Once We Say "Oh my yes... we need to do something" Then What? by Merwin

I have heard repeatedly... "Oh my yes... we need to do something. You are right Merwin we need to move right away to correct this, it may be too late."

Only to be followed with, "But I don't know about Ron Paul's foreign policies." Or... "I like all Ron Paul's policies, his voting record, and his consistency, but he is not charismatic enough."

I mean really?

We all, up and discover that, "We cannot have more of the same!" That our last great charismatic voice for "real change" was untrustworthy. That he was a "yes we can" liar, that provided us with simply more BIPARTISAN corruption.

I did not vote for Obama, but I liked him. He was very inspirational and believable, I liked him.

Seriously now... name just one candidate out there that interests you more than Paul... okay got him or her in your head? Can you trust him or her..? Do you know that they have a voting record that consistently (over many years) protects our Constitutional rights?

It is too late in the day for one more Presidential "experiment", "oooh, lets try him, he is charismatic!"

It may be that we are already too late... period.

"But... why are they doing this..?" Or, "They can't do this to us... we are Americans, not terrorists." And, "Where are they taking us?" And many, very similar comments will be uttered, as our men, women and children will be transported to, and then kept at all those closed military bases, now run as FEMA camps.

Why..?

Google... Georgia Guidestones. Look at the very first line. Never mind... here is the link, but you may have to copy and paste it, followed by a brief Wikipedia description and then the "first line"...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones

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A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

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When the Guidestones make this statement it is talking about reducing & maintaining the world population to about 90% less than what it is.

This is going to be worldwide and what better place to make a global statement, "If it can be accomplished there, it can be done anywhere!" ...than the U.S.A..?

We may be able to stop this... but, I don't think so. Ron Paul may be the beginning of our restoration, but, honestly I think it has gone too far, and he may end up in a camp like the rest of us, awaiting our obvious fates.

Remember those comments..?
"But... why are they doing this..?" Or, "They can't do this to us... we are Americans, not terrorists." And, "Where are they taking us?"

Here are two more just as meaningless and void of comfort, the first uttered by me now, "I hope and pray that I am wrong." And the second uttered by me on the way to camp... "Well, I did my best to warn everybody."

I hope and pray that I am wrong.

MARANATHA



Comments 16 comments

TheManWithNoPants profile image

TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Excellent job my friend. I've got a question to ask you regarding Ron Paul, but I'm going to do it privately in a hub mail.

I too, sometimes wonder if it's too late, but I don't stay there too long. Like you, I'm sure, I don't want to wait until it's too late to find out that it wasn't too late if you know what I mean.

Out here on my property those big red ants build colonies. I have to stay on top of it, keeping plenty of at powder on hand because I have animals and grandchildren running around that could get into trouble. Hundreds of thousands of ants decimated with just a small amount of powder. But you never get them all. There are survivors, and I admire them as they, without pausing. get back to the task of rebuilding their colony. They just put their heads down and go to work. They don't look at the enormity of the task in front of them, they just get to work, moving one module of dirt at a time. I guess that's the way I see the task in front of us. The ants don't sit around worrying about whether or not I'm going to come back with more powder and wipe them out again, they just go back to work giving 100%. They were put here to do a job, not predict the future If they get powdered out again, at least they die knowing they fought the good fight. God put those ants here to be the best they could be and he put us here to be the best we can be. So I guess when all is said and done, that's all we need to focus on.

Sorry for getting all long and drawn out here, but you made made me think my man. It's obvious that you me and those old red ants on the same wave length!

jim


Lady Quill profile image

Lady Quill 4 years ago

I am constantly surprised by the number of people - and the vehemence of voice - who claim President Obama is a liar. I see his administration as one stifled by the Right since their main goal is not to work for the country but to work against this president. By their own admission, nothing mattered as much to them as making President Obama a one-term president. Fate of the US be damned.

