Rick Santorum — The Perfect Storm

Rick Santorum may eventually fade, but if he goes on to win the top political position in the country, I fear we may enter into the perfect storm.  We are in an age and time where the world needs to come together and make radical changes.  The last type of American political leader the world needs is a flash back to historic beliefs and values that aren’t in tune with reality.  Ask Rick what he thinks of over-population, environmental destruction, economic cancer, and the boiling hot religious rifts.  He is the perfect fuse to detonate the dynamite.  I have never really connected with any recent U.S. president, but I am actually terrified of Rick Santorum.

“I believe that you have an obligation to approach every issue in public life as I do from the standpoint of both faith and reason. My conscience was formed as a result of my life experience primarily through faith,” Santorum answered. “I bring that to the table. Yes, that’s who I am.”

 

He added: “I have an obligation not to just look at things that way but also to bring reason. I always think if your faith is true and your reason is right you’ll end up at the same place.”

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5 thoughts on “Rick Santorum — The Perfect Storm

  1. I don’t throw this term around often but Santorum is a fascist. The policy ideas he’s voiced are equivelent to turning America into a fascist religious state. People who vote for him have somehow managed to overlook the fact that he was booted out of office in his own state for corruption. He also sold out the American Veterans Home in DC to the Catholic Church which ended up causing a lot of old veterans to commit suicide. Santorum and the old guard Christian zealots who don’t believe in a secular government are the cancer of the US. As you can probably tell, I really hate Santorum.

    • You are more informed about him and his past. I saw him on some talk show and he kept bragging about his huge family and appeared very arrogant regarding his strong belief in the right way or his Catholic way. I also watched a few debates and wasn’t over-joyed at some of his responses. You call him a religious fascist…that is how I feel about him based solely on intuition and what has come out of his mouth. A scary man if he earns the right to fly on Air Force One.

  2. When I first read this post, I thought of writing a reply that simply said: “Don’t even get me started on this subject”. I have way too much to say. I will try to keep this short and to the point.

    This group of people called “America” or “Americans” do not have the will or capacity to take their medicine and face reality. They (we) are a bunch of spoiled brats who faced with the obvious global crisis that exists, are only able to practice the proverbial “burying the head in the sand” tactic. Below I provide examples of this.

    Culturally: The fantastical orgies of the super-rich only continue unabated–witness the recent Super Bowl (with Roman-themed halftime show) and the Grammies. Is this the behavior of people traveling on the Titanic after it has struck the iceberg and is sinking? Additionally, we have the continuing focus upon the death of faded, deformed celebrities whose “achievements” in life are as insubstantial and shady as their deaths. Clearly these “events” are cause for headlines, but the sinking of the Titanic is not. Evidently we can afford to ignore the latter as the waters rush in around us while we lament thespian buffoons drowning in Beverly Hills bath tubs.

    Politically: Speaking of buffoons, we have people parading around in colonial outfits foaming at the mouth about “returning to the values of our founding fathers”, as if we are living in and facing the realities of the 18th and not the 21st century. When confronted with the global crisis we have inherited from our somnambulate predecessors, the very worst thing we can do is regress to the negligent mentalities that got us to where we are in the first place. Yet that is precisely what the “candidates” of the Right are “offering” us as the “solution” to our situation–in other words, burying our heads in the sand and continuing on as if we are living in 1776. Even Obama is clearly making the centerpiece of his campaign “restoring the American Dream” in which everyone has the “right” to “own a house” and add to it 2.5 children, a dog, and a white picket fence (who, btw, do you know that actually owns a house outright instead of one that is owned by the banks?). He calls this the “defining issue of our times”. I have a feeling it is something far more profound, severe, convoluted and pressing than that.

