Saturday, November 30, 2013

End game of Obama dictatorship: tyranny rising–Part III … Sher Zieve

Obama's popularity has finally begun to tumble. Even some of his Marxist minions who had previously followed his orders and believed his lies without question are now, if even ever so slightly, beginning to query his judgment and motives. Since 2009, I have been writing and saying on-air that it was and is Barack Hussein Obama's intent to replace any and all Shiite Muslim leadership with that of the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood (Note: Obama's "family" members are leaders in the Kenyan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood). That is precisely what he is doing, now, and has been affecting since the beginning of his reign as Dictator-in-Chief of the "New American [Obama] Colonies."
On the Foreign Front
With his new and yet to be fully realized Syrian adventure (the "Sunni conversion" in Egypt and Libya was already "in the can" for Obama...until the people of Egypt rebelled against it), Obama must continue to work toward toppling Ba'athist leader and Shiite Muslim Bashar Assad and replacing him with an MB operative; no matter what he has to do to accomplish it. As each day passes and Obama becomes bolder in his foreign policy insanity, his actual personal membership in the Muslim Brotherhood seem increasingly obvious. Yet, those who know it in the media and Congress refuse to allow any of its members to speak the truth that is directly in front of them. And, with his favorable numbers on the wane in a distinct downward slide, The Obama syndicate must work even more quickly to establish its Police State and subjugate the population of the former United States of America.
On the Domestic Front
The ObamaGov has, for the last several years, been buying up hundreds of thousands of guns and billions of rounds of ammo. Why" Virtually all of government departments have now been armed to the teeth with said guns and ammo. Obama's Gestapo will be the biggest "private army" of any dictator in the history of the world. In August, the now fully-militarized and heavily armed EPA raided an Alaska gold mine with SWAT teams, under the guise of enforcing the Clean Water Act.
Fully armed US National Park Rangers are now being used in cities to stop protests and opposition to any of Obama's policies. There have been others but, the most recently reported is that of Army Iraq-war veteran Emily Yates who was violently arrested by 4 armed Park Rangers for playing her banjo and singing a song opposing Obama's planned invasion and attack on Syria. While she was calmly talking to the camera, the rangers pounced on her from behind, jerked her arms behind her back and shoved her against a bench. The police shout "stop resisting and stop kicking!!!" The video clearly shows she is offering little if any resistance and is certainly in no position to kick anyone. The USA IS a police state now, folks. And we-the-people seem to be going along with it on the same path the Germans took while Adolph Hitler was vanquishing all of Germany and then went after other countries. In fear, the German people willingly gave up their guns and when trains transporting Jews to the camps and their deaths rolled by Christian churches on Sundays the congregations simply sang louder so they drowned out the cries for help!
There are only two countries which have ever existed on Planet Earth that were founded on the principles and reality of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The first was the promised land grant Israel) to the Hebrews and founded by God (YHWH) Himself. The second was the United States of America, which was founded by Jewish and Christian men and women. Both Israel and the United States of America were unique to the planet. Only Israel still holds that position.
On the other hand, all dictatorships have the same definitive characteristics. First, their campaigns appeal to the poor, under educated and those like-minded criminal entities who will benefit from the election of an authoritarian leader. These dictators-in-training then begin vilifying the wealthy (always happens), talk about giving the money the "rich" have legally earned to the "poor" who refuse to work. Instead, these "leaders" are planning ways to steal the money for themselves, while giving the poor a few crumbs...if they're lucky. Then, if people react too strongly and negatively to their enslavement...they are exterminated. This happens each and every time under dictatorships and oligarchies. After the above actions have been implemented, it gets even worse. Dictators then bleed everything from the country possible until only the shell of the nation – and fewer people – are left. Those who are left live in generational slavery. Want examples? Here are a few: Leninist Russia, Stalinist USSR, NAZI Germany, any country in the Middle East where the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates rules, Mussolini's Italy, Cambodia under Pol Pot, Communist China, North Korea, Cuba etc. Now, tragically and horrifically, under the Obama criminal syndicate the [former] USA is fast on the way to joining their ranks. And, as Obama's poll numbers continue to fall, our own dictator-in-chief's staff (Obama is likely out on the links) working feverishly to complete its Police State takeover.
There is only one way to non-violently take back our country if we're really willing to do it. I've been writing about it off and on for years. Talk show host Mark Levin just published a book about it. The States must begin taking their power back from the federal government. Too many unconstitutional laws have been written and passed by Congress (with no input from the people it is supposed to serve), one of which is the "War Powers Act of 1941" which is unconstitutional in virtually every way; from Congress illegally giving some of its power to the Executive branch (only Congress has the power/authority to declare war) to bypassing the only legal way to change the US Amendment. The solution? First and foremost, we must return to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We must, also, return to the US Constitution or be lost forever as a free and sovereign county. If we no longer have the courage to follow and fight for the only legal document to found our nation as and for a free people we are toast as a country.
The States and the American people have the legal right and authority to trump the federal government on almost every level. The Tenth Amendment (Bill of Rights) states "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." And what are the powers Constitutionally allowed to the federal government? See Article I, Section 8 (link below). All other powers are reserved to the States and We-the-People. And, our first founding legal document the "Declaration of Independence" gives us the ultimate power to divest ourselves of and from a tyrannical and corrupt government:
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
It continues with:
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
The above is not just an option, folks. Under our Republic – as damaged as it now is – this is our duty. Obama is arming and militarizing all of his governmental agencies to come against us. It's in the open. Will you continue to ignore it until you and your loved ones are in imminent danger and are likely killed by your own government? Will you really let this slide anymore than it already has? If we do not do this through leadership in our States, we will be forced to do it in our streets. It is what it is...
"The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever" – 2 Timothy 4:18
Feds Buy Two Billion Rounds of Ammunition:
Major General: Why Are Domestic Government Agencies Purchasing Enough Lethal Ammunition to Put 5 Rounds In Every American?:
Senate demands answers on EPA's armed raid of Alaskan gold mine:
Article I, Section 8 Enumerated Powers:
Additional ObamaGov Police State Activities:
College Girls, Bottled Water and the Emerging American Police State:
Militarized police overreach: "Oh, God, I thought they were going to shoot me next!":
Obama's HHS: Now Hiring for the Obamacare Police Force:
Reaction to Obama Forged Birth Certificate Banner over I95:
The Feds destroy another Internet business-Owner gagged by US:
FEMA Camp Documents Leaked – Video:
Report: NSA Pays Tech Companies for Data:
Now Obama targets your FedEx, UPS packages:
Feds Building Detective Squad to Target Consumers/Companies That Don't Follow ObamaCare Rules:
California Rounding Up Legally Purchased Guns (California goes NAZI Germany):
About that violent gang, the 'Obama Boyz':
Black mob pounces on woman: 'Shut up white [bleep!]':
Police Storm Homeschool Class, Take Children by Force (Germany):
Eric Holder: 'Banning homeschooling does not violate rights':
Cops brutalize family during traffic stop:
: There are simply too many ObamaGov Police State actions going on to talk about, here. As they are increasing exponentially each week if not day, it would take a book to go into even most of them. However, I've listed many new ones – including a College student being attacked by police for buying a "six-pack" of bottled water.
© Sher Zieve
Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news. Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.

