posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 05:32 PM
You bring up a very, very interesting point!
Personally, my life has not changed since this "economic crisis." I do not own a credit card. I don't have any stocks. My only debt is school
loans. Rent is paid on the first every month. I eat just as well, I still wear clothes.
I don't know anyone personally who's house has been forclosed upon. My mother (single mother) is $2,500 from paying off her house she took out some
time in the late 80's. The average person doesn't even know we're in a "crisis."
I was taught from a young age debt was bad, and I was taught in school you could lose big just as you could win big in the stock market.
As far as I can tell, in my own real life, the only people saying we're facing economic hardship are people wearing designer suits with designer
shoes with designer wrist watches on the television. Or of course the government.
I think the only thing this has done (the economic crisis) has exposed the United States as a debt hungry, corrupt, naive nation. We truly are
sheeple for the most part. Our country lives on credit, yet somehow no one understands what that ultimately means. If I went out and asked 100
people what the Federal Reserve was and where and how they get their money, I would honestly be surprised if 5 gave me a right answer. You can be
openly told that the stock market will fluctuate and change and it's anything but stable, but when it takes a massive downturn (after it hit it's
RECORD all time high) and it's the only thing anyone wants to talk about. I applied to a call center for National City not to long ago for some
extra cash and as soon as I found out what they wanted me to do I said thanks but no thanks and went elsewhere. The job was to SELL MORE PRODUCT to
customers, EVEN IF THEY EXPLICITLY SAY THEY'RE NOT INTERESTED. They wanted you to TALK PEOPLE INTO SPENDING MORE MONEY. We're seeing now that the
majority of our businesses are ran by greedy, sorry SOBs and they are literally in bed with our own government. And the people allow it.
I read something interesting about the bailout of AIG where Paulson's company had something like a 20 billion dollar stake in AIG, which is
interesting when AIG got the save and Lehman Brothers (an AIG competitor) was allowed to fail.
Free market? HA, we were never a free market, it says something for all these who ever believed this.
I guess, economic hardship is what you believe it is.
Americans are more or less robots waiting for their next set of commands coming through the media, whether it's the news channel or the next fancy
"high tech" toy.
My gut tells me this crisis is manufactured and it's going to further weaken our currency (that is a GIVEN) and serves a higher purpose we're not
aware of at the moment, can anyone say 9/11? Whoever is running the show is way more intelligent than I would say at least 90% of America. They're
good, they're damn good.... and those 90% will # their pants in the face of a strong thunderstorm and do whatever the government asks...
I love the land here, I love some of the freedoms we still have, I respect those veterans who stuck their necks out on the line for the country (my
father, uncle, and grandfather included), I love what America used to stand for a long time ago, I love that I can sit here and type on a nice
computer with internet access, but man do I hate every last ignorant person that lives here and all of our "leaders."