Rise Up! One Voice, One People, One Nation

One Voice, One People, One Nation.

Be ready, our time is coming, the world is spinning faster and faster,  each day another card falls on the worlds house of cards, another domino in the long chain of events moving the world closer and closer to what WE all know is coming. The greatest generation knew it in 1930’s, the warriors of the south in the 1860’s knew it, the revolutionary patriots understood it in 1770’s. Our Time is coming, a day of change, not some slogan for community organizing, but for Revolution! For our people to rise up and take our place among the great generations who have come before us, to stand together united as one people, our destiny, our heritage, our high culture, our technology, all have been building for the last 10,000 years for the new age approaches, there will be NO fence sitting for anyone!

You will stand as men,

or die like cowards!

On your knees bitch. England is ours now.

The People are aware of what has been done to them, many acknowledge and silently prepare, a band of brothers are we, one goal, to take back our nations from the occult of death, the egalitarian worshiper, they have lost the minds of the people, and everything they have done has helped to push our beliefs into reality, time and again we are proven right, time and again, THEY have failed, in every way possible they have failed. Now our nation states face internal strife and collapse, soon our time will come.

One Voice, One People, One Nation.

This is coming to America.

These are OUR cities, OUR nations, OUR people, say it clear to them:

YOU CANNOT HAVE THEM!

WE WILL FIGHT YOU TO OUR

LAST BREATH!

Europe is struggling to breath, the whole of our civilization stands at the gates of the hell, from these cleansing infernos, a warrior people will be born, the weak will fall to the way side and the strong will prevail!

           The Enemy gathering its forces.

We have a right to exist as a FREE and unique people, to decide our own destiny, to BE Truly Free from tyranny of any kind!

Our ancestors fought for that right, they died on the battlefields across this world, bit by bit we have pieced it together, sacrifice to unwavering courage we have stood the natures fury, every obstacle, everything making our people stronger, making us smarter, each step our weakness have been bled from us.

Our enemies have only one weapon left against us, our final and only weakness, our mercy. The Last weakness is our mercy for the enemy, one thought from the immortal bloodline; ask none, give none.

Europe is taking blows to the body, their people unable to defend their communities from the hordes will stand and fight or die like dogs, today London has been sacked and burned, tomorrow Detroit, and San Diego. The last stronghold of the greatest people to walk the Earth, is America. It is here we will make our stand, take this nation, and its government, and the whole of the Earth will follow. This is our destiny, the final test of strength, we fail here there is no second chance, humanity will die.

One Voice, One People, One Nation.

The Shape of Things To Come

The Shape of Things To Come   (July 8, 2011)

http://www.oftwominds.com/blog.html#jump

By Charles Hugh Smith
The Great Reset could take many forms. The only certain thing is that today’s profound political disunity and our destabilizing financial Plutocracy will force a crisis.

Yesterday I laid out why the U.S. will inevitably experience The Great Reset. What comes after that systemic devolution/crisis is unknown, but we can speculate on the shape of things to come.

Though we cannot know the outcome, we can certainbly discern the outlines of the crisis itself. These destabilizing conditions will force a crisis at some point and will be resolved one way or another:

1. Profound political disunity. As I noted in Survival+, this was a key feature of the Roman Empire in its final slide to collapse. The shared values and consensus which had held the Empire’s core together dissolved, leaving petty fiefdoms to war among themselves for what power and swag remained.

Today we have several types of political disunity. Superficially, the two “political theater” wings of the Demopublicans stage a bitter partisan war over whose vision of the U.S. as a “Plutocracy, but with benefits” holds an increasingly enfeebled political power.

But this is all theater and artifice. Neither wing has any vision or values of substance; each slavshly serves their masters, the corporate cartels and financial Oligarchy, while feeding their vast constituencies in the Savior State great gobs of borrowed treasure to maintain the “Plutocracy, but with benefits.”

The real disunity is between a doomed Status Quo and those willing to deal with reality. Right now those willing to deal with reality are few, but they have the distinct advantage of reality on their side, while the Status Quo has only propaganda, artifice, phony political theater and empty promises.

The disunity stems from the public’s innate desire to hold onto the empty promises and cling to the hope offered by the Status Quo that these grandiose, impossible promises will be met, despite the abundant factual evidence to the contrary.

Every attempt to lead the public toward the realization that the present is unsustainable will be crushed by a frantic assault of the fiefdoms, cartels and players who will lose power and profits when the Status Quo crumbles under its own weight.

Promises always sound better than reality until a crisis punctures the promises. But the anger generated by this deflation of “too good to be true” promises threatens both rationality and stability.

2. A dearth of leadership. The weakness of what passes for “leadership” today is not just a matter of bad luck but of the corruption of politics to the point that it only attracts sycophants, moral midgets and sociopaths. It’s easy to blame those attracted to the game for this, but the real cause is the American people, who reject honesty in favor of artifice and promises. The American public is child-like, self-centered, myopic, ill-informed and ultimately uncaring about anything but getting their share of the swag.

Thus anyone who promises that their share of the swag will remain untouched wins, and anyone who suggests the swag is unsustainable is rejected as “judgmental” or “negative.” To the degree a nation gets the leadership it demands, then the U.S. is in trouble. We’re now a nation of spoiled teens who get to elect their parents. No surprise, the ‘rents who never enforce any rules, never challenge their own bosses (the kleptocrats) and who dole out the most allowance win every time.

