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“After America: Get Ready for Armageddeon”

April 30, 2012

“After America: Get Ready for Armageddon”

The title of this blog is actually the title of a book written by Mark Steyn. The book was published  by Regnery Publishing, Inc. in 2011.

I will recommend that you read Steyn’s book, given that it provides a highly informed and referenced prediction of America’s demise as a Republic and World leader.

This is an excellent book, if you can tolerate Steyn’s fascination with his own unique style of Katy hyper-cleverness while he portrays America’s seemingly inexorable evolution from freedom to socialism, suicidal levels of debt, and the continued swift erosion of all things that once made America a World power and leader.

The author’s own words will best describe the threat of our cultural demise:

The following is taken from Steyn’s pages 20-22.

A is for ADDICTION: We spend too much, borrowing from the future to such an extend its’ n longer clear we’ve got one.

R is for REDISTIBUTION: Day by day, an unprecidented transfer of wealth from the productive class to the obstructive class is delivering a self-governing republic into rule by regulators, bureaucrats, and social engineers.

M is for MONOPOLY: Old ruling Class: “We he People,” New ruling class: “We the People who know better than you frightful people…” America is ruled not by a meritocracy but by a cartel of confomicrats imposing a sterile monopoly of outmoded ideas.

A is for ARTERIOSCLEROSIS: “Yes, we can” ? No we can’t! By comparison with the past, America is already seizing up.

G is for GLOBAL RETREAT: As Britain and other great powers quickly learned, the price of Big Government at home is an ever smaller presence abroad. An America turned inward will make for a more dangerous world.

E is for ENGINEERING: “Celebrate Diversity”? The ideological homogeneity and social engineering of the nation’s schools would be regarded as child abuse in any other age. Aside from its other defects, it diverts too many Americans into frivolous unproductive activity, while our competitors get on with the real work.

D is for DECAY: Mired in dependency and decline, much of he United States will be on a fast track to the Third World. And, no matter how refined the upscale communities the elites retrench to, it will prove increasingly impossible to insulate yourself from the pathologies a decadent liberalism has loosed to rampage Godzilla-sized across the land.

D is for Disintegration; We are becoming the highly singular United State of America. No advanced society has ever tried hyper-regulatory direct rule for 350 million people. Will it work? Or is it more likely that increasingly incompatible jurisdictions and social groups will conclude that the price for keeping fifty stars in the flag is too high? Without the American idea, there will be insufficient glue to hold the United States together.

O is for OPEN SEASON: Do you find it hard to imagine a world without America? The Russians, the Chinese, and the would-be New Caliphate don’t. And on a planet where rich passive nations are defenseless while every failed state from North Korea to Sudan is butching up, it’s not hard to figure out what comes next.

N is for NUKES AWAY: addiction, Redistribution, Monopoly, Arteriosclerosis, Global retreat, social Engineering, Decay, Disintegration, Open season, Nukes away. Put them all together and they spell…?

Finally, from page 23…

That America’s animating principles should require any defence at all is a melancholy reflection on how fare we’ve already gone. Live free—or die from a thousand soothing caresses of nanny-state sirens.

Like I said, if you want a happy ending, it’s up to you.

Your call America.

End of quotes.

If you did not take time to answer the question…What “they spell…”?

It is ARMAGEDDON.

VTM, 4/30/12

From the Michigan U.P. , where my Great Grandparents and Grandma busted their butts to make a living on 80 acers of farm land. The Ramsay Farm is now our rustic and forrested family retreat.

If Mark Styen is correct, this old farm may someday become my family’s “last line of defense” in America.

Perplexed by A Dying America? Read This Book!

March 27, 2012

Perplexed by A Dying American? Read This Book!

You will have to wade through some opaque cleverness, but the truth about America’s bizarre changes and precipitous decline resides within the pages of Mark Steyn’s book.

I urge you to get it, read it, and then inform your friends.

From Mark Steyn’s book After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

Quote:

Big Government’s bias against marriage and family isn’t an unforeseen quirk of the tax code. It’s in logical, strategic support of its mission—to expand government and diminish everything else. How’s it going? Well, 40 percent of American children are now born out of wed-lock. A majority of Hispanic babies are born to unmarried mothers. So are 70 percent of black children. And so are 70 percent of the offspring of non-Hispanic white women with high school education and an income under $20,000. Entire new categories of crime have arisen in the wake of familial collapse, like the legions of daughters abused by their mom’s latest live-in boyfriend. Congressman Pence’s doomsday scenario is already here: millions and millions of American children are raised in transient house-holds and moral vacuums that make not just social mobility but even elemental character formation all but impossible. In an America of fewer jobs, more poverty, more crime, more drugs, more disease, and growing ethno-cultural resentments, the shattering of the indispensable social building block will have catastrophic consequences.  (P. 234)

Unquote.

I will edit Mark’s last sentence. “The Shattering of the indispensable social building block” [is having] “catastrophic consequences” [in America].

Most Americans have no idea about the depth of this cultural tragedy. The actual source of the lethal damage to us all is disguised amongst a thousand things going wrong.