Sher can be reached at

Friday, November 29, 2013


It wasn’t exactly the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, but 10 years ago this week, Washington was consumed with another scandal, dubbed by one CNN newscaster as “Turkey-gate”: Was that a fake turkey President George W. Bush was photographed with during his first surprise visit with troops in Iraq?

Thursday, November 28, 2013


By Alan Caruba

Let me begin by saying that the deal the U.S. struck with Iran on November 24 is so criminally stupid that mobs with torches and pitchforks should be surrounding the White House and Department of State demanding that the President and Secretary of State resign.

How many times does the United States have to make really bad deals with really bad nations? And then call it progress!

In 1994, former President Clinton announced that a deal with North Korea had agreed to “freeze the major elements of its nuclear program.” A new round of talks was scheduled—in Geneva—to dot the i’s and cross the t’s. Virtually the same language was used by President Obama in his late evening announcement of a fundamentally useless, but extremely dangerous agreement with Iran.

Worse than accepting Iran’s deception, it is as if Obama knew nothing of the North Korean deal that subsequently resulted in its development of a nuclear weapon despite some costly bribery exacted for promises it never intended to keep. The worst part of this is Obama’s deception of Congress and the American people. Efforts to grant Iran the status of a new nuclear power had been secretly going on for a year behind the back of Congress.

