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Hijacked Amerika

March 10, 2011

As the rain falls here in North West Pennsylvania, I look at the window as the raindrops glide down to the bottom.  Like thousands of tears falling in a never ending stream.  I am reminded of the movie “The Patriot”,  about the Revolutionary War.   I can’t get the visions of the deaths of  the men, women and children in that movie.  They died in the name of freedom and independence from an overbearing government and heartless monarchy.  If they were looking upon us now, the raindrops flowing down my window could certainly be their teardrops.  If we could hear them, they would be screaming for freedom loving Americans to get off the lazy asses and stand up for what we believe  in.  Our silence will only lead to our oppression.  Amerika has been hijacked!

In 1775, Benjamin Franklin wrote ” Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”   How appropriate is this today, as Americans are essentially treated like common criminals in our airports, train stations, sporting events and even on our roads.  One only need to see the thousands of videos on the internet showing rogue cops abusing their power,  TSA agents being accused of sexual assault and arrested for theft and DUI checkpoints with a magistrate on hand to issue a warrant to take your blood.  This is not the America I grew up in.  It is becoming a Orwellian police state, and if left in the hands of the leftist power mongers, it will only get worse.

Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes? He’s now 82 years old and has a new book, ‘Where Have All The Leaders Gone?’
  
Lee Iacocca Says:
  
‘Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage with this so called president? We should be screaming bloody murder! We’ve got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers’ money, much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, ‘trust me, the economy is getting better..’ Better? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned ‘Titanic’. I’ll give you a sound bite: ‘Throw all the Democrats out, along with Obama!’
  
You might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.
  
The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs.. While we’re fiddling in Afghanistan, Iran is completing their nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems to know what to do. And the liberal press is waving ‘pom-poms’ instead of asking hard questions. That’s not the promise of the ‘America’ my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I’ve had enough. How about you?
  
I’ll go a step further. You can’s call yourself a patriot if you’re not outraged. This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have. The Biggest ‘C’ is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C’s of leadership, with crisis being the first.)
  
Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It’s easy to sit there with thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or send someone else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a battlefield yourself. It’s another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.
  
On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of a mess, so here’s where we stand.
  
We’re immersed in a bloody war now with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. But our soldiers are dying daily.
  
We’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it’s getting worse every day!
  
We’ve lost the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.
  
Gas prices are going to skyrocket again, and nobody is power has a lucid plan to open drilling to solve the problem. This country has the largest oil reserves in the WORLD, and we cannot drill for it because the politicians have been bought by the flea-hugging environmentalists.
  
Our schools are in a complete disaster because of the teachers’ union.
  
Our borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegal’s amnesty and free healthcare.
  
The middle class is being squeezed to death every day.
  
These are times that cry out for leadership.
  
But when you look around, you’ve got to ask: ‘Where have all the leaders gone?’ Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.
  
Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?
  
We’ve spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.
  
Everyone’s hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will make it better for them. Now, that’s just crazy. Deal with life.
  
Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when ‘The Big Three’ referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, look what Obama did about it!
  
Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debt, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crisis that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.
  
I have news for the Chicago gangsters in Congress. We didn’t elect you to turn this country into a losing European Socialist state. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on NBC or CNN news will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don’t you guys show some spine for a change?
  
Had Enough? Hey, I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I’m trying to light a fire. I’m speaking out because I have hope – I believe in America.. In my lifetime, I’ve had the privilege of living through some of America’s greatest moments. I’ve also experienced some of our worst crises: The ‘Great Depression,’ ‘World War II,’ ‘the ‘Korean War,’ the ‘Kennedy Assassination,’ the ‘Vietnam War,’ the 1970’s oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years since 9/11.
 
 
  Benjamin Franklin also said:

 Idleness and Pride Tax with a heavier Hand than Kings and Parliaments; If we can’t get rid of the former we may easily bear the Latter.

 

Americans seem to be blind to the liberal/progressive socialist government that is being established.  Our government is corrupt to the core and they know that we are waking up to their theft and lies.  Their hold on power is diminishing, but more people need to be heard.  We the people cannot fix this problem with inaction.  The powers that be will not give up their corrupt power easily.  Like a people on a hijacked plane,  our country is in peril.  Hijackings end in three ways, peacefully because of overwhelming numbers, a raid that kills the hijackers, or the plane flies away only to crash, killing everyone.   Make no mistake, our government doesn’t work for us, as intended by the Constitution.  Rise up and be heard, or sit idle on the plane that is about to crash.  Your choice!

