What Do You Do When The Country Where You Live Is Literally Going Insane?

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Do you ever get the feeling that the world around you is going crazy?  If you live in America today and you are not in a television-induced coma, then you have probably had that feeling.  It seems like almost everywhere you turn these days, there is someone that is seriously losing it.  It is not just our politicians either.  In every profession and on every level of society there are lots of people that appear to be a few fries short of a Happy Meal.  So what do you do when the country where you live is literally going insane?  When paranoia, fear and delusional thinking are commonplace, it is very difficult for a society to function normally.  And unfortunately, some of the craziest people out there are working for the federal government. These days you literally do not know who you can count on.  If you contact someone in a position of authority, that person may help you or that person may turn out to be a raving lunatic.  Once upon a time, there was a feeling that most people in America shared a set of common values, but those days are long gone.  These days, it seems like nearly everyone has their own idea of what “right and wrong” are, and so when you meet someone you never know what you are going to get.  What may seem “totally insane” to you may seem perfectly normal to the person that you are trying to interact with.


Yes, of course part of the problem is that the U.S. population has been very much “dumbed-down” over the years.  Our government schools are pumping out millions upon millions of kids that are dumb as a rock, and our entertainment industry is slowly turning the American people into a bunch of jibbering idiots.

But our problems go way beyond the fact that a large percentage of our population is uneducated.  The truth is that some of the most paranoid and irrational Americans you will meet are actually very highly educated.

For example, it really does take someone extremely paranoid to believe that we need to strip-search 80-year-old women at our airports for the sake of national security.

Have you ever met someone that is truly paranoid?  Everyone and everything is a threat to them.

Well, it is the same thing with those running the Department of Homeland Security.  The size of the “no fly list” in the U.S. has more than doubled over the past 12 months.  A year ago, there were about 10,000 names on it, and today there are approximately 21,000 names on it.

In fact, your name might be on it right now and you may never even know until you try to get on to an airplane.

But the “terrorist” watch list is even worse.  The “terrorist watch list” now has over a million names on it.  According to the Washington Post, a “single tip” can get you put on to that list forever.

In America today, we are all “potential terrorists”, and we have been told that we must give up our rights so that the government can keep us safe from the “dangerous people” that could be living right down the street from us.

Yes, there are real terrorists out there, but getting us all scared to death of our neighbors is not going to help anything.

Sadly, the truth is that it is often law enforcement authorities that we need to be most afraid of.

The other day, a team of FBI agents hacked down the front door of one lady’s apartment with a chainsaw….

“I just happened to glance over and saw this huge chainsaw ripping down the side of my door,” she explains. “And I was freaking out. I didn’t know what was going on.”

They had her on the floor for 35 minutes before they finally figured out that they had the wrong apartment.


Of course the criminals are becoming more insane as well, and they are increasingly acting in groups.  Over the past few years, we have seen a frightening rise in the number of crimes committed by mobs of criminals.  The following is one recent example from Syracuse, New York….

Authorities say a group of nine people swarmed a neighborhood grocery store in Syracuse and stole nearly $40,000 by distracting the clerk and blocking her view.

Syracuse police tell local media that they believe the thieves are a roving band of scam artists who target small stores with few employees.

A few months ago, I wrote an article about the flash mob epidemic that we are now seeing in America.  Large groups of kids are banding together and are deciding that it would be a really good idea to go out and commit a crime together.

Some would call such behavior stupidity while others would call it sheer insanity.

But whatever you want to call it, the reality is that it is quite an alarming trend.

People also seem to be becoming more sadistic these days as well.

The other day, two sisters in Wisconsin were arrested for sexually assaulting a man with a pair of pliers and having him drink a glass of urine.

Does anyone remember women acting this way 40 or 50 years ago?

Unfortunately, if you are a victim of a crime and you call the authorities for help, you never know what you are going to get.

If a good police officer responds, you may get help.

If a bad police officer responds, you may get raped.  Yes, that is actually true.  Sometimes the police end up being even worse than the criminals.  When one 19-year-old single woman in Milwaukee called 911 for help, she didn’t expect to get raped by the police.  But that is exactly what happened.

Teachers are probably even worse.  As I wrote about the other day, another story appears in the mainstream media about some teacher doing perverted things with students almost every single day now.

So what should you do?

Should you just go live out in the middle of the woods somewhere to escape all of this insanity?

Unfortunately, that will not work either.  The crazies can find you back there too.  The following is a comment that a reader identified as BenjiK shared on one of my recent articles….

I had a 1962 Chevy Bel-Air given to me by my grandfather that was stored under a car cover, behind a solid fence, and COMPLETELY out of public site. It was going to be a project for me and the kids when they got a little older. We lived on over 2 acres, on a dirt road, outside the city limits and we were friends with the few neighbors we had. I received a letter in the mail from the county stating I had 30 days to get the “abandoned” vehicle out of my yard or face fines up to $117 a day for every day not in compliance. I about flipped. Upon contacting a county official I learned that I wasn’t being “singled out”, this was a county wide “crackdown” on “unsightly debris”. When I explained there was no possible way that the car was visible to ANYONE, I was informed the county was using “satellite imagery” for enforcement.

However, they were “gracious” enough to give me 3 options: 1) Get rid of the vehicle 2) Get the vehicle in running condition and license and insure it or 3) Build an extra garage to store it in. (Of course contingent upon the county’s approval, paid permits, fees, inspections, etc….)

We ended up storing it in our 2-car garage with my truck sitting outside until we sold our home and moved.

Isn’t that comforting?

They could be using a satellite to look at your home right now and you would never even know it.

Our country is becoming crazier all the time.

Sadly, even those that are supposed to be the “cream of the crop” are completely and totally insane as well.

Just look at all the corruption on Wall Street.  As this chart shows, when debt levels in America go up, so do the earnings of the Wall Street bankers.  They don’t care that the debt bubble that they are creating is going to destroy the financial system.  All they care about is the big bonus checks that they are going to get at the end of the year.

The big banks run up ridiculous levels of debt and leverage at their own firms because they know that if they guess right, they will win big, and if they guess wrong the taxpayers will bail them out because they are “too big to fail”.

