Subject: Fwd: History Unfolding

> Please take three minutes to read  this.    Maybe he is wrong, but what if
> he is  right?
> David Kaiser is a respected historian  whose published works have covered a
> broad range of topics, from European  Warfare to American League Baseball.
> Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat,  Kaiser spent his childhood in three
> capital cities:  Washington DC. ,  Albany , New York, and Dakar , Senegal .
> He attended Harvard University ,  graduating there in 1969 with a B.A in
> history. He then spent several years more  at Harvard, gaining a PhD in history,
> which he obtained in 1976. He served in  the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976.
> He is a professor in the Strategy and  Policy Department of the United
> States Naval War    College. He has previously  taught at Carnegie Mellon,
> Williams College and Harvard  University .  Kaiser's latest book, The Road to
> Dallas, about the Kennedy  assassination, was just published by Harvard
> University  Press.
> Dr. David  Kaiser
> History Unfolding
> I am a student of history  Professionally, I have written 15 books on
> history that have been published in  six languages, and I have studied history
> all my life. I have come to think  there is something monumentally large
> afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a  banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis,
> or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but  they are merely single facets on
> a very large gemstone that is only now coming  into a sharper focus.
> Something of historic proportions is  happening.  I can sense it because I
> know how it feels, smells, what it  looks like, and how people react to it.
> Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but  there is something happening
> within our country that has been evolving for about  ten to fifteen years.. The
> pace has dramatically quickened in the past  two.
> We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks  make
> massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?
> We  learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no
> real  oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is
> $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or
> why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is
> three  times the $700 billion we all argued about so strenuously just this past
> September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms
> unavailable to us?  Who asked for it?  Who authorized it?  I  thought this was a
> government of "we the people," who loaned our powers to our  elected
> leaders. Apparently not.
> We have spent two or more decades  intentionally de-industrializing our
> economy.. Why?
> We have intentionally  dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no
> longer teach our founding  documents, why we are exceptional, and why we
> are worth preserving. Students by  and large cannot write, think critically,
> read, or articulate. Parents are not  revolting, teachers are not picketing,
> school boards continue to back  mediocrity.. Why?
> We have now established the precedent of protesting  every close election
> (violently in  California  over a  proposition that is so controversial that
> it simply wants marriage to remain  defined as between one man and one
> woman. Did you ever think such a thing  possible just a decade ago?) We have
> corrupted our sacred political process by  allowing unelected judges to write
> laws that radically change our way of life,  and then mainstream Marxist
> groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting  system into a banana republic.
> To what purpose?
> Now our mortgage industry  is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall,
> major industries are failing,  our banking system is on the verge of
> collapse, social security is nearly  bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire
> government. Our education system is  worse than a joke (I teach college and I know
> precisely what I am talking about)  - the list is staggering in its length,
> breadth, and depth.  It is  potentially 1929 x  ten...and we are at war
> with an enemy we cannot even  name for fear of offending people of the same
> religion, who, in turn, cannot  wait to slit the throats of your children if
> they have the opportunity to do  so.
> And finally, we have elected a man that no one really knows anything
> about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big  as
> Wasilla ,  Alaska  ..  All of his associations and  alliances are with real
> radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and  everything we learn about
> him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright  scary (Surely you have
> heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a  mandatory civilian
> defense force stronger than our military for use inside our  borders? No? Oh, of
> course. The media would never play that for you over and  over and then
> demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000  wardrobe are
> more important.)
> Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled  down to one word: CHANGE.  Why?
> I have never been so afraid for my  country and for my children as I am now.
> This man campaigned on bringing  people together, something he has never,
> ever done in his professional  life.  In my assessment, Obama will divide us
> along philosophical lines,  push us apart, and then try to realign the
> pieces into a new and different power  structure.  Change is indeed coming.  And
> when it comes, you will  never see the same nation again.
> And that is only the  beginning..
> As a serious student of history, I  thought I would never come to
> experience what the ordinary, moral German must  have felt in the mid-1930s.  In
> those times, the "savior" was a former  smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the
> streets, about whom the average  German  knew next to nothing. What they
> should have known was that he was  associated with groups that shouted, shoved,
> and pushed around people with whom  they disagreed; he edged his way onto the
> political stage through great  oratory.  Conservative "losers" read it
> right now.
> And there were  the promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing
> jobs, and he was a  great speaker. And he smiled and frowned and waved a
> lot. And people, even  newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his
> "brown shirts" would  bully and beat them into submission. Which they did -
> regularly. And then, he  was duly elected to office, while a full-throttled
> economic crisis bloomed at  hand - the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely
> he seized the controls of  government power, person by person, department by
> department, bureaucracy by  bureaucracy. The children of German citizens
> were at first, encouraged to join a  Youth Movement in his name where they
> were taught exactly what to think. Later,  they were required to do so.  No
> Jews of course,
> How did he  get people on his side? He did it by promising jobs to the
> jobless, money to  the  money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial
> complex.. He did  it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control,
> health care for all,  better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill
> pride once again in the  country, acrossEurope, and across the world. He did
> it with a compliant media -  did you know that? And he did this all in the
> name of justice and . .  .CHANGE And the people surely got what  they voted
> for.
> If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It's all  there in the history
> books.
> So read your history books. Many people of  conscience objected in 1933 and
> were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and  ridiculed. When Winston
> Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s  while seated in the
> House of Lords in  England  (he was not yet  Prime Minister), he was booed into
> his seat and called a crazy troublemaker He  was right, though. And the
> world came to regret that he was not listened  to.
> Do not forget that  Germany  was the most educated, the  most cultured
> country in  Europe .  It was full of music, art,  museums, hospitals,
> laboratories, and universities. And yet, in less than six  years (a shorter time span
> than just two terms of the U. S.presidency) it  was rounding up its own
> citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning  children against
> parents, and neighbors against neighbors.  All with the  best of intentions, of
> course. The road to Hell is paved with them.
> As a  practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I
> have a choice:  I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell
> me (even if they  make me cringe with disgust);  I can believe what history
> is shouting to me  from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I
> am wrong by closing my  eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is
> transpiring around  me..
> I choose to believe the evidence.  No doubt some people will  scoff at me,
> others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both.  To some  degree,
> perhaps I am.  But I have never been afraid to look people in the  eye and tell
> them exactly what I believe-and why I believe it.
> I  pray I am wrong.  I do not think I am.  Perhaps the only hope is our
> vote in the next elections.
> David Kaiser
> Jamestown  ,  Rhode  Island
> United  States
> If you pass this along, perhaps it will  help to begin the awakening of
> America as to where we are  headed...