Live Free!

I HAVE THE DAMN ATTITUDE

G!
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27 Comments leave one →
  1. anita permalink
    March 10, 2011 3:22 pm

    IACOCCA/2012!

    Rephrase Iococca NOW!

  2. March 10, 2011 6:12 pm

    They died in the name of freedom and independence from an overbearing government and heartless monarchy.

    Unless you were black … ooooops!

    Interesting, you point to yet another genius (Iacocca) who “rescued” Chrysler … but I know you mean he begged for the bailout by the big bad government that “saved” them instead.

    Have you no shame (you patriot you)?

    And yes, the government IS in FACT corrupt to the core … and guess who did the corrupting, GMan? Wall Street … AIG … Chrysler (mr. Ioacocanuts) … big business corrupted it, bottom to top.

    Oy vey …

    • gmanfortruth permalink*
      March 10, 2011 6:20 pm

      It matters not who corrupted them, it just is. What matters is what they do to us. THe government is our biggest problem, they go down, The wealthy can no longer be protected from competition. I was totally against the bailouts. Screw the big bankers!

      • March 10, 2011 6:52 pm

        Too much like BF here, Gman. While we disagree on what should be done once there is a breakdown of the current system (whether a revolution or not), I do respect your “most” of reasons for it. I don’t agree for a second the breakdown is the fault of socialists/left wing/progressive thinking, but everybody is entitled to their opinion(s).

        The problem (as I see it) is you both too often side with the 2%’s (big banks, etc.) when push comes to shove; BF in his original defense of the bailouts (vs. my sarcasm about the geniuses who screwed things up) and you promoting Iaococanuts). Come on, Man … you can’t have it both ways …

        • gmanfortruth permalink*
          March 10, 2011 7:05 pm

          Back in Iococca’s day, bailouts were rare. He got a loan, paid it back and the company did good until this last disaster. Now, this mess we’re in is caused mostly by the bankers, with some foolish help in govt.

          The breakdown I speak of not the economic one, it’s about our “rights” being violated by the govt. I cannot fix the economy, but I can stand up to what I’m seeing government do everyday. That should be something we should all stand against. I ignore the 2%, because I cannot change them, or find them and kill them, so I put my energies into areas that I can make a difference (or try to).

          • March 11, 2011 9:11 am

            So how about the gov’t loan every family in the country who is currently in default? You won’t go for that but it’s okay for big business.

            Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh (buzzer). No good.

            And we can do something to the 2%’s but it would require some radical policy (nationalization; redistribution, etc.). I know it won’t happen, but neither will capitalism ever see its better days (that’s a dead issue). We’re kind of stuck in the mud, is my guess. The problem, as I see it (red through and through) is the ever expanding disparity in wealth only worsens the problem. The 2%’s would like nothing more than deregulation of everything. Look what they did with minimal regulations and corrupt officials looking the other way.

          • gmanfortruth permalink*
            March 11, 2011 9:52 am

            CS: “So how about the gov’t loan every family in the country who is currently in default? You won’t go for that but it’s okay for big business.”

            Charlie I can see something like this happening in the future. Even stimulus checks could be possible down the road. It may soud good on the surface, but if it happens due to high inflation, putting more money on the streets would be the mechanism needed to finish the job.

  3. Judy Sabatini permalink
    March 10, 2011 7:12 pm

    I agree with everything Iacocca said. We don’t have leaders anymore, we have dictators. Those are my words. We have the spineless running & ruining this country now. Look how far in debt this country is in, & yet they keep borrowing money like there’s no tomorrow. I just read where they said unemployment is down here in Nevada, not because people got jobs, they’re just giving up, I’m even getting to that point, but can’t. Not yet anyway. Prices of everything is skyrocketing, wages aren’t going up, foreclosures are still going on, the city here is cutting jobs to try & save money, tuition at the universities are going up, but, there’s been talk of cutting certain programs here at UNR as well.

    Then we have the taxes. People are being taxed to death, ( No pun there ). They want to raise taxes on everything there is they can think of, but yet, just where are the people going to get the money to pay higher taxes on everything if they have no income coming in? What’s going to happen when they can’t? I hear talk they want to cut social security, medicare & what ever else, then go back & say, no, they’re not. Who & what can you believe anymore?

    Yeah, this country is hurting & hurting bad, & if nothing is done, they all I can say is, we’re screwed & screwed big time. Nothing like having a spineless twit & his goons run this country, & I hope who ever voted for this twit is kicking themselves good.

