Sunday, February 15, 2009

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears..

 

I'm always amazed by people who don't study or know history. For it does indeed, repeat itself. Last week while watching the HBO show "Rome", I couldn't help but think of our state of the Union. Like our country. ancient Rome's economy was torn apart by years of Civil War, in the show Mark Anthony was telling a lead Senator that Juluis Caesar's plan to recover the economy was to start a group of Public Works programs, using and paying free Roman's instead of the Patrician's slave labor, an ancient Rome's stimulus program. Last weekend, while talking to a male friend, who works as a Financial Planner, said how upset he is with our new President for the stock market still being so low. And I said, who did he think Obama was, Harry Potter? He was going going to wave a magic wand and presto, the economy was going to be strong again? It took, EIGHT years for our economy to crash and burn! Eight years of the fat cats out-sourcing American jobs, then go crying to Congress for money because Americans can not afford to buy their foregin made products! Unions are almost gone! And CEO bicth about how Unions made employing Americans too expensive, yet they have a Golden Parachute if they lose their job! Bloody hell, what were they thinking? Americans need job; plain and simple and greed has to stop. A company can still make a profit using American labor, not as much as using Chinese prison labor but then American workers don't use lead paint to paint children's toys.

They say, history is written by the winners, but that isn't exactly true. History is written by survivors! We should listen to their words of wisdom by experience!
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4 comments:

Aggie said...

Yep, we never seem to learn the lessons of history and it is therefore doomed to repeat. Rome fell over eventually as a result. The fat cats have bled your country (and the world) dry for a lot longer than 8 years though. It is going to take a very long time, perhaps a generation or two, to recover. Time to get back to basics and what is real and important.

Cat said...

Amen Sista!

altadenahiker said...

I always liked Churchill's statement, "History is a lie agreed upon."

Monique said...

Hear, hear ....... It's exactly the same here. Big bonuses for the (already) very fat cats who have made such a mess of things.