Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July 2010

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.

There are many things in the United States that needs to be improved. There are serious failings all around us, but like most things in life there are no simple or easy answers. As I have written many times in the past, economics is easy, politics is hard. People that think there are simple solutions to complex problems scare me. Hitler offered simple solutions to complex problems and one of them was kill all the Jews. Well, the people that were around then are gone now, and a new generation of people and simple answers are being looked to. That prospect does not bode well for some. Scape goats have been pointed to throughout the ages as the solution to peoples' problems. History does repeat itself, it always has. Whether there are enough serious minded people to stand up to those people with the simple solutions that usually involve hate, fear and oppression, then we may not have a society that builds a better life for all. Think about it.

Stay tuned.


Julie Schuler said...

Happy Fourth to you, Moneythoughts. Ever since you posted your cycling pics, I've had an itch to get a bike. I'm going to see if I can get one at a yard sale this weekend!

moneythoughts said...

Julie, I hope you find a bike you like. Make sure it is not too big for you. And, if it is in good condition, you may just need to put air in the tires. Good luck.

LceeL said...

Happy Fourth, my friend. I may have to get my bike out of mothballs - once we get past all this busy work and stuff. I could use to lose some weight and that's an excellent way to work off some calories.

As to your post ... the U.S. is broken. But it always has been. It's the constant patching and the effort to 'right the wrongs' and all of that that has kept us going since the Revolution. It's never ending. I'm afraid that if we ever get to hte point where we think we've got it totally right, we will, in fact, be totally wrong.

winslow said...

Enjoy the holiday

to LceeL.....

Excellent sum-up

Robert said...

Good to see more people dusting off their bikes. One can go a short distance or a long ways.

Last weekend, I biked to Vancouver, Canada, about 50 miles from where I live. Lots of nice bike paths. Stayed in a motel.

If I had gone up this weekend, motels might have been a bit more crowded. They observe Canada Day on July 1. I think that's their day of independence. We celebrate the 4th a few day later. A double holiday weekend for those of us close to the border of these two great nations.