Since I have not been able to post for a while, I am letting someone I know be a guest blogger. The views in this blog post below do not necessarily represent my opinion or that of Arutz 7's.
Difficult 'Deys' Ahead for American Jews
Many American Jews postpone Aliyah because they think that the financial situation in the US will soon get better. It will not because the US economy is being deliberately taken down, as will be shown in this article.
When the economy crashes, we know from Jewish history, who will be blamed as a scapegoat. The public sees all the Jewish names in Wall Street such as Bernie Madoff, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg of AIG, and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, the current and previous chairmen of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the IMF, not realizing that these are only "court Jews."
In fact, so widespread is the belief in the "Jewish Bankers" that many Americans incorrectly think that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and economic advisor Paul Volcker are Jewish.
The government could even deliberately use increased anti-Israel rhetoric to fan the flames of antisemitism among the public.This is already happening today.
For example, recently President Obama blamed Israel for lack of peace in the middle east that costs the US significantly in "blood and treasure." (thus connecting Israel to two antisemitic motifs, Jews' alleged greed for gold and the blood libel).
As for the decline of the US economy, it is not a result of misguided policies, but it is deliberately being brought down so the dollar can be replaced by a global currency, as the first step to a world government.
While the powers-that-be are not likely to tell us this explicitly, they drop hints from time to time. We should also keep in mind that their modus operandi is to effect change, by creating crises, and then propose a solution which will bring us closer to world government.
Secondly, as we will show below, many steps were required for the current financial crisis to occur. They had to change laws, lower the interest rate to almost zero, etc.
And yet anyone who protested was silenced. The powers-that-be might feign incompetence and stupidity to cover their tracks (i.e. we had no idea that lowering the interest rate to about zero would create a housing bubble), but one question should be asked: Did they benefit from the current situation ?
Considering all the bonuses received from government bailout money and the fact that no one is going to jail, the answer should be yes.
For example, why isn't Hedge Fund titan John Paulson being tried in the current SEC case against Goldman Sachs, leaving one with the suspicion that the whole thing is just a dog and pony show.
"The Conspiracy Theorists are right" -- Political analyst Dick Morris, speaking on Sean Hannity's program, agreed that a decision by the G20 for massive cash infusions and vast new powers for the IMF prove that the "conspiracy theorists were right" and that there is a plan for a one world currency.http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/28-commentary/959
A recent article on msn money -- "Are you ready for a global currency?"http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/banking/p91828.asp
"Goodbye, dollar. So long, euro and yen. Hello, dey! Dey? It's a proposed combination of the three currencies, 'Dollars, 'Euros' & 'Yen', which could eventually form the basis of a global currency. ...Another benefit: no more national currency crises, which have riled Argentina, Mexico, Thailand and Russia in recent years." -- i.e., no more currency crises, which the JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs caused.
Recall that Goldman Sachs showed the Greek government how to cook the books so they could be accepted into the EU.
"Greek Debt Crisis -- How Goldman Sachs Helped Greece to Mask its True Debt"http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,676634,00.html
Already in 1988, the Economist printed an article "Get Ready for a Phoenix" which predicted that in 30 years (2018), all currencies, such as the dollar, yen, etc., will be replaced by a new global currency called the Phoenix.
The Phoenix is a mythical bird which rose from its ashes, just as the world currency is to rise from the ashes of a global financial crisis.
*Catastrophic Loss of Jobs in the US, planned or accidental ?
In 1992, Presidential candidate Ross Perot, warned that NAFTA, the free trade agreement, will lead to a "giant sucking sound" of jobs crossing the border.
Then, we were told that we would lose only "primitive" manufacturing jobs -- because US workers can't compete with Chinese workers who earn a dollar a day -- but, they promised, we would get better high-tech jobs if the US lowered tariffs.
But if globalization is perfectly "natural", why did the US have to "help it along" by giving it most favored nation status to China, allow China to keep the yuan artificially low for years without a whimper, and allow China and other Asian countries to block US imports (South Korea has an 8% tariff on American cars)
Where are the "new jobs" we were promised ? If all those "new jobs" had replaced the lost manufacturing jobs, then --
Why does the US still have such a high trade deficit ?
Why are some cities, such as Flint, Michigan, being deindustrialized and returned in part to nature.
How can a 50 year-old factory worker be retrained to work in high-tech ?
As for all those "new jobs" in IT, many were lost to India because of outsourcing.
Not only software development, but call centers, medicine (radiology), even law, are all being outsourced to India.Why has the US had zero net job growth from 2000-2009
"There has been zero net job creation since December 1999. No previous decade going back to the 1940s had job growth of less than 20 percent. Economic output rose at its slowest rate of any decade since the 1930s as well. "
Seeing that globalism just doesn't work, why doesn't the US raise tariffs to protect its jobs ?
Why did GM (now Government Motors) take the bailout money from the government to open factories .... in China and India ? "GM plans to export cars from China to the US
... General Motors is planning to build cars in China and import them into the United States, a strategy that could trigger further job losses and union anger in the US... A plan to shift a greater proportion of the struggling car-maker's production overseas is still being negotiated with US politicians, who have already lent GM $15.4bn (£10.18bn) in order to keep it afloat and safeguard its 90,000 US workers."
