Friday, September 26, 2008

The Perils of Economics

Granny Miller is coming back to blogging and shared this entry. I just had to share it. While I admit to being a complete and utter when it comes to things like government, politics and economics, I do have brains enough to know that The United States cannot keep going on like it has been. That's simple common sense...and history.

People are blinded by the government in our society. They have allowed far too much power to large corporations, money-changers and government offices that it cannot help but come back to bite us. According to many on the political watch, this bank trouble and Wall Street collapse is just the start of a domino effect that has been brewing for many years.

We all remember the non-event of Y2K and the hype that surrounded it. I did actually fully believe every bit of it. I immediately pulled off those pretty rose-colored blinders I wearing and began searching out answers to things that I would need to know. It brought on a great many changes in our family lifestyle and we have not looked backwards since. Did you ever stop long enough to truly consider the potential of Y2K? I mean, from a serious point of view, did you ever wonder what exactly you would do if it occurred, even on a small level? Actually, that's a poor choice of words -- there is no small level when you think about it. We have interlocked our economy and our material needs so tightly, if one misses a step, it will most certainly have a domino effect to a fairly sizable level in no time.

I know most folks live in a bubble of sorts when it comes to this. Some fully believe that true economic collapse is impossible. Another bank crash such as The Great Depression can never happen to us again. Some laugh, rather loudly, at the mere thought of the mark of the Beast/cashless society ever truly taking hold.

Personally, I think you're fools in that aspect, but that's just my opinion. Look at our society right now -- some gas stations won't take cash. It's shopping card, debit card/credit card or nothing. Everyone has been goaded into online banking, eBill services, buying everything they could ever want online without needing a real-life store. They purchase everything with credit or use their debit cards. Paychecks are automatically deposited. You never truly handle your own money anymore. It's all done for you. It's all done for you. That doesn't give you occasion for pause?? Hello! Wake up folks...

It's like leading sheep to the slaughter. All you need is an open door and a chute to direct the traffic.

We certainly have that today. Everyone has been pushed gently and slowly into believing this is so much simpler, so much easier for everyone. Foolishness. Scriptures clearly said this was coming...and it's not in the 'mainstream' text, and certainly not in the fluff the seeker-friendly churches teach and preach from. But it's there, black, white and large, in Revelation. It is the beginning of the end. Truthfully, I would probably call it more like the middle of the path to the end. Maybe even alot closer than that, come to think of it.

But, back to the practicalites. Should these 'fanatics' who have been preaching gloom and doom actually have something and this is the beginning of the end, things are going to get progressively worse...such as economic collapse and someone coming forward to help us all out (btw...that would be the AntiChrist if you're reading about the Truths in Revelation...he will come in under the guise of being a help to society, but keep reading...that's not what he's here for folks) what are you going to do? Think seriously for a moment.
  • How are you going to eat?
  • Where are you going to get your water needs from?
  • What will you use for currency? You monies are all tied up in plastic and e-services, remember?
  • How will you protect yourself, your family, your home?
  • What are you going to do for utilities -- electricity, gas, cooking?
  • Do you have any food storage? Do you have any means of growing food?
What exactly are you prepared for? Are you living in the middle of Suburbia? Sure, not everyone is going to 'bug out' but when (and not if...) we fall into total collapse here in America, the worst place to be will be in the middle of a concrete subdivision where you have little recourse for actual survival long term. Well, let's just say you won't find my family there. I want a bit more control...whatever folly that might be when things do happen.

I'm not trying to change your minds...just trying to share some practical points that seriously need to be considered. Those blinders most folks are wearing are going to be ripped off soon. As Spurgeon said (ok, related to Salvation and our sharing The Gospel...but it fits here as well if you think about it...

If sinners will be damned at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be fille, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let no one go there unwarned or unprayed for.

If our friends and families are destined for hell and peril in the coming days, at least let them go there fully warned and with the tools of preparation handed to them by those of us who are not blinded by Big Brother and his tactics.

Just visit Granny Miller's blog and read her sharing and do some serious prayerful consideration about how it is going to relate to your own existence.


Granny Miller


Bail Out

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 03:15 PM CDT

I'm enjoying my break from blogging and will be back to regular posting probably sometime late next week.

I have spent the past week watching the Cash For Trash debacle unfold via C-Span while I make grape juice,apple butter, pumpkin butter and do some heavy cleaning.

I just now read that a panic stricken Congress will vote on some type of Bank Band Aid Bailout.

Like other politically minded bloggers I want to weigh in on the current "crisis" and I also want to give some advice to my readers.
Whether or not you choose to take my advice is of course your own business.

Here's where I stand on the issue:

I oppose any government intervention in the current Wall Street Panic.

The proposed bailout is the biggest money and power grab in the history of the Unites States.

The Federal Reserve is a cancer eating away at our Nation, Freedom and our Liberty.
It is my opinion, that the Central Bank System is for the most part the sole cause for our current economic problems.

I am appalled at the proposed shift of power and unchecked authority to the Federal Reserve and to the Department of Treasury.

Section 8 of the LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR TREASURY AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE MORTGAGE-RELATED ASSETS makes me positively see red:

"Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency."

I would be funny if it wasn't for real and it will be very interesting to see if it is left in the current proposal.

I am also extremely concerned about reports that foreign corporations with a United States affiliate will participate in the federal bailout.

It is my opinion that by doing nothing now the markets will correct naturally.
By doing nothing we will most certainly suffer economically in the short run, but it won't last for years.

All grownups know that sometimes medicine is hard to take.

We can as a Nation act like grown ups and take our medicine now and get better.
Or we can act like children, refuse a bitter pill and let paternalistic government take control.

Big band aids and denial can't cure cancer, but they do sometimes make children feel better.

So the news today is that the cowards and wimps in Congress don't have the back bone to swallow the pill.
Our elected representatives have just insured that we are going to drag this problem out and with a much more serious consequence.
I believe a full blown economic depression and market crash is now only a matter of time.
I wonder if we have a year left?


Visit her blog for the rest...

1 comment:

Mama Ant said...

That is good stuff! Thanks for the link!

Jer.6:16

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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