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Getting to 2017
Commentary Magazine, by John Podhoretz

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/3/2014 5:32:59 AM

The question I am asked more than any other these days is: How on earth are we going to make it to 2017? It’s black humor, really, ironic hyperbole; no one really believes the United States will suffer an existential catastrophe between now and the day Barack Obama leaves office. Certainly we’ve seen nothing to compare with the cascading horrors of 1979, for example—a year that began with gas rationing, proceeded to a nuclear-plant meltdown, saw 52 American diplomats taken hostage in Iran, and ended with the Soviets invading Afghanistan. The people I’ve talked to lived through 1979; they know this.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/3/2014 6:11:19 AM     (No. 9909260)

To compare 1979 to 2014 is ludicrous. In 1979 every system (education, military, healthcare, court system, economic, religious, family life, etc.) were not broken as they are today. There is no comparison between then and now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/3/2014 6:14:57 AM     (No. 9909262)

I forgot reporting systems - totally compromised.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 7/3/2014 6:37:16 AM     (No. 9909280)

Let´s make it to 2015 first.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MeiDei, 7/3/2014 6:38:47 AM     (No. 9909281)

I hope he´s right, however, back in ´74 we didn´t have 1/2 the population expecting the government to take care of them from cradle to grave. Most of those alive in ´74 had come through the depression & the rationing & hardships of WWII.

Contrast that with today where we have a very vocal, pampered, entitlement-mentality citizenry unaccustomed to coping with less or denying themselves of the latest so called "must haves". I pray for this country & sound-minded individuals that can help heal this nation.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/3/2014 7:31:47 AM     (No. 9909331)

I realize the pun is unintentional. But the we are the real victims of this ´black humor´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: luandir, 7/3/2014 9:20:10 AM     (No. 9909492)

Obama is allowing our borders and our cities to be overrun with diseased illegals. He has acquiesced to Iran developing nuclear weapons. No, 2017 does not look like a certainty at all.


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