Countdown to Disaster? Who Says?
April 20, 2009
The vast land of United
States was once inhabited by a relatively small number of indigenous
people. These native "Indians” had lived throughout the land for
thousands of years, and they will always remain the first inhabitance of
what is now the United States. These native people helped the pilgrims
survive the winter. Later, European immigrants came and the number of
settlements finally outgrew the Native Americans.
Then, on July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from England,
the old white grandfather across the sea. The miracle of America
happened, and its dynamic birth rapidly changed the entire world.
America developed into
thirteen colonies, then into the strong 50 states that she is today. In
a very short time, America grew from a log cabin settlement to the
largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world. The
United States is a nonpareil icon and the envy of the world.
In many surprising ways
America resembles the great ancient Persian Empire. Like the Persians,
who rarely regret the past, Americans always believe "the best days are
ahead.” Like the ancient Persian Empire once was, the United States is
the greatest country in the world.
Like the ancient Persians who were the first world managers and the most
tolerant empire-builders, America, by its constitution, is also the most
tolerant and benevolent nation in the world. Ancient Persian kings
released the Jews from Babylonian captivity, financed the
reestablishment of their nation, and restored their national religion.
(Zionists, they were!)
America has basically done
the same. America is, in a strange sense, a reincarnation of Persia, an
extension of the Achaemanid Empire. No wonder the immigrant Persians
(Iranian-Americans) hold the United States very close to their hearts
and have blossomed here in their new home.
reigns in the land of the old Persians. The remnants of great the
Persian Empire were swallowed up by the Muslim conquerors storming out
of Arabia. A tyrannical version of Islam eviscerated the spiritual life
of tolerant old Persia. It has taken centuries for the Persians (modern
Iranians) to recover their spirit. Zoroastrianism, the original Iranian
religion, was not an effective barrier against the radical, murderous
version of the religion from the Arabian desert and Zoroastrianism has
not rebounded with the new Persian nationalism today.
The Persian renaissance lies in the spirit of the Iranians themselves.
This spirit alone can overcome the Islamists who rule as tyrants.
Unfortunately, tragedy reigns in the land of the United States today and
is up to the people to use the American spirit and get our country back
After witnessing and speaking with nearly a hundred people at one
Tea Party, I realized that spirit is still alive and well, despite
great efforts by liberal Media labeling the very peaceful demonstrators
as extremists. In fact, I spoke mostly with middle class moms and kids
who were worried about their future and most of them had voted for
Obama, not because they liked his agendas, but because they were very
disappointed with the past administration's policies and performance.
CNN, MSNBC and other big media must be ashamed of themselves for
their childish behavior. This was 100% a
grassroots movement by Americans who are sick and tired of the size
of big government and are simply against socialism. This was also a
warning to the current administration, "not so fast.”
It is true that nations and empires actually do have "life cycles.” This
has been studied by many historians throughout the years and they all
have come to about the same conclusion: a lifetime of about two
centuries. And they all seem to go through the same life cycle: "from
bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from
courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to
complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from
dependence back again into bondage.” (Alexander Tyler, 1750).
in this cycle? "We, too, have gone from bondage to spiritual faith; from
faith to great courage which established our precious liberty, which, in
turn, has given us unprecedented abundance that has made us the envy of
the world. That abundance, however, has led to complacency and apathy.
(If you ask the average person, What is the biggest problem in America?
Is it ignorance or is it apathy? They will probably respond, "I don’t
know; and I don’t care!”
To make matters worse, a vociferous clique of local leftists, "useful
idiots” with a suicide wish, are doing all they can to take the country
with them to the grave they so earnestly seek. These self-appointed
squatters of the higher-ground, on both sides of the Atlantic, are
riding so high on their high horse that they are blind to the realities
down on earth.
Useful Idiots are naïve, they are foolish, they are ignorant of facts,
they are unrealistically idealistic, they are dreamers and they are
willfully in denial or deception. They hail from the ranks of the
chronically unhappy. They are anarchists, they are aspiring
revolutionaries, they are neurotics who are at war with life, the
disaffected alienated from capitalism and free enterprise, and just
about any and all institutions of society. The Useful Idiot can be a
billionaire, a movie star, an academe of renown, a politician, or from
any other segment of the population. Arguably, the most dangerous
variant of the Useful Idiot is the "Politically Correct.” He is the
master practitioner of euphemism, hedging, doubletalk, and outright
Do you recall that
now-retracted Missouri Information Analysis Center report which
stated that small-government types (specifically Ron Paul, Bob Barr and
Chuck Baldwin supporters) were potential terrorist threats? According to
this new Homeland Security report, all it takes to fit the terrorist
profile is to have general anti-government feelings or prefer
local/state government to federal control over everything.
I assume the future U.S. History books written for kids who will be in
high school 10-15 years from now, will characterize Ronald Reagan as a
far right wing extremist whose fascist ideology, inspired by his boyhood
hero, the Ayatollah Khomeini.
When events such as this
come to light it almost makes one wonder if are we merely witnessing a
march towards European-style Socialism, or are we actually witnessing a
march towards a Totalitarian state. We live in an unpredictable era. It
is like watching a train wreck in slow motion except, regrettably, we
are the passengers sitting on that train.
History provides ample illustrations of the disastrous consequences of
the collapse of law and order. "In ancient Greece, the first symptoms of
disorder were a general loss of respect for tradition and the
degradation of the young. Among the early symptoms was the decline of
art and entertainment. The philosophers and pundits distorted the medium
of communication. Rhetoric became combative and intolerant;
intellectuals began to deride and attack all the traditional
institutions of Hellenic society.” Ibid., 35-36.
We, the Americans, must
remain optimistic and completely alert. The Tea Party event proved, as
never before, that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Ordinary
people became heroes in care and compassion. Heroes appear when
circumstances call upon them. Heroes make sacrifices to achieve positive
In my opinion, America is
still the last haven of hope where humanity can flourish. The world owes
a great deal to America for inspiration and practical accomplishment.
Americans have helped every other nation in the world. America’s enemies
decry her greatness, yet they want to be in America and to be American.
We must keep in mind the
charter that lights the path of this country is the constitution. I
vehemently disagree with those who are more than willing to violate the
constitution and call it little more than a body of suggestions that can
be disregarded when expedient. To us, the constitution should be our
nation's most sacred document. It is the document that binds its vastly
diverse constituents as equal loyal members.
We, the law-abiding American people, should join hands with heroes today
and express our love for America. America is far more than a country. It
is a place of greatness, where the souls and strength of our founding
fathers still dwell side by side with modern heroes and all heroes, past
and present, need to unite to preserve America.