As The World Burns: The Social Time Warp – 3/14/2010

I hate to say it but its the 1930’s all over again.

Its year 4 ½ of the Global Financial Crisis and it seems that things are going from bad to worse in each passing day. While the economic nightmares have dominated our train of thought, Washington has done almost nothing to help the average American.

On the social front we are divided between the extremely idealist views of the representatives of fantasyland against extremely ignorant representatives from Earl’s trailer park who will kiss-up to Wall Street and Glenn Beck.

All we are missing now are the Public Enemies who roamed the Midwest like the cowboys before them. Sure outlaws like John Dillinger may have been killers, but at least he was a more respectable hero to admire then Bernie Madoff.

On a positive note we really don’t have to worry about a Business Plot since most banks and industries are investing in tea baggers. We also don’t have to worry about any fascist take over since we already laughably endured it during the Bush Administration.

However there is the fear that the nation could split into another civil war the minute some kind of major reform is passed. Our history has shown every time a major act of reform is passed, extremists go on a lynching spree.

Not everyone seems to be suffering in these dark days. All the investors who did not get busted for unethical marketing practices seem to be enjoying the status quo and are hoping their army of barbarians pressure Washington to keep it that way.

Its no surprise as ethics of greed has continued to dominate our moral values that in times of needed change, the most useless of people will join want to preserve it hoping that one day they might be the CEO of a million dollar industry.

There was some hope in the 2008 Election in which President Barack Obama symbol of reform. Instead all hope can be abandon as all the big election only did was give us Herbert Hoover 2.0.

As of 2010, American troops are still in Iraq while Afghanistan is crumbling, the economy is in a recession, and the GOP continues to divide the nation. All this while Obama continues to try and solve the nations ills with a few speeches about hope, reform and the same progressive spiel he gave during the campaign.

The irony is that I have lost faith in the Obama Administration in September 2009 were I had began to distrust the Bush Administration sometime in 2003.

Sure we can wait for some idealist fascist to try building an empire just to unite the nation into fighting tyranny in the hopes that the economy has been reborn in the post-war society. But with so many minor conflicts going on, there is no room for the final countdown.

So is there a reason to give a damn every time some figure comes along and wastes my time with a speech. or should I just turn off my TV, grab a cold drink and go outside to enjoy the view as the world burns.

Published for La Voz Weekly
3/14/2010
Original Link: As The World Burns: The Social Time Warp

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About Stan Rezaee
I'm a writer from San Jose who has contributed to several online and print publications.

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