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9/11: 7 years hence, The Other Shoe

Updated on November 16, 2011

 "The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."

Joseph Conrad


Don't look now folks but the towers are falling once more, only this time it is in slow motion.

In a sadistic twist of irony,
the Twin Towers, the symbol of capitalism,
are crumbling to the ground.

A circumstance seemingly incredulous in fact may be true;
the very definition of paradox.

The difference this time is the principles of a weak foundation, specifically greed, as the source bringing down the house.

What is being described as a very big day for Wall Street and the world is lesson learned by civilizations throughout history.

At present the conversation is how big is too big to fail?

Until this time, the scope has been limited to financially viable corporations concerned about fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders.

When you go to the video, it becomes clear the line has shifted to a scale of monumental proportions.

Talk about your bridge to nowhere.

Seven years have gone.

The memory seared in our minds.
Where we were on that fateful day, starring at the screen, wondering when the next shoe would drop
as we watched the next Tower fall.

The initial attempt at the structure was in vain,
the successful attack removed the symbol of strength, and now it appears the weed is being pulled out at the roots.

Therefore, the words resound throughout the nation, ‘you’re on our own’…

The ramifications of the fallout are exponential;

those whom had not are no worse off, those used to living the high life are taking a haircut.

By the numbers,
the three to five million unemployed citizens of the USA may have doubled overnight.

Its too late for a wake up call
too early to sound the alarm.

The U.S. Financial Markets are learning a lesson
the middle class has been living for a decade;

Stabilization and sustainability

Such is the success story of E-Bay, the masses raising capital to meet their financial means.

So at the end of the day,
when the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared
only one element stands alone:

It is an election year.

As they say in Brooklyn, throw the bums out.

This Lost Cause is worth fighting for folks.



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    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona


      The meaning being; there are global systemic ramification regarding U.S. policy initiatives. Throw the bums out is a reference regarding the lobby deprived representation of the unconnected citizen. I believe you placed your finger on the pulse identifying plutocracy as the exception in your titanic scenario.

      Thank you for your comments... Be well.

    • sligobay profile image


      6 years ago from east of the equator

      What is the meaning of this article? It seems to be a 2008 political statement. But how many shoes can one nation wear? The WTC was a national symbol of America's commitment to capitalism. The financial system was a global symbol of an integrated world. Replacing the political party in office is like rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic. The indestructible ship of state has sunk and there are no survivors; well maybe one percent


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