Well, the results of the voting are now coming in and it appears that Barack Obama has been re-elected. Now myself, I have mixed feelings about the whole thing, but what is done is done and at least now we don’t have to listen to the incessant election commercials and the constant bickering between the two sides (there have been many days lately when I felt like the little girl crying because she was tired of “Bronco Bama and Romney”). Now we can go back to the normal levels of bickering, which are bad enough. But now comes the period of breath holding, of waiting to see what’s next.
I call it “breath-holding” because that is what it is like right now. This long, contentious campaign season has seen the divisiveness and harsh rhetoric get ramped up to unprecedented levels. The supporters of the victor have been threatening on social media to riot and run rampant through the streets if their guy lost. The supporters of the other guy are already dropping some big hints of possible challenges to the legitimacy of the results, and I’m not naive enough to believe that voter fraud and rigged elections can never happen here. What worries me at the moment and what has me holding my breath is waiting and watching to see what kind of action comes next.
My personal belief is that either way the election could have gone, the globalists and the big international banking cartels are going to get their way. The trend has been building for decades to unite the international community under the flag of the UN as a way of paving the way for a global currency and what they like to call a level playing field in the international arena. As we are seeing in places like Greece and Spain and almost everywhere else, the masses just don’t seem to be taking to the whole idea. For some silly reason, those of us who aren’t part of the elite seem to think that we should have the right to guide our own futures instead of having them guided for us by the chosen few. And as we have seen in New York and New Jersey the past few days, when the emperor doesn’t provide bread and circuses fast enough things start getting ugly in a big hurry.
Then we have the whole “Nature Gone Wild!” thing going on. A Nor’easter is supposed to be on Sandy’s heels. Two moderate quakes in Utah of all places, another moderate quake in Ontario, Canada, a place that usually only sees one in a busy year but has seen three this year. Between the continuing aftershocks from the big BC quake and the rattling and shaking continuing in California, the pressures at either end of the Cascadia Subduction Zone keep changing while the middle of the Zone stays quiet – that’s not good news for my part of the world! And we haven’t even gotten to December yet, assuming that the Mayas weren’t clueless.
So, those of us who are slowly but surely getting ready for hard times will keep doing so, and those of us who keep forecasting impending doom will keep doing that as well. Time is getting shorter by the day, and the best of intentions will no more avert what is coming at us than will burying our collective heads in the sand. If you pray (and we all should), pray harder; if you don’t, it might be good idea to start. In the meantime, let’s all keep our heads and stay calm and not give the powers that be any more reason to crack down on us than they can already invent.
In the meantime, as Samuel L. Jackson said in Jurassic Park, “hold onto your butts!”