posted on Nov, 16 2008 @ 11:46 AM
None of us experienced the Great Depression a year or two after the 1929 stock market crash. Just like news of a disaster, the people who told us
about it focus on specific scenes.
I think what we envision is not what actually happens. Congress declared Martial Law to pass the bailouts and hand the Treasury the power they have.
But we don't see military checkpoints in the street, curfews, or FEMA roundups.
US Banks overall have been insolvent since January '08 (according to the Fed FRED charts), and most banks still operate.
The government is Nationalizing huge industries (like democrat Maxine Waters wanted) and we don't see huge control over our lives...yet.
Then again, things take longer in real life to develop than in a movie.
[edit on 16-11-2008 by Dbriefed]