When It All Goes South

September 2008

I.  WHEN IT ALL GOES SOUTH

“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3

“The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.” – Psalm 11:8

It is not an overstatement to say that the wheels are falling off in America – politically, culturally, financially, morally, and spiritually. We have had three super-socialists running for president (now two), with a strong possibility that the most left-wing socialist ever to run for president on a major party ticket (with three Islamic names, strong communist/terrorist/Islamic connections, and a hatred of traditional American values) could soon be elected president.

A. CULTURAL FREEFALL

Culturally, we have seen homosexual “marriage” legalized in California. That development will likely spread rapidly across America, with the enthusiastic approval of the left-leaning U.S. media; liberals from all walks of life (education, politics, entertainment), including some mainline religious denominations; and of course from the powerful militant homosexual movement. Criticizing this movement can get you thrown out of school, fired from a job, ousted from political office, sued, and in the not-too-distant future prosecuted for a “hate crime” (already in force in Canada).

The Christian belief (based on many Biblical passages) that homosexuality is a sin, and that it sets a culture up for collapse, will be the basis of a growing persecution of Bible-believing Americans over the next few years. Indeed, the homosexual movement already has great influence in the U.S. educational system, media, and entertainment industry – even as it ignores the extensive data proving that gay sex rapidly spreads AIDS, hepatitis B, and other crippling STDs.

The incoming liberal Democrat administration (which has almost 100% support from the gay/lesbian movement) will open the floodgates for homosexual propaganda, political benefits, and rights – and for hate crime laws and regulations directed against any “straights” who criticize or oppose the homosexual movement (or its agenda). Public schooled children will be heavily propagandized in alternate (homosexual) lifestyles. It has already begun!

B. MORAL FREEFALL

Morally, America’s Hollywood/MTV-saturated moral standards are in a freefall – with well over 95% of teenage Americans now involved in free sex, drugs, or both. Promiscuity is now almost universal among college-age and other single American adults, and among a growing number of married couples as well. All of this is promoted 24/7 on television and in Hollywood films (consider the two popular TV series: “Desperate Housewives” and “Sex in the City”).

Underscoring this moral/cultural collapse and plunge into wholesale promiscuity was the recent announcement that a group of teenage high school girls in Massachusetts had made a pact with each other to get pregnant by their boyfriends or any available stranger. At this writing, 18 of the girls are pregnant, with more pregnancies expected. Officials fear that this bizarre sexual behavior will soon spread to other high schools.

The sheriff in this writer’s hometown confided several years ago that 95% of the teenagers in our town were sexually active by age 13 or 14. Is it any wonder that STDs in America are at epidemic levels and spreading like an out-of-control prairie fire, or that the divorce rate in our promiscuous society is 60% and rising – the highest in the world? The breakdown of the American family is directly related to this promiscuous behavior.

[ED. NOTE: It is noteworthy that the majority of over one million homeschooled children in America have avoided this epidemic of drugs and promiscuity, and equally noteworthy that the liberals are trying to outlaw homeschooling in the U.S. (starting in California) – as Germany’s liberals were able to do in that country over the past year or so.]

C. FINANCIAL FREEFALL

Financially (as MIA has consistently written over the years) America is in freefall.  It suffers from:

  • a $110-trillion debt pyramid that is beginning to collapse,
  • the terminal destruction of the U.S. dollar (down 45% over the past seven years and over 80% in the past 37 years),
  • the implosion of the stock bubble in 2000-2002 and the residential real estate bubble since 2006, and
  • the accelerating decline of the U.S. economy, employment, and standards of living as Americans are caught between high inflation, declining incomes, and an unsustainable mountain of debt.

If the government/Fed efforts to bail out Wall Street succeed in stopping the meltdown, the risk of a 1920s Weimar Germany-style hyperinflation of our currency is very high. A destruction of almost all of Americans’ financial assets would likely eventuate.

Government/Wall Street/Fed/financial media lies and propaganda to the contrary do not alter the fact that America (and Americans) have entered a long-term, precipitous, and very painful economic/financial decline. And because Americans do not understand the problem and have not prepared for it, most of them will be impoverished.

