Thursday, January 27, 2011

Economic Miracle

Greetings good citizen,

There’s been a considerable amount of ‘Happy Talk’ being served up by the corporate owned media which (as usual) contradicts the facts you can easily see for yourself.

For all of the ceaseless ‘yap’ about an ‘economic rebound’ (they’ve been ‘jaw-boning’ the recovery for more than three years now) some have noted that the SOTU address didn’t even mention the foreclosure crisis.

If you want your socks knocked off, hit the link at the bottom which shows in graphic detail just how, er, ‘virulent’ the crisis is.

One in nine houses in foreclosure (in a specific urban area) is a shitload of houses no matter how you slice it.

Which is to ask, how can there be an economic recovery if the primary source of the average citizen’s wealth continues to erode into worthlessness?

Not to put too fine a point on it good citizen but your home is only worth what a willing buyer is capable of paying you for it. Workers in the ‘new economy’ don’t have sufficient income to finance the purchase of a pup tent, never mind scrape up the 20% down on a quarter of a million dollars.

Thus are prices (as well as your ‘net worth’) falling like a rock.

Naturally, this is only half the battle.

The ceaseless lies (that economic recovery is just around the next corner) are a manifestation of this irreparable breakdown in civic trust.

Economists be damned, those fools have no clue what happens when the ‘glue’ that holds society together breaks down.

They (stupidly) think the glue that binds society is money…but they’re wrong, the glue that holds society together is ‘trust’.

And all of the money in the world can’t buy an ounce of it.

Worse, the kind you have to buy isn’t worth having…because you can never really trust it!

Far worse than a world without money is a world without trust, an environment most humans do poorly in. We aren’t wired for the ‘kill or be killed’ world, which is what the criminals are banking on.

Those who don’t value honor neither have nor deserve trust.

Bad place to be in a ‘kill on sight’ world.

Time to alter course a little to touch upon the subject of trust.

Most of us don’t trust strangers (although we will, oddly, believe them when they tell us something because they have no known reason to lie to us.)

What we do ‘trust’ is institutions.

Right, wrong or indifferent, we put our trust in institutions (even though they are run by strangers!)the point being we trust institutions to be fair-minded and even handed...when that turns out not to be the case, we expect a legal remedy.

in light of recent events, the airwaves are alive with rhetoric about new laws to control guns, laws that would be totally unnecessary if we had a vigorous justice system.

If the legal system operated the way it is supposed to, the average person would not feel the need to take the law into his or her own hands.

Locally, a police chief resigned ahead of the release of a report that implicated him in several crimes as well as numerous incidents of behavior unbecoming of a police officer (never mind the chief!)

If we can’t ‘trust’ the people entrusted to protect us, were screwed!

If we shift the spotlight back to the national stage, having a ‘turncoat’ president isn’t making the situation any better.

If we can’t trust the people we elect to lead us…who can we trust?

But you don’t need no steenkin’ trust, do you good citizen?

Because you eat what you kill.

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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