Our financial system has become a gambler’s paradise.  It is a gigantic casino where the crazy and the corrupt place massive bets that are so large they would blow the minds of most average Americans.

But very few places are insane as Washington D.C. is.

It has been said that the American people are going to get the government that they deserve, and that definitely appears to be true.

One of our major political parties is being led by a legendary con artist who appears to be completely and totally incompetent and the other major political party is being led by a man that would literally say almost anything in order to win an election.

Once there was a famous song that included the following line….

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right

Unfortunately, that is a perfect description of U.S. politics today.

And the guy occupying the White House is barely even qualified to run a Dairy Queen.

The following is what Barack Obama recently said was his goal for the U.S. economy….

“I laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last, that has a firm foundation. Where we’re making stuff and selling stuff and moving it around and UPS drivers are dropping things off everywhere.”

And he is supposed to be one of the great orators of our time?

Barack Obama seems to know next to nothing about our economic system.  Perhaps that is why he nominated Ben Bernanke for another term as the head of the Federal Reserve despite the fact that Bernanke had a track record of failure that would make the Washington Generals look good.

This week, Bernanke promised Congress that the Federal Reserve will protect the U.S. economy from whatever happens next….

“We are in frequent contact with European authorities, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and take every available step to protect the U.S. financial system and the economy”

Talk about delusional!  Bernanke is not going to be able to protect us from what is coming.

But Bernanke is a perfect example of the modern American.  We tend to think that we know it all, and yet the rest of the world is just laughing at us.

Sadly, just electing the right person to be president is not going to fix what is wrong with this country.

The entire nation is literally going insane.

We need to understand what has happened to us, turn around, and start doing the things that once made us great.

So what do all of you think?

Is there much hope for America?

Please feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below….

  • El Pollo de Oro

    “The police and the military have become nothing more than enforcers for the crime bosses.”—Gerald Celente

    “The merger of state and corporate power, by definition, is called fascism, and fascism has come to America.” —Gerald Celente

    You know you are truly living in a Third World hellhole when both the cops and the robbers imperil your safety. Welcome to The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) in 2012. As the police state continues to abuse, torment and suffocate its innocent victims, the streets will not become any safer. Americans who sacrifice liberty for security will get neither, and the bullets will be deadly whether they are coming from jackbooted police state thugs on one hand or the Crips and Bloods, MS13 or Los Zeta on the other hand.

    The true patriots, from Alex Jones to Ron Paul to Justin Raimondo to Gary Johnson to Gerald Celente to the late Irv Homer, have tried to warn us against the evils of the police state. But the cowards haven’t listened. They begged for fascism, and they’re getting their wish.

    “Villains prosper while the rest are fired, foreclosed, and foreordained to suffer for the sins of their rulers.”—Justin Raimondo

    Welcome to life in a violent, bloody, nightmarish Third World horror movie. Welcome to The Banana Republic of America, formerly the USA.

  • Gary2

    Powerful corporations socialize their risks and costs, but privatize profits. That means we, the 99 percent, pick up the tab for environmental clean ups, for helping workers who aren’t paid enough to afford food or health care, for bailouts when risky speculation goes wrong. Meanwhile, profits go straight into the pockets of top executives and others in the 1 percent.


    This is what the republicans and conservatives represent. It never ceases to amaze me how many low information people there are that vote republican because they say they are against gay marriage or abortion and then using them to be cannon fodder for the rich all the while not giving a *************** about the silly social conservative crap!

    • A Dodgy Bloke


      Normally I don’t feed the Trolls but you really need to get beyond this left right thing. I agree with you about corporations socializing thier losses and privatizing thier gains. It’s government that allows it, it’s government that doesn’t enforce the laws that have been on the books for decades. I don’t see one Major difference between BHO and George the Second. Both are in the pockets of the so-called elites, as are both parties. There is a change coming it’s coming if you like it or not Europe is dying, the Welfare State is dying. They’re dying for a simple reasion if you pay people not to work, they wont and more will stop working. Government gets bigger more intrusive, and dumber demanding more money. The people whose capital supports the system throw up thier hands and move to China, it’s that simple. When the system totally collapses people will have to rely on themselves, because the system will be gone. They will have to behave better, and play well with others because they will need other people to survive, again it’s that simple.

      • W_v_W

        “They will have to behave better, and play well with others because they will need other people to survive, again it’s that simple.”

        Nothing like the fear of justice in a lawless land.

      • TIm

        Gary, why don’t you ************** yourself. The guy isnt a troll. You are the ************* troll. This country is going to hell because you morons blame “the government” when its the corporations that have taken over. Unfortunately, it is you NUT JOBS that are going to drive this country into a hell hole. Thanks ************** for supporting for MORE free markets in a time when they are plenty of free markets and not enough corporate regulation. You’re an **************** shut your mouth bonehead.

      • strom

        I agree . Society will readjust after the money tanks and the population decreases to a sustainable level. Problem is the damage done to enviornment – how much survives long term? Biggest concern is the inherent fact that we strive to increase knowledge for the sake of knowledge – unfortunately tied to profit. And the need for self accomplichment. Ethics councils run by the same groups as the researcher is harmful

    • sickntired

      are you freakin kidding me? this has nothing to do with republican or democratic vote. this has to do with the lazy ass american people allowing both parties to shred the constitution and bill of rights, allow them to over step their legal boundaries. we are ALL screwed. I speak from experience from the bottom of the pit “very poor” to now middle class. it’s all a joke!! NO ONE, NOT ANY TYPE OF GOVERNMENT CAN SAVE YOUR A$$! CAN NOT MAKE YOU MONEY, CAN NOT MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL, only YOU!!!!

  • Gary2

    Do you ever get the feeling that the world around you is going crazy?

    Yes I do-the fact that anyone but the 1% would ever vote republican/conservative is almost beyond belief. If I did not see it daily manifested on this site I would not believe that there were so many low information people.

    • ScoutMotto

      Gary, until you open your mind and see beyond your idea that it’s all the fault of conservatives, you will continue being part of the problem. What’s happening today it not a partisan issue.

    • Kevin


      “Yes I do-the fact that anyone but the 1% would ever vote republican/conservative is almost beyond belief.”

