Saturday, May 2, 2009

Crisis Management For Dummies: The Obama Way

From: Temple CPA

Now, let me get this straight. Several hundred people get the flu in Mexico and 150 Mexican nationals die, now lowered to seven. A few Americans get the flu, 91 people at last count, but no one dies. A Mexican toddler did die in Houston, but had undisclosed other "underlying health issues."

Even before this number reportedly died, US Pravda, otherwise known as CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, etc., hyped the "flu pandemic" story up to astronomical levels. Here we go again! The sky is falling, the sky is falling! BE SCARED! TERROR, TERROR! CRISIS! BE AFRAID! ...

Does anyone buy this line anymore? We have a pandemic alright, a "fear pandemic."

Are you aware that tens of thousands of U.S. citizens die each year from influenza? Excuse me a minute while I change my surgical particle mask and guzzle some more Tamiflu.

What happened to the Hope and Change and "the end of the politics of fear?" If we keep having so many crises, there's really no point in living. I feel like I'm cast in a never-ending soap opera, and I might as well end it all now.

But, is there possibly another motive behind all of this chicanery? As a result of each "crisis" immediate action had to be taken. After 9-11 we received the Patriot Act that allows warrantless government surveillance of not only foreigners but American citizens as well. Who needs the 4th Amendment anyway? We also received the Department of Homeland Security, another federal police force. DHS ignores millions of illegals and terrorists openly operating in the U.S. while labeling veterans and conservatives as "terrorists" or "right wing extremists." Exactly when did being right become extreme anyway?

Later, we had the "credit crisis" and we got TARP, or is that TRAP? As a result, the Federal Reserve, a private corporation which is as federal as Federal Express, leaves U.S. taxpayers on the hook for TRILLIONS of dollars without having to explain where the money went. That number is now over 12.8 TRILLION DOLLARS. The Federal Reserve has great power over the value of our money and the direction of our economy and yet does not have to disclose its operations to the American people. In fact, the Federal Reserve apparently doesn't have to answer to Congress, the President or anyone. There is currently pending in Congress H.B. 1207 calling for an audit of the Federal Reserve, something that has never occurred since its inception in 1913. The bill currently has 100 co-sponsors and may very well pass. I'm certain the foreign banker owners don't want this to happen. Cockroaches do tend to flee when the light switch is turned on!

Recently, the "stimulus" bill, another whopping $787 billion, passed because of the dire emergency. One thousand pages of eye-popping pork that not one congressman even read. The bill had to be passed right away or we would fall off the edge of the earth, even though "The One" didn't sign the legislation until 4 days after returning from his vacation.

Then, there was the uproar over the AIG bonuses. The public was instructed to focus on $165 million in bonuses to camouflage the 10s of billions that were shipped to foreign banks. Remember, they're the Fed, they transfer the money and you pay the amount back the amount lent, with interest of course. Move along there's nothing to see here.

Does anyone else see a pattern here? Everytime there is a "crisis" more of our rights are confiscated and we get the short end of the stick.

Maybe it's time that "we the people" start issuing terrorist alerts, with a focus on the domestic variety.

Apparently, we're supposed to be frightened out of our minds because of the flu and the media is now preparing the public for the potential of mandatory flu innoculations. TIME magazine is also soothing the public for this possibility. While discussing the mandatory flu vaccination debacle during President Ford's administration, the TIME article does have an interesting quote by Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. Markel states, "the political climate in the U.S. is much less combustible today than in the post-Watergate era, when Ford faced a skeptical public. Even so, he says, citizens still need to trust that the government is working for the greater good." What planet is this guy from?

Now, the federal government has chosen Baxter International to develop a vaccine for the swine flu. Never heard of Baxter? Why this is the same company that gave the world HIV infected treatments in the 1980s and more recently sent live avian flu in vaccinations to 18 European countries. I feel safer already.

So what are we supposed to ignore while focusing on this latest "crisis?" Does the government not want you to focus on the dismal quarterly economic data? The continued rising unemployment? This week's vote on the preposterous $3.5 trillion budget? Forget about the concerns over the unbridled Federal Reserve?

Oh, I forgot. I'm not supposed to think. I'm supposed to be terrified.

Can I have another sip of that Kool-Aid?


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