June 12, 2013

Back in my Senior Year of High School, Johnny Nash released a song he wrote entitled "I Can See Clearly Now". It hit the top of the charts in November of 1972. It was an optimistic pop tune with an unabashedly upbeat tempo in a reggae style which playfully sticks in your head like the sounds of a refreshing coke fizzing in a glass.

I refer to this song because I heard it on a local Adult 70's radio station this morning while looking over all the NSA scandal headlines in the Drudge Report. Quite a contrast between the positive lyrics of "I Can See Clearly Now" and the very negative headlines with which we have been barraged lately.

And then, it dawned on me:

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way;
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind...

And here is where the words change. Nash's fourth line is It's gonna be a bright, bright sun-shiny day. But what I see is not a sun-shiny day, but the end of an era, perhaps a civilization.

The clouds are gone. I can see clearly as to what is happening in America. This country is on the brink of entering 1984. I believe we are less than seven years away from seeing George Orwell's unintended prophesy being fulfilled.

We have begun the process of becoming a police-state. By 2020 (no irony intended, but 20/20 vision is seeing clearly) our Republic should be fully dissolved and the US will be completely transformed.

Given what we now know - in the name of national security - our phone calls, social networking, credit card activity, and large financial transactions are all being monitored, what other forms of surveillance are ahead?

Let’s peruse a partial list. Closed circuit cameras are blossoming everywhere. Though most are currently owned by private entities, with the Boston Bombers having been identified via store cameras, governments will certainly use security as their excuse for more taxpayer-funded spy cameras—everywhere.

The Environmental Protection Agency is currently deploying drones in order to snoop on farmers, ranchers, and property owners, all in the name of protecting the environment.

Home-based Smart technology is not only capable of monitoring your overall energy usage, but when fully implemented via the Smart Grid, will allow your utility company the ability to literally remotely control every electrified item in your home. If you’re deemed using too much electricity they will systematically be able to switch off appliances without your approval. Even former CIA chief David Patraeus bragged about being able to eventually spy on us through our dishwashers.

Oh, and that black box the Department of Transportation is trying to affix to your car? It will monitor all of your travels, making sure you’re taxed based on the amount of gasoline your consuming.

Certainly our currency will be gone in just a matter of time. Politicians will tell us a move to a debit-card society will not only save the Treasury money, but will stop currency forgery, money laundering, cash robberies, and so on.

With such a move the government will thus be able to better track our movement and habits. If you’re behind on a tax payment, even purchasing a loaf of bread will be impossible—your debit account will have been frozen. Did the Obamacare doctor tell you to lay off the sugar? Good luck purchasing that candy bar.

As for Obamacare, there will be fewer individuals born with handicaps and disabilities because they will never make it out of the womb.  Our elderly population will also decrease because maintaining their health is too costly. Withholding vital medicines, or perhaps administering a lethal dose of morphine will cut costs by the billions.

The day will come when we’ll probably be awakened by a siren that mimics the Islamic call to prayer, demanding that we get out of bed, turn on our TVs and participate in the daily workout, all while we’re being monitored by Skype—and all for “the general welfare” of the nation. Hey, it was part of the regiment in 1984, just see pages 22-24.

As for the Christian church, many denominations will have caved by compromising their core positions on morality in order to be inclusive and maintain their tax-exempt status. Many, like the Presbyterian Church USA, the United Church of Christ, The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutherans along with those churches who adhere to a social gospel/social justice belief will be spared government persecution.

Those that do not subscribe to "openness and inclusivity" will be deemed “haters.”  Because of public outcry the doors of such churches will be shuttered and their members will secretly walk to meetings held in homes where they will speak in whispers with the shades drawn. They won't want to drive to their meetings because those black boxes will record where they are. And the whispering is a result of the dishwasher listening in from the kitchen.

And where will the protestors be? In seven years we’ll have a nation whose majority population will be less informed, less educated, and unable to think for themselves. They will have been raised with a hand out, convinced that government is the answer and that everything I have just mentioned is the norm.

So what are we going to do? Are we going to be cowards? Or are we going to work a heartedly as possible to men and women of integrity into office as quickly as we can before it is too late?

If we don’t do something NOW our grandchildren will ask us why we were such cowards back then.  Or maybe they won’t, for fear of being heard questioning the system.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see this. You can see "clearly now" because slowly, but surely, the powers that be are removing the dark clouds that had us blind. We are seven years away from the "Brave New World." We are seven years away from Oceania. We are seven years away from death.

We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.