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.