      It has been proven that both the Democrats and Republicans support Free Trade which has eviscerated both manufacturing and the middle class in the USA. No difference of any substance when 80% of Democrats and 83% of Republicans will drive you into poverty.

      Why vote for a party that historically desires to disarm the very people they made poor? Do you trust their intentions that much? If so your quite foolish. Both party’s pee on the 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments effectively making them moot. The Democrats just take in the 2nd Amendment too.

      So in summary both party’s will make me poor, toss me in jail w/o trial or the ability to face my accuser, limit my access to information and one party will also disarm me.

      I can’t see why people vote Democrat? For that matter voting Republican is not much of an option.

      The courts we’re supposed to protect us from abuses of the Bill of Rights. Because they don’t we’re faced with the lesser of perceived evils to vote for.

      • Gary2

        Kevin-by your own numbers the dems are better.

    • justadad

      Hope? Nope!
      Change? Yes, but for the worse.
      4 more years of Obama?- Now that’s the definition of insanity. Repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
      In case you forgot, when Obama took office, he had both houses of congress. Did the corruption of government decrease or increase? Honest answer: Increase(more debt & less transparency)
      The bottom line problem here is the love of money and you seem to love it just as much as the 1%.
      I am a true conservative in that I love this country more than I love money and, more importantly, I love God more than I love this country.

      • magend

        “Change” is referred to once in the Bible. Where it speaks of the AC attempting to “Change” the set times and laws!!! Now “that’s CHANGE you can believe in!!!”

    • Guido

      The only 1% I see around here are the folks who agree with your Socialist nonsense, Gary.

  • John

    We are trouble folks, I have taught for 33 years. I am also researcher and historian. The matrix has been incredible effective. Ron Paul, infowars.com , gold, silver, 2nd amendment, and ,most of all “if my children turn from their sin, I shall heal their land”. WE HAVE BEEN TAKEN OVER BY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND BANKS HELL BENT ON DISTROYING THE GREAT ONCE REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES. Pray my fellow Americans, wake up, prepare, and for good measure try waking up a zombie!

  • VyseLegend

    You really do a great job articulating what is going on out there… but despite the situation I must say I laughed at some of your analogies in this article.


    • Michael

      It is okay to laugh sometimes.

      Otherwise we will all just go crazy. :)




    I get this feeling every time a democrat or a republican opens his/her mouth. Just spoke with two certifiable lunatics today and they both subscribe to the idiotic, rigthwing, lunatic notion that only war and mass murder will turn the asylum states of amerika economy around. These two idiots (one male, one female)are typical white trash, the worst among us. When idiots reach this level of ignorance and stupidity, there is no helping them, or anyone else of a similar mindset for that matter.

    “Do you ever get the feeling that the world around you is going crazy?”

  • Colin

    “When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.” – George Carlin



      I remember that saying. George Carlin was truly the best. Wish he was still here with us.

  • The author is right; we have lost our way. The cultural decay is part of a deep problem. It reminds me of Clockwork Orange, which was about the crudeness of a society without values besides narcissistic gratification. That’s all we have left, in place of responsible self-reliance. That has been made unnecessary by the overbearing government. This is corruption of the people. I don’t know of any culture that has recovered from such a thing. I hope we can.

    Gary2 – you’re right about the corporation having socialized risks being a problem. But that’s as far as your grasp goes. Who bails out the big banks? Who supported the government sponsored enterprises Fannie and Freddie, which bought up the unrealistic mortgages? It was Barnie Franks, and Dodd who defended them and got the most campaign contributions. Actually, there were 2nd and 3rd, the 1st in 2006-2008 was a little known senator from Illonois. That’s right – Obama.

    In this case, Bush actually did start the bailing out. He’s was as wrong as the Dems. But you’re barking up the wrong tree, really. It’s the Dems who have been taking America down their Utopian road of greater government control, and more socialized risk. Who do we have to thank for introducing the unsustainable Social Security and Medicaid? And now Obamacare! (Again, Bush, was wrong to pass the drug benefit also). The reason people vote conservative/GOP is that Dems are worse. That’s what we have every election: bad and worse. But conservatives at least attempt to retain values, which empower the individual. Dems empower the government, so the rich will continue to give them money (Buffet, Soros) forming and unholy alliance with power and take risks on our behalf.

    • VyseLegend

      I hate to burst your bubble but don’t get your hopes up on a great recovery to this country’s heritage, if it ever was as great as some people say. And after all, wouldn’t you prefer something new, starting from scratch? I personally think our problems are too vast and varied to possibly ‘fix,’ and I’m looking forward to the ‘100th’ monkey moment when collapse appears inevitable to virtually everyone.

  • BenjiK

    Testing….. You don’t have to post this Michael, I’m having problems posting to this site.

  • We no longer live in a Christian based civilization. The atheistic humanists have dismantled it decade by decade over the last 200 years. In the process what is considered normal today would have been considered alien a half century ago – abortion, rampant promiscuity, criminal banking, ‘preventive wars’, police state mentality and the whole political correctness movement. Additionally, the leftist ideologues ignore reality and want to impose a socialist utopia while the right wing neocons want to recreate the Roman Empire and don’t care if they have to blow up the planet to accomplish it. I agree the world is getting crazier and more evil.



      In addition to being one of the most absurd arguments ever made, it is patently not true. aetheists are outnumbered almost 3 to 1 in the asylum states and yet you have war, police state brutality, starvation, government controlled illegal drug importation, and massive crime year after year. Rightwing religious nutcases in the war party (dems and reps) are the root cause of all this.


    Two things:


  • Airborne71

    When the whole world is insane , tis folly to be sane !!!

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    There are too many points in the article with out writing a comment the size of War and Peace, so I’ll focus on the story about the guy and the 62 Bel Air. That was not about people removing abandoned cars it was about money. State, County, and City, Governments are desperate for money. Everybody knows about the Federal debt problems. Few people are aware thier local government is just as deep in hock. They have pension and operating expenses they are having increasing trouble meeting. Expect more stunts like this as local governments become increasingly desperate.

  • Younotme

    Nope. A complete and total collapse is the only thing that will usher in the new paradigm.

    As long as people have their gadgets and a television they can continue living their meaningless lives.