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  • As important as our voting will be for whom we cast that vote.

    Unfortunately, I have seen no one out there who really breaks the mold of the Good'ol Boys, and Girls, Club. None of them seem to recognize just how all of the symptoms in Mr. Kaiser's letter have at their root one primary common element.

    One single drain on our economy that that has touched virtually all walks of life. Now and then one of our Law Makers? will touch on it in a negative manner, but then it fades from sight once again. And, by and by, little is ever done to really address and correct this problem. Meanwhile, it just grows and festers and drains our economy even faster while little is ever actually done.

    Occasionally there is a great deal of reporting on it when there is a bill presented that would enhance it even more. Then the public rouses slightly and voices its opposition. And a few brave Lawmakers manage to stand down the attempt. Leaving the public to drift back into distraction by the symptoms of this problem as they continue to grow ever worse.

    What is this problem?

    Our Nation is under siege. We are being invaded by Undocumented Aliens, and they are the primary single cause of all of these economic woes. There are other factors, to be sure. But this slow creeping invasion is the most insidious and destructive.

    They have literally decimated our workforce by displacing nearly one in ten U.S. Citizens from employment. And they have no authorization to be in the United States.

    If those U.S. Citizens had not been displaced from work, then there would have been no need for nearly $270 Billion in unemployment compensation. There would have been no need for the massive $800 Billion Stimulus Package. Remove just these amounts from the 2010 budget and it almost balanced already. This does not take into account the taxes these U.S. Citizens would have paid and the public assistance that would never have needed to be doled out in addition to

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