Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What Happened?

One twenty-four hours we were blithely plodding along and all was as it should be. The adjacent moment, we hit a brick wall and life, as we knew it, came to a standstill. What happened? I am not talking about 9/11. I am addressing our recent economical implosion and doing so without any purpose of associating incrimination and shame. There is plenty of that, I am told, to travel around and, personally, I trust it does. I am more than concerned with what happened and why.

To state I am concerned with where all this is heading and the deductions involved would be the understatement of the century, immature though it may be. I am very concerned, as should be every citizen of the planetary small town in which we currently reside. This is serious stuff, folks, and we are all in this lifeboat together!

I am untalkative to accept "business as unusual" as adept within the Beltway. I am highly leery of the heads that got us into this messiness in the first topographic point when it come ups to bailing out the lifeboat in which we now happen ourselves. I subscribe to Einstein's theory that no job can be solved by the same consciousness that created it.

In 1908 today, John Ford introduced the theoretical account "T" and a whole new epoch was born. Today, their stock is down 34% even as I compose this. Chrysler and gram are experiencing similar bloodletting on the market, all this as the Senate is scheduled to vote later today on a proposition that we were told over a hebdomad ago was indispensable to survival. With all the add-on's. the bundle is now at a lurching 850 billion dollars as opposing to the originally proposed 700 billion. I am concerned that we are replacing a traditionally capitalistic system with a more than socialistic 1 and all the deductions that entails. I am concerned that a authorities that allowed all this to go on volition now be tasked with determination a solution to the fiscal sufferings that are very existent to mundane people.

I am not surprised that a huge bulk of Americans look opposed to this whole "bailout" package. What makes surprise and let down me is that their voices look to be going unheard and unheeded. Are not those in American Capital there to stand for the positions of their constituents? Whatever happened to the conception of a government

"for" the people? Could it be that we have got been existing in the misconception that we dwell in a democracy? I personally happen the political relation involved to be both disgustful and awkward and I trust Americans talk out against the atrocious activities in American Capital demonstrated by their elective representatives at the ballot box in November, regardless of their political preferences.

Sure, there is plenty of shame and incrimination to travel around, but we should not overlook our ain portion in this debacle. We have got allowed this to happen. We have got got relinquished control of our ain fate through our carelessness and laziness, not bothering to veterinarian or ballot those in whom we have entrusted so much power. We are now paying the painful terms for our deficiency of engagement and involvement.

It makes us no good to sit down on the outs of-bounds bemoaning our fate as victims of circumstance. It is clip to stand up up and do our voices heard. It is clip to enforce our volition on Congress and the senate, rather than the other manner around. Apparently, many Americans are already doing so. It was reported this morning time that congressional and senate letter boxes were so overloaded with e-mails from angry electors that the system was in danger of shutting down owed to the overload. Right on! More than ever, the Internet have given our voices volume and cogency as never before.

It all starts at the local level. It all starts with each of us and those we choose to stand for us. Unless and until we each go more than involved and included in the political process, we have got no right to kick about the farces created in our names. We necessitate to choose the "right" people and throw them accountable. My intent here is not to advocator 1 ticket or the other. It is to acquire people involved and included. The Shrub disposal is at an all-time low as far as blessing evaluations are concerned. The congressional degree is even lower. Yet, less than 50% of registered electors even bothered to vote in the last presidential election! That states me something.

We necessitate to educate ourselves and others about the issues and have got the tools to make so. We necessitate to aftermath up and take the guidance wheel back from the custody of those who stand for their ain interests, not ours. If ever there was a aftermath up call, this have been it for me and I trust the same is true for you.

One additional note: This is not intended to be just for Americans. This is not strictly an American issue; it is a planetary one. We are all topic to the tendencies as dictated by the markets. We are all life in a human race in which impact is far-reaching, contiguous and extremely volatile. No longer makes what we make in one portion of the human race be in isolation. Today, as never before, we are all interconnected. We necessitate to spread out our consciousness and consciousness to planetary proportions.

I am a house truster in the intrinsical goodness of people. I am also a strong advocate of all that United States represents. We have got somehow been led down the incorrect way and it is clip for us to recover control and start the ball peal down the right one, whatever that may be. It is clip for us to believe and enactment united. It is clip for us all to stand up together and hammer an United States we are proud to give to our children and our children's children as a permanent legacy.

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