Thus we get leaders who refuse to challenge the Financial Power Elites, cartels and fiefdoms because the Status Quo would devote all its stupendous wealth and influence to defeating a challenger, and we get leaders who refuse to be honest with the American people because that honesty is rejected as unwelcome.

Ideally, a leader persuades the public to grow up rather than pander to their basest desires, but such a leader would only have one term of office.

3. The unstable double-bind of rule by Financial Plutocracy. A funny thing happens when a nation allows itself to be ruled by kleptocrats: such rule is intrinsically destabilizing, as there is no longer any center to bind the nation together. The public sees the value system at the top is “I, Me, Mine” greed fed by complicity/corruption, and they follow suit by pursuing whatever petty frauds and corruptions are within reach: tax avoidance, cheating on entrance exams, gaming disability, lying on mortgage and job applications, and so on.

Meanwhile, the diverting of national income into a few power centers is also destabilizing, as Central Planning and Market Manipulation (TM, Federal Reserve, all rights reserved worldwide) are intrinsically unstable as price can no longer be discovered by unfettered markets. As a result, imbalances grow until some seemingly tiny incident or disruption triggers a cascading collapse.

The double-bind is two-fold: the Power Elites can’t bear to part with any of their power or wealth, so their resistance guarantees systemic collapse. The political “leadership” cannot challenge the Power Elites’ grip on the nation’s throat because the entire Status Quo has been co-opted/sold out and is now wedded to the Oligarchy as their guarantor of financial security.

What this leads to is a Status Quo committed to a sinking ship. The very imbalances created by a Financial Elite and the enabling Central State Central Planning doom the system, but since everyone within the Status Quo depends on it for their own slice of wealth and power, then no one dares speak up in favor of reality. Complicity is the order of the day, but complicity can’t stop the ship from sinking.

4. The political corruption of religion. Jesus did not say, “Go forth and lobby the Roman Senate, to make laws which impose your interpretations on others.” Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” (John 18:36)

Although it is unpopular to say so, some aspects of religion in the U.S. have been corrupted by a desire for wealth and a focus on acquiring it, and by a desire for political power masquerading as morality.

Very few (I know of none) commentators, mainstream or independent, see the potential for a Great Awakening, a spiritual, non-denominational renewal of faith not as some political force in the greasy halls of power but as a motivator of personal responsibility and resolve. I may be alone in this, but American history is replete with examples not only of political upheaval but of broad-based spiritual renewals that reject the earthly excesses in favor of a renewed moral center.

Such movements need not be associated with any one religion or denomination; they tend to be cultural in nature, drawing inspiration from religious faith but extending beyond the confines of the church.

Complicity and dependence erode the soul; political or financial “fixes” alone can’t fix the rot. In a fundamentally corrupt, complicit society, rules and laws are routinely evaded, bypassed, undermined or simply ignored. Making more rules fixes nothing if the rules are merely for show, or only for the bottom 99%.

The resolution of these brewing instabilities could be orderly or disorderly. In an orderly scenario, a new Constitutional Convention is convened, and a leadership backed by an enlightened public hammers out a consensus to limit the political and financial dominance of Financial Power Elites and corporate cartels. The new consensus reorients the Central State to its original purpose of limiting predation of the citizenry by Elites and criminals, defending the nation and imposing the rule of law as defined by the Constitution. The Savior State would be dismantled in an orderly process.

In a disorderly resolution, the Status Quo and the public both refuse to deal with reality and instead cling to the Titanic, demanding magical solutions that will keep the doomed ship from sinking. There is no such magic, of course, and so the ship will go down, and disorder will reign.

It might take the shape of a financial crisis such as a devaluation or hyperinflation, or it might take a political crisis such as a “Quiet Coup” by Elites or an outbreak of resistance to the heavy-handed Central State.

At the outer boundaries of such disorder, then the nation could split apart, along the lines of the book The Nine Nations of North America, or into permutations of civil war as invisioned by author/blogger Chris Sullins in his novel series Operation SERF.

The salient feature of instability is its unpredictability. The longer the nation waits to deal with unwelcome realities, the greater the eventual destabilization. What happens as a result of that inevitable destabilization will be up to us.

The Great Reset   (July 7, 2011)

Since the Status Quo is unsustainable, there will be a Great Reset. The timing and nature of that Reset is up to us.

Yesterday I laid out why the Status Quo is financially unsustainable in The Promises That Cannot Be Kept. The unavoidable consequence of that is the nation will experience a Great Reset in which the promises of the Savior State are relinquished, either voluntarily or involuntarily.

As I discussed in July 4, 2011: The Cycle of Dependency and the Atrophy of Self-Reliance, our reliance on the Savior State has sapped our will and confidence, and hollowed out communities that have become dependent on the Savior State and its quasi-private partners, the corporate cartels of banking, defense, healthcare and so on.

The Great Reset will thus be a great shock to everyone who has grown dependent on Big Government and global Corporate America.

An unprecedented array of interconnected trends are converging that will force a Reset not just in the economy but in the American society and culture.

1. Peak Government and Moral Hazard. When the Savior State promises to “fix” any and all problems in the nation, such as banks making bad bets and becoming insolvent, it introduces a pervasive moral hazard into the culture. The defining characteristic of moral hazard is that it insulates a person from risk. That person will behave much differently than someone who is not insulated from risk.

In the case of finance, the person insulated from the consequences of his gambles will have an insatiable appetite for risky bets that would be viewed as insanely foolhardy by a person exposed to the full, real risk.

