by Edgar J. Steele
I have studied this long and hard: The world is ending...maybe as soon as tomorrow!
The conclusion is inescapable. The criminal part is that George W. Bush has known about this, yet never has he warned us that our time almost is up.
Consider all the following and see if you don't agree:
Bush continues deficit spending, not just at record levels, but at record-shattering, massive, humongous levels. The new debt incurred every day quite simply is not repayable. Now, our government wouldn't put us in that sort of situation unless they knew we never will have to repay it.
Our international trade deficit (more humongous spending, donchaknow) grows every day and, what with the deindustrialization of America through the outsourcing of jobs, there is no way it ever will decline. Obviously, the trade deficit cannot grow forever, yet our government continues to do things to make it even worse. The fact is, America has very little left to trade - very little left that the rest of the world even wants. Unless the world ends, America herself is going to go bankrupt. Bush has to know this.
The Federal Reserve System has created tons and tons of new money, again at record-shattering levels, throughout Bush's presidency and far in excess of any increase in American productivity (which actually is declining). The inflation of the money supply now has grown so large that the death of the dollar is a certainty. The only thing they haven't done is to start dropping dollars by helicopter over the countryside, which a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors actually suggested a couple of years ago. We thought he was joking. There is no saving the dollar at this point. It is doomed. Of course, if the world comes to an end, then it won't matter.
Price inflation is raging through America, likely at the rate of 10-15%, not the 3% that the government would have us believe. Honestly, now, is there anything you bought recently that isn't at least 10% higher than just last year? And, what with the growing trade deficit and the inevitable arrival of higher interest rates due to the billowing money supply, price inflation can only get worse. Hyperinflation, as in wheelbarrows full of dollars to buy a loaf of bread...unless the world ends, of course.
The unemployment rate is skyrocketing, despite what our government tells us. What's more, there have been new annual records for personal and small business bankruptcies set, year after year, recently. Now, the other shoe is about to drop, with truly major corporations on the ropes and about to fold. Delphi, which was spun off by General Motors a few years ago, just declared bankruptcy. Delphi employs 50,000 people. How many do you suppose will be laid off as that huge parts supplier finds its business outsourced to the Far East? General Motors itself and Ford both are very near the edge, too, as are a great many other large companies.
The only thing that keeps American corporations afloat is the low rate of interest still prevailing for their bonds and bank loans (thanks to the Federal Reserve's massive and criminal expansion of the money supply). And stock prices are much higher than they should be, which helps keep companies and pension funds alive, the result of massive government rigging of American financial markets. But interest rates will have to increase, else America cannot sell more debt to finance the trade deficit and Bush's incredible deficit spending...unless the world comes to an end, of course. Bush knows all this.
The new bankruptcy laws that just went into effect will result in the effective slavery of most of America's population, who will be unable to pay their debts and unable to escape them via bankruptcy. This, alone, guarantees an overthrow of America's government, and it knows it. Since our government is unafraid to enact these bankruptcy laws, it obviously knows that there will be no day of reckoning because - you guessed it - the world is ending.
Our southern border was thrown wide open by a president who calls patriotic Minutemen trying to police it "vigilantes" and who does his best to thwart them. As a race, White Americans are vilified and held in check at every turn, even though it already is too late to head off the end of America as we once knew it. The flood of illegal immigrants is bankrupting hospitals and all other providers of social services throughout America and will, by itself, be the death of America...unless the world ends first. With the end of social services and the bankruptcy of America will come full-blown race war throughout the country. Again, Bush knows all this, yet does nothing.
Bush engineered the conversion of America from the most popular and admired country in the world to the most hated and reviled nation - even beyond Israel, a horrible little terrorist state that deserves all the condemnation heaped upon it internationally. Clearly, this could have been foreseen. A great many told Bush about it at the time. Yet, he did it anyway. For some reason, he foresees no day of reckoning with the American public.
Rather than fighting a "War on Terrorism," Bush has managed to convert millions of Muslims throughout the world into terrorists, a great many of whom literally are dying to harm Americans. Unless the world ends, Americans everywhere are doomed.
Bush illegally invaded Iraq, while America's congressmen dithered on the sidelines, using blatant lies about Al Qaeda, weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein to justify it. Bush's entire Administration lied about it, too, including Powell, Cheney and Rice, just to name three. Even congressmen, like Idaho's own Butch Otter, went on the banquet circuit to promote these lies. Knowingly. Because they had to have known that something would happen to keep them from having to be held accountable.
Bush continues to murder countless hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians. The blood of our own boys and girls, sent to carry out those murders, is on Bush's head, as he well knows. He must know that something will happen to keep us from holding him accountable.
Meanwhile, at home Bush is erecting the most awesome police state the world ever has seen, via the Patriot Acts and sundry legal, procedural and policy changes. No police state ever has stood for long, as Bush must know. He must know that America's needn't last for long.
Bush just appointed a woman to the US Supreme Court who has absolutely no judicial experience whatsoever. Her prime qualification seems to be that Bush knows her personally. While America's hugely, massively, incredibly, overwhelmingly corrupt legal system is reviled throughout the world, though not in America proper, usually such an appointment carries at least the appearance of propriety. This was like Bush naming his mother to be Captain of an aircraft carrier. Clearly, Bush does not think we will have to live with the legacy of his appointment.
Bush is forcing the issue in the Middle East along Biblical lines, leading up to a literal reenactment of the Battle of Armageddon, just as described in Revelations. Literally. And, at precisely the location identified in the Bible.
Bush shares with international leaders his belief that God speaks to him and that It was God, in fact, Who instructed Bush to invade Iraq and kill all those innocent women and children. Seriously. I couldn't make something like this up. Bush hears voices and thinks that it is God telling him to kill. This is like a bad slasher movie sequel: Jason does Iraq, perhaps, or Halloween in Baghdad.
All the foregoing is why I now must conclude that the world is about to end. Real soon, too. Perhaps tomorrow.
After all, Bush did all of this knowingly. Intentionally. With malice aforethought, as they say in bad lawyer movies (Jason Does the Supreme Court?) Obviously, nobody would do any of this, let alone all of this, unless he was a complete moron. Or...if he knew the world was about to end...perhaps tomorrow.
America never would allow a complete moron to assume the Presidency. Would we? I mean...would we?
Logic alone dictates the only possible alternative: the world is ending. Maybe tomorrow.