Friday, November 21, 2008

How low can we go?

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man.......vol.85
With the economy spinning out of control and unemployment climbing to heights not seen in my lifetime, I have lately been finding myself thinking of the Dow Jones and S&P 500 as a limbo party on board a cruise ship, where the destination is unknown, because we have no captain, no map or course to chart. I see us continually dancing along, hands waving in the air and some, some of us falling to our knees, tears streaming down our cheeks and praying for whatever it is, to come, to spare us and lift us far far away from here. Meanwhile, others go along without a care not wanting to face the mirror that has become our feeble existence.
Maybe it will bring the revival of simplicity. A rebirth to the ways of myth and legend. A life where we find meaning and hope in what we do and in our everyday life occurrences without question. Seeing the wonder and the divine in the most mundane circumstances. Try brushing your teeth with your other hand.
Maybe the revelations of realisation that we should only want we've already got or been given will return to our natural tendencies, and only making purchases in the extreme necessity would somehow bring us back to reason.
I see the assumption of greed in billionaire Mark Cuban who wanted to save an extra seven hundred and fifty thousand, selling stock of a company that was yet to go public.
I ask myself, when are going to get to the bottom of this crisis?
Maybe that is not for us to know? Maybe this is all necessary?
The fact that maybe, if individuals become fiscally responsible it would destroy our trembling economy. We are now at the season of spending, or so I'm told continuously by the powers that be, but will not be for long. When they tell us that it is very necessary for us to consume and feed like the sloven pigs we have become or is it all just a gateway to the One World Currency?
Senator Harry Reid said, "no one should be overly concerned" about Congress not reaching an agreement to lend twenty five billion to the life support of slowly dying big three American Automakers. Tell that to the families on whose paychecks they depend.
Maybe it's all created fear and hysteria? Maybe what we should be doing is packing our things and violently storming the gates of our nation's Capital and demanding that the seven hundred and fifty billion that we've loaned to the soon to be nationalized financial institutions be given back to it's rightly owner, the American People. Maybe we should be more outraged and be asking what the.......?
Well, at least tomorrow will be the last game for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Metrodome.
I hope we will still have baseball to watch in the Spring of 2010. I would like to see a game in our new stadium.

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