In broad brush, the financial crisis was caused by the Savior State backstopping all “too big to fail” banks and Wall Street bets. These financial institutions are essentially free to make stupendously risky bets and keep the gains, if any, while passing the losses back to the Savior State’s taxpayers. Imagine being given a stake at the roulette table where you get to keep your winnings but Uncle Sam makes good your losses.

Closer to home, the Savior State’s promises to fund our retirement and healthcare via modest payroll deductions has introduced a moral hazard that is reflected in the nation’s anemic savings rate: there is no need to save, because the heavy lifting of our retirement and healthcare will be done by the Savior State.

The numbers are something like this: the average Medicare recipient pays in $10,000 and extracts $250,000 in benefits. This kind of system is only sustainable if there are 25 workers for every retiree. Right now, there are roughly 2.5 workers for every retiree in the U.S., and if you consider only private-sector workers, it’s more like 2 to 1.

We are at Peak Government and Peak Promises.

2. Demographics. “Pay as you go” systems like Social Security and Medicare only function sustainably if the retirees drawing benefits remain about 1/10th of the number of workers paying the taxes. Alternatively, the population must pyramid up every generation to maintain that 10-to-1 ratio.

The Baby Boom is roughly 76 million people, or about 25% of the population. There are about 139 million workers and about 310 million residents. The Baby Boom has started retiring en masse; all of my relatives and friends who work for state or local government are already retired well before the age of 60, and the first Boomers qualify for Medicare this year.

Once the Boomers are in the system, the worker-retiree ratio will be less than 2-to-1. This is completely unsustainable in a “pay as you go” system. Here are the charts:

3. The End of Work. The cheerleaders will claim the U.S. economy will generate 50 million new jobs in the next 20 years and thus stave off demographic collapse of entitlements, but there is scant evidence to support this claim and plentiful evidence to suggest we are also at Peak Employment in terms of civlian participation in the workforce.

I have addressed these issues many times:

End of Work, End of Affluence I: Cascading Job Losses (December 8, 2008)

End of Work, End of Affluence III: The Rise of Informal Businesses (December 10, 2008)

Endgame 3: The End of (Paying) Work (January 21, 2009)

The “End of Work” and the Coming Revolution in Education (June 7, 2011)

4. Peak Health. We’re past Peak Health and well into a level of chronic lifestyle and diet diseases that is unprecedented in our history.

(Check your own BMI with the National Institute of Health BMI calculator.)

I have covered sickcare and the decline of health many times, for example, The American Diet: Manufacturing Ill Health (April 25, 2007)

 

As expected, developing nations like Egypt and Asian nations with low-fat, low protein cuisines like Japan have few obese adults. The surprise is that European nations with high-fat diets rich in chocolate and cheeses like France are relatively low. (Switzerland, though not shown, was just above Japan despite a very high per capita intake of chocolate.)This suggests that fat alone (or sweets alone) cannot be singled out as the “cause” of obesity.

Now please don’t take this entry personally if you are overweight. By the NIH standards of what constitutes “normal weight,” some 2/3 of American adults are overweight or obese. Since this wasn’t the case 40 years ago, we have to ask what’s different now.

What’s different? Lifestyle and diet. Boiled down, here is the situation: unprocessed foods are healthy and unprofitable, processed foods are unhealthy and immensely profitable.

 

Here is a long-term study which supports the connection between lowering salt intake and lowering the risk of heart disease:
Scientists prove that salty diet costs lives; “Eating less salt reduces the chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke, the first long-term study of salt’s impact on health confirms today.”

The usual image of a high-salt diet is someone shaking loads of salt on their steak or veggies. Too bad it’s not this simple. A careful study of standard American manufactured foods has led me to conclude that even if you don’t add a single grain of salt to a single morsel of food, you are eating far more salt than is healthy.

And by manufactured foods I don’t mean just frozen dinners; I mean canned beans, prepared salads, packaged noodles, sausage, snacks, etc. Everything which isn’t fresh produce, bread. dairy/soy or fresh meat/fish, i.e. foods which require some preparation.

The “recommended salt intake per day” is about 2300 mg (milligrams), which in terms of limiting your risk of dying prematurely should be viewed as a maximum best avoided–about half that would be a better target. So let’s “eat healthy”–low fat and low sugar–and see how we do:

Breakfast: Wheat Chex: 420 mg of salt and a low-fat Aidells sausage: 300 mg
Lunch: Trader Joe’s mushroom rice noodle soup bowl: 700 mg
one bag of low-fat chips: 600 mg
dinner: organic garbanzo beans, 390 mg, salad with blue-cheese dressing with bacon bits (500 mg), frozen low-fat enchiladas (750 mg.)

Total salt content of “low calorie, restricted fat” diet: 3660 mg. What can we say about this level of salt intake? It raises the risk of stroke and heart disease. Put simply: it will very likely take years off your life.

So next time you’re in a fast food outlet or a supermarket, try to find something you can eat that won’t kill you.It will be a challenge, I guarantee you.Here’s a short list of what I no longer eat:

  • chips: out, too much salt
  • fries: out, too much salt
  • sausage: out, too much salt
  • fast food in general: out, too much salt
  • salted nuts: out, too much salt
  • canned goods: out, too much salt
  • most cereals: out, too much salt
  • bottled salad dressings: out, too much salt
  • sports drinks: out, too much salt
  • pre-packaged salads: out, too much salt in the dressing
  • frozen meals: out, too much salt
  • packaged snacks: out, too much salt
  • packaged noodles: out, too much salt

In other words, literally everything in the supermarket except the fresh produce and the meat counter (with rare exceptions like frozen blueberries, which are essentially produce anyway).