Our financial/economic future over the next 5 to 10 years is spelled P-A-I-N. And a liberal, socialist Democrat Administration and Congress, which will raise taxes (including capital gains) on middle America and put draconian controls and regulations on the private sector, will only magnify the problem.

[ED. NOTE: MIA has very, very strongly encouraged our readers for years to reduce their debts; lighten up on stocks, long bonds, and residential real estate; and to move significant portions of their assets into gold, silver, natural resources, foreign currencies, and out of the U.S. (i.e., to Switzerland). We now, once again, repeat those recommendations but with a greatly increased sense of urgency. Do so before the November elections!]

D. AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION DISASTER

Both of the major-party presidential candidates (McCain and Obama) are for totally open U.S. borders, with virtually no restrictions on legal or illegal immigration. Obama and the socialist Democrats will give 20 million illegals the right to vote (along with welfare benefits, free education, medical care and protected status).

Yes, in spite of our long-ignored U.S. Constitution and its prohibitions, Democrats will give illegal immigrants the vote. And in return those illegals will vote Democrat in future elections. This will be the end of our Republic, as we have known it.

Further, both Obama and McCain favor the North American Union – which will eliminate the borders between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and open the floodgates for 50-75 million more Mexicans, Central and South Americans and other Third World immigrants – legal or illegal – to flood the U.S. over the next decade or so. If this Obama/McCain/Bush/Clinton/Kennedy/Pelosi-favored scenario becomes a reality – America, as we have known it for 232 years, will cease to exist. It is all part of the plunge toward the New World Order and One World Government. Obama, McCain, Bush and Clinton are all part of it.

E. AMERICA’S SPIRITUAL DECLINE

America (as a whole) is also in a spiritual freefall. The percentage of Americans who attend church regularly is now the lowest in U.S. history – and falling rapidly. For over 40 years, the mainline U.S. denominations have been liberal; have watered down the gospel message of the Bible almost to the point of non-existence; and have advocated many of the popular liberal causes of the day (i.e., ordaining homosexual ministers, gay/lesbian “marriage,” open borders, radical environmentalism, and globalism).

Now this watering down/liberalizing trend is spreading into many evangelical churches in America as well. Huge financial prosperity for the past four decades has also caused millions of Americans, many of them formerly strong Christians, to forget God – in favor of a mad quest for the good life (more money, pleasure, entertainment, sex, prosperity, etc.).

Anti-Christian sentiment (i.e., against traditional/Biblical Christians, and evangelical Biblical beliefs) in America is growing rapidly. The media, Hollywood, much of the public educational system, the courts, and the government have a very large and growing anti-Christian bias. The media and Hollywood continually portray Biblical Christians in a very negative light – often with outright ridicule and denigration.

Christian free speech (based on Biblical principles or outright Biblical prohibitions such as homosexuality, promiscuity, drunkenness, etc.,) is being restricted, as are prayer in schools, at sporting events or in the public. “In God We Trust” is being removed from our money – and the mention of God (or Jesus) by a Christian, or the presence of a Bible in the workplace, or a cross, or Bible verse on a wall plaque or desk can bring about censure or firing.

To speak out about or register concern about the growing influence of homosexuals or Muslims in America will soon be a “hate crime” and jailable offense, as it already is in Canada. The influence of Islam in the public schools and public arena is growing rapidly in America today – with Muslims able to pray or observe rituals or ceremonies in public schools that strictly forbid Christians from doing likewise. Christians are being expelled from schools for doing what Muslims are allowed to do in furtherance of their faith. This trend will accelerate under a President Barack Hussein Obama. He has strong leanings toward Islam – which is especially anti-Christian.

Obama’s Black Liberation Theology (which is simply Marxism/Leninism wrapped up in Christian rhetoric) is very much in conflict with what Evangelical Christians believe in and stand for. So is almost everything that the liberal/left/socialists advocate or believe in. Hence, as, if or when the far left socialists take over the U.S. government, it can be expected that they will move rapidly against the evangelical Christian cause, beliefs and agenda and against family values.