On hearing of the deal, Rep. Mike Rogers said “That’s the one thing the whole world was trying to stop them from doing,” referring to the permission granted to continue enriching uranium. “We made this mistake in Pakistan. We made this mistake in North Korea. History is a great judge here and great teacher. Why would you make the same mistake to a nation that will proliferate a nuclear arms race in the Middle East if they are successful at getting a nuclear weapon?”

It is important to keep in mind that not just the U.S. is a signatory to this agreement, but also the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China. It was facilitated by the European Union. The lessons of history were totally ignored. The sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Iran were ignored.

For years many have taken comfort in the knowledge that, in the past, Israel destroyed the nuclear reactors that were being built in Iraq and more recently in Syria. An attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities was assumed to have the support of U.S. military power in the event that Iran would retaliate either directly or through its terrorist proxies, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.

It is clear now that Obama has abandoned Israel as well as Saudi Arabia which also regards Iran as its enemy. Obama has embraced America’s enemy since the Islamic revolution in 1979. He has not brought us closer to peace. He has brought the world closer to World War Three.

I am not a military strategist, but one need not be to understand Israel’s peril or the limits on its ability to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, many of which are underground or heavily defended.

Here are some comparisons:

Iran has a population of 78,868,711. Israel has a population of 7,765,700.

Of these, those fit for military service are 39,556,497 in Iran and 2,511,190 in Israel.

Comparing active military personnel, Iran has 545,000 and Israel has 187,000.

Iran has 650,000 in military reserves. Israel has 565,000.

Iran’s annual defense budget (in USD) is $10,687,000,000 and Israel’s is $15,209,000,000.

The comparison of their military capabilities is equally daunting. A sobering analysis is offered on the website of the Jewish Virtual Library.

Even if Israel were to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, it would also have to fend off massive rocket attacks from Hezbollah and Hamas.

What defies Obama’s reasoning is Iran’s long history of attacks on the West. It has specialized in taking hostages, initially in Lebanon from 1984 through 1992. It seized the American embassy in 1979 and held American diplomats for 444 days. It holds an American cleric as this is being written.

In 2011, the U.S. discovered that Iran had conceived and funded a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. in Washington, D.C. At the time, the State Department said that the thwarted plot “underscored anew Iran’s interest in using international terrorism—including the United States—to further its foreign policy goals.”

Obama’s ability to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its intent to become a Middle East hegemon through diplomacy does not exist.

A race to acquire nuclear arms has begun in the region where Israel and Pakistan already have them, as does India and China. Saudi Arabia has announced its intent to secure nuclear weapons.

One can only conclude that this interim agreement is a repeat of the appeasement that occurred in Munich when European nations sought a similar agreement with the Nazi regime. The lessons of history are unforgiving.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Early Obama Letter Confirms Inability to Write

On November 16, 1990, Barack Obama, then president of the Harvard Law Review, published a letter in the Harvard Law Record, an independent Harvard Law School newspaper, championing affirmative action.

Although a paragraph from this letter was excerpted in David Remnick's biography of Obama, The Bridge, I had not seen the letter in its entirety before this week. Not surprisingly, it confirms everything I know about Barack Obama, the writer and thinker.

Obama was prompted to write by an earlier letter from a Mr. Jim Chen that criticized Harvard Law Review's affirmative action policies. Specifically, Chen had argued that affirmative action stigmatized its presumed beneficiaries.

The response is classic Obama: patronizing, dishonest, syntactically muddled, and grammatically challenged. In the very first sentence Obama leads with his signature failing, one on full display in his earlier published work: his inability to make subject and predicate agree.

"Since the merits of the Law Review's selection policy has been the subject of commentary for the last three issues," wrote Obama, "I'd like to take the time to clarify exactly how our selection process works."

If Obama were as smart as a fifth-grader, he would know, of course, that "merits ... have." Were there such a thing as a literary Darwin Award, Obama could have won it on this on one sentence alone. He had vindicated Chen in his first ten words.

Although the letter is less than a thousand words long, Obama repeats the subject-predicate error at least two more times. In one sentence, he seemingly cannot make up his mind as to which verb option is correct so he tries both: "Approximately half of this first batch is chosen ... the other half are selected ... "

Another distinctive Obama flaw is to allow a string of words to float in space. Please note the unanchored phrase in italics at the end of this sentence:

"No editors on the Review will ever know whether any given editor was selected on the basis of grades, writing competition, or affirmative action, and no editors who were selected with affirmative action in mind." Huh?