    Economically: Again, no one has the will to “take the medicine”. The Left wants to raise taxes and keep on spending, while the Right wants to eliminate taxes and eliminate spending. Really? It isn’t rocket science people. When it comes to one’s personal finances, if one is neck deep in debt, what does one do? The only answer is to stop spending, and start saving. The solution here is to tax the shit out of the rich, and cut the shit out of the spending programs. America has to instigate its own “austerity measures” now–for everyone. Face the facts; face the reality–do it yourselves, of your own will, now, before it is imposed upon you by others and necessity. Acknowledge that you are all in fact “poor”, that your “wealth” is all illusory–a usury-based fantasy. But we are very much like the people of Greece were–we want to keep living in our little fantasy worlds, imagining that we can have “the best of both worlds” and that somehow out of nowhere things are going to miraculously pay for themselves.

    Imagine a time, say a decade from now, when America’s creditors–China, Saudi Arabia, et al–are dictating to it and its citizens the conditions upon which it will be “bailed out” and floated another loan to prevent it from defaulting on its debt and completely capsizing into absolute bankruptcy, much in the way that Greece is being dictated to by its Northern Masters right now. Imagine salaries being halved, benefits evaporating, retirement plans being decimated, already sparse jobs eliminated–all as the means of keeping a leaky, sinking party boat afloat. We’ll still have Super Bowls, Grammies, and exorbitant funerals for Britney Spears–while the rats are jumping ship leaving the rest of the bums on board with nothing else to eat.

    Cheers,

    ~DS~

    • Wow…the flood gates have been opened 😀

      I enjoyed reading the main topics you covered and agree with the content in full. And I realize they are just short bullet points. You could and have written entire books on each paragraph.

      But there is one crucial bullet point missing on your topic of Economics — inflation and Ponzi scheme. I think our world economic system will collapse because of these two cancerous ingredients. Inflation is going to hit this country hard in the coming years. In fact, inflation has already hit. Haven’t you noticed that chips, salsa, and a decent six pack of beer leaves you with a few bucks and change after you hand over your twenty spot? Even if one skimps and saves, one can’t keep pace with inflation. We are all getting poorer every day. The dollar is a fraction of what it was worth in the past. Did you know that it costs the tax payers much more to produce pennies and nickels because the metals and labor and machinery used to produce them cost more than their intrinsic value? This illustrates the insanity of attempting to assign an arbitrary value to an object when the object in and of itself is worth what is itself. Money is a flawed concept especially when you can simply print more which always leads to inflation.

      http://news.coinupdate.com/cost-to-make-penny-and-nickel-rises-1139/

      But inflation is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to see the ticking time bomb, check out the link below. This shows the world public debt clock. Click 2012 tab.

      http://www.economist.com/content/global_debt_clock

      Keep in mind this doesn’t include all the money invested in the electronic stock market which will plummet when the world finally realizes future generations cannot pay off the debt. This world-wide debt clock also don’t include private personal or enterprise debt. So home mortgages, car loans, credit cards, and business loans not included. State and local public debt also not included. Just to get an idea of what the total debt in the world could be lets look at America. The Federal Government Debt Report covers just the federal government debt of $14 Trillion, or $40,065 per child in 2010. Total American Debt (the sum of all recognized debt of federal, state & local governments, international, private households, business and domestic financial sectors, including federal debt to trust funds)is now $57 Trillion, or $185,065 per man, woman and child.

      http://grandfather-economic-report.com/debt-nat.htm

      • Fully aware of course, on the micro and macro level, of the problem of inflation–this reply dealt more with the problem of perception and the psychology of denial (which by the way plays a huge role in the problem of inflation), A problem can’t be resolved–whatever that problem may be, whether it is inflation, drug addiction, sleepwalking or hubris–unless it is consciously recognized as a problem.

        Debt as an individual or collective phenomenon can be traced in the end to a denial of reality, to “living in a fantasy world”. Inflation is merely a symptom of this mentality. The most underrated aspect of this whole economic conversation is the role psychology plays in the problem–how something is perceived. If an individual or group of individuals have an inflated perception of reality, a perception of existence that is grossly removed or abstracted or severed from actuality, then this imbalance will manifest itself in every aspect of existence and this individual or group of individuals will indeed “reap what they sow”.

        It’s not about “printing more money”–it’s about believing that you can, and get away with it.

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