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Like An Alcoholic, America Must and Will Hit Bottom


Is America on her last legs? Is the end of the Republic, as we have known it, near? A snapshot view of the emotional, physical and financial health of our nation makes it appear that we are on the edge of collapse. This article takes a snapshot view on how we are doing and the final conclusion is that America, like an alcoholic must and will hit bottom.

Meaningful Political Reform is Impossible

In this, a mid-term election year, we hear a lot of talk of how the people must rise up and vote as one. Unfortunately, the gross, collective ignorance of this country is so great that elections, as an exercise as the collective and intelligent expression of the public will, are non-existent. And even if a community could spur a collective action on an issue, the electronic voting machines would cast doubt on the true outcome anyway.

Before a nation can peacefully change course, the people must understand how political change happens. Further, they must have an understanding of the key political players and what they stand for. Unfortunately, and according to an Annenburg survey that was just conducted, only 36% of all Americans can identify the three branches of government. How can one possibly rid a system of abuse when one does not understand how the system works? A full 25% of all Americans know how that Senators serve for six years. Tragically and only 20% of all Americans know how many U.S. senators there are. Additionally, only 40% of high school seniors know that Joe Biden is the Vice-President. The faces of Pelosi, Reed and McCain should be on every billboard and dartboard for what they have done to the country (e.g. NDAA, Obamacare). Instead, most Americans have scarcely heard of them.


Even as in the open our public corruption has become, most will never hear of it because six corporations own over 95% of the media. Most American think that they have a free press when nothing could be further from the truth.

One would think that the First Amendment to the Constitution would protect the freedom of the press. There was a recent time when the United States was previously ranked 20th in the freedom of the press, but the U.S. has fallen 27 places to the 49th place. One of the reasons listed for the decline are the many arrests of journalist covering Occupy Wall Street protests. Certainly, the Occupy Wall Street arrests had a lot to do with the slippage. The US is now ranked lower then most western European countries including Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Spain, etc.

One of the many things the occupy movement has done is help focus more attention on the aggressive militarization of basic law enforcement in the United States.  And that’s been combined with police efforts to prevent both professional and amateur reporters from covering the story. These undeniable facts were in evidence in the recent unrest in Ferguson, MO.

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2011, the United States is tied with Romania for forty-ninth in civil liberties. Several countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway are tied for first.


Former award-winning CNN journalist, Amber Lyon, who quit the network in order to maintain her journalistic integrity.

Amber Lyon, former CNN award winning journalist left the network because she was disgusted by the fact that the government paid hush money to CNN to not cover stories and also paid money to the compromised network to make up stories.

I can remember when in the 1990’s many were unhappy that the number of corporations which owned the lion’s share of the media had shrunk from 150 to 50 due to deregulation under President Bill Clinton. Again, in today’s America, only six corporations own 95% percent of our media. One cannot, with any degree of confidence, believe a word coming out of the mouth any newscaster or their network.

Can one imagine how far the freedom of the press ratings would have fallen if the murders of Andrew Breitbart and Michael Hastings were taken into account?


Americans Are Medicated and Unhealthy


In the period from 1968 to 2008, the suicide rate in America rose 308% for people aged 15 to 24. It is clear that our children do not want to live in the New World Order. One out of every ten teen girls in America engages in “self-harm”. Cutting and burning are the most common forms that this “self-harm” takes.



No less than 30 million Americans are on antidepressants. Americans account for about four percent of the world’s population, but we buy more than 50% of the pharmaceutical drugs and Americans take a stunning 80% of all prescription painkillers. According to several studies 70% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug and 20% of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs. Additionally 60 million Americans  are problem drinkers and are categorized as alcoholics. Let me restate the last morbid statistic, one in six Americans, are problem drinkers.


According to a presentation offered at the IFPE Congress in Vienna, Austria on April 18, 2009, on the results of World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey, 19% of studied Americans experienced a clinical anxiety disorder in the previous twelve-month period, which pushes the United States into a ranking of first place in this category. And no wonder, it is estimated that one out of every four girls will be sexually abused before they become adults. Suicide has now actually surpassed car accidents as the number one cause of “injury death”in the United States.


Collectively, our cancer rates are by far the highest in the world as are our autism rates (now one in 53 births). Alzheimer’s is soaring at record rates and the age of onset is getting younger and younger. According to the CIA 2013 Factbook, Americans only have the 42nd longest life span on the planet despite the exorbitant amount we spend on health care. And I haven’t even touched upon obesity rates, sleep deprivation, etc., but you get the idea,we are morbidly unhealthy and a miserable people.


