Look, I don't want to direct the comments I'm about to make against anyone. I hear what you are all saying. However, one thing that we all need to
do, is to stop looking at things in a partisan way. We are all in the same boat. There are no Democrats or Republicans now. There are only Americans.
It doesn't matter where the bad news or good news comes from. It IS the news. I don't care if Fox or MSNBC reports it. You have a responsibility to
yourself to check the facts, and if they are found to be sound, then act in your best interest. Sticking your head in a hole won't make this
situation go away. You can whistle as your walk past the cemetery, but it's still there.You can make believe that this financial disaster isn't so
bad, but you're only fooling yourself.
You may say it can't happen here, but I remind you of this:
In the pre-Nazi era my family believed, like the majority of others, that because we lived in a democracy that was founded in a civilized world,
that nothing like what was to come could even be imagined, let alone expected. They had all seen the warning signs of insanity and blind hatred,
stirred to a war-fever pitch, but had chosen to deny them for the most part, until it was too late. The Germany of that time was a place of hopes for
the future, as a nation amongst many peaceful neighbors in the world community. The first World War, the one that was supposed to, “end all wars”,
was now a memory from which the world had supposedly learned its lessons. But that was not to be the case, as history proves. The attention span of
the public is short, and memories are even shorter.
That, of course, was the 1930's, in Germany.
The Great Depression was also in the 1930's.
Today, people say "Oh it can't happen now. The government has put controls in place to prevent such a disaster again."
Guess what? Those controls were never tested. We are now in a Depression, not yet as bad as that of the 1930's. However, the government is at a loss
as to what will work. Even Obama said that they're just experimenting until they find something that they hope works.
Today, we have things working against us, that were not in place in the 1930's. Today , the world economy is one huge system, and the sheer weight of
the failures are dragging all of the nations of the world down.
I'm retired now, but I spent my entire life either in the Business world, finally ending my career by teaching college, based on my experiences. I
have to tell you, for the FIRST time in my LIFE, I FEAR FOR THE FUTURE OF MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. That fear is not baseless. It is based upon
my knowledge and experience in business and economics. I tell you, without one iota of exaggeration, that this situation MAY be BEYOND REPAIR.
The world-wide economy is a sinking ship. You can sit back and enjoy the ride, or you can do whatever needs to be done to ensure your survival and
that of your family. I chose the later option.