Bitter cold clutches the bowels of central Illinois. Yesterday, in late May here, people were seen wearing winter coats! Those who study the astronomical Milankovitch cycles believe the Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) is approaching a “Grand Minimum” and this leads to a deficit in the “energy budget” of Earth and consequently a Little Ice Age. (Background: Curséd, Damnable Cold Expected, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, November 23, 2014.)
But maybe we need a little Christmas. The mood here is resigned and depressed. People are being stoic as the truth of Illinois’ dreadful financial condition filters down into the general consciousness. Truth in Accounting (TIA), a Chicago-based nonprofit group, has discovered additional fiscal hanky-panky in the Land of Lincoln. It had been thought that an unfunded $40 billion was owed, but TIA unearthed that it is actually $158 billion owed in retirement and health care benefits. The Illinois Constitution orders that pension benefits must be paid, so declaring bankruptcy is not an option. 
Sure is cold. Chicago has a new nickname: Chiberia, a variant of Siberia. Another new nickname for Chicago is “Junk City.” Chicago “is pretty much in the same dire situation — maybe worse actually — than was Detroit was when it declared bankruptcy in 2013.” Recently, Moody’s downgraded Chicago’s debt to junk status. 
Chicago might be seriously considering the “b” word – bankruptcy – reports Chicago Business Journal.  Illinois cannot declare bankruptcy, but municipalities apparently can. Will Chicago go the way of Detroit?
RoboCop stands with the people. RoboCop 3, a sequel to the original RoboCop movie, has as its setting Detroit. RoboCop 3 premiered in 1993, well before the Detroit bankruptcy. RoboCop vows to avenge the death of his partner Anne Lewis and tries to save Detroit from falling into chaos. Notable in RoboCop 3 is that RoboCop tries to defend civilians from an outside infiltration of the police department. Inspired by RoboCop, rank-and-file police officers defect to the resistance in order to get revenge for Anne Lewis’ death and to get their salaries and pensions. The rebellion against the outside infiltration of the Detroit PD turns into a full-scale war. The outside infiltrators turn to hiring street gangs and hooligans to assist with their plans. 
Sound familiar? A city (Baltimore) descends into chaos. An outside infiltration of the Baltimore PD by the federal government is urged by the Reverend Al Sharpton. Street gangs and hooligans assist on the side of the outside infiltrators.
Chicago. The city declares bankruptcy. The police, who have paid honestly into their pensions over the years, find their retirement dreams have evaporated. Overall, there is unrest in the city, consequent to “austerity measures.” Problem-reaction-solution: an outside force, the feds, is brought in. But the Chicago Police join a rebellion against the outside infiltration. They turn from the thin blue line of impartiality and towards the side of the people.
In the 1990s, roughly coincident to the RoboCop 3 movie, a group of police officers foresaw the growing danger. They were joined by National Guardsmen and military officers who also perceived an internationalist corporate plan to overthrow the Constitutional Republic of these United States of America. The perceptive police, guardsmen, and military officers code-named their resistance movement, “Operation Vampire Killer”. They launched a special police officer publication as a private endeavor, “dedicated to those sworn Protectors of the People who refuse to play a role in enslaving their countrymen.” 
For I’ve grown a little leaner, grown a little colder
Grown a little sadder, grown a little older
And I need a little angel sitting on my shoulder
I need a little Christmas now.
Bitter cold clutches the bowels of central Illinois. Are we getting our “little Christmas”? Or will an anti-Christmas soon-enough prevail on or about the St. John’s Eve? According to popular belief, St. John’s Eve (June 23) is charged with a special power where evil forces are at work.  The Baltimore brouhaha roughly coincided with demonic Beltane ceremonies, a Sabbat celebration where order was inverted for all to see. It was Deus ex machina, literally “God from the machine”, the logical conclusion of the mechanist viewpoint of random-chance matter as producer of life. In contrast to this is animism, where spirit, not matter, is the origin of life. If we humans originated due to mechanistic random-chance matter, then it follows that eventually a “god”, like federal government and later global government – an anti-Christ – will emerge. Increasingly the people turn to this mechanist god as their savior. A supposed “Reverend”, Al Sharpton, begs for help from the anti-Christ.
The song, We Need a Little Christmas, is from the Broadway musical, Mame. In the musical, the song is performed after Mame has lost her fortune in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and decides that she, her young nephew Patrick, and her two household servants “need a little Christmas now” to cheer them up.  What will cheer us up at this point?
——- Sources ——-
 “In Illinois, funding pensions was never sexy,” by Dannie Mahoney, manager of media relations at Truth in Accounting. Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, May 17, 2015, page C1.
 “‘Junk City’ Mayor Rahm Emanuel might be seriously considering the ‘b’ word”, by Lewis Lazare. Chicago Business Journal, May 14, 2015. http://tinyurl.com/le86fyd
 “RoboCop 3”, Wikipedia, May 19, 2015.
 “OPERATION VAMPIRE KILLER 2000: American Police Action Plan for Stopping World Government Rule,” Published by: Police Against the New World Order. http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/vk2k.shtml
 “St John’s Eve”, Wikipedia, May 21, 2015.
 “We Need a Little Christmas”, Wikipedia, May 21, 2015.