“The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.”
President James Garfield.
I came across this quote earlier in the week, and it has stuck with me. It seems we have moved into very uncharted waters as a nation at the same time that we are the most unprepared. The difficulties grow by the day and it still seems like most of the news and topics of the day revolve around inconsequential aspects of our modern way of life. There are few real discussions and dialog on what is happening and what to do about it. Few seem to focus on the problems, and by extension, do not seem to mind the fact that our leadership is morally bankrupt, and it seems few care.
Now that Kagan is officially an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, most will now move onto something else. Most likely, whatever this ‘something else’ is, it more than likely will not significantly affect the direction of this country, or call into question very bad and immoral behavior by the leaders. It is by extension that the majority affirm this behavior, as few are making a real stink about it. Mediocrity has become the new standard of this age, replacing heroism, morality and character.
We have the talking heads that supposedly represent the current conservative movement, and even many of them (not all) believe somehow, this November, the Republicans will ride into town on a white horse and save the day. Well, they will not and anyone who really believes that is in a near delusional state. We have seen what they do time and time again. They are elected, then do what they want, and throw token gestures at their ‘conservative’ constituency in order to get re elected. The candidates put forth from the Tea Party, like Rand Paul, are being attacked by the Republican establishment, which essentially proves this point. We are reaping what we have sown as a society, and now the bill is coming due.
It is my hope and prayer that people are beginning to wake up and see what is obvious. It is also my hope and prayer that they act on this knowledge, and in the process of making the necessary changes in their lives, will become those people who effect change in a significant and permanent way. When one acts on what they know to be true, others sit up and take notice. It may disturb them, but when one gets over the fact that some will not ‘like them’ or what they are doing, one will find himself rather free to move about his life and will accomplish many important things. It really is time to get ready for the reality soon to visit us.
The LME goes ‘Dark’
One of the financial gurus I follow on a regular basis, and one that has a very solid track record of his predictions coming true has openly discussed an event that if correct, has massive ramifications. The London Metal Exchange, or LME, supposedly went ‘dark’ earlier this week, meaning they ‘killed’ all information pertaining to metals they supposedly have on stock, and may have defaulted on delivery of precious metals to customers. If true, it is the moment us precious metals bugs have been waiting for, for quite some time. This has the potential to blow the prices of precious metals out of the galaxy, but would also be a massive threat to the money powers, which is the best news of all. This event may take time to ultimately play out, but in effect, it means the little guy will soon have no access to any metal, unless he is willing to pay sky high prices for it. Either way, things are heating up and the hyper inflation express is on its way. I definitely will be watching and updating you on this event. Got gold? GOT SILVER?
I have some personal matters to attend to, as well as some travels, and may be posting infrequently for the next few weeks. Most likely this will interrupt the hermeneutics series the most, and I give my advanced apologies for that. Keep up the prayers and activities.