Economic Recovery Is Not Possible Under Any Circumstance

There is a bit of good news. The national deficit is only $17 trillion dollars and it is growing by leaps and bounds. At least that’s the good news. The bad news is that our “unfunded liabilities” (e.g. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and now Obamacare) have reached a total of $240 trillion dollars. And the really bad news is that our country, through the bailouts, owe the bankers a whopping $1 quadrillion dollars for the Ponzi scheme we call the credit swap derivatives. Since the entire estimated value of the planet is merely $100 trillion dollars, please explain to me how we can pay off this debt? Because this is public debt and it exceeds the sum total of all of our collective holdings,the owners of the debt, effectively own you!

I would talk about IT compensation rates where the  United States ranks 14th in IT management compensation. I could also mention that Americans no longer live in the highest salary paying country in the world. In fact, the United States does not even crack the top ten list of the highest salary paying countries on the planet in which Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom round out the top ten and pay their workers more than workers in the United States. In fact, the United States only ranks 20th in terms of overall gross pay!

Perhaps our children can collectively educate themselves to a higher economic level in terms of our professional expertise ceiling. Unfortunately, The Education Policy Institute assessed the affordability of higher education costs and found that the United States ranks 13th in higher education affordability. And to those who think your children can borrow their way to a degree, think again. Today’s U.S. college loan practices, which serve to underwrite much of the cost of a college education, are the most predatory in the world.

As of last year, bankruptcy cannocancel out a student loan debt and delinquent college students can now go to jail for nonpayment. In fact, several federal agencies have even “swat teamed” many delinquent student loan defaulters. Nowhere else in the world can we find evidence of these types of predatory practices being used against college students as we do here in the United States.

Again, all economic data,in effect, is meaningless so long as we owe a $17 trillion dollar deficit, a $240 trillion dollar unfunded liability debt and a $1 quadrillion derivatives debt. We virtually no exported manufacturing left and with the free trade agreements, there is no possibility of re-instituting tariffs which sustained this country without an income tax until 1913. The American government only takes in $2 trillion dollars per year. Do the math, if put every dime that we collect in taxes toward the debt and spent the money on nothing else, it would take us 120 years to pay off the unfunded liabilities and we could never pay off the derivatives debt because the debt is expanding faster that $2 trillion dollars of debt. Of course, the government could increase taxes, but there reaches a point when it will not pay to go to work. The final solution would be debt repudiation and start over. However, let me remind you, the bankers control the government and its enforcement mechanisms and they will not give up this asset and this measure of control without a fight and, my friends, I am regrettably sure that is where this is headed.

The Most Dire American Statistic

In a human holocaust beyond belief, more than 56 million American babies have been massacred in this country since Roe v. Wade was handed down by the Supreme Court in 1973. Our abortion rate is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever fought combined. May God have mercy on us.


The purge has already begun. Despite having only 4% of the world’s population, our prisons house 25% of the worlds prison population!

This article is only a snapshot of the dire circumstances America finds herself in. Like an alcoholic, America must and will hit bottom because we lack the collective awareness, resources, maturity and resolve to confront our issues head on. However, hitting bottom does not necessarily spell the end unless these are indeed the proverbial and Biblical “last days”.  Let me remind all Christians, that the Bible, in Matthew 24:36, clearly tells us that in regard to the Second Coming, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only”. Therefore, it is prudent to prepare for the reality that this evil that has been set loose upon the world is going to continue for awhile longer.

There is a cycle to everything and most of the people will reach a point where they cannot sustain themselves in the present system of contrived shortages and they may push back, provided depopulation strategies are not fully underway. In the very small chance that America will one day fight back against this tyranny, it would be prudent to teach our young the Constitution and what moral authority really means in order that the survivors have something meaningful upon which to rebuild.

Sometimes, knowing my history as I do, it is a curse because it is easy to see where this headed. One of my contemporaries once told me that our fathers lived in the best days of America. I agree and that generation, the WW II generation, could not have imagined how quickly this country would become so utterly destroyed in such a short time.

My best advice to all is to prepare on two fronts. Prepare to continue within the framework that now exists, the Matrix if you will. However it important that we simultaneously turn our attention to strategies which will increase the odds of survival. Therefore, adaptation strategies have become critically important.

