We have a very vocal minority of people that is very angry about the current situation—the Republican Tea Party. As usual, their rage is fanned daily by those who stand to gain at their expense. We can follow that path of fear and rage; I think it leads to many hardships down the road.
Or, we can fix the problems—of course, we have to agree on what the problems are. Sure, some of it is government; bad politics made it that way. Fixable. Some of it is business; bad politics made it that way. Fixable. Most of the problems stem from jealousy, envy, abuse of power, and greed—mostly greed. Greed explains the others. Not easily fixed because those in power don’t want to give up what they got.
Few of the people who are in a terrible rage are greedy people. They, like me, don’t really have enough to be greedy. Since we’ve never had it, we don’t even think about getting what we really don’t deserve.
That means fixing the problem means fixing the bad politics of the bad, greedy people who made the bad politics for their own purposes.
The first step is to start listening to some wiser heads who show tell us that we’ve fixed things before by using our heads, and we can do it again. Stop the rage. Start thinking. Stop following the wrong people.
The second step is to appreciate our accomplishments. The rage hides all the good things and tries to turn the good into a perception of bad. Good news today? Insurance companies can’t turn you down for a pre-existing condition. Insurance companies can’t throw you out because you cost them too much. People whose adult children (under 26) still live at home because they are in school or can’t find a job can cover their childrens’ health insurance needs. Bear in mind, that these good things will be made to look bad by the people who will not get quite as rich from insurance premiums. Too bad!
Watch the video. Click the title for the link.
“AFTERSHOCK: The Next Economy and America’s Future”