If you want to locate the cause of American obesity and poor health, look no further than the label on virtually every item in the American supermarket.

Demographically, the Savior State programs of healthcare are unsustainable, even as the costs of treating chronic lifestyle diseases with expensive medications is skyrocketing along with the population at risk of these chronic lifestyle diseases.

5. Peak Cheap Oil. Cheerleaders assure us the world has 40 years of oil, no problem, but these cheerleaders inevitably avoid the consequences of EROEI. It now takes more capital to extract a barrel of oil or process shale into liquid oil, a dynamic measured by EROEI, energy returned on energy invested (or EROI, energy returned on investment, which to the degree that money is a measure of energy is the same thing).

In the good old days, oil gushed out of the ground and the total recovery cost was $1 per barrel, or perhaps $5 if the well was deep. So what happens as the recovery cost rises to $50 per barrel? That is the cost for deep offshore wells, tar sands, shale oil and all the other so-called “unconventional” sources of oil.

We should recall here that relatively modest (in the long view) increases in the cost of energy in the 1970s sent the U.S. economy into a decade-long stagflation. Cheerleaders reassure us that energy is a much smaller part of the economy now, but that reassurance is hollow, for oil leverages everything from air travel to plastics to fertilizer to the cheap frozen foods in the supermarket.

Bottom line, more of our national income will be diverted to pay for higher energy costs, leaving less discretionary income for the consumer society that has become the foundation of the economy. As the Savior State promises are revealed as impossible, then people will respond by saving more as they are exposed to the real-world risks of having no savings. This will leave less discretionary income for consumption.

The Great Reset won’t just transform government, it will transform the economy and culture. Although it will be marketed as a great tragedy by those losing power and profits, the end of Savior State moral hazard will not be a tragedy, it will simply be a return to reality. Those exposed to risk behave differently than those insulated from risk. That is neither “good” nor “bad,” it is an observation any of us can make.

July 4, 2011: The Cycle of Dependency and the Atrophy of Self-Reliance   (July 2, 2011)

The 4th of July marks the birth of the nation, and as such is a good time to distinguish between the nation and its Central government, the Savior State.

The 4th of July is a fitting day to ponder the reality that we are at Peak Government, and the Savior State is unsustainable. This is a matter of accounting: no nation can spend more than it generates in surplus real output forever. What goes unremarked is the intrinsically destructive nature of our rising dependence on a Savior State.

In his book Collapse of Complex Societies, anthropologist Joseph Tainter identified two causes of economic collapse: investments in social complexity yield diminishing marginal returns, and energy subsidies, i.e. cheap, abundant energy, decline. In my terminology, the dynamic he describes is one in which the cost structure of a society continues rising due to “the ratchet effect” but the gains from the added expenses are increasingly marginal.

At some point the additional costs, usually justified as the “solution” to the marginal returns problem, become counterproductive and actually drain the system of resilience as dissent and adaptability (“variation is information”) are suppressed. This feeds systemic instability: on the surface, all seems stable, but beneath the surface, the potential for a stick/slip destabilization grows unnoticed.

Cheap, abundant energy offers a surplus of value that can be invested in social complexity and consumption. Once the cost and availability of energy declines, then that surplus shrinks and can no longer be used to support the high cost structure.

The U.S. economy has clearly been driven to the cliff edge of instability by both dynamics: the cheap, abundant energy which enabled fast growth of consumption and high cost social complexity is vanishing, and the cost structure of the economy has ballooned far beyond sustainability.

To recount two previously mentioned examples: the “best of the best” fighter aircraft that cost $56 million per plane only a few years ago is being replaced by a new aircraft that costs $300 million each. Medicare/Medicaid and other healthcare costs are growing at two to three times faster than the underlying economy, and now consume twice as much per capita as any other developed nation. The “solution” offered by the Status Quo is a horrendously costly layer of additional complexity which doesn’t even address the key issue that we spend twice as much as other developed nations for arguably poorer care.

Put another way, the institutions that were intended to solve society’s big problems slip into self-preservation, and thus end up adding to costs and problems alike.

Jared Diamond’s book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed argues persuasively that environmental mismanagement plays a key role in social instability and collapse. Some of the key factors include the relative fragility of the ecosystem, the human population’s demands on the carrying capacity of the environment, and the ability of social institutions to effectively problem-solve ecological overshoot.

In my analysis, there is a third dynamic that causes societies to cycle through growth, stasis and decline: an unremarked cycle of rising dependency on the Central State for direction, distraction and the essentials of life.

One example of this is the Roman Empire, which experienced an atrophying of enterprise and innovation as the Empire increased taxation on its remaining productive enterprises to fund the Empire’s high cost structure. To quell dissent, the Empire pursued a dual strategy of increased political oppression and placating the increasingly dependent lower classes with “bread and circuses,” literally distributing free bread and free entertainment to roughly 40% of the population of Rome. Both of these strategies required additional expenditures of treasure, even as they suppressed the dissent and adaptation (i.e. the information in variation) that might have led to a successful “ratchet down” transition to a much less costly and sustainable decentralized structure.

This “Savior State” also creates a third pernicious dynamic: as dependence on the Central State rises, self-confidence and self-reliance both decline, sapping the populace of the confidence and drive needed to meet the challenges of diminishing returns and higher energy costs.

We can visualize rising dependence on the Savior State and declining self-reliance on a see-saw: as dependence rises, self-confidence and self-reliance must fall.

