Friday, November 16, 2012
A picture is worth a thousand words. Maybe more? The past ... USA and USSR.
I have written a number of pieces on our economy and government over the last few years. You can find them in this blog. One of them ended up in the newsletter of the Speaker of the House.
On November 14, 2012 I wrote this simple statement on my facebook wall:
Just because the election is over it is not a reason to slack off. Keep an eye on the antics of our Government closer than ever before.
The comments and debate are intense to say the least.
This morning I took a look at the dialogue and posted my own comment on my original post:
Not to digress but ....
How we got here is not the issue, other than the history lesson that showed me that if I look at our nation as a ship I make the analogy that we have a weak Captain with a dysfunctional crew on something much akin to the Queen Mary now docked in Long Beach. A great ship decades ago but her glory days are long gone.
With a proper crew who could work together, some time in the yard for a refit, updated propulsion systems, updated electronics and the "right stuff" the restoration could once more attract attention and be an impressive craft.
But alas, at this point all I see is an outdated rust bucket with things that continue to break as they deteriorate with a dysfunctional crew and clown for a Captain.
There is little value in pointing fingers in regard to how we got here. It is now time for all of us to keep a closer eye on our government and be more involved by making our voices heard via social media or whatever means one has at their hands. We have all seen it countless times, grand restorations are possible whether it is a boat, car, airplane, even a country.