by Lowell Ponte
The latest North Korean blast was, by one estimate, up to 10 times bigger than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
Worse, this weapon may have been not only an atomic fission device but also a hydrogen-fusion explosive, an H-bomb small enough to be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile.
And even more chilling, such a compact bomb could be delivered not only by missile but also by terrorists via a World War I biplane barely visible to modern radars, or in a fishing boat, or in a Volkswagen van to Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, or Washington, D.C. Imagine the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City with a nuclear weapon.
We have centralized our power and population in large cities and systems, like the banks that hold our bank accounts merely as electronic blips in giant computers. A nuclear blast would emit an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could fry our computer chips, blind military offensive and defensive systems, erase our banking records and economy, and return us to being a near-Stone Age country in a heartbeat.
We have seen where available terrorists can be found, eager to destroy the United States. Many have been radicalized, surrendering their individuality to group identities demanded by the sects of fanatic racial and ideological movements.
One such urban terrorist was arrested last March, wearing the black costume and mask of the radical leftist Antifa movement. After his group disrupted a Trump rally in Minneapolis by setting off smoke bombs and fireworks in the state capitol, the 24-year-old was confronted by police officers and adopted a fighting stance against one – stopped only by a spray of tear gas. He was taken into custody on suspicion of felony second-degree riot.
The young leftist was quickly freed without charges, however, because Linwood “Woody” Michael Kaine is the son of Virginia Senator and Hillary Clinton 2016 running mate Tim Kaine.
This apple did not fall far from the tree. When he was 22, Tim Kaine served with Jesuits in Honduras and was entranced by a radical leftist Liberation Theology priest who described himself as a “good Marxist” and served Cuban revolutionaries trying to overthrow the government of Honduras. Tim Kaine would later be almost a heartbeat away from being President.
North Korea’s technological threat of possessing an EMP weapon is clear, as Craig R. Smith and I show in our books Don’t Bank On It! and The Great Debasement. But even more frightening, as we explore in Money, Morality & The Machine, is that our welfare state and deficit spending have destroyed honest money, self-reliance, and the values, morality and patriotism of millions of our government-addicted fellow Americans.
What does it say about our country that the presidential nominee of one of our two major parties pocketed $145 Million from Moscow in exchange for 20 percent of America’s uranium? Or that her running mate’s son appears to have sold his soul to a group that in Berkeley weeks ago was chanting “No Trump, No Wall, No USA at All!” as its hate screed calling for the annihilation of the United States?
Senator Kaine issued a statement saying only that: “We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues. They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully.” So why does Kaine’s increasingly radical party keep escalating the divide-and-conquer politics of race and class warfare and hatred, and why do left-of-center politicians say nothing when Antifa attacks disabled elderly veterans in wheel chairs and chills the free speech of others?
Our civilization can be severely harmed by North Korean nukes, but it can be destroyed by a permanent winter of moral rot, debased paper dollars and radicalized enemies within. As was said during the 1960s, when little people cast large shadows, you know the sun is setting. Is a new Dark Age near?
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