posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 04:34 PM
It is very altruistic of some of you to truly believe that the people can still have an impact on this situation.
However, I am skeptical as to whether or not that can happen by traditional political avenues anymore (ie contacting reps, making petitions, voting
people out [which unfortunately requires time that we probably don't have], etc). I remember reading articles, hearing radio shows, and watching
YouTube videos that reported that during the run-up to first bailout legislation in late 2008 citizens were calling congresspeople 1000 to 1 against
passing the legislation. Yet, the bill was still rammed through and the money handed out to the nation's 'to-big-to-fail' companies. Then on top of
that the person doling out all this cash is in an unelected position and there is very little transparency as to where and to whom some of the money
is actually going. And who knows how many more of these stimulus packages are in store down the line. Are we at 3 now, or is it 4? Honestly, I've
I liked the Peter Schiff interview on MSNBC that was embedded on page 2 or 3, when him and Joe are talking about whether the bailouts were the right
direction to go or if the recession should have been left to run its course and rebalance the markets naturally. Reminded me of a quote that I hadn't
thought of in a while. Something along the lines of--the right thing and the easy thing aren't always the same. Makes me wonder if this is all truly
planned and coordinated for some other hidden agenda. If economists are spouting this stuff on MSM, you would think that the geniuses in office would
know that by monetizing the debt they are pushing us closer towards a hyperinflationary depression, the likes of which some predict will rival pre-WW2
Now we're spiraling down the rabbit hole...
And no one seems to know where the bottom is...
It is at the point where I cannot even watch or listen to news--gossip--anymore. Everybody tells a different story. Everybody points fingers at
someone else. Everybody seems to have their own agendas, predictions, and solutions. Divide and conquer, no?
I am realizing that it is more important to be a self-governing, morally upstanding citizen of Earth than it is to look to some rhetoric-spewing
celebrity icons, talking heads, or representatives for guidance. We'll probably never meet them or truly know them anyways. It is more important to
live your everday to your highest moral ability. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Don't support people, businesses, corporations
whose moral standards would compromise your own moral self worth. I'm thinking the best thing to do is to start locally. But think very locally. Do
everything you can to support your family and friends first while opening dialogues to spread information and ideas. It might be hard at first, but
once people understand that your main concerns are health, security, longevity, prosperity, this will create a practical network of support.
I have NOT been saving money for months now. With the word that the Fed is monetizing the debt I keep hearing that hyperinflation is on the horizon.
This is going to make it very difficult to buy things. I get my paychecks twice a month, pay my bills, spend some on myself and friends for fun stuff,
but the rest I try to spend while the banks are still open and while prices are still low. I try to buy practical items, things that will not be
obsolete technology in 3 months. Mostly, I buy things for my vegetable garden because that is a long term solution. It is not practical to rely on
food that has to be shipped thousands of miles to my dinner plate. I just pray that the Food and Safety Modernization Act gets held up and squashed,
because gardening has become quite an obsession for me, and I'd like to keep it that way.
Anywho, thats my take/rant for now. Need to get to work so that TPTB can claim their stake in my labor for the day.
[edit on 25-3-2009 by PH43DRUS]