    • gmanfortruth permalink*
      March 10, 2011 7:15 pm

      That’s telling them! 🙂 You know, you can cuss alittle if it makes you feel better. Let that frustration out! 👿

      • Judy Sabatini permalink
        March 10, 2011 9:42 pm

        NAH!, You wouldn’t want to hear that kind of language from G. LOL! I try to curb that.

        • Judy Sabatini permalink
          March 10, 2011 9:53 pm

          Meant from me, sorry.

          • anita permalink
            March 10, 2011 10:17 pm

            I would! Let it roll sister! 🙂

          • gmanfortruth permalink*
            March 10, 2011 10:20 pm

            Me Too! 🙂 Screw political correctness. It’s liberal bullshit! 👿

    • March 11, 2011 9:07 am

      Spineless and dictator are irrational …

      🙂

      I couldnt’ resist.

      • Judy Sabatini permalink
        March 11, 2011 11:30 am

        Spineless, because they don’t do jack-shit for this country, except to spend, spend, spend, & dictators, because the love to dictate to us what we can, should, can’t, shouldn’t do.

  4. Greg Fessler permalink
    March 11, 2011 6:29 am

    the only thing necessary for evil to prosper is for good men to do ” nothing ” dont remember who said that but its absolutely true

  5. charlie miles permalink
    March 11, 2011 10:27 am

    political correctness will be the end of america as we know it or should i say we used to know it the hugs and kisses left wingers need to move to europe if they think its so good over there. we did not get to be the greatest and strongest country by following anyone we blazed our own path

    • gmanfortruth permalink*
      March 11, 2011 10:42 am

      Now, the trick is getting them on the boat.

    • March 11, 2011 11:40 am

      Actually, we’re a country originally made of Europeans, but why bother with the facts?

      • gmanfortruth permalink*
        March 11, 2011 11:52 am

        Yes, and most of know that the European model is not what we desire. Remember that thing way back when called the Revolution? That was to get away from the european model. We became a Constitutional Republic, and while we’re’ heading back towards the European model, many of us are fighting to return to a full Constitutional Republic with a much smaller government. But, why bother with the facts?

        • March 11, 2011 12:15 pm

          many of us are fighting to return to a full Constitutional Republic with a much smaller government.

          Yes, I remember … including that bit about all men being created equal … permitting slavery (literally, nothing to do with wages) …

          Just the facts, Gman … just the facts.

          • gmanfortruth permalink*
            March 11, 2011 12:22 pm

            Why do you lefties make that rediculous claim of returning to the 1700’s and bringing slavery back. Charlie, that is LAME! I hope you can do better than that. Quoting the Declaration of Independence? OY VEY!

  6. charlie miles permalink
    March 11, 2011 11:59 am

    get em g man

  7. March 11, 2011 1:09 pm

    What is lame, Gman, is first using the 1770’s for YOUR purpose, then running for cover when a counterargument pulls your rug out.

    Ioacocanuts is God (you say)
    Ioacocanuts took money from the Gov’t (Fact that kind of runs counter to your free-market argument).

    Remember the Revolution (you say)
    The Revolution permitted slavery to exist for another 100+ years (in this “great land of ours”)

    Where’s the rational thought?

    Please, I’m only kidding … who wants to read another BF disciple spew nonsense … not me.

    Us lefties … yes, we’re very bad for America … convince yourself.

    • gmanfortruth permalink*
      March 11, 2011 1:22 pm

      My rug is still firmly in place. I never said Iococca is God (where did you fantasize that?), Slavery has nothing to do with it, it has been outlawed by an Amendment (OH, You must have forgotten that part).

      Iococca took a loan, and paid it back. The fact that the government made the loan is immaterial, it was a LOAN, very much conforming to the free-market arguement. (What the hell is your better half putting in your lasagna?)

      LOL, I hope your are kidding! 🙂

      Yes, I’m very convinced 😆

      • March 11, 2011 2:03 pm

        Oy vey … no more lasagna (big diet) …

        we can go back and forth all day but what’s the point?

        Loan/Bailout loan = Same thing.
        Great revolution = only for those considered human

        You … barking up a tree.
        Me … dieting

        Oy vey … 🙂

        • gmanfortruth permalink*
          March 11, 2011 2:09 pm

          No point! If you leave my tree out of it, I’ll stop bringing up lasagna while your dieting 🙂

          Good luck on the diet, by the way 🙂

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