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A Disaster of unprecedented proportions

By ATWadmin On November 4th, 2008 at 1:15 am

A Disaster of unprecedented proportions. If Obama wins the Presidency and the Dems sweep the House and the Senate as all the Polls predict. The changes to our nation will be as large historically as The October Revolution, except without the violence.

The Bolsheviks will seize control of every branch of government. Within a the first year freedom of speech, will be under siege with the fairness doctrine directed against talk radio and the Internet.

The foundations will be laid for the destruction of the worlds greatest health care system.

The average paycheck will be a minimum of 12% lighter due to increased taxes, while unemployment will reach double figures.

The National Debt will Triple in size as the dollar completely crashes. And Government spending quadruples.

Interest Rates will reach double figures and the housing industry collapses. Inflation will go into the double digits as the price of refined fuel floats between $5 and $10 a gallon. With the price of Diesel reaching levels that will practically shut down internal shipping causing a snowball effect on every consumer product.

This is the American situation internally for the next 4 years.

Externally the world will praise the change until the collapse of the American economy spreads across the globe and terrorism goes unopposed spreading from Iran like a wildfire.

But History will have been made a black Marxist will have taken control of the worlds largest economy and Nikita Kruschef’s prediction will have become a reality.

America was defeated incrementally from within.

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal

By ATWadmin On November 3rd, 2008 at 9:57 pm

… unless you’re a teenage mother, poor, an African-American, gay, disabled or old because the courts shall favour you.

Yes, he’s a Marxist (in part) and it’s time to worry. The WSJ has an opinion on Obama’s plans for American courts (my emph.)

He [Obama] believes — and he is quite open about this — that judges ought to decide cases in light of the empathy they ought to feel for the little guy in any lawsuit.

Speaking in July 2007 at a conference of Planned Parenthood, he said: “[W]e need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.”

His belief and intentions are clear. Under an Obama regime justice will not be blind. Instead, ’empathy’ for some will be part of the new legal order. In such a legal order all will not be equal before the law.This is a straight down the line culturally Marxist view of society – that although each class commits crime, some are ‘disadvantaged’ in an unfair society and that the institutions of the State must be re-balanced in their favour.

Equality before the law is a base, foundational principle of Anglosphere civilisation. The WSJ is clear on where the United States may be about to go:

Nothing less than the very idea of liberty and the rule of law are at stake in this election. We should not let Mr. Obama replace justice with empathy in our nation’s courtrooms.

IF Obama was this Rude When He was Winning

By ATWadmin On November 3rd, 2008 at 7:01 pm

If Obama was this rude when he was winning, think of how insufferable he will be if he loses.

 

What we don’t need is a cocky wiseass in the White House

By ATWadmin On November 3rd, 2008 at 6:38 pm

No… I’m not talking about world famous ATW writer/philosopher/social commentator,  Mahons.  😉
 I’m talking about Obama, congratulating McCain with his middle finger. ht: drudge

OVER HERE – Election Eve

By ATWadmin On November 3rd, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Finally, we are almost there.  We’ve been to the Mountain Top and seen the Promised Land (more promises made by both sides than a convention of Used Car Dealers).  The long marathon is coming to its fateful end, but the work of the nation will have not even started.  And there will be no magic solutions no matter who wins.  It is still close enough, given the unknown factors, to be pretty entertaining viewing on Tuesday.  Whoever wins what is the first thing you think the new President- Elect should do?  

AN ORGANISED HYPOCRISY

By ATWadmin On November 3rd, 2008 at 9:30 am

As they say in the popular TV programme “Dragon´s Den” let me tell you where I am aton the topic of government. I don´t like it.  I rather agree with Ronald Reagan who quipped that the scariest words in the English language were “I´m from the government and I´m here to help”. This is not a right vs left issue for me since I have a general distaste for government of any hue once it starts to do what is natural to it and start sticking it´s nose in my business. Am I the only one who feels like this?

You see my starting point in all matters politic is that the government is there to SERVE the people, not the other way around. And yet I am afraid to say that more often than not, it feels like we are here to pay homage and taxes to the political institutions that control our daily life. And that enrages me. The individual is capable of doing most things better than government and in particular regard is able to better direct where his (or her!) income is spend than sort anonymous bureaucrat. Of course the problem is that IF people were free to dispose of much more of their income than they currently do then we would need fewer bureaucrats, less quangos, less politicians – and that would never do, would it?

