Realtytrac reported that a stunning 47% of bank-owned homes are still occupied by their former owners. These properties are not tracked as foreclosures or even as shadow inventory, since they have not entered the foreclosure pipeline yet. The housing bubble has been patched and is being inflated once again.
On top of off this domestic economic strife, there exists more instability around the world today than any other time in recent memory. The number of insurgencies, revolutions, nascent dictatorships, and fiscal difficulties in various parts of the globe seem to be increasing exponentially. Our enemies have been trying for years to hamstring the Dollar by convincing OPEC to dump it in favor of another currency. Today, there seems to be enough anti-American sentiment, combined with a weakening dollar, for this movement to potentially gain some traction. Our allies don’t trust us. Our enemies don’t fear us. And even we don’t like us. This is what six years under The Great Uniter has given us.
It’s becoming clear that we have a skunk problem, too. There are elements in any society which are dangerous, aggressive, and potentially lethal. Normally, they wait until there is a sufficient amount of social decay to provide cover and then they strike. Just this week, the media has been covering a strike by union workers in Las Vegas, but they haven’t been reporting the whole story. As Tom Blumer at Newsbusters wrote over the weekend, these culinary workers are striking over Obamacare. That’s right, 99% of the Local 226 in Las Vegas voted to strike, in order to protest the effects of the law they helped create. The reason is that Obamacare considers their gold-plated union healthcare plans to be “employer-sponsored plans” and therefore they do not qualify for federal subsidy. The union currently covers 100% of the premium payments for their members and they want Joe and Judy Taxpayer to help them do so, going forward. Like the skunks out in Commiefornia, Big Labor will continue their rabid assault on our local municipalities and businesses, even as belts continue to tighten and budgets are habitually trimmed.
There has also been an increase in asocial predators, looking to take advantage of undermanned police departments and unprepared citizens. These have been as isolated as the “lone wolf” attacks in Newtown, Aurora, and Ft. Hood; but they have also become endemic as the rise and spread of the Knockout Game across dozens of American cities demonstrates. With an ideological thug like Eric Holder running the Justice Department and police forces dealing with reduced headcounts and aging equipment, these attacks will continue unabated.
Are we destined to become prey? Either taxed into a pulp by Union-backed politicians or mugged for our possessions by lawless thugs (but I repeat myself)..? Hell no. Not if we remain vigilant. As has been discussed previously in this column, there is no excuse for being unprepared for the future. The writing is on the wall; it’s on the ceiling, the doorframe, the floor and the back of the door, too. Global unrest is rising and America will not be immune. There is gnashing of teeth right outside the door and this President’s incompetence is about to unlock the deadbolt. Predators and stray beasties seek soft targets. Don’t allow yourself to be one. Strengthen your mind and your mettle and as always, keep your powder dry.