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Investors want immediate gratification from the measures the Federal Reserve and Treasury have taken to stop the bleeding in the financial crisis, but several traders are urging patience, saying that it will take time for results to work their way into the financial markets and actually boost confidence.
Originally posted by The Axeman
This is what I'm saying, but dude: "change" is not enough at this point.
I don't want what you're talking about either. I don't want a collapse. But I don't see it as avoidable, whether now or 150 years from now.
There are plenty of economists who would agree with that assessment. Fiat currency is DOOMED to expand and expand and inflate and deflate to the point of COLLAPSE, Period.
All the things you mentioned in your post about the luxuries we have (video games, etc etc) could be argued to be exactly the tools that were used to promote the system. Distractions. I'm 28, believe me I know about distractions. The left hand has no idea what the right hand is up to.
The system needs an overhaul. If we have to wade through some shyte to get people to see that then so be it. What we need is a return to sound principles and movement away from empty rhetoric and bile.
And your little bit about desire? Yes the Revolution was fought because of desire. A desire tor LIBERTY and the RIGHT to choose and control one's own fate, without Big Government (or in their case, The Crown) telling them exactly when and how to wipe their collective a$$es. The desire to not be robbed. The desire to not be walked upon by those in power.
The same desires are still relevant.
A collapse should only happen when we no longer have any options. When the system is broken and we cannot fix it under any circumstance with any amount of time.
This system can still be fixed. I would prefer taking a chance with changing the system, then scraping it, along with our quality of life.