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  1. Stevie September 22, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Dave I love you brother. Having said that, darn, darn, and darn. We are sick from stem to stern, punked out by luciferian corporate interest and worse. I am an alchoholic myself I get it. My knees hurt crying out to God to heal this land, to heal me. If you got a bucket I will fill it with my tears. Rats! You nailed it again.
    I do have an answer, ask Stephen Quayle, it is JESUS!

  2. Emmette September 22, 2014 at 5:05 am

    A very good assessment of our present situation. Kudos to the author….

  3. Pegathee September 22, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Although I agree with the first part of the statement, the statistic doesn’t mean anything. It could mean that we are arresting more people committing those crimes and other nations are allowing them to be committed……

  4. Sophie September 22, 2014 at 6:25 am

    There is no question that many challenges lie ahead. However, the American spirit of resiliency and determination could still prevail and win out. With God’s support any difficulty can be turned around. It would be best to think of the current situation as rock bottom. Should total martial law be instituted, it would be far more difficult to win back basic rights and freedoms. It is essential that we who understand what is occurring find every means of combating it. Initiatives that reinvigorate a sense of empowerment as widely as possible are vitally important. Americans can begin to identify the special abilities and qualities possessed by those around them and encourage intelligent initiatives in all. The worst aspect of this covert take-over is that it dogmatically tells people that they have no power and no worth. Momentum will do a great deal, if numbers of people can be engaged.

    People can prepare and teach a one or two hour course on American government essentials, then look for promising young people and train them to be presenters. They can make videos and teach what they know to other young people. A sort of teaching relay could be started. Inventive, initiatives can be started in every conceivable area of life and encouraged to spread. For example, if you have some word of mouth advertising campaign, you do not need to rely on government trade policies. Creative brain-storming and taking initiatives in every aspect of life becomes the norm, an American self-preservation and self-enhancement movement can spread more powerfully.

    One sobering concern I have is that certain highly effective alternative media persons may be controlled opposition. They may have much useful information to offer. However, they will tend to instil defeatist attitudes and ideas. Accordingly, it is well that we benefit from them in every way possible, while consciously preserving as much as possible American confidence, idealism and strength.

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  6. Sophie September 22, 2014 at 6:49 am

    What is most important is to reawaken the American spirit of resiliency and self-reliance in as many people as possible. Doing so, would do much to give hope to younger people. A modern type of “pioneering” could take place. People can regain norms of working together, as was customary in building barns and making quilts. Perhaps a professional engineer will assist eager young people to do independent studies in math and science, with some oversight beyond the curriculum. Perhaps some people will be able to bypass university studies, by proving competence in necessary skills. Perhaps they could be certified in some alternative way by professionals themselves.

    People are not beginning to tap their potential. The grim times we are in today give us every incentive to do so as never before.

  7. Cactusue September 22, 2014 at 6:55 am


    We need to be concerned about immigration and the future for our children.

  8. Widetracker September 22, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Please read: “The Way home or face The Fire”.

    Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn like an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts, that it shall leave of them neither root nor branch (nothing).

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  10. G September 22, 2014 at 8:18 am

    people like you is the only way we will get the truth….everything you have in this article hits the nail on the head…..I have been trying to find like minded friends but what I found is they are in denial asleep at the wheel…..I have tried to get those I do meet to see what is right in our face such as chemtrails gmo foods crap in our water removing our freedoms slowly keeping people on drugs for big pharma and taking God out of everything…they just do not get it or do not want to……thank you for sharing .God Bless…

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  14. Seen2013 September 22, 2014 at 11:20 am

    “Unfortunately, and according to an Annenburg survey that was just conducted, only 36% of all Americans can identify the three branches of government. How can one possibly rid a system of abuse when one does not understand how the system works?”

    This is designed as the Bismarkianists aka those who desire absolute authority and follows the ambitious blueprint of Otto von Bismark rests upon destroying the Constitution and its limitations and checks and balances to justify centralized control. In fact, most people believe that the President holds the vast power ignoring the past precedents are also not only illegal but qualify as treason.
    The US is not a Parliamentary system in which the President controls Congress. It is Congress who holds the President in Check.

    Obviously, it’s not in a Bismarkianist’s favor for the populace to understand how the system is supposed to work.

    “We virtually no exported manufacturing left and with the free trade agreements, there is no possibility of re-instituting tariffs which sustained this country without an income tax until 1913.”

