Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunset

Another glorious evening in the Keys, the sun falling to the horizon in the daily blaze of glory and all is well with the world.


Except of course it isn't. Europe is falling apart and thanks to crazy globalization we find our fate inextricably linked to the fate of the Euro. It never occurred to me the European Union could end up eating itself alive, dying a slow painful death thanks to insane hidden debt aided and abetted by international bankers. It sounds like a plot form a cheap thriller. And yet...our standard of living depends on their ability to stem the debt. Which they cannot do so we slide slowly backwards into poverty just a little bit behind them.


It's at times like these that we find not unity but division. The sign says screw our constitution but the 33rd chapter of the Book of Psalms says something else:
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;

and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
The LORD looketh from heaven;

he beholdeth all the sons of men.
From the place of his habitation he looketh

upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
He fashioneth their hearts alike;

he considereth all their works.
One has to wonder what Jesus would do on Wall Street. Join the money changers in the temple at number 85, or join the communist-hippie-unemployed losers in the street? There's a subject for a sermon, indeed.


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2 comments:

Chuck and the Pheebs said...

Since I don't play the WWJD game, I'll demur.

While I dislike the idea of having to choose, I think if more of us stood behind the dirty fucking hippies, the world would be a better place.

Did you know Walmart cut healthcare bennies to part timers - and hiked premiums 40%? Why? Well, with so many people out of work, they could!

Di you know most retailers make it policy these days to hire part-timers ONLY for the floor? Why? Don't have to pay bennies! More $$ for the bottom line!

It's pretty bad on the mainland, as the days of making $20 an hour are pretty much gone. 2 wage earners at $12/hr each are the norm, with HALF of one paycheck going to support a family of four's permium. Between the house payment and the health insurance payment - you got nothing.

Jesus was lucky. He had no need for healthcare.

I'll stand with the hippies, thank you.

Danette said...

Me too.