Monday, July 20, 2009

The Biggest Threat To The U.S.A.

Nathan JonesPDFBy Nathan Jones

Today many fear for the future of the United States of America, and rightly so. It appears America is being accosted on many levels.

In response to this well founded concern, the question of what threat would hold the most danger to the United States of America was put to the reader in May 2009's poll titled "Which is the biggest threat to the future of the U.S.A.?" The 986 respondents cast their vote from among a number of modern scenarios. The results shed a lot of light on where our readership believes the biggest dangers are to the welfare of the nation in this day and age. The results are as follows:

May 2009 Poll


Global Threat

Global Warming — Not just a threat to the United States, what nation can possibly be safe when the planet itself has seemed to turn up the threat factor by turning up the temperature? Greenhouse gasses from cars, factories and belching cows are supposedly baking the ionosphere, melting the polar ice caps in an attempt to flood Berkeley and the Bronx, and making summer suntans so difficult by pushing up the SPF level on the sunblock. "The Earth is out to get us with Global Warming!," so warns Al Gore.

It would appear only 5 (0.5%) of the 986 respondents believe Global Warming is the biggest threat to the future of the United States. They are not convinced by the December 2008 U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change conference held in Poznan, Poland, where 650 Nobel prize and award winning scientists called Global Warming "a lie, a hoax and part of a new religion" (see Cooling Global Warming ).


International Threats

Third World Dictators — Will Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cut off 25% of America's flow of oil? Will North Korea's Kim Jong-il blow his stack and attack. Will Castro ever die (he's like, what, 125 years old now)? Of the 986 respondents, 2 (0.2%) believe one of these third world nut jobs will clip the wings of the American eagle.

Russia — One day Russian presidents are banging their shoes on the table, the next they've bellied up to the BBQ pit and are looking deep into our eyes. Are the Russians friends of the United States, or are they not? Of the 986 respondents, 5 (0.5%) believe the former superpower is on the rise and as Gog will reveal itself to be that two-faced friend who made Caesar utter "Et tu, Brute?"

Nuclear Weapons — While President Obama is looking to reduce American and Russian nuclear weapons by a third so that they only have the means of blowing up the planet 30 times (each), madmen like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad all the way down to the island nation of Pokoponesia are looking to grab up some of that nuclear arsenal (peace be unto them). With most of the first world nations possessing a stockpile only SkyNet would be envious of, and small nations getting atomic bombs at wholesale, the possibility that one of the more unstable lot will eventually ignite World War 3 is a very real concern. Of the 986 respondents, 10 (1%) believe the United States is destined to become that Kevin Costner postman movie.

Illegal Immigration — Rome fell for a number of reasons, one being they ran out of people and animals to kill in the games. But, the biggest reason was the mass immigration of the barbarians south into Roman lands. When a whole country of people moves into another country, that accepting country is no longer their own, erm, country. As the United States absorbs millions of illegals looking for WIC stamps, 2 (0.2%) believe the United States of America will become the United States of Mexico. ¿Alguien aquí habla Inglés?


Religious Threats

Islam — The Religion of the Sword is waging jihad on the free world, claiming big chunks in the name of Allah and burkas for all women. Any American want to have to learn Arabic in order to read the Koran and live under Seventh Century sharia law? No, not like England! Of the 986 respondents, 88 (8%) believe Americans will give up their infidel status and become a card-carrying member of the Islamic religion. Then, every child can be named "Mohammed."

Terrorism — Probably not the same terrorists that battle over whether to wear green or orange, the flavor of the day is Islamic terrorism. That "peaceful religion" is Paradise-bent on blowing up as many planes and trains as they can in order to guarantee their tickets get punched for the 70 virgin deal. Will the "enemy combatants" who are now called "persons whom the President has the authority to detain" bring America down to the prayer rug? Of the 986 respondents, 7 (0.7%) believe terrorism is the biggest threat to the future of the United States.


Internal Threats

Socialism — "And the la-a-and of the fre-ee, and the ho-ome of the bra-ave." Well, that was so yesterday's style. Today's pumps are socialism. Have the government pay for all your needs while the rich get milked? "Stick it to them!" is the chant of the current administration. Forget that the rich create jobs and that socialism means everyone gets to be poor. Of the 986 respondents, 37 (3%) believe America faces the threat of becoming... France!

Huge Federal Government — It doesn't take a village to raise a child, now it takes the entire United States government to do it. And to accomplish the task of controlling a person from birth to euthanized death, the government's gotta get bigger. Of the 986 respondents, 29 (2%) feel that Big Brother is on the horizon and that the only freedom left in the United States will mean getting to choose which color of soylent is for dinner. I wouldn't recommend the green.

Economic Problems — The world has been rocked by a global recession. Companies are going under. The unemployment rate has hit 10% of the U.S. population. America parties hearty not realizing their credit cards have been cut and that the foreign creditors are beginning to think their collection of 50 state quarters won't buy squat in the upcoming years of hyperinflation. Of the 986 respondents, 15 (1%) are thinking we're very near to running our foreheads over the grocery checkout scanner.


Personal Threats

Adam Sandler Movies — Of the 986 respondents, 13 (1%) puckish people voted that this "comedian's" movies are the biggest threat to the future of the good 'ole U.S. of A. I just don't get why people find this guy funny. Put this choice down as a subpoint under the category "Moral Decay" (see below). Still, his movies are not worth seeing again and again.

