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I was watching a video of a fellow trying to lure a lion cub, abandoned by its mother, into a container, so he could perhaps adopt it. This man would lay morsels of food leading to the cage. The hungry cub would eat one morsel after another, but, upon reaching the door of the cage would turn and run away.
The man’s attempt to capture the cub, apparently, went on for several weeks, until finally the lion cub entered cage. The door was shut and thus began a process of ‘taming the cat’ so they could be friends.
The cub grew into an adolescent lion. But, his captor-foster parent, had plans to tame and transform this lion into a house pet so he could make certain the cat could be well cared for. He had a plan.
Things were going according to plan. This young lion was never allowed out on his own and never allowed to go near the wild from which she came – lest she might remember and return to who and what she was.
She had been able to adapt to her captivity and to obey commands of her owner, until one day, while walking his “pet” on a leash, she suddenly turned on him, killing him, regaining her freedom.
Some animals, such as elephants and even some felines adapt to captivity. They live in zoos or the property of a circus, but, they never seem to show the same vitality and longevity as those in the wild. They just grow old, lethargic and die.
This reminds me of America. Our early history was of a vibrant people who were willing to take risks in order to find a life with liberty, in their pursuit of happiness. They were taking full advantage of the pledge of our declaration of independence. Many would endure hardships and trials, and, in many ways, they were wild and unrestrained – except by the choices they made. The result of this pioneer and free enterprise spirit, was that America grew to be the richest, kindest, most generous and most powerful nation the world had ever seen.
Then came the captors, dropping morsels of food and goodies, leading to the cage.
The year was around 1930. The timing was perfect. People were suffering at the height of the Great Depression. A limited form of the Social Security program began as a measure to implement “social insurance” during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when poverty rates among senior citizens exceeded 50 percent.
The Social Security Act was enacted August 14, 1935. The Act was drafted during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first term by the President’s Committee on Economic Security, under Frances Perkins, and passed by Congress as part of the New Deal. The Act was an attempt to limit what were seen as dangers in the modern American life, including old age, poverty, unemployment, and the burdens of widows and fatherless children. By signing this Act on August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt became the first president to advocate federal assistance for the elderly.
The Act provided benefits to retirees and the unemployed, and a lump-sum benefit at death. Payments to current retirees are financed by a payroll tax on current workers’ wages, half directly as a payroll tax and half paid by the employer (self-employed people are responsible for the entire payroll tax). The act also gave money to states to provide assistance to aged individuals (Title I), for unemployment insurance (Title III), Aid to Families with Dependent Children (Title IV), Maternal and Child Welfare (Title V), public health services (Title VI), and the blind (Title X).
Then, slowly but surely, the Beast grew and gained strength.
Then on August 10, 1939 the program broadened to include benefits for workers’ dependents and survivors.
January 31, 1940: Ida M. Fuller became the first person to receive a monthly benefit. Her first check was for $22.54, the inflation-adjusted equivalent of $420.15 today. Fuller lived to the age of 100.
October 1950: Congress authorized the first cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), an increase of 77 percent.
August 1, 1956: Social Security Act amended to provide benefits to disabled workers ages 50-64 and disabled adult children.
September 1960: President Eisenhower signed a law amending the disability rules to permit payment of benefits to disabled workers of any age and to their dependents.
June 30, 1961: All workers now allowed to take early retirement at age 62, albeit at a reduced Social Security benefit.
July 1975: First annual automatic COLA, an 8 percent increase, was paid. Before 1975, each COLA required authorization by Congress.
July 1980: Beneficiaries received the highest annual COLA increase ever — 14.3 percent. The inflation rate in 1980 was 12.5 percent.
April 20, 1983: Comprehensive changes to Social Security, based on recommendations of the National Commission on Social Security Reform (also known as the “Greenspan Commission”) were signed into law, making sweeping changes to shore up the program’s shaky financial footing. The changes included raising payroll taxes and raising Normal Retirement Age (NRA).
