It seems that more people are talking. During a boom in the economy, people are busy trying to promote their business or they are overwhelmed with work. Conversation during those times reduces to instructions and demands.
With a bad economy and the government out of control, lively debates have returned. On the surface that seems good. What amazes me though is the lack of intelligence. It's become normal to try to sway an opponent with misleading or even untruthful information. It's not always that you have a great piece of truthful information, but rather - it's the spin you put on that information. The spin is a dangerous tool.
I've talked with several democrats - who are great friends - and they continue to blame the Bush administration for the current financial crisis. Rather than accept that every president has a job to do and is responsible for his current actions, they would rather place all responsibility for failure in the past. When I tried to tell them that I have a video of Bush calling attention to the coming problem with Barney Frank and begging congress for a plan....they passed over it like it didn't exist. "Yeah sure, that never happened."
Okay. Maybe they didn't hear that it was a video. "You know a talkie is pretty hard to mess with. After all, if you change the audio - it won't match the mouth." I repeated that it was a video.
"I don't believe it. It never happened."
"Would you like to see it?"
"No, because I know it doesn't exist."
I scratched my head. How was I going to get through? "Look, I have it on my computer. You can view it on You tube. It's real. Would you like to see it."
"No. It's not true and I'm not going to fall for that." Hum...I guess the debate needs to be called on account of brain fog.
I'm having a real hard time with the so-called officials in Washington that have decided they have the only answers to our current crisis. If you put on your thinking cap and pay attention to what's being said - it just doesn't add up.
For example, Mr. Obama announced that he's spending 6 million to renovate a school in Alabama. Now maybe that needs to be done, but when I watched the story on TV, it's an old school in a very rural area that has a very low attendance. The 6 million will build a super nice school but won't help as many children as say a school in a busy booming town. So, we will have a super nice building with a low count enjoying the benefits. Is there another reason for this?
Mr. Obama says that building this nice school will create new jobs. Hum....let's think about that one for a moment. How many new jobs will we get for 6 million dollars? Not many. A construction crew will bid for the job of building the building. If they have been hit by the economy they might put on an extra man here or there.
Home Depot and the other supply companies will get an order - but probably won't put on more people. Why? Because when this school is built, it's back to square one. And if the city itself isn't growing, building this one building isn't going to spark an economy. So, if Home Depot is smart - they will work overtime supplying this one project and try to make do with the people they have. Then when the job is over they actually have paid off some of their debt.
Will new businesses spring up? No. Because everyone will know once the original money for the school is gone....we are back to square one. In other words, nothing new has been started. One piece of property has been sold and one construction job has been acquired. The banks aren't better, thousands of workers aren't hired. And the problem as a whole for that county has only been postponed. You can argue that the paychecks provided for the construction crew will stimulate purchasing power in that town - but with no real change in the economy or the policies aren't we just postponing the inevitable?
6 million = a year of paychecks for 75 people. After one year, back to normal. Seems like putting that money in a bank and dolling out unemployment for a year would do about the same thing. Or better yet, why not set up an account of 6 million where people can apply for small business loans to start a business. Oh wait...that would mean the "People" would actually have to get creative and work very hard.
Does this sound like a wise use of 6 million dollars? Hum...Oh, maybe it will make a difference when I tell you that the bid for this job will only go to a company that's unionized. Oh, and did I mention that the representative is a democrat and that his office will play a role in this? And, Oh....well....let's don't go any further. Enough digging on this issue.
What's your point Debbie?
My point is that the Bible is right. This world gets messed up when people stop thinking. In fact, one of Hitler's favorite comments was "How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think."
When your desires and wants overpower your ability to see both sides, trouble is just around the corner. You can't deny the existence of information just because it doesn't fit with what you want. If you do that - there will be consequences. Another comment by Hitler - "By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise."
Many people are frightened about our future. While the economy is being destroyed by failed philosophies Satan is rushing in the back door to destroy our religious culture as well. We are being attacked on all sides while our ability and tools to fight are being taken away.
I HAVE GOOD NEWS
Wisdom is better than rubies; and all things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
There is treasure to be deserved and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. ----Proverbs 21:20
Wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. ----------Eccl. 7:12
If you want to survive the coming problems, then be wise. Be willing to look deeply into everything. Study. Work hard and pray for wisdom. The true Wisdom of God will lead all of us out of any problem Satan can invent. That's a promise!
God loves you,