Crash Position

From Hope n’ Change Cartoons, by Stilton Jarlsberg ,03/27/15 –

Crash Position

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The pilot was locked out of the cockpit.

That phrase finally revealed the full horror of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit, then locked the door to prevent his re-entry. After which Lubitz, for reasons unknown and perhaps unknowable, deliberately steered the jet into a harrowing 8 minute plunge ending in an explosive 434 mph impact with a rocky mountainside. 150 men, women and children met an immediate, unthinkably violent death.

Lubitz, in his single-minded madness, couldn’t be stopped because anyone who could change the jet’s disastrous course was locked out.

It’s hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear and helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard – but not impossible.

Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don’t know where we’re going anymore, but do know it isn’t good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out.He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS.  He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.And of course, Barack Obama has now locked out Congress, the American people, and our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Was Andreas Lubitz depressed, insane, or abysmally evil when he decided to lock that cockpit door and listen to no voices other than those in his head? Did he somehow believe himself to be doing the right thing?

The voice recordings from the doomed aircraft reveal that as the jet began its rapid descent, the passengers were quiet. There was probably some nervous laughter, confusion, a bit of comforting chatter with seatmates, followed by a brief period in which anxiety had not yet metastasized into terror.

It was only near the end of the 8 minute plunge that everyone finally understood what was really happening. Only near the end when they began to scream.

Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come  to the inescapable conclusion that our nation’s decline is an act of choice rather than of chance. The choice of one man who is in full control of our 8 year plunge.

A man who has locked everyone out.


2 responses

  1. Stilton Jarlsberg…nice try.

    Yes, the entirety of the current condition of the once-Republic is the fault of one man…albeit an unconstitutionally-qualified, communist usurper occupying the office of the President of the United States (POTUS) of America.

    The “POTUS usurper issue” isn’t real complicated. By Barry Soetoro’s own admission in his book, “Dreams from My Father”, he states that his father was a citizen of Kenya, a British protectorate at the time of his birth. That made Barry Soetoro a “dual citizen” at birth (at best since his British citizenship is guaranteed, while his U.S. citizenship is questionable) and hence, unqualified per U.S. Supreme court precedent and per every historical definition of “natural born citizen” in U.S. Congressional records. Said “natural born citizen” of a country is “the child of PARENTS who are its citizens”…notice the plural “PARENTS”. Singular and plural have meaning and are not interchangeable.

    The relevance here is: NOT ONE SINGLE REPUBLI-CON IN CONGRESS DARED TO CHALLENGE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA’S / BARRY SOETORO’S ELIGIBILITY TO BE POTUS AFTER 2 X ELECTIONS. If Obama had been rightfully declared ineligible for the office of POTUS, we wouldn’t even be reading the above article.

    So….the answer to Amerika’s descent into the 3rd world is…? Republi-CONs? Think “laugh out loud” in all caps…with several exclamation points.

    “Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs.” It’s called a “tag team”, Stilton. We got blind-sided by the “two wings of the same bird of prey” (a Pat Buchanan phrase)…you know, “the Crips and the Bloods” (as former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura calls them). Like a drive-by shooting with an AC-130 Spectre gunship making pass after pass after pass…the damage accumulates daily.

    Stilton, we didn’t get $18.5 trillion in official debt…$222 trillion (plus or minus) in unofficial, “unfunded obligations” debt…money that should be in the bank TODAY to pay future promised obligations of the Fed.Guv…as the result of “one illegal alien” squatting in the White House.

    The illegal alien Soetoro didn’t “lock us out” of anything. The “Kabuki Theater” Republi-CONs locked us out by failing to exercise due diligence and failing to honor their oaths of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

    The RepubliCON-controlled CONgress holds “the power of the purse”. Yet, they continue to FUND EVERY UNCONSTITUTIONAL ABOMINATION THAT STILTON ATTEMPTS TO BLAME SOLELY ON THE POTUS USURPER.