"However, a spokesman for GM in Shanghai said it was 'only a matter of time' before vehicles made in China are imported into the company's home market, in another blow to the US car industry."
When American companies open plants overseas, not only do they have much lower wages and can ignore US government regulations such as those of OSHA, EPA, etc., but in addition,they get a tax break from the US government. Why ?
"Arizona lawmakers say their new immigration enforcement law will help them fight an illegal immigrant crime wave that is sweeping the state, a claim that is backed by studies and statistics that suggest border states have a disproportionately high number of criminals who are illegal immigrants"
Why hasn't the US built a fence on the border with Mexico ?
If there is such a threat of terrorism, that heightened security checks are required at airports, why is the border left wide open ?
Why are illegal aliens given free medical care and their children are given free education in public schools in Spanish -- even terrorists in Gaza want to learn English, but Mexican American children in Los Angeles are instructed in Spanish.
Why are the children of illegal aliens born in the US ("anchor babies") given citizenship ?
Or perhaps there is a deliberate policy to allow illegal immigration in order to lower the living standards of Americans and turn America into a multicultural and multilingual society
Returning to the question of the financial crisis, was it planned ?
"'You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,' Rahm Emanuel, Mr. Obama's new chief of staff, told a Wall Street Journal conference of top corporate chief executives this week."http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122721278056345271.html
So many steps were required for the financial crisis to occur; policy makers blindly guessing would have been right at least half of the time, but the crisis seems to have required an amazing series of wrong decisions.
* Community Reinvestment Act or CRA passed by the Carter Administration in 1977 which pressured banks to lend to people who couldn't afford to buy a house.
* ACORN used the CRA to pressure banks to lend to sub prime borrowers.
* Alan Greenspan lowered the interest rate in 2004 creating the housing bubble.
* The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 was repealed in 1999 allowed commercial banks to act as investment banks, i.e. it allowed banks to gamble with their depositors' savings.
* The sub-prime loans were bundled as Collateralized Debt Obligations or CDO's. The rating agencies such as Moody's were pressured by the banks to give these junk bonds a triple-A rating.
* NY Governor Elliot Spitzer tried to warn of the practice of predatory lending (banks lending to borrowers who were likely to default on the loans), so he had to be silenced. And soon after Elliot Spitzer wrote an article in the Washington Post warning of the practice, the government, which had tapped his phone, leaked the information about his trysts with call girls
"Up until Wednesday, there was one single, lonely politician who stood in the way of this creepy little assignation at the bankers’ bordello: Eliot Spitzer ..."
Thus, those American Jews who are sitting on their suitcases should make Aliyah now.
The economy will not appreciably recover, because the decline of America has been planned, and the plight of Jews in America is likely to get much worse.
In a society that has become addicted to consumerism, when their material wealth is taken away, Americans will become very upset. They will need someone to blame, and the Jews will be a convenient scapegoat ... and the government might "help" them arrive at that decision with its anti-Israel rhetoric.
The Jews live well -- they will say -- they control Wall St., which plundered our savings with all of the bank bailouts.
Thus, a Saturday Night Live skit a couple of years ago singled out Jewish bankers -- Savings and Loan owners Herb and Marion Sandler and George Soros with a Dr. Strangelove accent -- as having plundered average Americans.
Another example was Maureen Dowd's column
-- Maureen Down of the NY Times, not Pat Buchanan or David Duke -- where she set a record for the largest number of antisemitic metaphors in a column
, with phrases such as "blood-sucking banks", "Goldmine Sachs" and her statement that "the bankers who took government money and then gave out obscene bonuses are the same self-interested sorts Jesus threw out of the temple."
Disgruntled Americans will complain that the Jews are also communists (Jews are always accused of being both communists and capitalists), such as Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, Cass Sunstein, etc., and took away our freedom, turning America into a communist country.
Some may also cry, "Israel, which receives so many of our tax-dollars, refuses to make peace with the Palestinians, and as a result, our boys are being killed in the Middle East to protect Israel."
Add to that, General Petraeus' recent statement that "America's relationship with Israel is important, but not as important as the lives of America's soldiers."
And terror has now invaded our shores, requiring additional loss of liberty under the Patriot Act.
They will explain it as a result of "blowback" because of America's support for Israel.
They will lament that the all-powerful Jewish/Zionist lobby controls Washington -- such as Pat Buchanan's recent comments that there are too many Jews on the Supreme Court -- and the White House will encourage them to think so, just as Pres. George H W Bush did with his statement in 1991 that “I’m up against some powerful forces. They’ve got something like 1,000 lobbyists on the Hill working the other side of the question. We’ve got one lonely little guy here doing it.”
Thus, the recent preponderance of antisemitic statements, until recently considered off limits, and classic anti-Jewish imagery, such as the blood libel, regularly used by the White House and the mainstream media should concern American Jews and lead them to consider Aliyah.
Have a good 'Dey'.