The next lengthy sentence highlights a few superficial style flaws and a much deeper flaw in Obama's political philosophy.
I would therefore agree with the suggestion that in the future, our concern in this area is most appropriately directed at any employer who would even insinuate that someone with Mr. Chen's extraordinary record of academic success might be somehow unqualified for work in a corporate law firm, or that such success might be somehow undeserved.
Obama would finish his acclaimed memoir, Dreams from My Father, about four years later. Prior to Dreams, and for the nine years following, everything Obama wrote was, like the above sentence, an uninspired assemblage of words with a nearly random application of commas and tenses.

Unaided, Obama tends to the awkward, passive, and verbose. The phrase "our concern in this area is most appropriately directed at any employer" would more profitably read, "we should focus on the employer." "Concern" is simply the wrong word.

Scarier than Obama's style, however, is his thinking. A neophyte race-hustler after his three years in Chicago, Obama is keen to browbeat those who would "even insinuate" that affirmative action rewards the undeserving, results in inappropriate job placements, or stigmatizes its presumed beneficiaries.

In the case of Michelle Obama, affirmative action did all three. The partners at Sidley Austin learned this the hard way. In 1988, they hired her out of Harvard Law under the impression that the degree meant something. It did not. By 1991, Michelle was working in the public sector as an assistant to the mayor. By 1993, she had given up her law license.

Had the partners investigated Michelle's background, they would have foreseen the disaster to come. Sympathetic biographer Liza Mundy writes, "Michelle frequently deplores the modern reliance on test scores, describing herself as a person who did not test well."

She did not write well, either. Mundy charitably describes her senior thesis at Princeton as "dense and turgid." The less charitable Christopher Hitchens observes, "To describe [the thesis] as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be 'read' at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn't written in any known language." 

Michelle had to have been as anxious at Harvard Law as Bart Simpson was at Genius School. Almost assuredly, the gap between her writing and that of her highly talented colleagues marked her as an affirmative action admission, and the profs finessed her through.

In a similar vein, Barack Obama was named an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Although his description of the Law Review's selection process defies easy comprehension, apparently, after the best candidates are chosen, there remains "a pool of qualified candidates whose grades or writing competition scores do not significantly differ." These sound like the kids at Lake Woebegone, all above average. Out of this pool, Obama continues, "the Selection Committee may take race or physical handicap into account." 

To his credit, Obama concedes that he "may have benefited from the Law Review's affirmative action policy." This did not strike him as unusual as he "undoubtedly benefited from affirmative action programs during my academic career."

On the basis of his being elected president of Law Review -- a popularity contest -- Obama was awarded a six-figure contract to write a book. To this point, he had not shown a hint of promise as a writer, but Simon & Schuster, like Sidley Austin, took the Harvard credential seriously. It should not have. For three years Obama floundered as badly as Michelle had at Sidley Austin. Simon & Schuster finally pulled the contract.

Then Obama found his muse -- right in the neighborhood, as it turns out! And promptly, without further ado, the awkward, passive, ungrammatical Obama, a man who had not written one inspired sentence in his whole life, published what Time Magazine called "the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician."

To question the nature of that production, I have learned, is to risk the abuse promised to Mr. Chen's theoretical employer. After all, who would challenge Obama's obvious talent -- or that of any affirmative action beneficiary -- but those blinded by what Obama calls "deep-rooted ignorance and bias"? 

What else could it be?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Poll: Democrats lose lead in 2014 generic ballot following Obamacare rollout

  Obama statement Obamacare 11-14-2013

Poll: Democrats lose lead in 2014 generic ballot following Obamacare rollout

After insurance policy cancellations and the botched launch of, the political fallout from the rollout of Obamacare seems to be having an impact for Democrats in general and Obama, according to recent polling conducted by CNN and ORC International.


I Was a Victim of the Fake "Knockout Game" Trend True story. A couple of years back, I was walking home at night on North Capitol Street here in Washington, D.C., when two dudes randomly assaulted me before running away without stealing anything. At the time, I didn't think it was *all that* strange—I've lived in urban areas all my life, and plenty of people I know have been victims of anonymous street crime. The good news is that urban crime rates have been trending downward since I've been about 9 years old, so we're making important progress in this regard. The weird thing was tha... more »


NBC News and the Associated Press want you to know there is no such thing as black mob violence. Especially in the hundreds of cases of Knockout Game now receiving so much attention in local and national media across the country.



