First: Merry Christmas and a happy new year, I hope everyone is fine.
Key points of this topic:
1. The real purpose of the financial crisis
2. How even we, on ATS are manipulated
3. Some personal views
So, I am sitting here in Bulgaria (Europe) and it's a mess. Everyone is talking about the financial crisis. From taxi drivers, to supermarket
employees, constructors and doctors. Suddenly, sentences like "I can't go out today" , "I wont take holiday this year", "I wont buy a new
car", "I havent finished my house"
etc are alwas combined with "... because of the financial crisis"
So, instead of saying "..because I have no money" everyone is blaming the "financial crisis" - and you know what? It feels better. Suddenly its
not your fault anymore - it's because of the financial crisis. You can blame her for almost everything. You can blame her for taking a new easier
job, because you're too lazy. You understand my point.
Fo us (normal people) there is no diffenrence. Really. But there is this "HYPE" about the financial crisis - that make us feel better
Instead of spending 1000$ on presents i spend only 200$ - because of the financial crisis. I have my perfect argument, my perfect reason to feel
good, even if I don't have any money
Second thought: Before the crisis - who do you blame for not being rich or successfull? The government and yourself. Now it's so much easier. YOu
blame the banks - and, out of nowhere it's not the governments fault anymore, that your pocket is empty. They are now our "SAVERS" - they save us
from the bad bad banks.
And you feel good
Somehow united. "Oh look, everyone is feeling the crisis, I can't complain that my salary was cutted - everyone elses was
cutted too" say some people. And feel happy saying and living it!
Total BS. But it's reality. My point? The big HYPE about the financial crisis is only to make people feel better, when they have to feel bad. It's
so easy. They even feel more motivated - "I have to work harder, otherwise I will be fired - because of the financial crisis". Again total BS.
Whats the result? You have a bunch of people, who work harder for less money, who don't complain anymore because they blame a "shaddow" they can't
catch. And this is a perfect argument for your company to use you, cut your salary and do what they want with your life.
Slavery was never so beautiful
Welcome to 2009, pick up your presents carefully
[edit on 29/12/08 by absente]