Global Chaos And Helter Skelter

1 07 2015

 By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

For many Americans, the world seems upside down or topsy-turvy, and headed for unbelievable—if not unprecedented—chaos, calamity and helter skelter.  This is true economically, militarily, socially, and in countless other ways.  Countries and regions are coming apart at the seams; accepted institutions are attacked; lives are uprooted, or ended in truly savage ways; and little seems sacred or even predictable anymore.  Many lives appear to move at light speed, while others barely move at all.[2]

An unfathomable global economic crash is predicted, unlike anything that we have witnessed in our lifetimes.[3]  The murderous Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has seized portions of Georgia and Ukraine (including Crimea), and may expand his aggression into Europe.[4]  China is flexing its muscles in the Pacific[5]; North Korea continues to be a loose cannon[6]; the Middle East is imploding, with much worse yet to come; and terrorists stalk the world, creating death and destruction.[7]  Human trafficking flourishes, while there are problems with adoptions and illegal immigration.[8]

Accepted views of marriage are being rewritten; and divorces occur too often.[9]  The inmates are running the asylum.  Organized religion is under attack.[10]  America’s history is challenged for being racist, with attempts being made to rewrite it.  Riots have been occurring in American cities, provoked by hoods, thugs and criminals.  So-called man-made “global warming” and “climate change” are being pushed worldwide, even though it is clear that our planet has gone through warming and cooling periods for millions of years.  Also, other natural disasters are occurring.[11]

Americans’ trust in business[12], Congress and our elected officials[13], the law and judiciary[14], the police, government in general—and in the future—are shaken each and every day.  The old “norms” seem to be gone.  Replacing them appears to be anarchy, certainly in the Middle East and Africa, where countries and regions are fragmenting, and order and the value of human lives are in short supply.  Those who stay abreast of the news see barbarism in action, which is all too reminiscent of what is portrayed in Hollywood films.

Yet, whether one is a Republican or a Democrat or an Independent or something else—and regardless of one’s skin color, ethnicity or religious beliefs—there is hope and plenty of it.[15]  We are Americans!

© 2015, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1] Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see and  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA, as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and California bars.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal.  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g.,, and can be contacted directly at; see also Google search:Timothy D. Naegele

[2] See (“Is Google Becoming Microsoft Or Worse?”) and (“Are Colleges Dinosaurs?”) and (“Poverty In America”).  But see (“What And Where Is God?”)

[3] See (“The Economic Tsunami Continues Its Relentless And Unforgiving Advance Globally”) and (“Will The EU’s Collapse Push The World Deeper Into The Great Depression II?”) and (“The Great Depression II?”) and (“Euphoria or the Obama Depression?”) and (“Greenspan’s legacy: more suffering to come”) and (“Greenspan’s Fingerprints All Over Enduring Mess”)

[4] See (“Russia’s Putin Is A Killer”)

[5] See (“China Is America’s Enemy: Make No Mistake About That”)

[6] See (“The Next Major War: Korea Again?”)

[7] See (“The Madness Of Benjamin Netanyahu”) and (“Israel’s Senseless Killings And War With Iran”) and’s-soviet-holocaust-and-mao’s-chinese-holocaust/ (“The Silent Voices Of Stalin’s Soviet Holocaust And Mao’s Chinese Holocaust”) and (“EMP Attack: Only 30 Million Americans Survive”)

[8] See (“Human Trafficking”) and (“Problems With Foreign Adoptions”) and (“Illegal Immigration: The Solution Is Simple”)

[9] Even the great Alexander is rumored to have been bisexual, inter alia, because those were the mores of the day.

See (“Alexander the Great”)

See also (“Divorces”) and (“Abortions And Autos Kill More In America Than Guns”)

[10] See (“The Duggar Family v. Anti-Christians”) and (“The Catholic Church At A Crossroads”)

[11] See (“Earthquakes: The Big One Is Coming To At Least Los Angeles”)

[12] See, e.g., (“Toyota And Lexus Vehicles Are Unsafe”)

[13] See (“Are All Tea Partiers Wackos, Misfits And Extremists?”) and (“Sarah And Todd Palin: The Big Winners?”) and (“John F. Kennedy: The Most Despicable President In American History”) and (“Washington Is Sick And The American People Know It”) and (“Is Financial Reform Simply Washington’s Latest Boondoggle?”) and (“The Rise Of Independents”); see also (“Is Redemption Possible For Tiger Woods?”); and (“Is Obama The New Nixon?”) and (“Barack Obama Is A Lame-Duck President Who Will Not Be Reelected”) and (“Are Afghanistan, Iraq And Pakistan Hopeless, And Is The Spread Of Radical Islam Inevitable, And Is Barack Obama Finished As America’s President?”) and—is-barack-obama-smoking-pot-again/ (“The Speech—Is Barack Obama Smoking Pot Again?”) and (“The End Of Barack Obama”) and’s-second-emperor/ (“Barack Obama: America’s Second Emperor?”) and (“Obama In Afghanistan: Doomed From The Start?”) and (“Is Barack Obama A Racist?”); but see (“Edward W. Brooke Is Dead”) and (“Ariel Sharon Is Missed”) and (“Jefferson, Lincoln And America”) and (“Ulysses S. Grant: An American Hero”) and (“Ansel Adams Has An Heir”)

[14] See (“The State Bar Of California Is Lawless And A Travesty, And Should Be Abolished”) and (“Justice And The Law Do Not Mix”) and (“The United States Department of Injustice”) and (“The American Legal System Is Broken: Can It Be Fixed?”) and (“Lawyers And Internet Scams”)

[15] See, e.g., (“What And Where Is God?”) and (“Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy: A Question of Character”) and (“America: A Rich Tapestry Of Life”)

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