  • Owen

    It makes more sense when you realize that their real goal is the planned destruction of the U.S. and the worldwide enslavement of all people.

  • mondobeyondo

    When you have a crazy president, a crazy Congress, a crazy banking system, crazy law enforcement system, and a crazy educational and judicial system, all in charge of a crazy populace, that’s what you’re gonna get. A crazy nation. The whole country needs to be thrown in the loony bin.

    It makes Hannibal Lecter seem absolutely sane. Maybe he should run for president. Umm, on second thought, maybe not.

  • judy

    There is no hope…its done.

  • mondobeyondo

    The story about the 19 year old woman being raped by cops in Milwaukee is truly shocking.

    Who do you call when you’re being raped by cops? The police?!?

    • Guido

      Anyone remember The Firesign Theater?

      “Police State!”
      “Police State!”
      “Police State!”

      “Help, it’s the Police!!!”

  • shypuffadder

    You can’t allow some people to break the law but not allow it for others – this has been going on in this country for decades and it has gotten completely out of control. Also, even people in authority are doing whatever they can to survive, to pay off those expensive student and credit card loans, to keep a roof over their heads. If a person sees a way to make extra money (legal or illegal), they are going to do it. Everybody else does. Congress wants to keep their right to insider trading while sending the rest of us to jail. What an example to set for the country!

  • mondobeyondo

    Headline of the future:

    “Justin Timberlake Arrested for Assaulting Britney Spears”

    When asked for an explanation why he punched Miss Spears in the face, Timberlake replied, “Well, I was listening to her singing “Hit Me Baby One More Time”, and I thought she really meant what she said. I took it literally…” Miss Spears’ response was, “Oops, he did it again”.

    Yes, some people out there are actually that stupid.

  • William

    Essentially all of the degradation of life in America today has resulted from the inside job, false flag attacks on America by very high levels of the US government and Israel. The insanity is that the criminals behind this greatest crime against America have not been identified, arrested and prosecuted. That alone convinces me that America is descending in a police state where poverty will eventually be the norm for most. We have thrown away our national economic solvency for unnecessary wars and bailing out the criminal trash of Wall St. Before you make any suggestions on my mental competency, if YOU believe the 911 report, then explain how a passport supposedly from an airplane that exploded into a ball of fire was found on the street below undamaged. Explain HOW a very large commercial airliner shrank and disappeared into a sixteen ft wide hole in the wall of the Pentagon. Explain how hundreds of eye witnesses at the WTC collapses said they heard explosions. Explain just HOW a large commercial airliner “buries” itself at Shanksville PA, leaving no trace of an airliner…no seats, no airframe pieces, no bodies, no parts of bodies, no luggage. Explain WHY the 5 Israelis arrested in NY celebrating the WTC collapses went back to Israel where they publically stated they were in NY to document the events there. The 911 report is all a LIE. And, YOU sit there and watch the DOOPER Bowl and play with a smart phone, while the Cheka is riding for YOU. If you do not know who Dominic Suter is, you know NOTHING. If you do not know what Silverstein said about “pulling” WTC 7, you know NOTHING. So, sit there in your insanity and think that everything is just fine while America is DYING.

    • jhall

      The airliners that crashed on 911 left little to no trace behind, because they burned. My cousin had a snowmobile ten years ago that a friend of ours borrowed, and he rolled it over down a steep bank in the woods when he was going too fast around a corner. The snowmobile caught on fire, and the entire machine was nearly gone within five minutes. All that was left was about half of each ski, and some ash like residue on the snow. Everything else including the engine, chassis, muffler, cab etc.. burned until it was completely vaporized.

  • Tim

    “The House targeted welfare recipients in a bill passed Feb. 1 that would stop them from cashing in debit-card benefits at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.”


  • DenL

    I guess you don’t want my comment…

  • DenL

    To Gary2:

    Where are those “evil” repthuglians in all this: One hundred sixty TRILLION dollar liability, sixteen TRILLION dollar debt, pointless lost wars, new wars Libya Iran Pakistan, poor international decisions, sixty million strong criminal underclass, gangster bankers, Goldman Sachs, Morgan, stimulus’, bailouts, exponentially increasing debt, poor education 85% dropout, ever increasing cost of energy, inflation eating savings and investments, Freddy, Fanny and the housing “crisis”, welfare and paying people NOT to work, massive voter fraud, endless racism, Obamademnazicare, oppressive taxation, union payoffs, thugs, OWS, riots, corrupt biased media, etc, etc,

  • Cinderella Man

    Twice in one day I find myself in bewilderment, to quote Blackbeard. Our govt. is completley insane. Ok last night I read an article on Infowars featuring John Williams from Shadowstats.com. These unemployment and inflation numbers are being completely skewed by the govt. Today I wake up and find that the unemployment rate is down to 8.3% ! WTF is going on here! This has to be the administration is completely insane or ignorant of the facts. The CNBC article even admitted that most of the new jobs are govt. or service sector (burger flipping) jobs. Ok big deal! So Barry says he will bring jobs back to America but if there only minimumn wage so what? You got a job! So now he can say that unemployment has gone down this election year so the repube argument that the economy is crashing will look false. I guarntee if this was Johnny McLame that the REAL stats would be reported! Everyday you would hear about almost 50 mil on food stamps, 4 mil homeless and the REAL unemployment rate of 22%! This is ********************** and we have to be considered insane to believe it!

    • William

      The drop to 8.3% unemployment was mainly because 1.2 MILLION dropped out of the labor force IN ONE MONTH. The number of jobs now being labeled as “part time” is UP hugely. THAT is how you get to the 8.8# number of unemployed.

    • mondobeyondo

      Sure, the unemployment rate is (supposedly) down to 8.3%. Lots of “burgermeisters” (McDonald’s fry cooks and burger flippers) were hired, as well as a few nurses, maids, Starbucks baristas, and janitors. The economy is definitely improving.

    • Guido

      Well, Sir, I read an article in the LA Times dated 2003 that estimated the unemployment back then to be at least 12% when you count the unemployed, unemployed for 6+ weeks, and underemployed together. If it was that high back then, I’ve been very curious just how bad it really is now? I figure we’re closer to 20% or more now, thanks to the fedgov’s accounting gimmicks. They don’t follow GAAP, so who knows what wizardry they’re up to with the #???

