SOMETHING WRONG IN AMERICA TODAY: LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE
By Frosty Wooldridge
February 1, 2010
Yankee legend Lou Gehrig walked into the batter’s box for 2,130 baseball games. No other player in history, before Cal Ripkin, Jr., boasted such a remarkable feat as playing in an unimaginable unbroken streak of games. They called Gehrig the “Iron Horse.” He played hard, stayed honest, hit home runs and led the Yankees to more pennants after the exit of the great Babe Ruth.
But ‘something’ broke down his ability to run, hit and catch. No one understood his condition. On May 2, 1938, he took himself out of the game, which ended his phenomenal sweep at 2,130 games. Later, when diagnosed with ALS, now known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, 62,000 Yankee fans, along with Babe Ruth, stood to hear the Iron Horse speak.
“Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.
“Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky.
“When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift — that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies — that’s something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter — that's something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so that you can have an education and build your body — it's a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed — that's the finest I know.
“So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for. Thank you.” — Lou Gehrig at Yankee Stadium, July 4, 1939
Gehrig exuded the caliber of America once common. Gehrig died two years later at 37 years of age.
THE UNITED STATES EPITOMIZES LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE IN 2010
How could the United States, a very young country at 234 years of age find itself at the doorstep of incredible internal turmoil and fiscal collapse?
1. We disregard a $12 trillion national debt.
2. How about a $700 billion annual trade deficit?
3. Over 20 million unemployed citizens while Congress authorizes millions of jobs to be shipped out of our country via insourcing, outsourcing and offshoring.
4. Illegal employers defraud American workers and taxes as they employ 20 plus million illegal alien migrants for major profits while taxpayers pick up medical, educational and incarceration costs of $346 billion annually. ( Source: www.thesocialcontract.com)
5. Thirty five million citizens subsisting on food stamps.
6. Thirteen million American children living in poverty.
7. Two million citizens and non-citizens reside in prisons at taxpayer costs.
8. We borrow $2 billion daily from foreign countries to float our economy.
9. Our high schools nationwide suffer from 50 to 76 percent flunkout rates.
10. Our minorities wallow in pregnancies, crime, drugs, hopelessness and despair. Why? Joblessness for starters.
11. Our 535 members of Congress invite another 2.4 million unskilled, uneducated and culturally incompatible immigrants from disparate countries annually.
12. Home-grown Muslim terrorists try to blow up themselves along with our citizens. Muslims behead or shoot their wives here in the USA. Father’s kill their daughters via honor killings in our country. U.S. mosques fund terrorism abroad. (Four being investigated in New York currently.)
13. And the list grows and grows on multiple levels.
“As I look at America today, I am not afraid to say that I am afraid.”—Bertram Gross
John W. Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute, said, “We are embroiled in global wars against enemies that seem to attack from nowhere. The amount of money spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is nearing $1 trillion and is estimated to total somewhere in the vicinity of $3 trillion before it’s all over. That does not take into account the ravaged countries that we occupy, the thousands of innocent civilians killed, or the thousands of American soldiers who have been killed or irreparably injured or who are committing suicide at an alarming rate.”
DISPLACING OURSELVES WITH DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURALISM
When Congress and the media pitch catchwords like “multiculturalism”; “diversity”; “globalization”; and “one world government”—you discover nothing in those terms supports America and our culture, language and civilization.
On NPR Sunday, January 31, 2010, Jamie Tarabay, “Virginia Islamic schools expansion met protests”, told a story about the Islamic Saudi Academy demanding more expansion. But the townspeople wanted them shut down. Why?
Tarabay said, “A former valedictorian of the school is serving a life sentence for plotting to assassinate President Bush. A former principal was arrested because instead of reporting a complaint from one of his students about sexual abuse at home, he deleted the report and returned the child to her father.”
This happens right here in the United States. Our Congress imported an astounding eight million Muslims within 20 years. Their religion and their culture counter everything in America and its culture.
It’s like our Congress consists of a bunch of naive high school kids in a chemistry class. With no teacher in the room, everybody throws some chemicals into a big pot to see what happens. At some point, the chemicals erode the pot at the bottom or blow the entire room to kingdom come!
One look at Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami or Detroit and you will find a population river pouring in from all over the world—they speak everything but English and they could care less about America—multiculturalism’s finest hour.
Precious few Americans understand the ramifications of adding the projected 70 million immigrants to our civilization within 25 years. On a sociological level, environmental scale or cultural level—such numbers promise horrific consequences. If we continue along our current path, we will end up like Lou Gehrig: first incapacitated, and ultimately, taken out. (Refer back to the 13 points.)
The bulk of delinquent Congressional reps dare you to call their bluff this November. If you vote them back in, they will continue on the same destructive path.
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