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We’ve all heard praises lavished on Bitcoin, not only from Web activists but from the mainstream media itself. But is Bitcoin’s rise really all it’s cracked up to be? Several problems lead me to believe the digital currency is ultimately a clever distraction.
Just last week, Russian officials said they have no qualms over the use of nukes in response to a conventional threat. Many Americans believe certain events are unlikely to occur or that, if they do occur, they are not survivable. But with the correct mindset and the right knowledge, any catastrophe is survivable, including “the bomb.”
As a general rule, extreme economic decline is almost always followed by extreme international conflict. Because of the very predictable correlation between financial catastrophe and military conflagration, it makes quite a bit of sense for Americans today to be concerned.
Those of us who pay attention are well aware of a trend of cultural decline within our Nation, and this problem is disturbingly visible from Thanksgiving to Christmas. It’s not just the highly publicized Black Friday riots. It’s the behavior of people throughout the season on a daily basis that is most disconcerting.
It would appear that the life of a sheeple is a life of relative bliss. The whole of the establishment machine seems engineered to make them happy and the rest of us miserable. But is a sheeple’s existence the ideal? Are they actually happy in their ignorance?
It is natural for a society to search for explanations and motivations in the wake of a man-made tragedy. It is also somewhat natural for people to be driven by their personal biases when looking for someone or something to blame. In recent years, however, our country has been carefully conditioned to view almost every criminal event from an ideological perspective.
History teaches us that most economic crisis events are followed or preceded immediately by international or domestic conflict. Has a second civil war been “gamed” by our government? And are Americans being swindled into fighting and killing each other while the banksters who created the mess observe?
Legitimate revolution takes time, patience and fortitude. Unfortunately, this is a strategic concept that is lost on many Americans today who suffer from a now common ailment of attention deficit disorder and an obsession with immediate gratification. Even many who have their hearts in the right place and who work to defend and resurrect our nation’s founding ideals seem to believe that any action to defeat corrupt oligarchy must be effective immediately, otherwise, it’s not worth the attempt. History, of course, teaches us the opposite.
Every action the elites within our government take pushes the U.S. closer to globalism and away from sovereignty. Nothing, and I mean nothing, happens within government that does not revolve around the desire of establishment oligarchy to achieve total global economic, political and social control.
Those on the left believe Obamacare is a genuine attempt to institute socialized medicine, and they love it. Those on the right believe Obamacare is a genuine attempt to institute socialized medicine, and they despise it. But what if Obamacare’s government-controlled healthcare plan is only a secondary pursuit, while cutting America down the middle is the first goal?