Thursday, April 30, 2015



What if he's right?

I hope you find the time to read this with an open mind.
It's interesting. Please read it with the open mind rather than immediately
breaking it down into left or right, but rather look at it from the neutral
viewpoint of right or wrong. It's like the line below says, "what if he is

Take the three minutes to read this. Maybe he is wrong, but
what if he's 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 D.C. , 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, across Europe , 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

By passing this along, perhaps it will help to begin the
awakening of America as to where we are headed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Kaiser if you think voting will help you need a lobotomy !!!!!!!!!