Parliament of Victoria, Australia
Member of the Legislative Council · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
CEO of White Tiger Group, LLC
Strategy and International Business Consultant, Business Mentor, and Speaker
Adjunct Faculty Northeastern University School of Business and Department of Mathematics
MBA in Strategic Planning and International Business
PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics at Northeastern University
Columnist and speaker
Author - “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal ~ America’s Racial Obsession,”
Tufts University graduate in political science
Evening, late morning and most recently morning drive time talk radio host on WRKO in Boston
Named three times to Talkers Magazine's “Top 100 Most Important Talk Hosts in America”
With the insight and opinions of these valued contributors, I present the following to see if we’re really living the American dream or just dreaming of an America once great, now being lost. Each answer is their own rational and poignant opinion, quoted exactly as presented by them.
Part 2 -
Bernie: “The role of the US has long been for the good of peace in the world. Wherever freedom has been under threat, America has more often than not stepped in on the side of liberty. With the debt crisis and an administration that undervalues the US defense forces, that role may well be under threat itself. Without a strong US, the future of the Free World is bleak.”
Dorina: “Economic and social national security are not real concepts. They are empty phrases. Military national security has been misguided since 1946. We should not be saving the world. And, the US has no business kowtowing to the whims of all of the wackos out there. It is an embarrassment and a massive show of weakness. We should be defending US citizens.”
Todd: “With national security, we tend to talk about areas such as Libya and Syria and the more conventional methods of war, when threats and the potential of threats are more to do with our systems and internet. Chinese hackers are running wide in our systems and our power grid, financial and defense systems are at risk. Banking could see problems along with personal information – that’s the future of real warfare. Military muscle of the future will be dealing with hackers rather than bombers. In general we’re facing future technology wars rather than conventional wars of the past. The military is bloated and over funded and needs to be pared down to become more efficient and faster to respond and able to fight differently. Washington is fearful of not spending its money and the military is part of it. Power structures live and benefit from the status quo and change is not desired by those in power.”
I am desperately keen to see a strong USA leading from the front but fear those days might be rapidly coming to an end.”
Todd: “We have potential, but whether we can save the country from expansion of government and reckless overspending as a form of paying voters is suspect. We’ve been so corrupt, we’re a replicate of the old soviet union (ineffective, and can’t respond quickly to changes and needs). Potentially we’re going to crash and burn in some in some manner. Possibly revolution, in one form or another, hopefully nonviolent. We are the titanic, we can see the iceberg but the people in authority are too happy with the course to make changes. People who ran GM knew it was going to implode but from the penthouse you have your retirement package and the perks and you go on… living well and everything is fine for you, so why stir the pot. People running this won’t tell you the truth any more. People take theirs and go off somewhere and leave the problems for everyone else because they’re ok…everything else is other people’s long term problem.”
Bernie: [Being a citizen and resident of Australia, Bernie felt his firsthand knowledge of this was inadequate to answer.]
Dorina: “No. Voter fraud and deception has been going on for 238 years. It is nothing new. When people want accurate elections they will get them. We have the technology for secure, anonymous, and verifiable voting. The fact that we don't use that technology is because "we" don't want secure, anonymous, and verifiable voting. The technical definition of trust is "the condition necessary for betrayal." Our citizens prefer ignorant trust to informed reliability.”
Todd: “Yes and it’s been that way - it’s just become more visible to us. If you look at people like Al Franken, his seat was taken by political shenanigans. Ted Stevens was removed from office in Alaska by corrupt prosecutors. But these sorts of corrupt games aren't new. The Jack Kennedy election was bought, with people going around with suitcases of cash buying votes using Joe Kennedy's money. It’s a well-known part of our culture, yet Americans have such an ingrained sense of the goodness and integrity of our country that they don't put two and two together. The stories we hear about Chicago politics, or stolen millions in New Orleans, or dead people voting - they're assumed to be anomalies. The word corrupt, in the mind of most voters, describes other, undeveloped societies. Not us.”
Through these writings and views of others in my circle, I’d like to say that I was looking forward to a more positive expression. But I fear that the reality of America may well be staring us in the mirror, for we are seeing ourselves diminishing in the world, our future reflected in our own apathy. With a lessoning of regulation and invasion of our personal and business lives; with a return to morals, values and real authentic governance, without racial or class warfare, then the REAL state of our union would be improved… but alas, consider that it’s not to be for at least the next four year and possibly a generation or more.
Unlike many talk show hosts and others who are either blind, or feel some sort of “courtesy” respect and allegiance to the president, I don’t. Since before his first term when running for office, my personal research and consideration of his background, upbringing, family, social and educational mentors revealed a disturbing pattern of hatred for America and our way of life. His own social actions and words in his books show this distaste for American life and capitalism, and alleges our domination of countries throughout history, stripping away their wealth and resources. People should have paid more attention to that comment to Joe the plumber. The Socialist concept of “redistribute the wealth” is coming back to haunt us in spades.
I truly see this man as having an agenda, a goal to, as he said “fundamentally change America” and I don’t like it and I'm not going along with it. You don’t radically change something that has worked pretty well and has been a beacon of freedom and opportunity for over 200 years – unless you have other goals.
It’s time that America woke up – at least the 49% that aren’t living off the government teat and making their own way in life. Start fighting to regain our country from the strangle hold we’re experiencing from the weight of supporting the 51% and the overbearing governing elected. We can’t continue down the path of destruction we’re on. We can’t nor should we live under the rule of one man’s misguided obsession for our country. We can’t sustain this insufferable debt. We can’t continue to live governed by unpatriotic, selfish people out for their own personal good but not for the country they serve. We can’t continue to have oppressed people living under threat of excessive taxation, over regulation, loss of God given rights and religious freedoms. Dare I say tyranny?
Even though Bernie lives and works in Australia, his grasp of our future may be most foretelling: “In a nutshell, it seems the United States is in an advanced state of decay on a number of fronts. I am desperately keen to see a strong USA leading from the front but fear those days might be rapidly coming to an end.”
God bless each of you and God bless the REAL America.