Some days I regret not having done something. For instance, I regret not having titled one of my articles Fear and Looting in Wall Street. This was back in August of 2007, and I thought then that it was going to be seen as a will exaggeration.
Fast forward to the mother of all bailouts and I regret not writing it. Well, too bad. As I trader I learned that your worst enemy is the old shoulda, woulda, coulda. So here it goes a rhapsody to a missed title.
Hey, now that I think of it. Today is the right time to write such article. It would not be forward thinking, it would not work as a warning, it would not help at all, because the big scam is being pulled right in front of our eyes. And our representatives are voting a patriotic Yes.
And that brings me to the question of the title. What’s happening to the Republic when the moneys of its citizens is used as a private treasure?
It is a sad state of affairs when a free people let fear manage their will and they surrender to their most basic instincts. Remember what happened the last time we let this happened? We moved the bulk of our troops to a impoverished country that posed not threat to us, we helped create a new heroin epidemic in our cities, we mortgaged the future of our children, we turned our country into a second rate country with destroyed cities (and I am not talking just about New Orleans), we let our soldiers die for yet another uncalled for war.
I don’t know what your excuse is not to be outraged, not to participate, not to reclaim your power as a free citizen of a free country, but trust me on this one: you don’t want to see America collapse and ask yourself if you shoulda or coulda done something to prevent it.
Franklin @ September 22, 2008