  • Chicken Little

    I read this comment and had to tell everyone that the sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!

    • mondobeyondo

      I saw a pig fly the other day, too. It must have been Pigasus!

  • Jesse23

    Gary I think you lump all conservatives into one big group. There are conservatives out there who are libertarian based that are completely disgusted with social big government conservatives. They are not one in the same, to think so means that you don’t understand what true conservatives are. Social conservatives hijacked the party which was started by a libertarian base.

  • jt24-7

    There’s no reason to be paranoid or afraid, there will never be a another terrorist attack in the US, because if there is, it will only prove one thing, more security only leads to less security.

    Let me simplify…

    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

    Feel better?

    Of course, knowing how naive most americans are, they’ll probably line up like cattle to get rfid chips shoved up their bum bums, sending their kids in first of course.

    • sickntired

      this is the kind of thinking that is going to kill alot of people. if you think this arrogant lazy country is not touchable again you need to read more. if we aren’t obliterated by a terroist attack, no need to get comfortable because our government will surely do the job.

  • Davidlcjr

    Well Gary2 I find your statements to be one of total insanity. COnsidering it was Clinton who got rid of Glass Steagle and other pertinent laws that allowed the corporate takeover to solidify its foot hold. But I am not a conservitive low brained Repubichair either. But hay instanity is you. Belonging to either of the compleatly insane parties is insane. Come to the realization that the liberal party you thought you knew is nothing more than National Socialists IE (NAZI) just as the said they would do when their front man in germany was taken out the american backers of NAZI, Herbert Walker Bush, David D Rockefeller, Nathan P Rothschild, the families of Morgan, Chase, Hilton, Clinton, and many many more yes that right you insane liberal the NAZI’s were funded by the very lunatics you claim in the democratic leaning groups they wrote a long essay on how to turn the liberal American group into NATIONAL SOCIALIST right here in America. See they have all moved else where and are turning America into the 5th Reich, The 4th Reich being Europe which was all written about and planed back in the 30’s The insanity has spread from the few to the masses via the idiot box and now we face the realization that Rome once faced that there is no way back and we must destroy the whole society letting the lunatics and those crazy enough to stay kill each other and turn to complete barbarism while the rest of us who are still sane move to another location where we can continue on. Some day in the distant future our protege will return to this land dig up the ruins and laugh at hare retarded you all are. It really is quite funny to watch an Empire self implode. Me and my Friends enjoy vigorous laughter at your insane existence. Have Fun with you raping and pillaging in 800 years or so will come and laugh at your ruined forgotten society again. oh thanks for internet and corn dogs your input to the furthering of man will be noted and forgotten then re-found and forgotten again thankfully because you all wont be around to remind us.

  • Ron

    When the system is broken, no one at the top can make the changes that need to change happen. This once great country is like a runaway freight train headed for a cliff and sadly can’t be stopped. Actually, the politicians and elite are throwing coal to the engine. Sad, very sad.

  • Miguel Francisco Sebastian D’Anconia

    I’m planning on going the Doug Casey, Jim Rodgers, etc. route and leaving the US. I can’t even recognize this place from my childhood. I just hope that things don’t go in the **************** before I’m ready to go.

    • Guido

      Brother, can you spare some copper?

  • Dan K

    What can you expect from a population that believes in impossibilities like raising people from the dead, JFK’s head shot came from behind, modern steel high rises fall through themselves through the path of greatest resistance all the way to the ground, and we can create money out of thin air.

    Our financial system is unsustainable at its foundation. Having “the fed” print our money and then pay that money back with interest (from money that won’t exist until its printed) is entirely unsound at it foundation. Yet, we keep trying to make this system work and we pretend like we never knew the mess we are in today was mathematically inevitable.

    Ultimately, it is the stress of attempting to keep these fantasies alive for the safety of our social psyche. Inevitably, it is a losing battle. We have to accept the truth about the fundamental flaws in our society so we can work on changing them. As we know, admitting we have a problem is the first step to fixing it.

  • WM

    Wow! One of the best posts yet. The chainsaw through the door story is too much. Those FBI hoods better thank their lucky stars they did not do that to someone who enjoyed their 2nd ammendment right, felt their life was in danger and was waiting at the door with a 12 gauge shotgun to greet the incompetant FBI with soem buck shot to the face.

    The other story about the cop who raped the young woman….wow!!! he should be jailed. I know that everyone wants to sue everyone today, but I hope this young woman sues the pants off the department/city and gets enough $$$$ to pay for her college education AND her daugthers education.

    I know more than a few guys that if that were their daughter, the cop would have “dissappeared” already and a charred, un-identifyable body would be discovered months or years later in a rural location.

    The law just keeps pushing and flexing their muscles. Kind of like New Britain did to the colonies 200+ years ago….we all know how that turned out.

  • John

    There are approximately 350 innocent people killed by police every year in this country. Police “performing their duty” kill almost one innocent person a day and there appears to be no retribution.

    We are living in a country where the highest calling of the country is to ensure that Americans are frightened of dust bunnies and monsters in the closet.

    Welcome the the New, Improved America 2.0, the Police State perfected.

  • mark

    Living on a large piece of land is better than being in the city. You can’t escape fron the reach of the government. The pictures from space are very clear today. You can even see the rows of plants in my garden. The only way to stop this intrusion into our lives is to shrink the size and scope of government. Many of us on this site think this way. The hard part is how to educate people that feel like Gary2. There has always been wealthy and poor for many different reasons in this worl. The Gary2’s of the world are part of the control freaks as their way is more government to control our lives. I for one do not want the government to feed me through the bars of a bird cage as if I was a little bird. I want to sink or swimm on my own accord. I am not content to just be fed and exist. I love freedom and this country was founded with this in mind. I find it very strange that Gary2 enjoys calling freedom loving people names on a regular basis. Do you really think that our Founding Fathers were low information people? They were inspired by God to create our system of limited government. We went wrong when we expanded the power and reach of government. With more government came more of everything we do not like about government.

  • Groener

    USA will be a police state. No changes, no deviation.

    The stalinist cops got their redemption with Putin , a KGB man, and his stooge Medvedev. KGB rules Russia again and will never let it go.

