If all countries are going through hard financial times just like the United States, then where has all the money gone? I'm sure everyone is familiar with the concept of how a modern government structured monetary system works. If you're not familiar with the complexity of it all, let me break it down and simplify it for you. The basic rule is, "Wealth is neither created nor destroyed". This means that wealth can only be shifted or moved within this system among those who participate in a capitalist based society. In the globalized world we currently live in, all countries and foreign governments that tried to resist western influence and democratic capitalism, have all collapsed at the hands of those who wield the real power in the west, and remade in the image of forced democracy (which is now synonyms with capitalism). While living, watching, and reading about our current economic struggles in the United States in addition to watching and reading about the down ward spiral of most of the worlds economy, I was left with two interesting and perplexing questions; #1 - WHERE IS THE WEALTH? and #2 - WHO HAS THIS MISSING WEALTH? The more I think about it, I'm not sure if I want these questions answered. Speculation is one thing, but knowing will forever change the way I look at our country and our leaders. Once the vale is lifted, and the truth is exposed, there is no turning back. It's very sad to say this, but maybe we are better off not knowing. The complexities of how our world works is never black or white, good or bad, evil or righteous. It's a million shades of gray. If your happiness is based on a lie, and you're unaware of it, then your heart and mind has turned that lie into the truth. You're happiness is just as real as anyone elses. How can any of us look at that as wrong. I'm not saying we should stick our heads in the sand and continue ignoring what is going on around us... I'm just posing a basic question about the world we live in, and trying to look at things from different perspectives. The only way to get honest answers about anything is to look at both sides, find common ground, and push both sides to meet in the grey (middle).
I'm really interested to know what you guys think about this global recession, and who's responsible for it. Leave me a comment and get a dialogue started. (firstname.lastname@example.org)