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Old November 1st, 2009, 12:38 AM   #1
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I don't usually go into this forum much, not a big fan of these kinds of subjects but this cartoon was brought to my attention on another forum and I figured I'd share. I don't know what to think of it right now so I won't give opinions. This cartoon seem far-fetched back then. Read the comments on the page as well.
Link: http://nationaljuggernaut.blogspot.c...d-in-1948.html

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Old November 1st, 2009, 01:01 AM   #2
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That hits home.
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That's what I was thinking, and has been mentioned as well that there are similarities.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 07:58 AM   #4
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Looks like someone had a crystal ball. Too bad some people are too blind to see the reality of the cartoon.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 08:18 AM   #5
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is it strange that we here in Michigan have a system that has slowly been eroded away by the very things in the film? the state owns 20% of all the property and growing. the state employes over 657,000 people as compaired to 500,000 in manufacturing (per wall street jounal) sure seems like we are on a bad path. look where the DNR alone has taken the rights away here? sure seems like someone sold us a bill of goods?
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Old November 1st, 2009, 08:38 AM   #6
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Funny that was made 3 years after FDR was president. Maybe there is hope (pun intended) that most will wake up and see what we are losing. The question is will the damage be permanent or can we undo it.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 09:43 AM   #7
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Remember this:

Stop the Revolving Door
by Charles R. Swindoll

2 Chronicles 7:13-15

The history of great civilizations reminds me of a giant revolving door. It turns on the axis of human depravity as its movement is marked by the perimeter of time. With monotonous repetition each civilization has completed the same cycle, having passed through a similar sequence of events. One man summarized it like this:

From bondage to spiritual faith
From spiritual faith to great courage
From great courage to strength
From strength to liberty
From liberty to abundance
From abundance to leisure
From leisure to selfishness
From selfishness to complacency
From complacency to apathy
From apathy to dependency
From dependency to weakness
From weakness back to bondage

Whether Roman or Athenian empires . . . Egyptian or European cultures, the chronicle tells its own tale. Regardless of geography, origin, achievements, or level of prosperity, each one has sunk deeply into the vortex of ruin.

Consider Babylon. It can hardly be found today. It is nothing more than a lonely whistle stop along the Baghdad railroad. Its beauty and significance now lie buried beneath tons of dirt, rocks, and debris in a forlorn and forgotten land. How she has fallen!

Israel can also teach us the same lesson. Inquire at the gate called Judges. That place reaffirms the truth of humanity's cyclical habit. Time after time---for over three hundred years---the Jews went through the succession of events mentioned above. Like pawns on a chessboard, they lived under the bondage of superior powers until God gave them a deliverer, who fired the furnace of spiritual fervor . . . which inflamed their courage . . . which kindled military strength . . . then liberty . . . then abundance . . . then leisure---and then right back down the tube again into bondage. The age-old path of that same revolving door has etched itself upon the tablet of Israel's antiquity.

It was about two hundred years ago, while the thirteen colonies were still part of Great Britain, that Professor Alexander Tyler [sometimes referred to as Alexander Fraser Tytler] addressed himself to the fall of the Athenian Republic. He declared:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves excessive gratuities from the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the treasury, with the result that a democracy collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

It's a stunning fact of history that the average age of the world's great civilizations has been approximately two hundred years. According to that reckoning, America may be living on borrowed time. The age-old revolving door is turning and we are---as I see it---somewhere between apathy and dependency on the historical cycle. It doesn't take a meteorologist to predict rain if the sky is black and drops are starting to fall. Neither does it take a prophet to predict future bondage if we are now a majority of apathetic and dependent people!

Hope for our great nation rests upon independent thinking and individual effort. The revival of discipline, integrity, work, determination, and healthy pride is not a national matter but a personal one. Inward change and godliness are not legislated by Congress---they are spawned in the heart and cultivated in the home before they are bred in the land. Frankly---it boils down to one person, you.

A revolving door has to be pushed by those within it. When we stop pushing, it will stop turning . . . but not until.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 09:56 AM   #8
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Why is this concept so hard to understand?
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This nation is swirling the drain. time to ride it to the dirt and get what you can from the wreckage. IMO, we would be better off breaking away from the centralized federal government. then MY money wouldnt be paying for "insert racial slur here" in detroit, spics out west and old fucks in florida. States Rights FTW.
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Join the Freemasons. We respect the flag an have a sense of honor and duty for our country.
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This nation is swirling the drain. time to ride it to the dirt and get what you can from the wreckage. IMO, we would be better off breaking away from the centralized federal government. then MY money wouldnt be paying for "insert racial slur here" in detroit, spics out west and old fucks in florida. States Rights FTW.
Easy on the old guy's....
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Old November 1st, 2009, 12:53 PM   #12
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Joke or no? Are you really a Freemason? If So, were's the treasure....I need money.



Great Cartoon BTW. Was very 1940's and amazing how much it still speaks today. I just wish would listen a bit better.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 01:07 PM   #13
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Looks like somebody in the 40's had some insight as to what would happen when our freedoms are taken away a little at a time until we are where we are at today.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 03:54 PM   #14
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Awesome video, definitely passing it along.
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Joke or no? Are you really a Freemason? If So, were's the treasure....I need money.



Great Cartoon BTW. Was very 1940's and amazing how much it still speaks today. I just wish would listen a bit better.
Yes, I am a Freemason. My job is to keep the Ark of the Covenent safe in my attic.

Seriously, Freemasons have a deep respect for our flag and country.
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Yes, I am a Freemason. My job is to keep the Ark of the Covenent safe in my attic.

Seriously, Freemasons have a deep respect for our flag and country.
Hey, just to warn you, If you open up that Ark, You're face will melt off. Well, If you don't open your eyes, you should be fine.
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that cartoon couldn't be any closer to the truth of today. very much represents whats happening to our freedoms that we are supposed to have.
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that cartoon couldn't be any closer to the truth of today. very much represents whats happening to our freedoms that we are supposed to have.
It is uncanny that it was made in 1938, and now looking closer that what their fears were then. What can we learn from the people born in the 20's if we were to talk to them?
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It is uncanny that it was made in 1938, and now looking closer that what their fears were then. What can we learn from the people born in the 20's if we were to talk to them?
I honestly think that if Humans were to learn from thier past, we'd be so much better shape. But, Usually things go in Cycles. You have the Gernation that is Strict, and then thier kids don't like being strick because they didn't enjoy it in thier childhood, but then thier children didn't think thier parents were strict enough. It's no different in most aspects of Life I think.
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great cartoon. I would love to start a public broadcast television station to broadcast that and other capitalist media round the clock. sadly it proves that 90% of this country is dumber than we once were.

whiterhino is right "why is this so hard to see or understand"?
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