Egotistically some think that what they've accomplished will matter and their legacy will be one that many will remember. How many people actually have any legacy at all? All these politicians and economists running around trying to save the world's economy that was built on quicksand. I cannot blame one person as it takes a village to mess things up as bad as they are. It befuddles me that they think by reorganizing debt forever, it will somehow bring us back to prosperity. They don't see the forest for the trees. They don't relate to the man on the street who actually has workable skills and cannot find a job. People who build things, people who care for others, people who teach our children, those who put out fires and protect us from those who would do us harm. Police, Teachers. Carpenters, Firemen, Engineers, Nurses, Doctors and so many more.
Instead we pay the biggest money to Sports Icons, Movie Stars, and CEO's that buy and sell companies only to cast these lifetime employees to the UE lines to increase the bottom line. We have a moronic population (The Tea Party, Republicans and Democrats) that votes against their own best interest as they do not understand the issues. They don't want to pay any taxes, but they want social services like Medicare and Social Security. They don't see that the bankers, rating agencies and politicians are raping and pillaging this great land of ours. Unregulated CDO's CDS's MBS's and stock manipulation all done so that they reap huge end of year bonuses. They don't want to fix it and they won't.
Evil people do exist and these people can be dealt with, but at what a cost? Now there are algorithms that determine the collateral damage associated with the value of "the target." Then the drone planes drop bombs right in the middle of main street killing innocent people. The soldier who pushed the button goes home to dinner with the family. As he is thousands of miles away from the battle field. They kill because they are told to kill with impunity. If an authority figure says it is ok, then people will kill each other without another thought.
So as the Eurozone continues to scramble to save their sinking ship, the US does nothing but print more money. This hurts J6P at the pump and the grocery store. We have government without representation and a Tea Party is not the answer this time. The OWS will dissipate in the cold of the winter. So there really are no statesmen that will ride into DC or any European country and call out the Moneychangers.
I don't have any answers and if I did, I wouldn't have the power to carry it out. This is my life and who am I to decide what path others should take. Maybe this is not the life you chose or the one you would prefer, but don't worry as no one gets out alive. I don't want to live beyond my ability to exist independently.
Enjoy life the best you can. Find peace within yourself. You only have one life in this incarnation and for some it will seem like it went by in the blink of an eye. Maybe we're not here to change the world. Maybe we are only passers by. However, it is enjoyable to laugh at the idiots whose ship has struck an iceberg and they are trying to bail it out with a bucket. Making jokes at the absurdity of their actions is all just part of the fun here Inside The Hive.