    • WM

      There were more than 10 million firearms legally sold last year in the USA. I agree with you, USA will eventually become a police state, but I can tell you this, the government is going to have one heck of a fight on their hands before that happens.

  • Don Levit

    I turned 60 last November. It was a real turning point for me.
    I really don’t care what people think of me anymore.
    It is SO liberating.
    Due to that uncaring philosophy, I am naturally even nicer and more civilized with people.
    But,people ARE definitely crazier than they have ever been, including myself.
    How can I not be affected by the craziness?
    Crazy people are not only our leaders in government and business.
    They may reside in your own family, even in your own home.

    I have decided to support and encourage people whose values are such that the community is lifted up, even if the individual is not.
    And, that includes me – if I am that individual.
    I recognize evil more now than ever before.
    I try not to take it personally, for others are for themselves, they are not against me.
    Don Levit

  • scallywag

    Voo doo eCONomics have ruined this courntry. Its not a matter of ‘left versus ‘right.’ Its about the rich versus the poor. People are wising up though slowly. The one thing that can defeat piles of money, and huge armies, is an Idea whose time has come.

  • Donald Wilson

    This country is doomed.

  • scallywag

    Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
    -Eric Hoffer

  • BenjiK

    Michael, I am honored that you used my experience in your article. Unfortunately, this type of encroachment is happening at a local and federal level everyday. You pose a very important question:

    “Is there much hope for America?”

    In the traditional sense, my answer would be no. I believe we have passed the point of returning to any kind of normalcy. I was watching a reality TV show involving law enforcement and during arrests I noticed the repeated use of the phrase: “YOU WILL SUBMIT”. I feel that we are being indoctrinated with that very message on all levels.

    While I hope I don’t fit the description of “truly paranoid”, how much more can a person take? When is the next compliance letter from the county, city, or HOA going to show up in the mailbox? When is the phone call going to come from the school saying your kid has been expelled for bringing an armed action-figure to class? And now we learn SUGAR may be regulated like alcohol and tobacco.

    “Dr. Lustig went so far as to recommend that sugar products be barred from being sold to consumers under the age of 17.”


    Wonderful article with a thought-provoking question: “Is there much hope for America?”
    Sadly, I think we already know the answer……

    • BenjiK

      You were right Michael, it was the original link that was messing it up. Thanks for the tip.

  • Janet

    So I’m not crazy for thinking that this ‘society’ is crazy. When I walk down the street during my lunchbreak, I can sense that 1 out of 2 people I see or walk past are NOT in their right minds. I call them the ‘Walking Souless’. God help us.



      You are not wrong or crazy. You are right on target. As many as over 100 million have diagnosed mental illness and many more not diagnosed. As I stated earlier, I work with two lunatics who are just two of many many more who think that war spurs economic growth. When the crazies openly declare that mass murder is their only path to economic prosperity you know that you are in serious trouble. Amerika is in steep decline, it will collapse, there is no stopping it, and frankly, I have no sympathy for the inmates in the asylum states. The citizenry as a whole is essentially braindead, clueless, they make common cause with a government run by sociopaths and psychopaths intent on unleashing apocalyptic scale murder and mayhem, thinking that siding with a criminal class of killers and mass murderers somehow makes them a “winner” and that they are on the “winning side”. Well, for you idiotic minions that serve the corporate elite, remember this, when all Hades breaks loose, the globalists will be sitting offshore in their yachts and palaces while you have to dodge the pitchforks from the starving masses that will finally get a clue once they have been starving long enough……………..

  • Gay Veteran

    extremely foul language, but George Carlin spoke the TRUTH:


  • mondobeyondo

    I think Eminem’s daughter sums it up best… “I think mah dad’s gone craaaaazy”. (It’s a song on the CD “The Eminem Show”. It’s about 10 years old or so.)

    No, Hailey Jade, it’s not just your dad. It’s the entire country.

  • rockclimber

    Great job as always Michael! It has been said (also) that the definition of insanity is when you continue to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. Such is the times we are living in.

    On another note ti’s insane to think that killing 50,000,000 babies (abortion) is sane and a “right” but there you have it.

    It’s insane that every 4-years we are given empty promises by POLY TIC ians (many ticks=many blood-suckers) but we continue to vote for these blood suckers every time,those being the ‘candidates who are selected by the establishment and “we the people” beleive we have a real choice. LOL.

    It’s insane that few people understand the FED and actually argue for its existence

    and on it goes

  • tsuki

    I feel you… I lived in US from ’98 to ’04 and moved back to my home country, Japan. While I’ve watched my second home, US, is going insane, I’ve noticed the same thing is happening here in Japan. Especially since 3/11, I’ve felt like living in twilight zone and it’s about to get worse than ever… Insanity is contagious. How do we fight back and stop this “disease”?

  • Sounding the alarm and enlisting bright Americans to help in this fight is the greatest imperative. There is no time to lose.

  • This is Why we Get Sick & Die,. Becuase We Love What Decieves Us.
    Perhaps One Day we will Remember how to Love Goodness & Truth & Wisdom & One Another ,. Even our ENemies,. Should we Have Any. Sin is juz tht which HArms urself or Others & Once you Kick GoOD out of ur life n country ,. you only open the Door for d’ evils to Enter.
    Good Will Be Done.

  • Washington Generals? Believe it or not I remember back in the mid or late 60s they actually beat the Globetrotters once (and I mean once!)…I still think today Meadowlark Lemon and the rest let their foils win once just to help the Generals keep on being foils for the Globetrotters…so yeah, I agree that the Generals have a better track record than Bernanke does!

    If America is to be saved intact in some way (other than as a feudalistic or totalitarian police state), it’ll have to be by each individual becoming a better person and doing the right thing…nothing else is gonna work because the USA is too far gone.

    As for sanity, out here in the mountains of west Texas this IS my sane asylum!

  • Yoda

    Kudos American Dream – outstanding journalism

    While the country we live in is literally going insane the majority of the good citizens deny and repress the threats, and tune in to Super Bowl and Dancing With The Stars.

    Some few dare to prepare.


  • Guido

    Wanna talk about crazy?

