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Economic Salvation

Updated on November 22, 2011

No Easy Answers

We know it's much easier to resort to scapegoating than to find the inner patience to fully understand the complexity and unpredictability of a nation/world's economy. How tiresome it has become to read article after article where the writer is more interested in being cute, playing pin the tail on the donkey, and pretending that someone from his side of the barnyard could provide instantaneous solutions.

The knee-jerk responses of the electorate as measured by polls points to a society that has no depth of awareness, skimpy education, and relies on pure emotionalism to form a floating opinion. Where did so many people get the idea that the powers of the presidency are so pursusasive that they boarder on the magical/supernatural? People who gravitate to the office must be semi-masochistic because the position normally becomes one of that of the whipping boy.

No one has presented a meaningful, alternative plan for rescuing an economy that has wandered into unknown territory. I certainly do not see any genius rising out of the GOP who would prove to be the country's economic messiah. Highly falible human beings provide services that form our tenuous government. Like most people in most jobs, the majority do the best they can. But, stop the delusional thinking that one idealogical brand can provide solutions to our personal dissatisfactions.

The whimsical nature of Americans is even more sickening than the dirty politics seen played out on a daily basis. We want wars to be won within a maximum of two years, we want social/economic imbalances to be corrected within a shorter time frame. We think that the constant message of voting someone out of his job, of maligning him, of sending him into obscurity is a sufficient whip to get the results everyone craves.

Life is simply not that easy. Let's try and grow up as individuals and accept the hard truths about our extensive existence on planet Earth.


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    • Anarchos profile image

      Anarchos 5 years ago from Texas

      Maybe our biggest problem is that we're looking to the wrong place for solutions?

    • Wizard Of Whimsy profile image

      Wizard Of Whimsy 5 years ago from The Sapphire City

      Nicely put!

      You might appreciate these trenchant quotes . . .

      "The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." —Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

      "A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors." —William Ralph Inge (1860 - 1954)