    Why do they fund the usurper’s programs? Same reason that NOTHING of any consequence got accomplished when George W. Bush sat in the White House with a RepubliCON-controlled House and Senate for 6 of his 8 years in office. Because the 2-party system is just Kabuki Theater for the entertainment of the simple field hands. It’s part of the “circus” aspect of “bread-and-circuses” (sports being the bigger part of the circus) used so successfully by the Caesars while Rome crumbled. Digital food stamps today represent the bread thrown to the Roman crowds to keep them distracted and docile.

    I will give credit to the usurper (although any official acts by an unqualified office holder are “null and void”) for cutting a deal with Iran, a nation that hasn’t attacked another country for over 350 years, a nation that our own intelligence agencies unanimously agree IS NOT working towards nuclear weapons, and a nation that is a signatory to the NPT (Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty) and is in full compliance with same. None of the above can be said for Israel which regularly bombs civilians, has 100-200 nuclear weapons, and is not a signatory to the NPT and allows NO ONE to inspect its nuclear facilities.

    It is way past time for Amerika to stop allowing Israel dictate our foreign policy. We are fortunate that the flaming warmonger and ardent ISIS supporter, Senator John “McNasty” McCain, wasn’t elected POTUS…otherwise, this fruitcake would have already initiated WWIV.

  2. Senator_Blutarsky

    I have to ask WHY does anyone get away with “locking the door” ?

    I don’t believe in Democrats and Republicans. I believe what the late, great comedian Bill Hicks said of American politics. The winner of a Presidential election is taken to a screening room in the White House, shown the Zapruder film and then
    asked: “Any questions?”.

    We now have a Repug majority in Congress and on SCOTUS – are they as a group, too testicle-free to challenge the empires’ chosen puppet ?


    This has stood the test of time – ” The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it’s profits or so dependent on it’s favors, that there
    will be no opposition from that class. ”
    Rothschild Brothers of London , 1863

    Kabuki theater it must be . REAL men and REAL opposition would have stopped the antics before they began…………as in exposing this ineligible “candidate” well before he even appeared on a ballot.

    Or at least, issued a formal challenge to Exec Order # 1 by Soetoro, wherein he sealed all his pertinent personal records the day he was ordained……..errr “inaugurated”.

    Maybe Chris Floyd’s description is best – Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy. Floyd has no illusion that the Tea Party will save us serfs, nor do I .

    The Repugs are a collective lot of Vichy and Quisling collaborators. USSA has a one-party system, who occasionally have purse fights, for public entertainment, and all the gaggle of meaningless commentators and news pundits eat it up.

    “The mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges which they have succeeded in obtaining…you will in the end find that the most important powers of Government have been given or bartered away, and the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.”
    Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address

    AJ must have foreseen the Phil Kings and Craig Estes’ of our day – local corporate toadies, as well as the minions of his day..

    “Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Sometimes the law even places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim, when he defends himself, as a criminal. But often the masses are plundered and do not even know it.”

    – Frédéric Bastiat

    “See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay. If such a law is not abolished immediately it will spread, multiply and develop into a system.”

    – French economist Frederic Bastiat

    and last but not least to the Kabuki actors-

    Your principle has placed these words above the entrance of the legislative chamber:
    “whosoever acquires any influence here can obtain his share of legal plunder.”
    And what has been the result? All classes have flung themselves upon the doors of
    the chamber crying: “A share of the plunder for me, for me!”

    – Frederic Bastiat, “Plunder and Law” [1850]

    Or, maybe these assorted ( or “as sordid” ) groups of solons know the true meaning of what the empires death squads accomplish- Ask Wellstone, Tillman, JFK, ad infinitum.

    “… our system of credit is concentrated … in the hands of a few men .. a power so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that [we had] better not speak above [our] breath when [we] speak in condemnation of it …
    We have come to be … completely controlled … by … small groups of dominant men.”
    — President Woodrow Wilson

    This wont end well, folks – TINVOWOOT – There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This

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