October 1, 1988: A nationwide toll-free number was implemented for people to contact the Social Security Administration (SSA).
May 17, 1994: The SSA official website was launched.
October 1, 1999: The annual mailings of Social Security Statements began. About 125 million statements, showing workers’ earnings and projected benefits, were sent to all workers ages 25 and older.
April 7, 2000: The Senior Citizens’ Freedom to Work Act of 2000 was signed into law, eliminating the Retirement Earnings Test (RET) for those beneficiaries at or above NRA. (The RET still applies to those beneficiaries below NRA.) The RET was an original feature of the Social Security Act.
February 12, 2008: Kathleen Casey-Kirschling, the first boomer to apply for Social Security retirement benefits, received her first monthly benefit payment.
May 1, 2012: The Social Security Statement became available online after most paper statements stopped being mailed out in 2011. Today, paper statements are mailed only to workers 60 and over who are not yet collecting benefits and who have not set up an online My Social Security account.
March 17, 2020: Social Security field offices shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most services continued to be offered online or by telephone, rather than in person.
April 22, 2020: The annual report from the Social Security trustees projected the combined trust funds would be exhausted in 2035, after which only just over three quarters of benefits could be paid.
September 17, 2021: SOCIALISM, is hiding in the United States, in plain sight. Take a look at the U.S. Budget and where the money goes.
Today, sixty-nine percent of the U.S., budget goes to some form of Socialist program such as medicare, medicaid, social security and income security. Let that sink in: 69 PERCENT of our budget – your money, confiscated through taxation.
Here’s where the fraud begins: Like all things Socialist-Marxist-Communist, they are a fraud, a lie hiding behind false promises.
Social Security has a trust fund, and that trust fund is supposed to have $2.6 trillion in it, according to the Social Security trustees.
Social Security benefits are entirely self-financing. They are paid for with payroll taxes collected from workers and their employers throughout their careers. These taxes are placed in a trust fund dedicated to paying benefits owed to current and future beneficiaries. The democrat controlled government has told us that even though Social Security began collecting less in taxes than it paid in benefits in 2010, the trust fund will continue to accrue interest and grow until 2025, and will have adequate resources to pay full benefits for the next 26 years. (as reported by President Obama’s budget director, Jack Lew, in February 2011, in USA Today.)
The problem in 2021 is that our captors toppled the U.S. system of government “Of a people and by the people”, confiscated our wealth, perverted our system of justice and has polluted our sense of morality – and the Socialist-Marxist federal government fully emerged.
In the grandest of all acts of fraud, thievery and evil, the Marxists in our U.S. Congress ‘borrowed’ all of that trust fund money and spent it. And the only way the trust fund can get some cash to pay Social Security benefits is if the federal government draws it from general revenues or borrows the money—which, of course, it can’t do because of the debt ceiling. The result being, we are completely and entirely dependent on the government to supply our needs – we are in the cage.
Another glaring example is Nancy Pelosi, a democratic leader of the House of Representatives, the speaker of the House, and a Socialist-Marxist democrat. She has said, “the disparity in our country of income, where the wealthy people continue to get wealthier and some other people are falling out of the middle class when we want to bring many more people into the middle class. But that disparity is not just about wages alone. That disparity is about ownership and equity. It’s all about fairness in our country.” (see the video here Pelosi on Capitalims, or see the transcript, here.)
The hypocrisy and the lies are hidden in the details, yet in plain sight: Pelosi, Democratic party member makes an annual salary of around $223,500 as of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It’s been around two years since she took on the role, and her bank balance has just been on the rise since then. As of 2021, Nancy Pelosi’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $120 million.
The median household income in the US for the ‘average American” in 2019 was $68,703. According to Pew Research, middle-class households are those with an annual income in 2018, ranged between $48,500 and $145,500. In another research of 2019, the income range for a middle-class household of three was between $53,413 and $106,827. And, Pelosi makes at least twice that amount off your back – the taxpayer.