I have argued here before that you should never trust politicians. When they are standing for election they will promise you anything to gain power. Once in office, they will tell you why they can´t do what they said they would do before ascending to power. It´s the opposite of a virtuous circle, more of a vacuous one! I also don´t think it matters much these days whether they are conservative or liberal – they charade is the same. Here in the UK we witness how the likes of Labour grandee Peter Mandelson and Conservative wannabe Chancellor George Osbourne both had their fat snouts in the floating trough provided by a floating Russian Oliarch off the Corfu coast. Different shades, same colour. That´s one reason I am not a cheer-leader for British Conservatism as it exists currently – I see the same mendacity, the same arrogance, the same contempt for the ordinary people.

The idea that people enter politics to improve the well-being of their fellow-citizens is a lovely idea – a bit like thinking that Islam wants to be our friend. Problem is that even the more idealistic political figures soon become corrupted by the venality of power. As some of you know, I did spend a little time in party politics and was a freak insofar as I was entirely driven by a desire to help save the democracy in which I lived by ensuring that a politlcaldeal with bloodthirsty terrorists was not reached. I failed, of course, but during the process I had my eyes opened to what goes on behind closed doors and I felt like a fish out of water. One of  the major problems is that politics PAYS too well! Don´t believe all this self serving hype from the political class that they earn a modest living!! I found people who in all fairness would struggle to qualify for a job as a public lavatory attendant suddenly assuming the air of statesmen. It would be a good thing if political wages were cut in half along with the ambitions of those who deign to tell us what is good for us.

I heard Senator Obama state that “we don´t need small or big government – but better government”. He´s lying. He means to rank up the size and interefence level of government to unprecedented levels but just won´t come out and say it. Bush was little better – he too has presided over the growth of big brother government. And it hurts me to say it but even under genuine political giants like Reagan and Thatcher, the scale of government increased.

To my way of thinking the role of government must be severely limited to just three core areas.

1. Ensure the safety of the people by having the necessary military resources that will act in the NATIONAL interest. 

2. Ensure that the rule of law is enforced fairly and impartially and that all are made amenable to it.

3. Provide a minimal societal safety net for the physically and mentally infirm.

The rest is junk. I don´t want government thieving my income to fund its myriad projects and programmes. I utterly reject the Nanny State. I condemn the very concept of State Health Care and State Education. I resent government handicapping business and enterprise – and the bailing out the biggest failures as if this was a measure of success! Taxation is the key to all of this. Government by its very nature will always try to increase taxation on the majority so it can then re-distribute to it´s favoured courtier groups, so buying their loyalty. This is wrong. The best form of taxation is a flat rate applied to all at a very low level. Beyond that let us keep our money so we can buy the resources we want without government daring to tell us what we can and cannot do.

In the UK, these views are radical. Statism abounds here and gives every increase growing further. If we are unlucky enough to see President Obama in the White House, the US government will also surge and people will, by definition, enjoy less freedom. And in the final analysis, without freedom what have we become – serfs in  State without limit?

ATW ELECTION PH0NE IN!

By ATWadmin On November 3rd, 2008 at 9:21 am

Alright then, I promised you I would arrange this and I always try my best to deliver so on Wednesday 5th November, when I am back from my current Canarian vacation, ATW blog talk radio will come back to air to enable you to discuss the results of the US elections! I will host it in my normal unbiased middle of the road manner and can assure anyone who phones in that you will receive a warm welcome, particularly if I think you sound like Sarah Palin! (Or Nicolas Sarkozy) 

Now, here is all you need to do to get on air. Just dial (347) 884-9695 if in the States or 001 347 884 9695 if dialing from outside the States. Calls cost a pittance. We will be on air at 9pm GMT –  those in the colonies may work out their relevant time zone. I have 45 minutes of airtime to fill so hope you will give me a call – it’s been a while since I ran one of these so forgive me in advance if you are either put on hold or randomly disconnected. Look forward to hearing from you all and looking forward to the response….who will be first to call in? Will I even understand what you are saying? The recorded show will automatically appear in the link below after we have done our work so even if you can’t call in at the time – you can still listen to us.      


What Will A Civilian National Security Force Look Like?

By ATWadmin On November 3rd, 2008 at 9:11 am

ANYONE? Who is it intended to represent and against who will it project its force? And why should such a force be as well funded as the US military?

 

OVER HERE – THREE TIMES A LADY

By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2008 at 11:59 pm

What a weekend for the Brits!  Paula Radcliffe spent this cold windy New York morning winning her third New York City Marathon.  Actually she spent only 2 hours, 23 minutes and 56 seconds winning it.  Exactly the same time it takes me to get from the couch to the fridge some evenings.  She overcame stress fractures and doubters who have harped on her disappointment in the recent Olympics.   Third time winning the Marathon here, which is pretty choice if you ask me.   Well done!    

ATW Open Thread

By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2008 at 8:43 pm

THE FINISHING LINE looms into view and the question is, can Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr overturn a 45% deficit by Tuesday? Let’s hope so, otherwise one or other corporate arse-kisser will win.

Over to you.