VTM, 3/27/12

Detroit is Coming To Your Neighborhood

March 25, 2012

Detroit is Coming To Your Neighborhood

From Mark Steyn’s book, After America: Get Ready for Armageddon.

Start of quotations:

An unemployable, dysfunctional citizenry, a rapacious government, crime ridden streets, and an education system that dignifies moronization as a self-esteem program: in Detroit, everything other than government is dead. (p.222).

Decay sets in imperceptibly, but it accelerates, and, by the time you notice it, it’s hard to reverse. Somewhere like Detroit isn’t Somalia, not yet. But like other parts of the country it is en route to Latin America—a society with a wealthy corrupt elite that controls the levers of power, and beneath it a great swamp of poverty, whose inhabitants divide into two species—predators and prey. The Motor City is the Murder City, with one of the highest homicide rates on the planet—and 70 percent of them go unsolved.

It will not seem quite such an outlier in the future. (p. 223)

End of quotations.

The truth can  motivate you to do good things, but first it will make you miserable.

Wake-up America!

VTM.

Our Future?

March 23, 2012

Our Future?

The following quote is from Mark Steyn’s After America: Get Ready For Armageddon, p.149.

“I long ago gave up marveling at how little American education asks of its inmates. By universalizing university, you let K-12 of the hook. College becomes the new high school–which is exactly the opposite of what a dynamic, efficient society would be doing; middle school should be the new high school. Early-year education is the most critical; if you screw up the first eight grades, keeping the kid in class till he’s thirty isn’t going to do much to fix things.”

Watch this short video and see what you think!

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/oreilly-producer-interviews-spring-break-students-on-obama-hilarity-ensues/

VTM, 3/23/12

Stealth Jihad

September 24, 2009

Stealth Jihad

The following quotes are taken from Robert Spencer’s 2008 book, entitled “Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America Without Guns or Bombs”. The book is published by Regnery Publishing Inc.

The following several paragraphs are quoted from the Introduction of Spencer’s book. His words should motivate responsible citizens and voters to learn more about the possibility that Stealth Jihad could, along with many other contemporary forces, destroy America as we know it.

Begin quote:

In this book, I offer evidence for the proposition that terror attacks involving bombings and shootings are not the sum total of terrorist aspirations, but are just one component of a larger initiative. The goal of that initiative is the imposition of jihadists’ ideology all over the world—over their fellow Muslims and non-Muslims alike. That ideology may be summed up by the phrase “radical Islam,” although that term is used in many different ways. Some use it to suggest that it is only radicals—those who distort those teachings into “radical Islam”—who are responsible for violence in Islam’s name.

I am not using the phrase in that way. Rather, I have long contended that Islam is unique among the major world religions in having a developed doctrine, theology, and legal system mandating warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers. There is no orthodox sect or school of Islam that teachers that Muslims must coexist peacefully as equals with non-Muslims on an indefinite basis.  I use the term “radical Islam” merely to distinguish those Muslims who are actively working to advance this subjugation from the many millions who are not, as well as to emphasize that the stealth jihad program is truly radical: it aims at nothing less than the transformation of American society and the imposition of Islamic law here, subjugating women and non-Muslims to the status of legal inferiors.

Those who are working to advance the subjugation of non-Muslims are not doing it soly by violent means. The common distinction between “radical” and “moderate” Muslims has generally been made between those who are engaged in blowing things up or are plotting to do so, and those who are not. However, the evidence presented in this book shows that the distinction ought to be placed elsewhere: Between those Muslims who believe that Islamic law is the perfect system for human society and who are working by whatever means to impose that Islamic law, and those Muslims who support Western pluralistic governments and seek to live with non-Muslims as equals, under secular rule, on an indefinite basis (pps. 4, 5 & 6).

Next quote:

The West today faces the threat of stealth jihadists. By using this term, I am not implying that they operate in secret; to the contrary, one of the key characteristics distinguishing them from their violent counterparts is that they carry out their business openly, carefully constructing a facade of moderation. What is stealth about these operatives is their ultimate agenda—they are not seeking to protect Muslim’s “civil rights” from the rampant “Islamophobia” that ostensibly plagues Western societies, as they claim. Rather, they are leading a full-scale effort to transform pluralistic societies into Ilsamic states, and to sweep away Western notions of legal equality, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and more.

The stealth jihadists have already made significant inroads into American life. They are well-funded, well-organized, and persistent. They will not be pacified by negotiations, compromises, or concessions; they cannot be bought off. And every day, they are advancing their agenda—while most Americans don’t even know they exist.

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In his controversial book “America Alone”, Mark Steyn suggests that:

Europe is falling to the Islamic Jihad, and that only America will be left as a bulwark against Islamization. But it is unclear how much of a bulwark we will be if we allow our freedoms and way of life to be eroded in the name of “getting along.” That is exactly what is happening today. The stealth jihadists are working energetically to wear away the very fabric of American culture.

Its happening right now , under our noses (pps. 6 & 7)..

End of quotes.

Please view the following. Note the message, at the end of each page.

www.islamoncapitalhill.com

A Loving Gesture or Stealth Jihad?

VTM, 9/13/09


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