What ensues is a classic destructive dynamic of co-dependence in which the supplicants demand ever more “bread and circuses” even as their resentment over their dependent status rises unabated. The Central State eventually taxes the productive citizenry into penury, as the poor are now completely dependent on the Savior State and the wealthy escape taxation via bribes and favoritism.

It seems clear to me that the U.S. is in the final stages of just such a dependency cycle that will end in the implosion of the Central Savior State as its obligations far exceed the economy’s ability to generate surpluses on that gigantic scale. Though the Central State can always print money, this artifice doesn’t “fool Mother Nature” for long; it doesn’t matter how many zeros are printed on the paper, the product will still cost the same in terms of energy consumed and hours of labor.

The end result of money-printing that is unsupported by actual surplus generated by the economy is the government sends out checks for $1,000 every month in accordance with its obligations but that sum only buys a single loaf of bread. You cannot fool Mother Nature by printing bits of paper and claiming they are a future claim on real goods and services unless the extra money is based on additional surplus being added to the system.

This dynamic leads to an environment in which citizens expect jobs, healthcare, housing, education, etc. from a Central State whose cost has already exceeded the carrying capacity of the economy. As cheap, abundant energy disappears, then the Central State loses a key subsidy of its bloated complexity. As the State’s fiefdoms devote their remaining energy to self-preservation at the expense of taxpayers or other government fiefdoms, the problem-solving potential of these institutions drops below zero: not only can they not solve any pressing problems, their “ratchet effect” efforts at self-preservation actively create new layers of problems and costs which push the State closer to insolvency.

Rather than wait for the Savior State to renege on its impossible promises, this site suggests pushing the see-saw in the other direction: boost self-reliance and self-confidence and lower dependence on a Savior State doomed by unfavorable demographics, high cost structure, failed institutions and rising energy costs.

Rome offers us a plausible model for the devolution of the Savior State. While a sudden collapse similar to the Soviet Union is always possible, I suspect the U.S. Central State will devolve in parallel with the ancient Roman Empire: as the Empire’s costs exceeded the surplus generated by its remaining taxpayers, it issued flurries of edicts to the far-flung provinces, demanding more treasure and imposing ever more regulations.

The edicts from Rome were simply ignored. In Yeats’ phrase, the falcon no longer heard the falconer. Enforcement is expensive, and if the gains reaped by costly enforcement are marginal or negative, then soon the issuers of the edicts ignore them, too.

On this 4th of July, the idea that the Savior State could slip into irrelevancy is far-fetched indeed, as the Central State is currently at Peak Government: intrusive, invasive, all-controlling, even as it plays the role of benign Sugar Daddy issuing trillion-dollar bailouts to banks, trillion-dollar props to the stock market, food stamps and Section 8 to the poor, Medicare and Medicaid to the sickcare cartels, Social Security to tens of millions of retirees, unlimited funding to the National Security State and its Global Empire, and all the other programs funded with its $4 trillion budget ($3.8 trillion officially, but don’t forget the hundreds of billions in off-budget “supplemental appropriations”) and its $1.6 trillion annual deficit, fully 11% of the nation’s GDP.

Perhaps it is time to think of the government not as our Savior but as the guarantor of the Constitution. Peak Government is like Peak Oil: most will deny it is even possible until it’s happening. We are probably a few years away from a true scarcity of oil and also a few years away from the realization that the Savior State’s $100 trillion in promises cannot be met by “fooling Mother Nature” with paper and promises. But that day is coming, and perhaps we will be more cognizant of this reality on July 4, 2015.

 

 

21% Say States Have Right To Secede

21% Say States Have Right To Secede

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One-in-five Americans believe individual states have the right to break away from the country, although a majority doesn’t believe it will actually happen.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 21% of American Adults think individual states have the right to leave the United States and form an independent country. Most (64%) believe states do not have this right, while 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Belief in the right of individual states to secede has been creeping up from February 2010 when only 14% agreed.  In June of last year,  18% said states have this right.

However, only 29% of adults feel it’s at least somewhat likely that some states will try to leave the United States over the next 25 years or so. This finding includes 13% who believe it’s Very Likely. But 62% say it is not very or not at all likely that some states will secede from the union. These findings are nearly identical to those found last year.

Just 19% believe it’s at least somewhat likely that the United States will split up into regional groups of states in the next 25 or so years, down from 23% a year ago. Seventy percent (70%) say this outcome is not likely. These results include eight percent (8%) who believe it is Very Likely the country will break up into regional groups and 27% who say it is Not At All Likely to happen.

Seventy-three percent (73%) think it would be bad if the United States split up into regional groups of states. Just eight percent (8%) feel that would be a good thing, while 19% more are not sure.

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Men are more than twice as likely as women to believe states have the right to secede. But there’s virtually no disagreement between the two over the likelihood of states breaking away either individually or in regional groups.

Republicans and adults not affiliated with either major political party believe more than Democrats that states have the right to secede and that some are likely to do so in the next few years. But, still, a majority of all three groups view secession as unlikely.

There’s also little partisan disagreement that it would be a bad thing if the United States split up into regional groups of states.

In the midst of the legal battle between the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Arizona over the latter’s new immigration law, 67% of Likely U.S. Voters said a state should have the right to enforce immigration laws if it believes the federal government is not enforcing them.  However, voters are still divided over whether the federal government or individual states should be the primary enforcers of immigration laws.