The net worth of the American middle class is between $29,760 and $191,900. Nancy Pelosi’s salary exceeds $223,000 and her net worth exceeds $120,000,000 – made off the backs of middle class America! Yet she has the termerity to denigrate Capitalism and the American Way and to say that the middel class is being treated unfarily. She advocates Communist economics and policies, “each according to his need”, which throughout its history has always lead to poverty, lack, resentment and death!
So, where do we go from here? Nowhere. That’s where we are going, nowhere – unless “We the People”, act, now!
It is time to break out of our cages and to turn on our keepers!
The Communist manifesto claims that “Socialism is just a necessary step to Communism and then must be done away with”. “Nowhere” is a place, it is a state of being and it is defined as Communist-Marxism. It is the same ideology which murdered over two hundred fifty nine millions (259,000,000) people worldwide since 1900.
Socialists and communists say Globalism is the key to worldwide prosperity. But, the truth is that Globalists are Marxists and they know Global Marxism is the key to controlling people under the dictatorial rule of godless communism.
“The task before UNESCO,” said its first Director-General Julian Huxley in 1946, is “the emergence of a single world culture by transferring full sovereignty from separate nations to a world organization.”
The “new world order” will be a socialist, authoritarian global government and court with “global rule of law” and a “one-world economy,” according to the Commission for Global Governance. When implemented, the New World Order will bring all the people of the world into a global neighborhood managed by a world-wide bureaucracy, under the direct authority of a minute handful of appointed individuals, and policed by thousands of individuals, paid by accredited NGOs, certified to support a belief system which contains ideas that are foreign to the American experience, and ignores other values and ideas that are precious to the American experience.
Both, our federal and state governments have been compromised. As of this date, August 31, 2021, these Globalists, have been embedded in our U.S.government, in our legal system at every level, in our religious systems, in our churches, in our school, colleges and institutions of higher education. Over 528 American cities are members of “Local Governments for Sustainability”, which is the Agenda 21 program at the local level. Also known as “ICLEI”, an international Marxist and Socialist leaning sustainability organization, that helps to implement the Agenda 21 and Local Agenda 21 concepts across the world. The United States has nearly half of the ICLEI’s global membership of 1,200 cities promoting sustainable development at a local level. (Former presidents, Bill Clinton and George Bush, were responsible for promoting and implementing these Marxists programs in America.)
We have lost this war for the hearts, minds, souls and the sovereignty of the once great United States of America. The coup d’état is complete. We, as a nation, have been swallowed by the Socialist Beast. We are now a nation practicing Socialism and controlled by Socialist-Marxists. But, this is only the beginning.
The ultimate aim of this Global Marxist Movement can be found, amazingly, in documents that date back over 2,800 years – in the Bible.
Now, at the time of this writing, September 17, 2021. there is a convergence and concurrence of global events, as never been seen before, in alignment with Bible prophecy. ”The branch of the olive tree has become tender and is putting forth its leaves, so, you know that summer is near; so, too, when you see all these things, recognize that Jesus is near, right at the door!”
Please click the following link titles to read what you and I must know and what we can do – must do – as a response:
- American Under Siege.
- Most people will not fight back.
- Go on the Offensive, part 1.
- Go on the Offensive, part 2.
- Go on the Offensive, part 3.
- How to deal with Marxist in the Church.
- Be ready for the coming judgment and the return of Christ.
I realize this is a fairly long article. But, please take you time to study each link and the information provided. Then, write to me. Let’s put our RESPONSE into action.
I am wanting to starting meeting in person to get with you and others to discuss organizing, encouraging one another and moving forward! IT IS TIME TO TURN ON OUR KEEPERS and get our freedoms back!
Your Brother and Friend,
SO, WHAT’S WRONG WITH SOCIAL SECURITY AND SOCIALISM?
The Church – that is all Christians – is tasked with the responsibilities of caring for one another, the less capable, widows and orphans. All this has taken over by a secular anti-Christian government because the Church – Christians – have failed to continue the works of Christ, Jesus.