Our NEW Manifest Destiny - A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

Recently, I was staring at a beautiful night sky above my Carolina home and wondering,  just as I did as a wee lad, what the dickens is out there?
 The tantalizing flickering of the stars and the never blinking glow of the planets still thrills me today just as it did so many decades ago.   That velvet blackness punctuated by portals of sparkling light ignites a yearning deep within that part of me where lies my soul.
I  long for a New World.  No, I haven’t slipped a cog, at least -- I don’t think I have. Follow along here, for a while, and then determine if I make any sense to you.
In the 16th and 17th centuries Europe had become a hell hole.  At least for the independent, tough-minded individualist who was lucky, or unlucky, enough to find himself, or herself, living there.  They began to long for a place to which they could migrate and live their lives the way they wanted to.  It wasn’t long until the Spanish and the Dutch began to colonize a place few common people even knew about.  Some place called “The New World”.
Problem for the nobility was…  you couldn’t keep a secret like that for long.  Soon  word leaked out and quickly spread all across Europe.  There WAS a “new world” out there… far across the storm tossed Atlantic.  Eyes began to turn westward. That old longing to seek out whatever lay on the other side of the hill began to resurface in the hearts and minds of European men and women.
As it happened, European governments wishing to colonize the new world needed, well, people, to become colonists. Not just anyone would do.  The would be colonist had to be strong of mind and will, self sufficient, and as close to fearless as was possible.    Otherwise, they would not even survive the ocean crossing let alone survive the hazards of carving out a new home in the vast wilderness of the New World.
The long and the short of it is… they came…. the strong, the stubborn, the fearless, and the independent.  They flocked to the new world in any way they could.  They made deals we wouldn’t think of making today to ensure passage to the new world.  Some even sold themselves into slavery as Indentured Servants just to get across that ocean and onto the shores of the New World… where a man or a woman could live up to their potential. One thing was uppermost in their minds.  That was freedom to live the way they wanted, longed, to live.
Look, if one had been building a herd of animals one could not have asked for better breeding stock.  And breed they did.    They built this New World into the engine of the earth.  Over 4 centuries they out built and out produced any other part of the planet.
But the part of the new world we call America has “plateaued out”.  The ancestors of those dauntless colonists are, today, looking for a New World.  Someplace to go, someplace to which they can migrate and live up to their potential just as their ancestors did centuries ago.  Problem is, there is nowhere on earth we can go to colonize and create a new society. 
But… just as the seafaring mariners of five centuries ago brought back tantalizing stories of the new world and new lands on the other side of the Atlantic, so have the modern day mariners… the astronauts.  We have tasted but a trifling morsel of what lies in store for humans in the vast reaches of space.   There lies New World after New World, a cornucopia of new, unspoiled, worlds to tame and make productive.  And some of us are chomping at the bit to get started!
Yes, it is a New Manifest Destiny.  Man MUST look to, and MUST go to, the stars.  It is our destiny.  It is what we humans do.  We have reached our limits here on Earth, so now we must stretch out into the myriad of worlds awaiting our arrival. 
The sad thing is, we should already be there.  Curbing America’s space program, after  the visits to our moon, was the biggest mistake the US has ever made. History will prove the sagacity of that statement.
While our space program is nearly 4 decades behind where it should be today, we have no choice but to gear up, suck it up, pay the price, and get back on track… as soon as is humanly possible.
I am convinced Man’s Destiny lies out there, among the stars.  Some even speculate that man originated out there someplace.  If so, we will simply be going home!  To Paraphrase: “Be it ever more majestic, there is no place like home”!
© J. D. Longstreet
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“Doom is one of the oldest stories of mankind”

By Alan Caruba

“Doom is one of the oldest stories of mankind,” says Josef Joffe in his excellent new book, “The Myth of America’s Decline: Politics, Economics, and a Half Century of False Prophesies.”

As long as I can remember I have read and heard that America is in decline beginning when Sputnik was launched in the 1950s. We were all told that the Soviet Union was to be the next great superpower. It collapsed in 1991. The Federation that replaced it was the shrunken loss of many of its former captive satellite states. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, we were told a resurgent Europe would overtake the U.S. and in the 1980s that Japan would become an economic superpower.

