There are interesting parallels between the fall of the Roman Empire and the current collapse of America. Our economy has been gutted. Our treasure has been looted. Those at the top of the pyramid are gutting the heart and soul of this once great nation with billion dollar bailouts and trillions of dollars, our dollars, sloshing around between the world centers of power.
What have everyday Americans got to show for all those trillions of dollars? Are you better off today than you were ten years ago? Is there any chance that your children will have a better future when your government has already transferred any wealth they could have hoped to produce in their lifetime to global financial institutions and foreign governments?
There are only three ways to perceive our country’s position today:
1. We are solving our problems and heading in the right direction.
2. We are slogging along not really moving ahead but not really getting any better or much worse.
3. We are staring into the abyss. We are on the brink of collapse either in the short term or some time in the foreseeable future.
Don’t listen to the news. Don’t read the papers. Listen to your gut. Use your own basic economic analysis. What do you feel and see and perceive? Are we stable? Are our leaders in control of the problems we face? Have our elected and appointed officials articulated solutions to the problems we face that you believe will work in the short or long run? Do you believe that the everyman, the taxpayer, the voter, the worker is getting an honest shake and has a real voice in the centers of power? Are those who are in control of this country’s resources and treasure making decisions that benefit this country as a whole?