Polling in April found that 41% of Likely Voters believe the federal government should establish a single standard for all health care regulations. However, slightly more voters (45%) say states should be allowed to establish their own individual standards for health care regulation.

More voters than ever oppose the new law’s requirement that every American must have health insurance and think states should have the right to opt out of some or all of the health care law.

In April 2009, a comment from Texas Governor Rick Perry was widely interpreted as suggesting voters in that state might consider secession “if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people.” At that time, 31% of Texas voters said the state had a right to secede from the union and form an independent country. But if put to a vote, 75% preferred to remain in the United States.

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United States of Amerika

United States of Amerika

http://www.chimpout.info/usa.html

United States of America

Location: North America
Population: 305,611,000
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Racial Groups: White (including Hispanic) 80%, Nigger 13%, Asian 4.5%,
Native American 1%
GDP (Total): $14.334 trillion
GDP Per Capital: $47,025
Main Industries: Talking on the phone, ringing cash registers, pushing
papers, buying and re-selling junk

The United States of America, a formerly important and prosperous
nation–and the most powerful nation the world has seen so far–was
first populated by hundreds of different native tribes who emigrated
from Asia, perhaps as long as 40,000 years ago. It is believed explorers
from Scandinavia arrived in North America hundreds of years before
the Western Hemisphere was officially “discovered” in 1492 by Christopher
Columbus. What would eventually become the political entity known as
the USA began in 1607, with the first English settlement, Jamestown. The
Plymouth colony was established in 1620, also along North America’s
east coast. By 1733, The Thirteen Colonies would be established, and
these would rebel against Britain in 1775, declare independence the
next year and become a nation in 1781.

The new nation’s Founding Fathers had a terrific idea: they would form
a nation which, at least on paper, would treat people as free, independent
beings with inalienable rights and freedoms, where anyone could do whatever
they wanted as long as they were not hurting anyone else. There would
be a major problem with this idea, though: starting shortly after the
continent’s colonization, Europeans brought niggers to the colonies to
work as slaves, because this was cheaper than paying people for an
honest day’s work. The founding of an independent United States, at least
for nearly a century, would bring little change to the nigger question.
Niggers were animals and were not considered people under the Constitution.
As long as this remained the case, everything was fine. The problem was
that,inevitably, this was bound to change. People weren’t going to tolerate
slavery forever, even if the slaves were smelly niggers. In the 1860’s,
the country was split by the Civil War. One cause (although perhaps not
even the main one) was the status of niggers as slaves. When the war
ended, the nigger troglodytes were freed. And then the real problems
would begin. The reason for these problems is that whenever niggers
are brought into a society, even if it’s only as slaves, they will
eventually eat the society from within, much as termites would.


I would say this is a substantial part of our problems.

But can you really hate termites for being termites? You could, say,
have a dog sit through a couple of years of accounting lessons. He
may even sit there, wagging his tail, and stare at the complicated
formulas, and balance sheets and income statements on the blackboard.
If he’s a well-trained doggy, he won’t cause any trouble. If the only
requirement is for it to sit there and look at the accounting lessons
and just not bite anyone, the doggy may earn a diploma or a CPA
certification. But when it’s all said and done, both you and me know
that the nice doggy won’t be able to do your income tax returns or
your payroll or even operate a calculator. So guess what? You can
teach niggers about civics and the law and work and the economy, and
when you’re all done, and they’re done sitting there staring at you
and wagging their figurative tails, they will go out into society
and just do what nature programmed them to do anyway: destroying
everything. And in the end it wasn’t the niggers fault. It was our ancestors’
fault for having brought his stinking ass here in the first place, where
it clearly didn’t belong.

But I digress.

America grew and grew after the Civil War. It became a haven for
innovation and creativity. Huge industries grew and majestic cities
would spring up. Industrialists would rule the land and try to keep
all the wealth their workers produced, until workers fought back and
were eventually able to secure some rights for themselves and somewhat
fight the notion that people who don’t have millions of dollars and
work with their hands are actually worth something and deserve a
decent slice of the pie. This would cause the USA to become a solidly
middle-class country, and therein lay its prosperity and its ability
to become a stable, powerful nation. Meanwhile the niggers were made
to stick to their part of town–and while they were no longer slaves–
they were kept under tight control. If one of them acted up, a merry
“necktie party” was thrown for the nigger, usually around the tallest
tree in town. So everything was going fine.


Homeboy be hangin’ out an sheeet!

Then the USA made the mistake of getting mixed up in World War I. The
shortage of labor in the industrial north of the country compelled
many coons to leave the South and deposit their asses in towns like
Chicago, Detroit, Gary, etc. Within 50 years, they had totally wrecked
such towns with their TNB. After World War II, some people decided
that keeping the niggers under control was bad and “oppressive”, so
the “Civil Rights Movement” was born, which culminated with the
outlawing of segregation in the 1960s. This “struggle” (which was more
like a 20-year long riot) was led by Martin Lucifer Coon, a communist,
plagiarist and known sexual pervert and adulterer. Luckily, this nigger
was made good in 1968, but not before the Civil Rights Act of 1964
was passed. Curiously enough, the more rights and privileges the Government
gave the niggers, the more they rioted and set entire cities on fire. The more
niggers got, the angrier they became, oddly enough. America gave the
niggers jobs ahead of more qualified humans and they cried “RAYCISSM!!”
We let them into our finest universities and they said “DIS BE INJUSSSTIZZ!”
The USA bends over backwards to make sure niggers get whatever
they need–money, food stamps, job training– so that they can
be productive members of society, and they express their gratitude
by robbing, raping, killing and destroying. And then they say
“I DINTS DO NUFFINS!!”. And now America has given the coons a
“Black” President. What will they say now? I’m sure they’re thinking
of something to whine about, even as I write this. However, with a coon
in the White House, it won’t be much longer before niggers demand that
humans get off the sidewalk to let them pass, or stop paying their bills
(well, moreso than before) because now “blacks run the country”. Sorry,
apes, but you are all in for an extremely rude awakening.