Now we are being told that the future belongs to China and the emerging economies there and in India. Joffe, a Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, publisher-editor of Die Ziet, and frequent contributor to Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs, has gathered together the facts of America’s economic ups and downs to present a realistic and optimistic view of the future.

The news is filled with reports on China’s 18th Central Committee’s Third Plenum, citing promises of expanded property rights, transparent market regulation, and prices set by the market. The Wall Street Journal, however, noted that “China’s new leaders are tightening political repression”, the mark of every Communist state. There was also news of China’s loosening of its “one-child” policy that restricted couples from adding too much to its population of 1.3 billion.

Joffe demonstrates why China has many problems that will keep it from overtaking America’s economic dynamism and before you fall the latest version of America’s decline, you should definitely read his book. He asks, “Who would actually want to live in a world dominated by China, India, Japan, Russia, or even Europe, which for all its enormous appeal, cannot take care of its own backyard? Not even those who have been trading in glee and gloom decade after decade would prefer…to take over as housekeeper of the world.”

As for China, Joffe notes that it “has the largest population on earth, half of which is still living in the countryside.” Half the population “remains poised to go urban and sell its labor at low wages”, but he also points out that, in terms of its demographics, “China is getting older and America is getting younger.” Its fertility rate has dropped and “Aging is not good for growth and so China will inevitably slow down, with rapid aging adding pressure to all the other growth brakes embedded in an economy that remains resolutely statist.”

And that is China’s problem. While introducing reforms, China is still a nation where the state owns and operates much of its economy. This is an object lesson and warning to Americans who are now rising up to demand that Obamacare, the takeover of one sixth of the U.S. economy, be repealed. Governments cannot and should not run various elements of a nation’s economy because decisions are based in politics, not the marketplace.

“China’s working-age population will reach its peak at the end of this decade and decades before the People’s Republic is supposed to overtake the United States.” Meanwhile, thanks to our fertility rates and immigration, the U.S. will have a population of younger workers. It has not escaped the attention of observers that, by 2025, China would account for less than a fifth of the world’s population, but almost a fourth of the world’s senior citizens.”

“A burgeoning army of pensioners and infirm will eat up investment funds as a fire will consume oxygen,” says Joffe. Aging populations worldwide, including our own, put enormous strains on growth and, as we have seen here, social programs such as Social Security and Medicare are threatened with insolvency unless reformed. Nothing scares the political class more as the aging citizens who represent a major voting bloc.

“Economic growth could soar or falter tomorrow, but populations change slowly because they are rooted in long-term trends and culture,’ says Joffe.

Joffe also cited China’s educational system that places its emphasis on learning the answers to tests as opposed to the ability to think creatively and question government dictates. This reflects in part our own educational system that has been tending toward “teaching to the test” and a national curriculum such as is being imposed in the current “Common Core” program that the Obama administration has introduced.

“In a one-party state that is China, the government is the ultimate guardian over what students and scholars may read, say, and even write, in schools for the elite.”

Education is the basis of “human capital” because an educated population is a major contributor to economic growth. “One quick, but effective, way is to look at education expenditures as a share of GDP, where the United States beats China and India hands down.” They spend around 3.5 percent while the U.S. spends 7 percent. And this on a population one-quarter the size of China’s and one-third the size of India’s, and with a GDP that dwarf the economies of China and India by factors of 2.5 and 10, respectfully.

Militarily China may pose a problem for Asian nations; it is unlikely to pose a threat to the United States whose military power, though being reduced by expenditures and other factors, is still the greatest in the world.

“In his Rise and Decline of Nations, Mancur Olson argues that closed societies freeze up-victims of rent-seeking elites who capture political power to cement economic privilege and stifle the competition that fuels rejuvenation.”

America’s problem is not so much China as it our out-of-control spending and the dangerous increase in our indebtedness. Until this is gotten under control we will be borrowing too much and, China, that purchases much of our debt will do its best to compete economically with a system that does little for its own and which depends on our financial stability.

All of this argues for an America, for all its current problems from an administration trying to “transform” America into a Communist worker’s paradise, that will replace the backward steps that have been taken and make the changes necessary to remain the world’s only true superpower.

That is the payoff of capitalism and freedom.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013


Obama in Seattle is cheered by his public

The Magic Negro President slept last night at the Westin Hotel in Seattle less than one mile from the residence of Ronbo - an individual high on the Black List of the U.S. Secret Service. It is reliably reported that Ronbo slept well. One would hope the worst president in U.S. history - who may have laid the groundwork for WW III by the appeasement of Iran, would roll around in bed in a cold sweat and not get a wink; however, doctors have long noticed that psychopaths - especially psychopath Communists, sleep like a baby after a bottle of milk. 

