May you live in interesting times - the worst curse the Chinese have. Well, if any times are interesting, it is these dark and rocky days that the ship of state is currently sailing through. Consider the circumstances, the US is engaged in two separate wars overseas, as well as a two other "Wars" being "Terror" and "Drugs". That this is all occuring against the backdrop of the financial meltdown and continuing foreclosure crisis, not to mention a massive assault on first Health Care and now, Education - these are the most interesting times that have ever been. It's also very evident why the Chinese use the phrase as a curse.
How did we get here? What is the root cause of all this discord? The motto of my alma mater, the University of Toronto, sheds some light on it - velut arbor aevo or "from little acorns, mighty oaks grow". ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now - that discredited hotbed of illegal schemes for fleecing the government is at the heart of each and every one of the problems we're facing.
The links between ACORN on the foreclosure crisis are obvious. One of the main goals of ACORN was to provide housing for the needy, housing which they could not afford. And those poor mortgages served as the trigger for the financial meltdown. Even more damning, the practice of layering high risk collateral into tiered financial derivatives, well that's exactly the same as advocating for mixed income housing communities. I would not be surprised to find that the banker who first though of collateralized debt obligations got the idea from mixed income housing.
And the War on Drugs? The connection there is also plainly obvious. The low income people that ACORN abets everyday are also the ones most likely to be involved in illegal drugs. And our enemies on the War on Terror, those that would commit suicide attacks - these are clearly people who hace very little to live for and who have been brainwashed when they were at their most vulnerable. ACORN also deals with people who have little to live for, and often when they are at their most vulnerable. Does that sound familiar? With ACORN being at the centre of the War on Terror, it's also quite clear that they are the reason that the US is still in Iraq and Afghanistan today.
The Obama Administration's twin assaults on Health Care and Education are also based on the same leftist ACORN indoctrination that Barack Hussein Obama must have absorbed on his way to becoming the Community Organizer in Chief.
Every single one of the problems faced by the US today can be traced back to one source, ACORN. From that ACORN, a mighty tree did grow - the tree whose fruit (probably augula) banished mankind from paradise.