    Albeit, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and free trade agreements violate not only the Bill of Rights and Constitutional grant of authority of government; those also violate the Welfare and Interstate Commerce clauses.
    I’d say creating laws that inevitably create the justification for subsidized fiefdoms creating Oligarchy, destruction of purchasing power through inflation, and centralizing markets are adamant and blatant violations of those clauses.
    The entitlement culture argues that it’s the government’s job to conduct charity (Crockett’s time) to today’s wealth redistribution (nothing truly of the sort) under the welfare clause. This is actually a perversion and violation of the clause. Furthermore, they destroyed interstate commerce and ultimately another violation of the interstate commerce laws. Those clauses specifically states that those are utterly wrong and in actuality abuse of authority.
    The past precedent for civilian worker brigade drafts also is utilizing the problem-reaction solution from the entitlement culture and counter-entitlement culture. Most people probably never heard of the Federal mandate for States to compel participants under the jobs/works programs utilizing welfare guidelines. It is also the past precedent for the Department of Labor under the authority of the President in national emergencies to draft civilian labor with or without compensation.

  15. NW Native September 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    As I have said before, when a normal people allow psychopaths into their living rooms, what Dave has outlined is the result.

    Normal Americans through misplaced trust, lack of knowledge and understanding of the psychopathic mind, religious belief that some god is going to descend and save the day, are, without a doubt, living in a “pathocracy” ruled over by “pathocracts”.

    Psychopathy is a form of human parasitism. In one way or the other psychopaths seek to live at the expense of others (normal people). Lacking real talent, the conscienceless, parasitic psychopath will, just like other parasites in nature kill the host, just like they are doing to the normal American people.

    Why? Because that is their nature. They have no choice!
    Until the mostly normal 95% American people and for that matter normal people around the world, get understanding and knowledge and a handle on this phenomenon nothing will change. I don’t see that happening anytime soon. In fact the American civilization may have already passed the point of no return.

    But never fear, Western civilization, as a whole, is also on the chopping block. One European nation under their leader in the 1930’s tied to throw off this parasite from the body politic. We all know what happened to that nation.

    The parasitic “pathocrats” always seem, with other nations under their control, able to smash down hard with the hammer of destruction any worthwhile nation that seeks to escape their tentacles.

  16. Midnight writer September 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    right again Dave and I haven’t voted for many years, what’s the point ,you get a rocka- pub or a rocka-dem, not a dimes worth of difference

  17. MonT September 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Stevie – Niacin (vitamin B5) – has been shown to reduce cravings for alcohol, and lessen depression symptoms. Most people start with 3,000 mg. and work their way up from there. B5 has a record of being very safe and even much higher doses than that. Blessings.

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  20. Disabled Veteran September 23, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Great article! We are in big trouble. Also, if the return of our Lord Jesus Christ is a long time off, what have we condemned our children and their children to?

  21. Patriot September 23, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Fellow armed resistors to tyranny and injustice, its time to secure your weapons before they come and take them. Then if they don’t take you a resistance can be mounted. There is still time. http://www.ballisticburial.com has what you need to ensure your family is protected after the NWO tugs, AKA militarized police and us Army roll through house to house. “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” Thomas Jefferson. Jesus Christ, Yeshua and Jehovah are the only true authority we need recognize and a government that does not oppose biblical principles.

  22. marcelo September 23, 2014 at 5:26 am

    I urge everyone here to read this book:

    “THE GREAT CONTROVERSY”, (written by Ellen G. White).

    USA is going to ruin. It is certain. It will be ugly. Scaring.

    Read the book!

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  24. Pine 4 Better Daze September 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Meaningful political reform in this country is impossible because as the late country talk show host, Derry Brownfield, in his commentary would say, the two political parties are just different wings of the same bird. And it’s the truth! The Republican party with few exceptions isn’t much better than the Democrats who are ok with Obama’s socialist agenda for bringing down the republic…
    And what we don’t need is another Clinton or Bush as president!!
    In the TomHeneghanBriefings.com June 4, 2014 report, ‘There are NO Terrorists – There NEVER Were Any Terrorists,’ it said the following:
    “President Obama is currently being blackmailed by the NAZI Bush Crime Family to remove 9/11 witnesses from Guantanamo Bay and at the same time continue to empower this PHONY “war on terror” as to enable the presidential
    candidacies of NAZI Paperclip former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush and former
    U.S. Secretary of State, Bush Crime Family financial Mena, Arkansas, partner Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

    Also see The Burning Platform report of Sept. 22, 2014—

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