I see the 2012 election as a possibility for improvement, I do have 'hope' and believe that, 'yes, we can' see change we can believe it. But we have to make the right choice for that to happen. The right choice, in my opinion, is to turn the majority around and give Democrats a super majority so the programs President Obama believes in - the programs which, taken in their entirety - can work toward giving strength and opportunity back to the middle class.

As for your camp scenario, I must say that is my fear when I consider a Republican win. The restrictions they want to impose on the American people, the extended privilege they continually offer to the already-rich and the rah-rah attitude they have toward the fragile alliances Obama has restored after Bush destroyed them, are all what give me that horrific 'end' that you describe. It's up to each of us to see that does not happen.


James A Watkins profile image

James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

I admire Ron Paul very much. And I agree with most of his policy ideas. I just cannot stomach his blaming of America for troubles with Islamists. And I am afraid that this does make him unelectable.


CoauthorU profile image

CoauthorU 4 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

2 Jim... Our "Best Seller" says, "consider the ants." how very encouraging and refreshing my friend, that you have found a perfect example of that verse.

2 Lady Quill... I do apologize for your inattentive reading... what part of..,

"We all, up and discover that, "We cannot have more of the same!" That our last great charismatic voice for "real change" was untrustworthy. That he was a "yes we can" liar, that provided us with simply more BIPARTISAN corruption."

"BIPARTISAN?"

AND...

"Seriously now... name just one candidate out there that interests you more than Paul... okay got him or her in your head? Can you trust him or her..? Do you know that they have a voting record that consistently (over many years) protects our Constitutional rights?"

Did you not understand.. my apologies for being somewhat vague.

For a further self vindication, and less sarcasm, please read...

http://hubpages.com/politics/Its-About-Our-Constit...

AND...

http://hubpages.com/politics/You-Cant-Trust-The-Ma...

AND...

http://hubpages.com/politics/Republican-Party-Hams...

I have much more if you need more, Ms. Quill. I do not play party favorites I am for Liberty... Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, or Independent. You are welcome to make as many comments as you like, and I will not censure you. However if you are not willing to take enough time to read more of my material before citing me your "reactions", you will simply make yourself look silly. Please feel free to look around and see what I am about. But if you continue in this vein I will simply stop replying to your comments at some point.

2 James A Watkins...

I do not think you assess Congressman Paul correctly, and frankly, because of your astute comments in the past I am more than surprised. Please give the candidate's foreign policies another view.

Thank you all for visiting and thinking enough to comment, all comments are appreciated even if I get to the point where I no longer see it as productive to reply to.

2 Mr. Watkins... I respect your opinion and will always reply.

2 Jim... you are a good friend and more than the same goes to you.

MARANATHA


CoauthorU profile image

CoauthorU 4 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POSTING.


Lady Quill profile image

Lady Quill 4 years ago

CoauthorU: With such a warm and gracious invitation to read more of your work, it's a wonder that I refuse. I do apologize for your sarcasm, though, as I'm sure such an open-minded person as yourself meant no ill-intent.


CoauthorU profile image

CoauthorU 4 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

2 LQ...

I do regret the tenor of my posting, I reflected on it just after hitting the "post" button and tried to edit to soften the delivery if not what was said. For whatever reason HubPage mechanisms would not allow for that, and all I got for my modification efforts was a "double posting" and this T-shirt.

When writing my reply to you, I thought it balanced well the acerbic tone of your comments, but, after my "reflection" I wished to moderate mine, in spite of your delivery, thinking there is no need to be ill tempered even if others are.

And you are right... I am open minded and yes, I meant no ill intent, at the time your caustic bigotry just hit me the wrong way.

I am sorry you will not be returning to read this.

Merwin


CoauthorU profile image

CoauthorU 4 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

2 ALL...

The FEMA camps used to be our military bases here in the U.S., that were being closed due to "budget cuts" in the late 80's through the 90's.

Work started almost immediately to turn many of these bases into detention camps. This was a BIPARTISAN effort, signed off on by both Democratic and Republican Presidents.

I do not play favorites.

