Guest Post: Our Only Hope - You

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Our Only Hope: You

So I'm flipping through the channels late Wednesday night and I stop on
O'Reilly visiting with Lou Dobbs. I notice that they're talking about
oil prices so I figured I'd give it a listen.

As the interview dragged on, I was amazed at their points of view.

O'Reilly: Its all the evil speculators, oil companies and OPEC who are
at fault. They are driving up the price of oil for their own benefit and
screwing the consumer.

Dobbs: It's all Obama's fault. He should be putting the screws to OPEC to force them to pump more oil and bring the price down.

That these guys are apparently so clueless bugged me all
day yesterday. In fact, I even discussed this on the phone with Mr.
Hyde. How could these guys not get it? Anyone with a brain knows that
crude is going up because of concerns of unrest in the Middle East and,
more importantly, the rapidly declining dollar. But here are O'Reilly
and Dobbs taking 5 minutes in front of O'Reilly's massive audience to
construct bogey men for everyone to blame. WHY? Seriously, this really
bugged me.

I got my answer yesterday when I saw this:

  • ( RTR ) 04/21 02:30PM OBAMA SAYS HAS ASKED ATTORNEY GENERAL TO
    CREATE TEAM TO "ROOT OUT" FRAUD, MANIPULATION IN OIL MARKETS THAT COULD
    HIT GAS PRICES
  • ( RTR ) 04/21 02:31PM OBAMA, IN PREPARED REMARKS, SAYS TEAM'S FOCUS WILL INCLUDE OIL MARKET TRADERS AND SPECULATORS
  • ( RTR ) 04/21 02:31PM OBAMA SAYS WILL MAKE SURE THAT NO ONE IN OIL
    MARKET IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR THEIR OWN
    SHORT-TERM GAIN

And it all began to fall into place. The O'Bottom regime knew that the
President was going to be discussing this nonsense yesterday. So, they
put out a call to their new buddy, O'Reilly. Remember, O'Reilly owes
them a few favors after they granted him the exclusive interview back on
Super Bowl Sunday, O'Reilly obliges by gladly staging this interview to
give the President some political cover. Adding Dobbs to the segment to
criticize Obama gives O'Reilly cover, too. Pretty handy, huh?

Do you now see how you are manipulated? The Fed/TBTF/Govt/Media Complex
is desperately clinging to power. Again, anyone with a brain knows that
oil is rising because its denominated in dollars. It's the reason corn
is rising. It's the reason gold is rising. It's the reason the stock
market is rising. The world is awash in dollars, willfully printed by
the Federal Reserve, to fund the U.S. government ponzi scheme. If you
want to control inflation and bring the cost of crude oil down, you stop printing money and make the U.S. government function on revenues alone.

But that's not going to happen, now is it? Nope. No way. So long as the
politicians and their willing accomplices in the media can construct
straw men upon whom you can vent your anger, change will never come.
Your politicians will distract your neighbors from focusing on the real
problem (the politicians) by encouraging them to chase dead ends and
ghosts, instead.

Our only hope is each other. We must educate and help each other and
then we must help as many of our friends, family, neighbors and
coworkers as we can. It is up to us to do it ourselves. I'm willing to
risk everything trying to help. Are you? Do you know what you believe?
What is it that you know to be true? Are you willing to stand in front
of others and proclaim this truth, knowing that you will be criticized,
ridiculed and marginalized by those who choose to let normalcy bias rule
them? We must try. If not for ourselves, for posterity.

Thomas Jefferson wrote of this 235 years ago. It is clearly still valid today. I leave you today with his words to ponder:

When
in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to
dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and
to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station
to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent
respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the
causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and
the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are
instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such
principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem
most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But
when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the
same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it
is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to
provide new Guards for their future security.