posted on Mar, 28 2011 @ 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
Can someone offer an opinion or facts to ease my mind that the world is nearing end because of the terrible presidents who where "in charge" of
the U.S. for the last 11 years so far??
People put far too much emphasis on the president. It's always easier to blame an individual for something than it is to think through the vast,
tangled web of different colliding and interacting power-blocs.
You are correct that the "world is ending" (or at least about to become a lot less pleasant for most), but the root causes are not in whoever
happens to be sitting on the throne. Let's look at some of the specific examples you mentioned:
"The dollar completely crumbling to pieces recently": This has been building for a long time, at least since 1973 when Nixon took the dollar off the
gold standard. Really the problem goes back even farther, to the foundation of the Federal Reserve in 1913. No president of either party (except
Kennedy, unsuccessfully) tried to take on the Fed, and no president has seriously tried to deal with the root forces driving the dollar down.
"Unemployment rate highest ever ": A product of a lot of things, most not directly in the president's control. The policies that have led to this
(open borders, "globalization," outsourcing, decline of manufacturing, financialization, etc.) have been building for decades, long before either
Bush or Obama. Not that either of them has done anything to improve things. Because they can't. Because the way the system is set up, its impossible
to be president without big campaign doners, and the doners aren't going to shell out for anyone who might de-rail the gravy train.
"No allies anymore because of all the wars we should have never started " "Oil price highest ever causing people to do all sorts of things bad for
I'm getting tired of typing, but a lot of the fault of these things spreads way beyond the oval office to other branches of government, the nature
of the milirary, the nature of big business, interconnected global geopolitical and macroeconomic factors, etc.