Culled from an email thread back in 2007…
I found this when I inadvertently flipped the received dates… There were about eight of us in the discussion, and it went on for about three days.
It started as a discussion about .mil retirements and the fact that we were losing $$ against the entitlement/free cheese crowd.
The Democrats don’t really want jobs. All that talk is code for increasing welfare and easing fines / penalties for convictions of crimes. It is very clear to me that there is an ever increasing divide in this country between a few categories of people based on partisanship and it may not end well. This may all blow over in a few months and be yesterday’s news. But there are also clear birth pains of fundamental civil strife within this movement. Inner city culture and the suburban / rural communities are increasingly at odds in their worldview. The powers that be, the 1% of folks who own 99% of the wealth are not stupid. All this DHS / FBI training that is starting up for civil unrest type scenarios is for a reason. We may be seeing the beginning of it all.
In my opinion, I think it’s more a case of the government realizing the bleak economic outlook for the country long-term. I had a friend at a TLA tell me fifteen years ago the economy was never getting better, their resident geniuses, of which they had many, had done the projections, and they knew it. To put it simply, due to economic issues things across the US and indeed the entire world are going to continue to become more dystopian. The ruling class are afraid of the masses and using every play in the book to keep the people preoccupied elsewhere, including turning them against one another.
Yeah, all true. Look at what is happening to the Fire/EMS/LEO community. They are in even worse shape than we are. My daughter is a new EMT working on Paramedic in CA, and GARBAGE MEN make more per hour than she does. Unions dontcha know. I’m really afraid for what is going to happen when that generation has to take over. The majority don’t care, more interested in getting high, screwing off and living off mommy and daddy. And I blame most of that on the education system; the looney left has gotten control of it and it’s spiraling out of control, along with costs. Good luck finding a conservative in higher education today.
Best to get out of urban areas, find a nice rural setting and settle in. Get whatever permits you need, and lock and load. It’s coming. Four months and counting at Ft. Sam over here. Texas hill country here I come! Y’all are welcome to visit, but bring your own ammo.
As I read this, now 8 years later, I couldn’t help but think how correct we were… Sigh…