Thursday, November 06, 2008

We Interupt This Silence...

Is it safe to come out yet? Is the election really over?? Sheesh. What an ordeal. I've had the phone unplugged for weeks now. Now, we pray for our country. And others. What I truly fear now is that our country is headed down a path that ultimately ends with a Socialistic state, something like what I witnessed in its deteriorating stages when visiting old Yugoslavia (now Croatia), in 1993. It was a country trying to break away from the government control that had, in the name of providing for its citizens, taken away the will of its people. A country where nobody was incentivised to work, because the harder they worked, the more the government took. Those who did work wore drab smocks (gray for grocery store clerk, white for food server, pink for the rare retail shop clerk), but not smiles. I know it will take years to achieve this level of depression, but it's hard to be optimistic about the future of our children and grandchildren if this is truly what the American people think they want.



At 12:40 PM, November 06, 2008, Blogger beth said...

That's my fear, as well. All we can do at this point is pray.

Glad you're still there and (hopefully) chugging along!(?) :)

At 2:55 PM, November 06, 2008, Blogger Lynellen said...

I was /just/ commenting to hubby yesterday that it's time to quit our jobs, sell the house, buy a doublewide trailer and live off his Navy retirement so that we could be one of the beneficiaries of the wealth distribution instead of the ones having our "wealth" distributed to others.

At 4:58 AM, November 07, 2008, Blogger Library girl said...

Our election is over tomorrow! I'm really glad about that!

At 7:30 AM, November 07, 2008, Blogger Sisiggy said...

I was not gung ho for either candidate, in spite of the messianic predictions the Democrats had for Obama and the threats of total societal breakdown by the Republicans. A politician is a politician is a politician and what happens now depends on what Obama owes to whom for having gotten him elected. So, basically, find out who Streisand and Winfrey want to benefit (and check out how much of their wealth gets "redistributed") and that's where the focus will be.

At 9:14 AM, November 07, 2008, Blogger Gwynne said...

Beth, chugging, yes. ;-)

Lynellen, we are also looking for a double wide...and a place to hibernate, in the Pacific NW.

Library Girl, you're having an election? Gee, I wonder why we haven't heard about that over here? I'm sure all the world know about ours by now. Not that we are self-centric or anything. 8-/

Sisiggy, that is true. We can already see the "payoffs" happening.

And I nearly threw up in my coffee watching a bit of Oprah on Wednesday, glorifying the day that a black man got elected. Yes, it's historic, but if I were Obama, I'd rather the celebration be about Obama, the man (or person), rather than, Obama, the BLACK man. It's funny how quickly race became a huge factor after the election was over and talk of competency and readiness to face the current economic crisis was very subdued.

At 10:03 AM, November 12, 2008, Blogger DarkoV said...

Well, Gwynne, if we are going down that road (which I am not thinking we are) I at least hope the food gets to the same high level of quality and, most importantly, taste of 1990 Yugoslavia/Croatia. The world was falling all around them, and yet meals were still of high caliber.
If we're going Socialist, we better not be eating the same crap that Capitalism is serving up in restaurants.

Bad situations with great food are almost tolerable.

At 7:15 PM, November 13, 2008, Blogger Gwynne said...

Yes, true, great food could overcome a lot. Especially when it's as cheap as it was then...25 cent pivos and $8.00 for two 5-course dinners of the finest sarma with all the fixins...mmmmm...but still, I worry.


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