The economy was better a mere five years ago, and while we knew that life in this falling world would always be lived on shaky ground, there was the hope that if one worked hard that he or she could live the American Dream; perhaps running their own business or if that wasn’t their cup of tea – moving up the corporate ladder in the company that employed them because prospects for growth shined as brightly as the rising sun on the eastern skyline.
Technology has encouraged us to become lazy, tactless, and boorish; to wit, we no longer know how to compose formal letters but instead communicate through text messages and e-mails with acronyms such as BFF, WTF, LMAO, LOL, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
During this first week of January 2012, a variety of news outlets have reported that U.S. troops are being deployed to or are already in Israel, in preparation for war against Iran. This deployment begs the question: are American troops being sent to aid in the protection of Israel – our ally and the apple of God’s eye or is this American presence to protect Saudi Arabia and the free flow of oil from Iranian assault?
Does Occupy Wall Street know what it is that they are protesting, or are they merely naive’, idealistic, recycled hippies and second and third generation flower children? Does the Obama administration have more than just a passing interest in this group and its success?