Happy New Year, was it?
Peaceful New Year, was it?
If you have some spare happiness and peace, I’ll take some off your hands . . .
If they are yours to give.
If they aren’t yours to give, please, don’t torment me or fool yourself by wishing them on me. Wishful thinking doesn’t make it happen.
Getting the lead out of our shoes
makes things happen!
What follows next is an excerpt of something I read during breakfast on 1st January 2019:
“Debt, civic decay and global disorder are on centre stage as we enter the fateful year of 2019. Madness seems to be gripping the nation, a melancholy realization all is not right. Everything has a chaotic feel, as financial markets are falling, politicians threaten and attack each other, government dysfunction is laid bare for all to see, Deep State snakes slither behind the scenes trying to bring down national leaders, racial tensions grow, foreign governments topple, Russia and China challenge U.S. hegemony, and the global debt Ponzi scheme is entering its collapse phase.”
“In 1858 no one believed a Civil War taking the lives of 700,000 Americans was just over the horizon. Exactly 80 years later in 1938, few believed a global conflict which would kill 65 million people in six years was imminent. Here we are exactly 80 years later and anyone predicting a global conflagration killing millions is declared a loon.”
And, still, we wish each other good things indiscriminately. As Brucie might have said: “Good game! Good game!”
Guess what? If it IS a game, YOU LOSE! ALWAYS.
IT’S A LIE!
Those numbers (above - ask me for a paper copy if they haven't appeared) have been calculated by the Institute of International Finance Corporation, an international financial institution, based in Washington D.C. that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in developing countries. (See Wikipedia and others for additional information.)
An image has just come to mind.
I think this violates at least a dozen child labour laws.
But what we see, read and hear about day after day, is not a joke and not a game. And many of us, perhaps even most of us, KNOW IT! AND DO NOTHING.
Older readers will remember Bing Crosby, the singer, singing the national anthem of all deluded people everywhere:
We're busy doin' nothin'
Workin' the whole day through
Tryin' to find lots of things not to do
We're busy goin' nowhere
Isn't it just a crime
We'd like to be unhappy, but
We never do have the time
Meanwhile, in Brussels, another image of Bankers, Bureaucrats and Politicians comes to mind:
LOOK OUT BELOW!
The Bankers. Bureaucrats and Politicians are taking it.
TALK TO ME IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
I support no political party