    Q: What percentage of the nation is now on Prozac and the full spectrum of psychiatric drugs?

    A: According to the ‘net, it’s 1 in 5 Americans!!!

    William Forstchen in 1 Second After makes the scary point that in a grid-down situation, the entire nation would go completely batsh*t crazy in a matter of days as their drugs ran out. Well, in a nation running out of money with credit hard to get and healthcare costs going up, I wonder how many Americans aren’t getting all their meds?

    • c0zmikn0mad

      1 second after was a good, if scary, book. I despise all of these pill-pushing ‘doctors’ and the pharma companies. I remember years ago someone suggested I take meds because I was depressed and angry. I replied, ‘Maybe we should be depressed and angry! Sometimes there are good reasons in life to be depressed and angry! I don’t want to take any pills to turn me into a zombie so some other knuckleheads can feel more comfortable ignoring reality!”

  • Patrick

    It will have to collapse to change at this point. They consulted with former Stasi and KGB to create the new dhs paradigm. It will have to follow its course into total disaster before it will change and it won’t evere go away. The USA is already dead, I’ve already wept for the republic, it’s over.

  • JoAnn

    Yes, you are right . The country is insane : I thought it more than a little “touched” when I first got here many moons ago, but now the problem is full blown. You know, J Edgar Hoover hit the nail on the head when he said that 50% of the country in his time was criminal. I’d say it is nearer to 95% now. “Insanity” really is immorality , or to call it by its real name , sin. Crime is another word. No society can last when it has no moral underpinnings. Think of decline and fall.. or in more modern terms, if I were you I’d get out of Dodge. ‘Bye!

  • Loved the article. More studies has shown that eating often does not necessarily improve your metabolism and hence fat burning. It’s on pubmed and worth checking out. Thanks

  • andy



    he told me
    while in Russia
    in the 80’s

    he would look at the streetlights
    being on during the daytime

    and was convinced
    that ONLY communist
    could be
    so stupid and wasteful
    as to leave the lights on during the day

    and he was
    convinced that
    in America
    things would be different

    when he came here
    and saw the streetlights on during the day

    he had an epiphany

    he realized
    people are STUPID everywhere

    he realized

    the ‘better’ nations
    shouldn’t judged or compared
    by a spectrum of


    what made America
    was that we are
    slighter less stupid

    by no means ‘smart’

    does this makes you feel better?

  • andy


    we see a world that
    is becoming LESS stupid

    while we are becoming
    more stupid

  • leon

    Any suggestions as to where in the world we could move to for some peace?

  • mondobeyondo

    Makes me want to play “Crazy” by Patsy Cline. It’s sure to be America’s swan song…

  • mondobeyondo

    Tomorrow’s headlines in your local newspaper (soon to go out of business because of the Internet):




    iran launches nuclear war against israel
    hurricane kirsten flattens puerto rico
    china to u.s.: you are bankrupt

    You saw it here first…. hee!

    • mondobeyondo

      Yes, I know, I know… Brady is the quarterback for the New England Patriots. Call your newspaper editor and tell him Eli Manning is the quarterback of the century, and the Super Bowl MVP.

      Anyway, enjoy the Supper Bowl. Oops, I meant Super Bowl. SUPER Bowl.

  • cjf

    The consequences of being stupid are usually less severe than looking

    Common interest allows people to work together. Neither criminals nor authorities like restrictions on their behavior.

  • hosa

    nope there is no hope.
    (Hint: yellow stone volcano)
    argument invalid

  • Jim

    Untill you can see through to the Lucifarian hands that guide the system you will still be in the dark. There’s power in the Blood Of Jesus.

  • Randy, years ago I chatted to our doctor during a visit. We got on to the subject of evolution; how maybe things still evolve slowly, etc.

    He then said he does not believe that. He believes in DEVOLUTION — the slow going back to a more primitive state.

    The more I read stuff like you wrote, the longer I live in my own country, South Africa, the more I read what’s going on in the world, the more I think that — as far as humans are concerned — we are DEVOLVING.

    • Clawed Dallas

      Yep, I think you’re right, In my first year college physics I learned the term Entropy, It takes energy to keep things “organized”. Take away the energy and things will return to their natural state of disunity. If you consider money as a form of energy, the parallels are obvious.

  • Annabeth Salt

    What is the point if you believe there is no hope? What is the point of life is you believe everyone else is crazy but you? It seems like you’re all feeding each other’s darkest, deepest sickest fears and fancies. How about this? I heard a theory where everything in the entire universe is connected and will fight anything that threatens the balance of the connection. Such as humans. As in perhaps the universe/world/cosmos is coming to regard humans as a virus that needs to be expunged. As in our days are numbered. I find a strange comfort in that theory, that the world will just shrug her shoulders and not even miss us. It cheers me right the blank up. Pretty much because there’s nothing I can do about such a thing except marvel. And as for people being worse or better than at any other time in history…nah. We just have a better long-range weapons at our disposal now.

    • H

      People have to have hope or they kill themselves it’s something that is required for our survival. I’ve studied the psychiatric needs of humans and that is one of them

  • Thunderbird

    My conclusion is this insanity is the result of unprincipled thought manifesting in objectivity from minds with no conscience. Many of our new laws, rules, and regulations are based on arbitrary viewpoints not based on a moral foundation. Those living under these new laws have no compass to guide them, and those enforcing these many new laws, rules, and regulations have no conscience; so they contribute to the insanity.

    Our old institutions that used to teach solid tried principles that worked are no longer around. Secular government has become the new religion with no values, no responsibility, no service to others, and no remorse.

    No wonder the population is experiencing insanity.

  • Kyle

    This happens when society distances itself from the teachings of Christ. It doesn’t have to be a Christian deity but some form of religion that focuses on similar principles is ideal. The white, hetero, middle-class, Christian is quickly becoming one of the most discriminated against class of people in the country. I’m not one of those guys who will post a passage from the Bible and ramble on how these are the end times because I don’t think they are.

    Alot of the stuff going on can be changed if people would put the joint and beer bottle down long enough to acknowledge there’s a problem. If we got Americans interested in something other than football and Jersey Shore, we’d be making lightyears of progress immediately.

