Saturday, October 17, 2015

We Can Change Direction

We Can Change Direction

By de Andréa, Opinion Editorialist
Published October 17, 2015

America, like all nations, has endured its share of mega-crises. We've had military conflicts that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands; economic disasters, like the Great Depression, that left millions destitute; disease pandemics, including the Spanish flu, which killed 675,000 Americans; catastrophic earthquakes and other natural disasters, as well as the attack on Peril Harbor and the 9/11 terror attacks. We've also endured serious social upheaval, including a devastating Civil War!

Yet we Americans, a resilient and optimistic lot, have always persevered and ultimately prevailed – a truism borne out by every generation's near-sacred mission to leave their exceptionally blessed and Godly nation a better place for their children and grandchildren.

Today, however, many fear those days are over, and that nothing but trouble lies ahead.

It's not just the daunting array of current geopolitical threats – wars, terrorism, de facto invasion by millions of illegal immigrants and possible terrorists, an unpayable and daunting national debt and economic disintegration, "1984"-style surveillance, and a profound and ever-increasing loss of freedom – all causing high anxiety over an uncertain future. It's also a growing conviction that government itself, whose primary reason for existence is to protect its citizens, has instead become Americans' greatest nemesis.

To be sure, the American people like me have always been tumultuous, rife with boisterous criticism of government including the president. A few decades ago, Richard Nixon became so mired in scandals, "enemies lists," and "dirty tricks" that he had to resign. And Jimmy Carter openly acknowledged the nation's "malaise" and "crisis of confidence" in response to his appeasing and spectacularly inept leadership.

In the 1990s, a scandal-plagued Bill Clinton, though not convicted, was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice. Yet none can compare with Barack Hussein Obama.  America has been thrust into an entirely new and almost surreal direction. For no other occupant of the White House, however controversial or unpopular, has ever inspired such a widespread conviction among the populace that a sitting American president and wartime commander in chief actually hates the very nation he was elected to lead and has committed treason in time of a war he denies even exists.

Indeed, Americans seem shell-shocked by a president wrongly depicted as incompetent, oddly disconnected, but who upon closer examination can be seen invariably pursuing a deep and unspoken anti-American, anti-constitutional impulse in addressing every crisis confronting the republic. Moreover, as we shall soon see, many of those crises have been purposely created by Obama, and driven by his Islamic Socialists ideology, his administration will reveal his largely concealed agenda.

This daily roller coaster of scandals and crises, as well as the multiple threats facing the nation during (and often because of) Obama's presidency, would be daunting enough. But add to them a pervasive and wantonly perverse culture that celebrates mindless narcissism and wild sexuality while openly mocking God, morality, and the overarching transcendent sacredness of life that preserved our national soul in previous eras. The result is that Americans today are being affected by political and moral chaos in unprecedented and transformative ways.

Indeed, America is undergoing the progressives' long-promised "fundamental transformation," and it's not a pretty sight. That much everyone knows.

But what few seem to realize about this "transformation" and departure from our Christian heritage, is that the sheer stress of living in today's upside-down America is literally driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression, despair, addiction, and self-destruction in a multiplicity of guises.

Here is the road we’re on
•     Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans. Even more disturbing, Stars and Stripes reports that more active-duty U.S. soldiers have been dying by suicide than in combat.

•     Shocking new research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one in five of all high-school-aged children in the United States has been diagnosed with ADHD, while a large study of New York City residents shows, sadly, that one in five preteens – children aged six to 12 – have been medically diagnosed with either ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or depression.

•     Equally alarming, one in 10 girls reportedly engages in "self-harm" in the form of "cutting" their bodies with a knife or razor, while New York's state Department of Health reports that "self-inflicted injuries, such as cutting, burning, and pinching, are the second leading cause of hospitalizations due to injury for children ages 15 to 19 years."

•     Fully one-third of the nation's employees suffer chronic debilitating stress, and more than half of all "millennials" (18- to-33-year-olds) experience a level of stress that keeps them awake at night, including large numbers diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorder.

•     New research also concludes that stress renders people susceptible to serious physical illness, and a growing number of studies now confirm that chronic stress plays a major role in the progression of cancer, the nation's second-biggest killer. Of course, the biggest killer of all, heart disease, causing one in four deaths in the U.S., is also known to have a huge stress component.

•     Incredibly, eleven percent of all Americans aged twelve and older are currently taking antidepressants—those powerfully mood-altering psychiatric drugs with the FDA's "suicidality" warning label and alarming correlation with mass shootings. Women in their 40s and 50s are especially prone to being diagnosed as depressed, with 23 percent of them – almost one in four – now taking antidepressants.

