I’ll make this Friday post short and sweet.
We are most likely headed for a Depression or a lost decade like Japan had. At least you will hear these references more and more in the coming months and probably years ahead.
Our bubble is being deflated, both economically and mentally.
So much is wrapped up in our consumption lifestyles that it is no wonder this change in the course of events does not bode well for us.
To me, it seems we are angry about what is being taken away from us, but we aren’t too enthusiastic about it.
You would think there would be protesters in the streets asking for justice to be served. For the people who stole billions of dollars from the American public to be put in jail. Instead our own money is not being used to save us, but to help save the very institutions that helped get us in this predicament.
There is a time and place for personal responsibility. In fact, you should always take responsibility for where you find yourself. However, we should not stand idly by and let things happen as they are without speaking our mind.
My mind is made up…
We can not spend our way out of this mess. We must solve the root problems and correct them there. And I truly believe fixing the root problem will cost a whole lot less than dumping money into a wound that can not be healed.
I firmly believe that we must speak out about the way the government is spending our money. And how they will force us to pay it in the future. Basically robbing future generations for an ease of our pain today.
This makes me think back to the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party. A government exploiting their own people for their own gain.
The protests have begun. The new Tea Party has started. People are waking up. They refuse to be depressed. They have gained their enthusiasm back and are becoming angry.
The winds of change are whipping violently in the land of the free. And not all of it promises to be good change.
It is becoming too easy to be jaded by our politics. I hope and pray that true leaders will emerge in this crisis that will lead with integrity and in common purpose to promote the welfare of the people…