We have one group of people who have thrust their heads firmly in the sand, claiming that there is nothing to fear from Ebola.
We have another group that is rapidly growing in size and hysteria. This group will quickly take over everyone else, except for the third group.
The third group is made up of those who have quietly and carefully chosen a life of preparedness. This third group looks at Ebola as just another of many threats, and has made some adjustments to their lives in response. They aren’t hysterical. They don’t have their heads in the sand. But, they are prepared.
When things fall apart, people get upset and blame the government. If governments don’t come to the rescue, people rush out onto the street and tear governments down.
Governments don’t like this.
To stop such threats to their survival, governments declare martial law – which tends to make governments look bad.
Governments don’t like that, either. So, they try to use different excuses for martial law – like war. And, that was the tried and true method for every government, and frankly there weren’t many options to choose from.
But, in our technocratic society, governments have quite a few new alternatives…
The problem is that we are in a much, much weaker position vis-a-vis other countries. Before WWII, we were exporting oil and resources to the world. Now, we are importing – or having to depend on expensive domestic production. And, we are dependent upon foreigners for our power and prosperity.
All of that has put us in an exceptionally vulnerable position – a position that Russia will know how to exploit.
By now, it should be clear to all of us that the US dollar is doomed. We can’t save it, and I’m not sure that we would, if we could. The US monetary system is so damaged that it would take a superhuman effort to fix it. And, we’re fresh out of ‘superhuman’.
Worse, there doesn’t seem to be a currency out there that’s ready to take the place of the US dollar as the global reserve. The closest alternative is the Chinese Yuan, but the Chinese don’t seem to be interested in having the Yuan take on this role. Furthermore, the Yuan isn’t even backed by gold – at least, not yet. So, what do we have as an option?
Flimsy evidence, harsh rhetoric and the gathering of billion dollar weapon systems all point to a desperation to bomb Iraq… no, wait… I mean, Syria. Just look at John ‘Bomb-Syria’ Kerry, who stood up yesterday and gave Assad a week to give up his chemical weapons – a sign that the Obama administration is fumbling for ANYTHING that would sway Congress – an obvious ploy on the eve of the President’s speech. And, the Russians jumped on the idea and ran with it, trumpeting the idea of Syria ‘giving up’ her chemical weapons and thus avoiding war.