Investing in Precious Metals 101 ad

Obama – a social unrest antidote?

Login or register to post comments Last Post 3697 reads   22 posts
Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 22 total)
  • Sun, Feb 22, 2009 - 03:53pm

    #1
    mihaibarsan

    mihaibarsan

    Status Member (Offline)

    Joined: Jan 07 2009

    Posts: 10

    count placeholder

    Obama – a social unrest antidote?

A twisted, conspiracy-minded person, couldn’t help thinking:

What if Obama is now US President because "the powerful ones" needed a figure that would prevent social unrest from the disdvantaged American classes in the tough years to come? 

I could imagine he could get away with almost anything in this moment, blaming it on crisis and the need for extraordinary measures in extraordinary times.

  • Sun, Feb 22, 2009 - 04:15pm

    #2
    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Oct 31 2017

    Posts: 1613

    count placeholder

    Re: Obama – a social unrest antidote?

Then the so called "powerful ones" are not so bright because Obama may have set off a chain of events that could devastate America. Which includes widespread social unrest.  Of course, I believe conspiracy theories are silly.

  • Sun, Feb 22, 2009 - 04:30pm

    #3
    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Oct 31 2017

    Posts: 1613

    count placeholder

    Re: Obama – a social unrest antidote?

[quote] Then the so called "powerful ones" are not so bright because Obama may
have set off a chain of events that could devastate America. Which
includes widespread social unrest. [/quote]

Could be, actually such cases when people put in power turned against the ones who put them there are quite common in history.

 

  • Sun, Feb 22, 2009 - 04:48pm

    #4
    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Oct 31 2017

    Posts: 1613

    count placeholder

    Re: Obama – a social unrest antidote?

conspiracy theories are silly till proven then they simply become conspiracies.

i suggest you check out wiki on conspiracies.

a conspiracy is two or more people getting together for illegal or harmful purposes of course this is completely silly it never happens. why there is no such thing as the mafia. the whole concept is a cultural assault on italians.

of course the gov. actually has silly laws on the books which prosecute conspirators. one of my best friends ended up in club fed for 7 years for conspiracy………..oh that was just silly.

of course there are a lot of silly things in the world but politeness demands i stop here.

  • Sun, Feb 22, 2009 - 08:02pm

    #5
    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Oct 31 2017

    Posts: 1613

    count placeholder

    Re: Obama – a social unrest antidote?

Glad you said that, Joe.

I think the whole notion of conspiracy theories is silly, meaning the calling of something a conspiracy theory.

Conspiracy theories are relative. Most mainstream folks consider this website based on conspiracy theories. In general, I think people who use the term are intellectually lazy because instead of bothering to refute something or offer a counter idea they simply label it a conspiracy theory. And, of course, no respectable person believes in "conspiracy theories."

  • Sun, Feb 22, 2009 - 10:33pm

    #6
    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Oct 31 2017

    Posts: 1613

    count placeholder

    Re: Obama – a social unrest antidote?

On election night my wife commented, ‘Now that the plutocrats have
stolen trillions, they’re ready to turn the looted country over to the
first African-American president.’

It’s a curious fact that the urban riots of the 1960s — never adequately explained — occurred after
some major political gains, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and
the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A case of rising expectations that
couldn’t be met? I still don’t know.

Aside from political straws
in the wind, it’s certainly true that high unemployment is a risk
factor for social unrest. You’ve got folks with time on their hands and
economic frustration on their minds. Such as the 100,000 people in the
streets of Dublin this weekend, angered by unemployment and pension
cutbacks.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7903518.stm 

Already some student uprisings
reminiscent of the 1960s are happening, such the NYU protest last week.
Suffice it to say that the probability of social unrest this summer is
higher than it has been for a while.

A conspiracy theory might be
that a right-wing remnant wants to discredit Obama by showing him to be
as ineffective as Johnson (riots, Vietnam) and Carter (inflation, gas
crisis, Iran). If so, Obama has blundered right into their trap by
escalating the occupation of Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires.

The
intellectual error that presidential contenders make is the same one
committed by the Federal Reserve — their irrational belief that
central planning and rule by decree can ‘add value.’ In my opinion, it
just isn’t so. Taking the reins of an insolvent economy during an epic
Bubble collapse is an extremely high-risk career gamble, with the
emphasis on gamble.
Frankly, I don’t think the economists’ prototypical ‘prudent man’ would
take such a bet. The folks in charge of this country, in both parties,
are not prudent. They are consistently reckless.

  • Sun, Feb 22, 2009 - 11:02pm

    #7
    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Oct 31 2017

    Posts: 1613

    count placeholder

    Re: Obama – a social unrest antidote?

More grist for the conspiracy mill:Google the “Cloward-Piven strategy”or ‘Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured crisis’…

  • Mon, Feb 23, 2009 - 04:02am

    #8
    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Oct 31 2017

    Posts: 1613

    count placeholder

    Re: Obama – a social unrest antidote?

[quote=mihaibarsan]

A twisted, conspiracy-minded person, couldn’t help thinking:

What if Obama is now US President because "the powerful ones" needed a figure that would prevent social unrest from the disdvantaged American classes in the tough years to come? 

I could imagine he could get away with almost anything in this moment, blaming it on crisis and the need for extraordinary measures in extraordinary times.

[/quote]

Yes… he does seem to appeal to almost all of the classes.

  • Mon, Feb 23, 2009 - 05:43am

    #9
    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Oct 31 2017

    Posts: 1613

    count placeholder

    Re: Obama – a social unrest antidote?

[quote=mihaibarsan]

A twisted, conspiracy-minded person, couldn’t help thinking:

What if Obama is now US President because "the powerful ones" needed a figure that would prevent social unrest from the disdvantaged American classes in the tough years to come? 

[/quote]

I am not sure how serious your question was but after spending a weekend home sick and thus more time than usual on this website and others, I am going to understand it as a serious question. I am confused and I must admit disappointed at all the conspiracy minded people on this site. I am trying to understand….how do "the powerful ones" pull the strings exactly? Who are they, how many of them? How do they rig elections as this question implies? How do they get a bunch of Muslims to fly into skyscrapers (and so on)? How do they organize this control over the world? How do they keep it secret among themselves? None of this conspiracy stuff makes any sense to me.

  • Mon, Feb 23, 2009 - 05:50am

    #10
    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Peak Prosperity Admin

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Oct 31 2017

    Posts: 1613

    count placeholder

    Re: Obama – a social unrest antidote?

If we really want social stability then we are going to start to address the root cause of our finacial problems.  Unless I’m mistaken, money is the one common bond that makes or breaks a society.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxiTbrlGJGs part 1 (watch in full screen HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h22UjKwI7rI part 2 (watch in full screen HD)

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 22 total)

Login or Register to post comments