It is also reported that Ronbo on his early morning walk at 6 a.m. heard on the radio that President No Hope And No Change was staying at the upscale Westin Hotel not far from his humble digs, so he decided to swing down that way with his trusty Canon camera and take some flicks that are posted below. The temperature was a little chilly in mid 30sand there was fog, but the freelance journalist Ronbo stuck it out and got the pictures and the story. 

The writer should relate that Black Listed Ronbo has been told on many occasions by the dread SS and other members of Homeland Security to stay the hell away from Presidential Events, but Ronbo decided to do a little R & I (Recon and Intelligence) of the situation not far from his home. Thus, like a gray ghost in the mist he spent over two hours lurking about the Westin Hotel, bold as brass, and the odd thing was that the numerous officers of various branches of law enforcement in downtown looked right at him without a beam of recognition, so Ronbo thought, "Maybe I have become a specter in the Northwest fog."

After walking around for in the cold and dark, Ronbo walked into the low rent McDonald's that is right across the street from the delux Westin Hotel with it's five star meals(How did this happen?) to have coffee with about half the Seattle police department who looked at him with boredom. Ronbo thought, "Why do I feel like Daniel in the lion's den?" But alas, no action as the cops continued to drink coffee and talk about plans to spend their lavish overtime pay, said one young handsome policeman with jet black hair and a winning smile, "Gee, the O.T. is gonna come in handy for Christmas! I wish Obama would visit Seattle more often." 

After about a half an hour in the lion's den, the infamous Ronbo departed to visit the cold looking Channel Four news crew on the street opposite. There were two very cute info babes on duty, one blond and a dark haired beauty, who were moving back and forth often to stay warm. Ronbo thought, "I guess it's really true that women have less resistance to cold than men." 

The cameramen were not impressed with Ronbo's attention to the info babes and sent him dark threatening looks, so he moved down the street about half a block knowing that he was in the right position for the "Money Shot" (no pun intended) for America's Communist-In-Chief when he at last departed the Westin Hotel. 

Time endlessly passed in the cold and fog on the street outside the Westin Hotel. The crowd continued to grow, the radio announced that "Wheels Up" for Air Force One was 8:30 a.m. but Ronbo knowing that Obama was always late knew His Majesty would be leaving late. 

At 8:45 a.m., an attractive middle aged woman walked up on Ronbo's right and asked, "Has the President departed the hotel yet?" Ronbo after carefully checking the her hand for a wedding ring said, "Nope, a no show so far." The woman replied, "Are you local?" Ronbo, thinking that he may be on to something good responded in a cheery voice, "I live less than a mile from here." The woman, who had an awesome pair of blue eyes and a nice figure said in a loud voice heard about a block, "Don't you just hate it when Obama comes to town? The police screw up the traffic something terrible. Did you know the Secret Service shutdown the downtown transit tunnel and the monorail? And not only that, but they are shutting down the I-5 Freeway to the airport! I mean people have to get to work! And think about the overtime pay for all these cops! I could see going to all this trouble if Obama were a decent president like Reagan, but he is going to bankrupt the country with his damn Obamacare. I hate Obama! I wish he were as dead as Kennedy..." 

An official sounding voice behind us said, "Lady, would you come with me?" The man flashed a badge, "Secret Service, please step this way." The SS officer was quickly joined by two Seattle cops and the little party marched up the street to the applause of the crowd. Seattle is very Socialist. An elderly man to Ronbo's left said, "It serves the tea bagger bitch right! I hope she gets arrested. Ronbo yelled at the departing woman, "Remember you have the right to remain silent!" 

Then someone yelled, "Here HE comes," as several black SUV's with tinted glass flashed into the intersection. Ronbo took several pictures and apparently got one of the presidential SUV that was flying the National Colors and the Presidential Flag. The crowd cheered loudly as the President For Life (?) flew into the intersection doing about 60 miles an hour. Seattle is a very Leftist burg that recently elected a card carrying communist to the city council. Ronbo yelled in his best platoon sergeant's voice as soon as the cheers died down, "You people disgust me! You make me ashamed to be an American! Obama is a traitor!"