Sunday, December 4, 2011


This was sent to me and it is frightening to think of the ways things are
changing in our land. We need to be in prayer for wisdom and guidance to
choose those who will lead this country.

What if he's right?

I hope you find the time (about 4 - 5 mins.) to read this with an open
mind. It's at the very least interesting and thought provoking. Please
read it with the open mind rather than immediately breaking it down into
left or right, conservative or liberal, democrat or republican. Rather,
look at it from the neutral viewpoint of right or wrong. It's like the line
above states, 'What if he is right'?

David Kaiser is a respected historian whose published works have covered a
broad range of topics, from European Warfare to American League Baseball.
Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat, Kaiser spent his childhood in three
capital cities: Washington D.C. , Albany , New York , and Dakar , Senegal
... He attended Harvard University, graduating there in 1969 with a B.A. in
history. He then spent several years more at Harvard, earning a PhD in
history, which he obtained in 1976....He served in the Army Reserve from
1970 to 1976.

He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the United
States Naval War College. He has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon,
Williams College and Harvard University. Kaiser's latest book, The Road to
Dallas, about the Kennedy assassination, was just published by Harvard
University Press.

Dr. David Kaiser

History Unfolding?

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on
history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied
history all my life. I have come to think there is something monumentally
large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a
mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely
single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a
sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I
know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it.
Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within
our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years. The pace
has dramatically quickened in the past two years.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make
massive loans to people they know will never be able to pay it back. Why?

We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no
real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is
$2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom
or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is
three times the $700 billion of stimulous that we all argued about so
strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have
it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized
it? I thought this was a government of "we the people," who only "loan" our
powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our
economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no
longer teach our founding documents,...Why we are exceptional,...Why we are
worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically,
read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing,
and school boards
continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election
(violently in California) over a proposition that is so controversial that
it simply wants marriage to remain defined as between one man and one woman.

Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?

We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges
to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream
Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana
republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall,
major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of
collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire

Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and I know
precisely what I am talking about) - the list is staggering in its length,
breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x ten...And we are at war with an
enemy we cannot even name for fear of offending people of the same religion,
who, in turn, cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have
the opportunity to do so.

And finally, we have elected a man that no one really knows anything about,
who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as
Wasilla, Alaska. All of his associations and alliances are with real
radicals in their chosen fields of 'employment', and everything we learn
about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary. Surely you
have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian
defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh,
of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then
demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe
are more important.

Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change! Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never,
ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us
along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces
into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when
it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning..

As a serious student of history, I thought I would never come to experience
what the ordinary, moral German must have felt in the mid-1930's. In those
times, the "savior" was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the
streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they
should have known was that he was associated with groups that shouted,
shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way
onto the political stage through great oratory. Conservative "losers" read
it right now.

And there were the promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing
jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and frowned and waved a lot.

And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his
"brown shirts" would bully and beat them into submission. Which they did -
regularly. And then, he was duly elected to office, while a full-throttled
economic crisis bloomed at hand - the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely
he seized the controls of government power, person by person, department by
department, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The children of German citizens were
at first, encouraged to join a Youth Movement in his name where they were
taught exactly what to think. Later, they were required to do so. No Jews of

How did he get people on his side? He did it by promising jobs to the
jobless, money to the money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial
complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control,
health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill
pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world. He did
it with a compliant media. (Did you know that)? And he did this all in the
name of justice and........ change! And the people surely got what they
voted for.

If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It's all there in the history

So read your history books. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and
were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When Winston
Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930's while seated in the
House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into
his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the
world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Do not forget that Germany was the most educated, the most cultured country
in Europe .. It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories,
and universities. And yet, in less than six years (a shorter time span than
just two terms of the U. S. presidency) it was rounding up its own citizens,
killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and
neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The
road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have
a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me
(even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is
shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am
wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is
transpiring around me.

I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at me,
others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps
I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them
exactly what I believe...and why I believe it.

I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our vote in
the next elections.

David Kaiser
Jamestown , Rhode Island

What if he is right? By passing this along, perhaps it will help to begin
the awakening of America as to where we may be heading.

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