Economic recovery or cover-up, he wondersTO THE EDITOR: Is it learned behavior or human nature that causes us to deny the truth?
By: Scott Thomson, Maiden Rock, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: Is it learned behavior or human nature that causes us to deny the truth?
Whatever the reason, we are awash in denial, which results in a loss of freedom, as real as the Jew who believed that a ride in a boxcar would result in an opportunity to work, to be free. We are ignoring the truth in favor of feelings, allowing those in power to take advantage.
To what end? We go about our daily business as automatons, spouting phrases we heard the day before from our favored media outlet or politician, and we feel good as a result of a psychological transference that keeps us thinking that if our party is successful, then equally “I am successful.” When will we begin to think for ourselves? Do we need more pain?
Last year’s “Bushbots” have been replaced by the “Change we can believe in” Obamatons. Mr. Bush spent too much on war and nation building, and Mr. Obama is spending too much on entitlement programs. The dollar is down; unemployment is up, we are printing money at record levels, while spending it so fast the debt ceiling has to be raised every few months. You can no longer find the real published numbers at your local library.
We were promised “transparency,” but Uncle Sam is cooking the books with methods that take too much time and effort for the average person to decipher, and causing businesses that need the figures to pay a fee to a third party for that service.
Don’t let the short-lived, euphoric economic news lull you into a sense of well being. We are in an economic crisis that is going to worsen with the coming asset bubble bust, which our overspending has produced. Both the fundamentals, as well as the technical indications don’t lie.