posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 01:46 PM
The conspiracy theorist in me has been nudging my speculation nerve along the lines of how vast and all encompassing this "expose`" of greed,
stupidity, corruption is/has been in such a short period of time (from November to February) that I wonder if we aren't possibly being
"desensitized" for some REALLY BAD NEWS.
I know that sounds nuts and it probably is but...
When in our history has the bad news ever been allowed to be dumped, in such a completely and uncontrolled/un-spun way upon not only the American
people but the rest of the world as well?
I am certain that the real time speed with which the internet provides news and allows the "crowd" to report/comment on it above and beyond the
corporate controlled media has had lots to do with this apparent data dump of epic proportions, I can't seem to convince myself that's all there is
To think the damage control systems, spin doctors and flat out bullshatters have been rendered utterly mute is a dream I am struggling to believe has
Is there something truly society altering in the background? Is there something so "Earth Shattering" that has yet to be revealed, but can not be
hidden for much longer that the PTB are allowing this constant barrage of horrid news about economic meltdown, corruption, greed and stupidity to go
unspun and unchecked so that when the "real bomb" falls it won't seem as bad because we've been hammered for four months already?
Yes, this is WAY OUT THERE, yes this is probably the lamest theory you've heard in a long time and yes I am probably grasping at straws that don't
even exist... BUT, damn, what if?
Moving on to things most likely much closer to reality...
I am confident when we come out of this economic meltdown we will be in a brave new business world, which, if it removes the disgusting greed and
waste is fine by me, a different business world than we've ever seen before.
Huge companies are trimming, no slashing overhead. While removing the fat and the dead wood is always a good move, lots of excellent people are
getting laid off as well which leaves our companies exposed to global competition without the entire first string team on the field.
I guess since I am going to be 46 in May I have a different perspective now than I had back in 2001 when our mini meltdown happened. I see lots of
fine, young, ethical people who are just starting out getting the axe and wondering what the hell they are supposed to do that they haven't done?
They got the education, they stuck with it all the way through, endured the interview process and finally landed the job they spent those four years
busting arse in college for only to get laid off two or three years into it.
I am hopeful it will spawn a whole new generation of entrepreneurs and small business people. I am very biased about my love for "self starters"
since I've never been able to consider, much less actually go get, a "real job" and have always built my own businesses...
America and the rest of the "Free World" countries have always done their best when the small business people were allowed to spread their wings and
build the companies, technologies, services and products that lead the way to the next wave of progress IMHO.
I also believe that when the "security" of a big corporate job is exposed as no security at all, it's a real motivator for those who have the
gumption to step up to the plate and take their shot at doing what they believe is the best for themselves, their families and their
It's usually when people are no longer saddled with the direction and expectations of a boss, who may or may not be clued up, or a company that is
only focused on satisfying its shareholders at all costs that new ideas, new technologies, new ways of doing things emerge.
Driven the motivation to "never get laid off again" many people have started new companies, they pinched and scraped every penny, they spent every
waking hour nurturing their new baby, they worked harder than they ever have in their lives but felt great, not tired and beaten down.
It's amazing what building something you can actually BELIEVE IN can do for the spirit. It's wonderful to wake up in the morning looking forward to
the days work instead of dreading having to deal with a moronic boss who is actually in control of your future.
The best is when you can find a couple other people who share your vision, have the brains, ability and desire to build it with you, that's when us
mere humans can do truly great things IMHO.
Look at where APPLE Computers (as an example) started and where they are now, look at Google, Cisco, and yes even Microsoft. All of these game
changing companies were started by people who refused to be "laid off again" or simply didn't buy into the status quo of corporate America at the
These self starters were joined by others who shared their vision and passion and the rest as they say is history...
Assuming and definitely HOPING my initial speculation in this post is totally wrong I am hopeful that this economic nightmare will motivate millions
of ethical, smart and willing people to step up to the plate and take their shot.