I love the first couple of questions: “Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or have pretty seriously gotten off the wrong track”?
70% say things are going south. And about 60% say that they neither approve of the Republicans, not the Democrats, handling the economy and the budget.
Well, its pretty simple, really. People have needs – like food, water, warmth, a clean and safe environment, stable social relations and personal satisfaction from what they contribute to society. A balance of taking and giving.
What they do not need is a government that is using their tax money to keep a sham economy going, that is based on debt. Debt produces debt and the combination of stalling consumerism as well as inflation is actually a very much needed corrective measure of the fabled “market economy” – because it simply can’t sustain itself any longer. It is on life support by the Federal Reserve, that is purchasing billions and billions of debt in the form of Treasuries from the government, to finance the government’s spending. As the government continues selling this debt, the money supply increases and the Treasuries are adding trillions of dollars to the markets.
Lets say it loud and clear: Money is being printed out of thin air, while national debt is increasing by about 4 billion $ per day. At the same time people are losing their jobs, homes, cannot pay for education or health care, as well as food. Many gobble down cheap junk food in a futile attempt of keeping up appearances that all is well and they live in abundance, while getting obese. At the same time, many lose themselves in reality shows or the illusion of the internet. It’s the Roman “panem et circenses” or ” bread and games” that is at play here, a measure that has helped the government of all times to keep people quiet.
But apparently they start to wonder if the people they pay by their taxes and trust by their vote, are really acting in their best interest. But what seems to be even worse than the worries of keeping up a lifestyle, that has become all but unfundable for many, is the fact that we all have lived in a web of lies, a gigantic Truman show, for many decades.
This is of course not only true for the US. There is not a single spot in this world right now, that is not affected by the events that are unfolding, that are unravelling what can no longer hold. And at the same time we are starting to see what is true: as debts are producing debts, lies are producing lies – we see it, we acknowledge it – and the very fact of doing this, actually creates the opposite.
Truth is always the safe choice and only feared by those, who create lies.