Enjoy your new President and First Simian (pic courtesy of James E Ray).

And while all this has been happening, America decided to stop
MAKING anything, since Third World countries could make stuff
so much cheaper. And we decided to stop being involved with how
our government is run, because the football game’s on, man!! And
we let giant corporations take all our resources and throw them
down the toilet and ship our jobs overseas and work to death those
of us who still manage to have jobs. Not only that, but in recent decades
our government and financial institutions have seen it fit to lend money to
niggers that no one in their right mind would’ve thought could pay a
mortgage. So all the defaults have sent the credit markets tumbling and
are causing the worst meltdown since the Great Depression. And we
haven’t even reached bottom yet.

Our mighty empire and our wealth and influence quickly evaporate, and soon
there won’t be enough leftover wealth to bribe the niggers into not chimping
out all the way. And then what?!? Just make sure you’re ready, because things
are getting very grim, very fast. And like most empires, this one must end, but
the kind of end if meets was largely due to us. We could’ve had a soft landing,
or we can have what is certainly coming. And we’ll have no one but ourselves
to blame.

Good night!

Update: July 2011

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

Race and ethnicity

The U.S. population’s distribution by race and ethnicity in 2010 was as follows:[37]

Race Number Percentage
White alone
(of which 26.7 million are White Hispanic and Latino Americans, see table below.
Excluding these, this category comprises 63.7% or 196.8 million)
223,553,265 72.4%
Black or African American alone 38,929,319 12.6%
Some other race alone
(Mestizo, Mulatto…)
19,107,368 6.2%
Asian alone 14,674,252 4.8%
Two or more races 9,009,073 2.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 2,932,248 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone 540,013 0.2%
Total 308,745,538 100.0%

[edit] Hispanic or Latino origin

Each of the racial categories includes people who identify their ethnicity as Hispanic or Latino.[38] U.S. federal law defines Hispanic or Latino as “those who classify themselves in one of the specific Hispanic or Latino categories listed on the Census 2000 or ACS questionnaire – “Mexican“, “Puerto Rican“, or “Cuban” – as well as those who indicate that they are “other Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino.””[39]

The total population of Hispanic and Latino Americans comprised 50.5 million or 16.3% of the national total in 2010, with the following racial distribution:

Hispanic and Latino Americans by race (2010)[37]
Race Population Percentage of all Hispanic
and Latino Americans
White 26,735,713 53.0%
Some other race
(Mestizo, Mulatto, etc.)
18,503,103 36.7%
Two or more races 3,042,592 6.0%
Black 1,243,471 2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 685,150 1.4%
Asian 209,128 0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 58,437 0.1%
Total 50,477,594 100.0%

[edit] Breakdown by state

This table is incomplete: it is missing the category “Some other race“.

