The term meltdown is one that we normally use to describe the buildup toward a nuclear disaster, when the system starts to run out of control and becomes a force which can't be stopped. We had a smaller scale meltdown situation years ago here in America at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility in Pennsylvania and, more recently the aftermath of the Japanese tsunami in Fukushima, Japan also pushed a nuclear plant out of control.
Of course, the ultimate example of a meltdown which can't be stopped, albeit a planned one, is the explosion of a nuclear bomb. The picture here is of the Nagasaki mushroom cloud in 1945 following the second of two explosions leading to a quick ending to our World War II conflict with Japan.
When you look at the disastrous potential of a meltdown of this type, it is easy to see why Beck used Chernobyl to compare to what is happening in America today. Our political and economic systems are seemingly out of control, melting down if you will, and the end result is uncertain at best. There are many doomsday theories of the total collapse of America as a result, something that we will certainly not know for sure until whatever is truly taking place completes its cycle or is corrected. But we do know this, America as we have known it is changing rapidly and it doesn't appear right now as if anyone can figure out what to do.
As Beck discussed, our political and economic systems are undergoing a potentially catastrophic meltdown right in front of us. The only way the meltdown can be controlled is for the citizens who are supposed to be served, not relegated to servants, to rise up and demand that our nation be governed under the constitutional standards that have served us so well for so long. If anyone needs to be put under control, it is the President, the Congress and the Courts who continually disregard the principles of our founding.
America is now over $17 trillion in debt, with unfunded liabilities adding up to another $90 trillion or so. Over 92 million Americans of working age are now out of the workforce, with unemployment at sky high numbers if you look at the honest figures, not those being "fudged" by government statisticians. Folks, we are broke and a different kind of tsunami from that which flooded Fukushima is headed our way. Yet the President continues to spend money we don't have while at the same time that we bring into America another huge number of illegal aliens and give them privileges such as employment and financial support while our ship of state is sinking.
And what does the Congress do? Well, the liberal elements go along with the President without question while the Republicans, excepting a few Conservatives, just sit back silently and watch it happen. In some instances they actively participate because they are at the mercy of the "big money" capitalists with the constituents back home no longer rating much, if any, consideration. If not this reason, cowardice is also present, with an unwillingness to challenge this President for fear of being called racist or mean by the liberal press. And this is why the problem is both an economic and political meltdown, because the cooling elements for both components have clearly shut down and the heat and pressure is rising well beyond control. One begets the other.
It the ultimate chain reaction comes with destruction of the world's strongest economy, there will be hardship aplenty for all except those who caused the problem. They will probably be long gone on the drive to establish a One World Order with the United States at the back of the bus. If we want to stop such a calamity we need to wake up to the facts. If you think missing the Super Bowl would be a problem, just wait until you run out of food and water and some fat cat banker comes to repossess your car and your home. It can and will happen here if we don't change course.
Let's get to work now, for 2014 is the year where we can start making a difference. Don't reelect anyone who has been a part of this fiasco and find and support those candidates who support the Constitution. Let's stop the bleeding now so that we can repair the arteries next. It's a tough road but a worthy one and Yes We Can.