Let's say ALL the dire warnings about an economic collapse come true and a DRASTIC change in lifestyle will no longer be a choice, but a mandate, for all but the richest among us.
I believe all but the most vulnerable would not only survive it, but would emerge from it incredibly richer than they were going in. Richer in what really counts: the intangible, immeasurable richness of learning how to actually "live together" again. I think the long lost spirit of collaboration and concern for the "common good" would get resurrected from it's premature grave, and rise up to take it's rightful place among us.
While I long ago saw the futility of maintaining faith in any of the man made systems and political structures that make up the foundation of this country, the only thing I have never lost faith in is the awesome power of the individual human spirit that is present in all of us, that when called upon, can and does rise from ANY pile of ashes. Always has, and always will.
Friday, January 18, 2008
A post I think you should read...
THE SKY IS FALLING! by scribe