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We Got Alot of Explaining To Do

Updated on November 5, 2010

Try Explaining This

     Maybe it is just my insomnia or maybe I have just stepped over the edge, but whomever chooses to read this can write me a reply. Yahoo had an article about the five most outdated electronics. It also had one about the ten worst this and that and so on. It got me to thinking about the five things I would talk about to a friend or relative who had passed in the last five years if that was possible. This world turns so fast or rather I am getting older faster so it is hard to find a place to start. Number one on the list would be how to explain the Tea Party. If they had been dead for five years how could you get them to understand these last three years. Even though I have lived through it I still can't believe it will soon be two years since I had a job. Would they understand the unemployment situation has become a employers dream. Now an employer can force their rank and file to do more work with less compensation and either take it or join the rank and file of the unemployed. Number two would they ever believe that Ford would be so popular. I have always liked Ford but felt like I was a minority. Number three would be the housing foreclosures. Five years ago the smartest thing to do was re-mortgage and buy a house to flip. They would never understand that your property value could go down. Forth would have to be that our children today have a good chance of learning less than we did. Finally they would never believe that China who has a third of the population has the largest army in the world would own most of America in one form or another. I don't mean to be flippant about this but it would be somewhat embarrassing to try to explain these things to a father or favorite uncle who had guided you all their life. I would like to think they would embrace you and tell you it will all work out but in some manner they might suggest we helped bring it on ourselves. My only reply would be to tell them that once the genie was let out of his lamp it was impossible to make him go back in. Every week I see a whole page of new births here in Indianapolis and we have got to get it into our heads that they are the future and we owe them the best or at least better than what we have now.


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      Diana Owens 6 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

      Well said, alzel. Truthfully, I'm not sure what it's gonna take for our country to get back on the road to recovery, financial or otherwise, but what we've got goin' on aint workin'!

      peace to you...always,


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      Alex Zelahy 6 years ago from Indiana

      Thank you both for your comments. Your comments are just what I was thinking when I wrote this.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree. How did we ever reach this level? People hungry..Out of work..Republican Govenors trying to break the unions. The only way it will change is for people to open their eyes and vote. Thank you.

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      alzel, you are so right. We have a lot of explaining to do and first of all to ourselves. We have made irresponsible choices and the consequences will be felt for generations. Thanks for the thought provoking Hub.