State↓ Population↓ White↓ Black↓ AIAN*↓ Asian↓ NHPI*↓ Mixed Race↓
Maine 1,328,361 95.2 1.2 0.6 1.0 0 1.6
New Hampshire 1,316,470 93.9 1.1 0.2 2.2 0 1.6
Vermont 625,741 95.3 1.0 0.4 1.3 0 1.7
Rhode Island 1,052,567 81.4 5.7 0.6 2.9 0.1 3.3
Connecticut 3,574,097 77.6 10.1 0.3 3.8 0 2.6
New York 19,378,102 65.7 15.9 0.6 7.3 0 3.0
New Jersey 8,791,894 68.6 13.7 0.3 8.3 0 2.7
Delaware 897,934 68.9 21.4 0.5 3.2 0 2.7
Maryland 5,773,552 58.2 29.4 0.4 5.5 0.1 2.9
District of Columbia 601,723 38.5 50.7 0.3 3.5 0.1 2.9
Pennsylvania 12,702,379 81.9 10.8 0.2 2.7 0 1.9
West Virginia 1,852,994 93.9 3.4 0.2 0.7 0 1.5
Virginia 8,001,024 68.6 19.4 0.4 5.5 0.1 2.9
North Carolina 9,535,483 68.5 21.5 1.3 2.2 0.1 2.2
Tennessee 6,346,105 77.6 16.7 0.3 1.4 0.1 1.7
South Carolina 4,625,364 66.2 27.9 0.4 1.3 0.1 1.7
Georgia 9,687,653 59.7 30.5 0.3 3.2 0.1 2.1
Alabama 4,779,736 68.5 26.2 0.6 1.1 0 1.5
Florida 18,801,310 75.0 16.0 0.4 2.4 0.1 2.5
Louisiana 4,533,372 62.6 32.0 0.7 1.5 0 1.6
Mississippi 2,967,297 59.1 37.0 0.5 0.9 0 1.1
Arkansas 2,915,918 77.0 15.4 0.8 1.2 0.2 2.0
Kentucky 4,339,367 87.8 7.8 0.2 1.1 0.1 1.7
Missouri 5,988,927 82.8 11.6 0.5 1.6 0.1 2.1
Illinois 12,830,632 71.5 14.5 0.3 4.6 0 2.3
Indiana 6,483,802 84.3 9.1 0.3 1.6 0 2.0
Ohio 11,536,504 82.7 12.2 0.2 1.7 0 2.1
Michigan 9,883,640 78.9 14.2 0.6 2.4 0 2.3
Wisconsin 5,686,986 86.2 6.3 1.0 2.3 0 1.8
Minnesota 5,303,925 85.3 5.2 1.1 4.0 0 2.4
Iowa 3,046,355 91.3 2.9 0.4 1.7 0.1 1.8
North Dakota 672,591 90.0 1.2 5.4 1.0 0 1.8
South Dakota 814,180 85.9 1.3 8.8 0.9 0 2.1
Nebraska 1,826,341 86.1 4.5 1.0 1.8 0.1 2.2
Kansas 2,853,118 83.8 5.9 1.0 2.4 0.1 3.0
Oklahoma 3,751,351 72.2 7.4 8.6 1.7 0.1 5.9
Texas 25,145,561 70.4 11.8 0.7 3.8 0.1 2.7
New Mexico 2,059,179 68.4 2.1 9.4 1.4 0.1 3.7
Colorado 5,029,196 81.3 4.0 1.1 2.8 0.1 3.4
Wyoming 563,626 90.7 0.8 2.4 0.8 0.1 2.2
Montana 989,415 89.4 0.4 6.3 0.6 0.1 2.5
Idaho 1,567,582 89.1 0.6 1.4 1.2 0.1 2.5
Utah 2,763,885 86.1 1.1 1.2 2.0 0.9 2.7
Arizona 6,392,017 73.0 4.1 4.6 2.8 0.2 3.4
Nevada 2,700,551 66.2 8.1 1.2 7.2 0.2 4.7
Oregon 3,831,074 83.6 1.8 1.4 3.7 0.3 3.8
Washington 6,724,540 77.3 3.6 1.5 7.2 0.6 4.7
California 37,253,956 57.6 6.2 1.0 13.0 0.4 4.9
Alaska 710,231 66.7 3.3 14.8 5.4 1.0 7.3
Hawaii 1,360,301 24.7 1.6 0.3 38.6 10.0 23.6
Kansas 2,853,118 83.8 5.9 1.0 2.4 0.1 3.0
All Data from 2010 U.S. Census Bureau[40] :
* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander :

[edit] Projections

U.S. Census Population projections[41]
2010 2050
Whites (includes “Some other race”) 79.5% 74.0%
Non-Hispanic Whites 64.7% 46.3%
Hispanics/Latinos (of any race) 16.0% 30.2%
African Americans 12.9% 13.0%
Asian Americans 4.6% 7.8%

A report by the U.S. Census Bureau projects a decrease in the ratio of Whites between 2010 and 2050, from 79.5% to 74.0%.[41] At the same time, Non-Hispanic Whites are projected to no longer make up the majority of the population by 2042, but will remain the largest single race. In 2050 they will compose 46.3% of the population. Non-Hispanic whites made up 85% of the population in 1960.[42] The report foresees the Hispanic or Latino population rising from 16% today to 30% by 2050, the African American percentage barely rising from 12.9% to 13.0%, and Asian Americans upping their 4.6% share to 7.8%. The U.S. has 310 million people as of October 2010, and is projected to reach 400 million by 2039 and 439 million in 2050.[19][43][44][45] It is further projected that 82% of the increase in population from 2005 to 2050 will be due to immigration.[46]

Of the nation’s children in 2050, 62% are expected to be of a minority ethnicity, up from 44% today. Approximately 39% are projected to be Hispanic or Latino (up from 22% in 2008), and 38% are projected to be single-race, non-Hispanic Whites (down from 56% in 2008).[47]

In 2008, the US Census Bureau projected future censuses as follows:[19]

  • 2010: 310,232,863
  • 2020: 341,386,665
  • 2030: 373,503,674
  • 2040: 405,655,295
  • 2050: 439,010,253

The Legacy of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

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“This bill we sign today is not a revolutionary bill. It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not restructure the shape of our daily lives.” ~ President Lyndon B. Johnson

First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, the bill will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia … In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.~ Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)

The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.~ Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)

“Contrary to the opinions of some of the misinformed, this legislation does not open the floodgates.” ~ Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI)

“We estimate that if the President gets his way, and the current immigration laws are repealed, the number of immigrants next year will increase threefold and in subsequent years will increase even more … shall we, instead, look at this situation realistically and begin solving our own unemployment problems before we start tackling the world’s?” ~ Rep William Miller (R-NY)

What I object to is imposing no limitation insofar as areas of the earth are concerned, but saying that we are throwing the doors open and equally inviting people from the Orient, from the islands of the Pacific, from the subcontinent of Asia, from the Near East, from all of Africa, all of Europe, and all of the Western Hemisphere on exactly the same basis. I am inviting attention to the fact that this is a complete and radical departure from what has always heretofore been regarded as sound principles of immigration.~ Senator Spessard Holland (D-FL)

With the end of discrimination due to place of birth, there will be shifts in countries other than those of northern and western Europe. Immigrants from Asia and Africa will have to compete and qualify in order to get in, quantitatively and qualitatively, which, itself will hold the numbers down. There will not be, comparatively, many Asians or Africans entering this country… Since the people of Africa and Asia have very few relatives here, comparatively few could immigrate from those countries because they have no family ties in the U.S.~ Rep. Emmanuel Cellar (D-NY)

Source: Center for Immigration Studies