Stance on Israel — This threat is our own personal position over Israel, considered by our voters to be the second gravest threat to the future of the United States. Is the reestablished nation of Israel a historic abnormality whose destruction will ensure peace in the Middle East and a steady flow of the black gold? Or, is Israel the fulfillment of Bible prophecy (Isa. 66:7-8: Ezek. 37:21-22; Zech. 8:4-8) and the "apple of his [God's] eye" (Zech.2:8)? Of the 986 respondents, a whopping 384 (38%) believe messing with God's plan for Israel is a really, really bad thing for the United States. They couldn't be more right!

Moral Decay — The threat most voted on (though by a slim margin) was the moral decay eroding every foundation of American and even world society. Of the 986 respondents, 389 (39%) believe we are living in the morally rotten days of Noah, just as Jesus prophesied those days would return (Matt. 24:37).

Does today sound a lot like this: "people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power" (2 Tim. 3:2-5)? If it does to you as much as it does to these perceptive 389 voters, then you know America has become its own worst threat. And, you recognize the signs of the end times and realize Jesus Christ is coming back very, very soon to deal with all this mess.

How will Jesus find you (Matt. 24:45-51)?

13 comments:

Junbuggg said...

Nathan, I was one of those that voted "Moral Decay". And, the discription in 2 Timothy 3:2-5 is dead on with the present!

I bet the liberal newspapers would stop the presses, and ABC,NBC,CBS,CNN and the likes, would pull the plug on their live feed if they knew they were actually quoting "scripture" when they report the news. :-0

Maranatha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Buggg

paul said...

my 11 year old and I have watched Adam Sandler's movie "Bedtime Stories" about a dozen times - love that movie! - i think Sandler's a comic genius :o)

Anonymous said...

I love that you put a "joke" response option in your polls. It gives a voice to anyone who wants to ridicule these important topics in a tolerant, humorous, inoffensive way.

Billy said...

Anon, I like the "joke" choice, too. On the "how will the Dome on the Rock be destroyed poll" I chose by an alien spaceship (I think that was it) since I really had no idea.

As for Adam Sandler movies...never saw one but I went to a site that lists content of movies so parents can make educated choices about what their kids see and this is a sample of content in Adam Sandler movies (I randomly selected from 19 titles the following excerpts from "Billy Madison", "Big Daddy", "Happy Gilmore" and "Bedtime Stories":

"A great deal of talk about sex and some groping"

"One F-word, 15 scatological terms, and a handful of mild obscenities"

"Numerous instances of sexual innuendo"

"Lots of anatomical references, scatological references and mild obscenities"

"Two F-words, some scatological references, some mild obscenities"

and from "Bedtime Stories" (which seems to be the mildest of the four):

"3 mild anatomical terms, name-calling, 5 religious exclamations"

Not sure I'd make Adam Sandler my choice of entertainment for kids.

Billy said...

Clarification...I wasn't ridiculing the poll (don't agree with that word) I just had no idea and there was no "I don't know" (I think) so I just picked it.

No ridicule or disrespect was intended.

son of thunder said...

Wait a minute. Adam Sandler's a comedian? When did that start?

I had to go with moral decay. When we read about the ancient Israelites in the Old Testament, what brought about their dispersion, particularly in the Northern Kingdom? Moral decay. And it led to a 70 year trip to Babylon for the Southern Kingdom.

hartdawg said...

i did not know xactly how to vote cuz moral decay/liberalism and turning on isreal appear to go hand in hand so my vote is liberalism/stance on isreal. make sense?

Billy said...

Oh...I went with turning against Israel in this poll.

son of thunder said...

I flipped a coin. It was going against Israel or moral decay. One's the result of the other. I'm just not sure which way.

We turn on Israel because we no longer believe God's Word and we have the curse of moral decay because we turn on Israel.

So I understand the delimma, hart.

hartdawg said...

i think alot of us do. notice that its the liberals who turn on isreal, (a few conservatives i spose like bush)

SeanOsborne said...

My poll selection was "Stance on Israel." I chose this option because there there wasn't a "Stance on Jerusalem."

Blessings and cursing depending on Israel is one thing, but opposing God on the issue of Jerusalem is even more important as it view it becuase the Lord has been very specific about what happen to those nations. The Jerusalem issue is to my mind the clearest and most present danger to America as evidenced by my most recent blog entry: America, Listen to the Lord thy God and Leave Jerusalem Alone!!!

JanM said...

I started reading this blog after this question was posed, but I would have chosen the Obama administration's stance on Israel and its desire to divide it up as an immediate threat to the well-being of this nation. It will surely bring the wrath of God down on this country. However, the moral decay is insidiously destroying this country as well. History has shown over and over again that all great civilizations are destroyed from the inside before they are destroyed from the outside.

TheGroundworks said...

America poses its greatest danger by some of the following:
1) ignoring the Founding Fathers intent not to interfere with foreign nations. Its foreign policy has been abysmal...and few seem to understand what America is doing to other nations (its intolerable). To even insinuate such things one is labeled 'liberal' which is a great way to shut down dissent and debate.

2) Pitting liberal and conservative is simply a blind alley. People NEED to begin to look beyond these 18th century notions to come together and work on its various problems (so much potential, but too much blame)

3) The USA and much of the west is now a Corporatacracy (ie ruled by corporations such as oil and defence contractors). Dangerous indeed.