    This article is why the 2nd Amendment is more important now than ever. I advise people to exercise their right and get a conceal carry in case you get in a jam with some of the whackos roaming the street. I swear, life in this country is becoming a scene from the John Carpenter film “Escape From New York”.

    • H

      Really… “White”? You are such a racist, I think we should look to you as an example for that insanity! All people are equal u idiot

  • sally

    Glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. Hopefully moving to my fourth country soon. It’s difficult when a lot of Americans are not well-traveled and don’t realize just how many more crazies walk the streets of the United States than other (developed) countries. You can’t even take public transit in the US without half the people on-board being insane. Just look at forums online where profiles identify where a person is living or posting from. The craziest ones are from the great ol’ USA. I don’t think it is even worth fighting — too dangerous. The best thing to do is to try and get out.

  • James Carotto

    sadly there is NO hope 4 our country unless someone leads an uprising and overthrows this mad dictatorship! WHO IS WITH ME?!

    • J

      Easy there, James. That kind of talk will soon get you on all kinds of lists as an enemy of our current socialist regime, if it hasn’t already.

  • Cynical Aussie

    Interesting use of the lyric.”clowns to the left of me jokers to the right”; the next line of this classic is “here i am stuck in the middle with you.” which is not really an option, given that folk are being forced way from the middle toward either left or right. The middle ground, or where people can be left on some issues, right on others, is fast becoming a no mans land…..

  • Keith Jackson

    Can We All Just Get Along To Make This Country Better?

  • tom

    This is the objective of Communism, to create a totalitarian one world order, run by the few, staffed by gazillions of doughnut-eating braindead government robots who care not about you. Formula – destroy the family, via the education system and feminism, and replace the patriarchy with government boneheads to keep the newly “Liberated” women safe from the degraded men. The dialectic means nothing is right or wrong, go with your “feelings”, no standards, no morals, no conscience. Idiots that think that “Imagine” and Communism is good are just that – idiots. Communism was the biggest mass murdering machine of the last century, over 50 million. Funny, the gulag was run by members of one particular race, who seem to have control even now everywhere. Hmmm. Psychopaths do not make benevolent masters.

    Until it all breaks down and has to start from scratch, this will continue.

  • Sergey

    To Tom: “One World Order” It’s really much more difficult question. To my mind we should investigate all history from 1913 when the US Federal Reseve US was started to understand what we have now. It’s imposible to have democracy without bipolar world.

  • There’s

    There’s practically nothing I fancy more compared to coming to this blogging every single night following work. Thanks a lot for every one of the fabulous articles!!

  • Mr C

    ” II am Ok, You are Ok . Orange!”

  • jace

    What’s the most distressing is how completely insane this country’s citizenry is. Look at the postings here. God, Jesus, Christian, God god god god god. Then there’re the conspiracy theorists that are equally unable to accept rational reality and fact. These kinds are on both sides of the insanity of the Rep/Dem playpen. Insanity within insanity.

    Such thinking enables the way things. It’s in the interests of those in power for those who are not in power to be deluded in one manner or another. Give them god, paranoia, nationalism, or drugs and you get mindless compliance, complacency or psychotic behavior (in the case of drugs, read up on the black box warnings for antidepressant drugs and you’ll get an idea of why it’s a bad thing for so many people to be constantly on drugs that can MAKE them crazy). Oh, but watch out, they’ll call ME a conspiracy theorist, too, for saying psych drugs make people crazy or that there’s something wrong with belief in invisible sky fairies and magical messiahs.

    Look at the comments of both those who agree and disagree. How many of them are sane themselves? Am i sane because i can see how insane the entirety of my fellow countrymen are? Hell no. i’d take a quick bullet to the brain pan to escape this situation of being a poor, indebted, invisibly disabled 30-something with no ability to affect change in his existence. That’s gotta be crazy, right? It sure makes me feel crazy to be surrounded by people with their nationalism, racism, sexism, deism, sociopathy, elitism, phobias, paranoias, belief in ghosts & other magical creatures, UFO abductions, impossibly well orchestrated conspiracies, and their extreme borderline personality disorders…

    i need a sane asylum.

    • jace

      No matter how much i proofread and edit, there is always a typo that makes me look like an idiot. I care. Really, i do.

  • AlienGusto

    You really don’t see that you’re one of them? The crazy people, I mean?

  • fed up america

    Good reading. This is what’s killing america. “Important” people are making important decisions by how they “feel”, but really have no clue or skillset to handle the situation correctly. Book smarts vs street smarts. Almost any idiot can read a book, but knowledge comes from experience.

  • deano

    You americans spend 60% on defence, have moved all manufacturing offshore, your kids play & watch that much violence & killing in games, TV & Hollywood, & social welfare is considered communist.
    Yet you will wave a flag after 9/11 & BELIEVE your govt doesnt lie to you! Bush & Cheney have set you on this downward spiral. Next will be war with Iran & then China!!

  • ROBOTT 911

    I have worked as a substitute teacher for over ten years in 50 different school districts. My response to teachers being the blame , I say teachers are being asked to educate the student. Monitor behavior’s , control behaviors and reach student’s that cuss ,threaten and cause total class chaos every day they are in class. you may say well get rid of the incorrigible student’s ,kick them out if they don’t want to be in class and I say you don’t know how well they are protected by state laws that say’s they have to be educated or the school will be sued–so don’t say a dam thing unless you know what you are talking about–just go to school with your child that is the –STUDENT THAT Doesn’t WANT TO LEARN–see what you : LEARN.

  • Catherine Kelley

    The insanity is not going to stop and it will get worse. Nobody wants to say I don’t know anymore. People who are insecure and have low self-esteem want to feel superior and they don’t care how they obtain it or how stupid they look. I believe the antichrist has infected the majority of people on this earth. I have great faith in a God of my understanding and in the past a lot of people have been drawn to me. That doesn’t happen anymore. I either get attacked or they just look the other way. I am selective with who I talk to about God because there is something big going on here that the Devil has his hand in. Be careful.

  • SoulSurvivor

    Well since my family is all pasted away, and I am disabled. As soon as I run out of money, I’m going to drive my car into a concrete wall as fast as I can.. I have gotten to where I hate people, I have no one to trust.. zero.. only users and abusers. I hate you all