•     Add to that the tens of millions of users of all other types of psychiatric drugs, including, for example, the 6.4 million American children between 4 and 17 diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Ritalin or similar psycho-stimulants. Throw in the 28 percent of American adults with a drinking problem – that's more than 60 million – plus the 24 million using illegal drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants, and pretty soon a picture emerges of a nation of drug-takers, with well over a hundred million of us dependent on one toxic substance or another, legal or illegal, just to get through life.

And if that’s not bad enough, things are even
worse across the pond. One major study concluded that almost 40 percent of Europeans are plagued by mental illness. Moreover that inevitability is coming here if we stay on this path to destruction! 

What on earth is going on? Why doesn't the almost-magical availability of the world's accumulated knowledge, thanks to the Internet, make us more enlightened and happy? Why is it that, instead, more and more of us are so stressed-out that we're on a collision course with illness, misery, tragedy, and death?

Worse, subjecting Americans to unbearable stress, conflict, and crisis by the Obama regime is not only intentional – it is strategic. Remember, these people are
revolutionaries (engaged in "bringing about a major or fundamental change," as Merriam-Webster puts it). They are utterly committed to replacing one societal structure – America's constitutional, limited-government, and free-enterprise system – with another – a socialist tyranny, wealth-redistributionist system run by an all-powerful despotic government.

Such radical change cannot be accomplished while Americans are calm, happy, content, and grateful for their blessings. Citizens must be unhappy, needy and stressed-out. Indeed, widespread popular discontent has always been the required fuel for the leftist transformational engine.

The Fabian Communists
Just reading a few pages into Saul Alinsky's leftist playbook, "Rules for Radicals," one encounters repeated confirmation that the very heart of radical "change" is keeping the populace angry, encouraging their grievances, stoking their resentments, and making sure they are continually upset. That is the primary psychological dynamic of "community organizing" – and since 2009 America has been led by a community organizer in chief and longtime master practitioner and instructor in Alinsky's Far-Left Marxists agitation methods.

Commenting on Obama's sudden obsession with employing every means possible to deny law-abiding Americans their constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms, top radio talker Limbaugh exclaimed, "
Obama is literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country. ... I mean, all of this is so in our face. Everything that people hold dear is under assault, deliberately making people upset! This is not what presidents do."

It's not what presidents do – unless they happen to be Marxists revolutionaries, in which case "deliberately making people upset" is precisely what they do to accomplish their intended
"fundamental transformation." One must remember, this is exactly what Obama promised in his 2008 campaign speeches, and yet America overwhelmingly voted for it...twice!

Fox News analyst Chris Stirewalt alluded to the same phenomenon when he commented on "The Kelly File,"
"I might even submit that this is part of an [Obama] administration strategy which says the crazier, the angrier, the madder they can make Republicans ... the better."

And best-selling author-columnist David Limbaugh put it this way:
"One may reasonably wonder whether the militant left in this country is solely dedicated to manufacturing issues to keep the nation in a constant state of uproar, angst and disharmony."

Keeping Americans in a constant state of uproar, angst, and disharmony constitutes an absolutely essential component of the Far Left's transformation of America from a contented, prosperous, Free State – into a tumultuous despotic tyranny.

This process has been ongoing and long precedes Barack Obama. Indeed, Americans could not have chosen as their leader someone as transcendently unworthy of the presidency as Obama without first having allowed their minds and hearts to be captured, Indoctrinated and robotically programed. Through constant brainwashing, intimidation, and emotional manipulation (as well as being continually rewarded once they have "converted"), a sizable part of the American electorate, to one degree or another, has been programmed over the course of decades by a subversive educational system, an equally pertinacious media, resulting in a shameful and degrading culture.

Of course, at the very nucleus of the myriad assaults on traditional America is the rejection – at least by society's elites – of God and the repudiation of the Judeo-Christian values that have long undergirded our civilization. This in turn has led to pervasive societal disintegration and a Pandora's-Box of endless and unimaginable problems.

THE BOTTOM LIINE: So, what can we do to reverse this course? Is that even possible?  Yes it is…

What are the outside-the-box strategies for righting the American ship of state, as well as living well in a dangerous and utterly unpredictable age? And what are the very best, most proven and effective ways to rise above the stress and chaos that seem increasingly to dominate what once was a unified and supremely influential superpower – and even more important, a good, decent, principled and happy country?


A return to a Godly America with Christian values and principals!


We can begin by electing a Godly Christian as president who will do all he can to get this country back on the historical road that made America great.  There is just one such person running for the office of president who can lead this country back to a path to God and prosperity.  His name is Ben Carson and his wife’s name is Candy.

This my friend could be a step in the right direction and new beginning…
Thanks for listening – de Andréa
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