Monday, September 15, 2008

Black Monday

Yesterday over cake and coffee a friend and I were talking election nightmares the way I used to tell ghost stories with fellow Wolf scouts by a camp fire enjoying 'smores and hoping I wasn't being too blatant at looking up their shorts. As I babbled on about how I still held that image of Obama in the stadium in Denver and those wonderful "real people" testimonials, we both imagined a McCain-Palin White House. McCain would be dead in the first six months. If not by natural causes then by the gun of a hired pair of Russian/Iranian hitmen. A President McCain is more likely to be the target of a right wing bullet than a President Obama, we concluded.

Oddly at the most secure financial position in my life that could still suddenly slide down the slippery slope, I must relish that today's news from Wall Street may be the same fuel that turned the tide in 1992. I really want to attend Bye Bye Bush parties the way I didn't on a blustery January night in 1993, filled with hope that there really is justice in the world. I still believe and demand that hope return.

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7 Comments:

At 12:23 AM, Blogger WAT said...

A great powerful picture of the Great Depression era.

I am now getting really scared for this economy and my own money in the bank, which is not much anyway, but STILL!

:(

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

WAT - I keep hearing that big banks are more vulnerable than little ones. We do have FDIC these days, but you never know.

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

I don't know jack about banking systems, stocks, etc, but what I've heard and the little I've read is incredibly frightening and it isn't just confined to the us of a - like in 1929, the collapses are worldwide. as wat stated powerful picture.... good choice!

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Mouse - As an NPR piece stated last night, places like Nepal and Burkina Faso might weather the storm better than the US, Europe, Japan, et. al. There's much to be learned from those who know how to live with so few resources.

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger joe said...

I go through phases like this: I am of course addicted to information, yet I am completely disinterested in political reality. I'm becoming increasingly apathetic and just plain tired of even caring.

 
At 5:33 AM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

your comment to my comment brought to mind something I said to a friend yesterday when he was despairing about his current situation because of the markets - for those of us without investments in stock and real estate, things are much the same on a day to day level - except for the subsequent inflation everyone feels

live simply so others can simply live....

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Joe - Something tells me that you do really care but know how painful it can be to care and live in today's world.

Mouse - A more "flat" world really would be better for all. We have a long way to go.

 

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