Some political newbie might even get elected full of naivete, but once in they are quickly indoctrinated in the "go along (or else) to get along" philosophies of Beltway operations, and becomes one of them.

I don't know "absolutely" that we can even trust Ron Paul, but his consistent record shows that he has voted against these traitors and in favor of our freedoms at every opportunity.

We need more like him, to replace the corrupt. But, I fear it is too late for Paul and WE THE PEOPLE.

MARANATHA


Old Poolman profile image

Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

Interesting Hub, one that makes me almost glad I am on the downhill side of life on this planet. What we need now is a true Gladiator running this ship. One who will get rid of or replace all the worthless Czars that have been put in power. One that will start demanding accountability and cleaning house. Is Ron Paul that guy? I don't know but am not convinced any of the other candidates are right for the job either. We need someone who would settle for a one term shot at this job, and do some serious house cleaning. As evidenced by one of the previous comments, the country is now so divided I doubt we will ever get back together again. It may well be too late to salvage this ship.


CoauthorU profile image

CoauthorU 4 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

2 Old Poolman...

Thanks for you comment.

I agree, and believe that the time is too short. Too short to go looking and searching for someone that at least says he or she will do all the things that Ron Paul has stood in favor of for 30 years.

So why not Ron Paul..? He doesn't look the part, doesn't have have deep enough voice?

I don't know if these are your perceptions, but I have had many exchanges with many people who state that they, "don't feel comfortable voting for Paul... I'm not sure why."

All I can say is... if you are not voting for Paul, you are voting for The Machine, because we are out of time.

Ron Paul is our best bet to beat The Machine, the time is now.


Old Poolman profile image

Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

I have no problem at all with Ron Paul. In fact, I am watching him on Fox News right this very minute. You are absolutely correct, he may be the hope and change we really need.


CoauthorU profile image

CoauthorU 4 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

2 Old Poolman...

Sorry, I misunderstood your comment to be another detraction without a substantive reason, I should have re-read before I replied.

I have a major problem with the rationale, or lack of it, coming from these folks who do not seem to recognize that it is nearly to late in the day to do anything. Much less treat their candidate selection like a popularity contest, and I projected that in my response to you.

I need to go check your Hubsite to learn your positions.

Again my apologies.


Old Poolman profile image

Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

I would love to see more time and effort on how they plan to solve the issues at hand than all the verbal attacks and mud slinging. Now they are worried about Romney only paying 15% in taxes. Number one, that was the correct amount for him to pay on investment income, and number two, at least he paid taxes which is more than many of them can say. How on earth can someone who pays zero taxes take exception to someone who paid 15%? Make no sense at all. This tax situation will never change until the actual tax codes get changed. We will always have more than 50% who pay no taxes asking for more taxes from the so called rich.

Sorry, I got off topic with this comment. My position is somewhere near the middle, with a slight lean to the right. I like and dislike some things from both sides. If Ron Paul is the guy that can get this crazy spending stopped, he has my vote.


CoauthorU profile image

CoauthorU 4 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

2 Poolman...

I read your Cause and Effect Hub, great stuff! Then I read the comments that followed, more great stuff! I left my comments after each read. I am going back to read "Guest Worker Program - How hard could it be?" Make a comment, then read the comments and reply to those.

Merwin


Old Poolman profile image

Old Poolman 4 years ago from Rural Arizona

CoauthorU - Thanks for the read. My biggest frustration is we know what the problems are, but see almost no attempt to fix them. When the do work on a problem the trend is to just apply another band aid and hope the wound heals on its' own. I'm sure those is Washington often hear the term "We've always done it this way." The very idea of changing the way they do things is just not acceptable. We need a whole bunch of new blood in Washington. We need people who are strong enough to resist jumping on the bribe train and being controlled by those handing out the money. There really is no "Free Lunch" but that statement escapes our elected leaders. When they accept that first campaign contribution they are bought and paid for forever. Sorry for the rant in the comment section of your hub.


CoauthorU profile image

CoauthorU 4 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

Mike I never consider good comments rants and you are always appreciated.

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