Clearly, rampant homosexuality and promiscuity are against traditional Christian/family values. When the ultra-liberal left were in power under the Clintons (and their Attorney General Janet Reno – who was widely suspected of being a hardcore lesbian) Christian/family values were under attack in America as never before. This is about to return in 2009.

About 10 years ago, this writer wrote a book entitled: Storm Warning: The Coming Persecution of Christians and Traditionalists in America. (It was not a best seller, but did sell about 100,000 copies.) Storm Warning described the growing trend in America against Christians, their beliefs, free speech, etc. and against other traditional values groups. That trend accelerated dramatically under the leftist Clinton regime; leveled out but did not really decline during the Bush years; and in this writer’s strong opinion, is about to accelerate dramatically again.

The Storm Warning book had several chapters on the pattern of persecution against the Jews in Nazi Germany in the early to mid-1930s, and the similarities with trends against Christians in America today. This writer is of the strong opinion that persecution in the U.S. of Christians and people of traditional values is about to reaccelerate and will go to new levels never before seen in America.

One could philosophize that perhaps such persecution would wake up and re-energize the sleeping Christian church in America – much as persecution of Christians in China by that Communist government has caused the underground church in China to explode to over 100 million Christians – who daily risk their lives to worship the God of the Bible and His Son, Jesus Christ.

CONCLUSION

Much has been written in recent months and years in this newsletter and other publications about America’s accelerating decline: financial, economic, political, social, cultural, moral and spiritual – and the growing liberal/left attacks on our freedoms. This writer believes that in every way this decline is about to really go into high gear – challenging our freedom, our prosperity and our very way of life in America over the next 5 to 10 years.

This writer has been a conservative political activist for over 45 years (and a Christian as well) – and writing and analyzing these developments for 32 years. Never has the prognosis for America been more bleak than now, in this writer’s opinion. We see no reason for Pollyanna optimism in any of the areas described above. America will continue to decline rapidly in all these areas until we become a basket case Third World fascist state, or until, like the drunken alcoholic, we hit bottom, and begin the long climb back to recovery.

The good news, which this writer also writes about regularly, is that there are positive changes you and your family can do to weather the coming financial/political storm:

  1. Get out of debt/get liquid.
  2. Sell your real estate down to 25% (max) of your net worth and sharply cut or eliminate your real estate debt.
  3. Avoid the stock market – except for energy, natural resources, precious metals mining, and selected food related stocks.
  4. Avoid the bond market except for the very shortest T-bills (or T-Bill-only money market).
  5. Monitor your bank’s financial stability very closely. (Call ICA at 1-800-525-9556 for a bank rating.)
  6. Rural or small town living will be much safer than in big cities in a time of financial/economic/political/social turmoil.
  7. Six months of dehydrated/freeze dried food reserves makes sense – in light of growing weather related crises and global food shortages.
  8. A cash reserve (on hand) that can carry you for two or three months in a crisis is prudent.
  9. 35-50% of liquid assets should be in U.S. or European gold and silver coins (which are liquid, portable, hideable, low profile and rising rapidly (i.e., three to four-fold in recent years due to accelerating U.S. and global inflation, and the on-going U.S. dollar collapse).
  10. 25% of liquid assets in stronger foreign currencies (or short government bonds in those currencies).
  11. 25% of liquid assets diversified out of the U.S. (in our opinion, Switzerland is best) – in either precious metals or a Swiss Annuity.
  12. Consider the possibility of living abroad with your family (the subject of a future issue of MIA). This writer prefers less expensive, poorer, somewhat technologically backwards Third World countries where your declining dollars still go a long way and where freedom issues could be much more positive than in America or Europe over the next 5 to 10 years.
  13. Find likeminded friends who understand the times, with whom you can share preparations or resources.
  14. Develop a strong spiritual/Biblical foundation, seek to know and follow the God of the Bible more intimately, and pray for wisdom, guidance, and direction from the Lord as to how to survive, prosper, and navigate through the dangerous minefield that lies ahead. As Isaiah 58:11 says: “The Lord will guide you always (continually); he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land, and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

And Isaiah 43:2 says: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Paraphrased: The Lord will take you through the tough stuff and difficult times!

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