Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Prediction

I wonder who said that the more things change the more things stay the same?

So now the US has a new president.

He ran on basically one theme, which was "Change"

Well just getting a new president is "Change" so I guess he fulfilled his promise.

But let me predict or rather let Zoltar predict a few things.

Things will stay the same, the masses will get trampled on, over taxed, unfairly treated.

Working stiffs will support those who do not wish to contribute.
The "system" will continue to waste money like no tomorrow.
In Mexico I believe it is called El Ano De Hidalgo , the action is where the outgoing government spends like no tomorrow, burdening the new regime with all the errors and mistakes....

The new regime will spend all it's time on putting out fires.

At least the new president can walk and chew gum at the same time, while making cohesive thoughts and full sentences. We will see how the new "man" will do with speeches that are not on the teleprompter.

You may detect cynicism.
You are right. IT was caused by years of seeing spiraling actions by the"man" making things better for the folks that don't know better.

The US has " changed" and not for better in my eyes...

I think it started with a "we know better than you!", approach starting with not being allow to ride in the back of a pickup truck, then helmets for motorcycle riders, then helmets for bikes, and warning labels on everything including the warning labels.

That's one of the things I love about Mexico, at least for now....There is still personal freedom to do something even if it is stupid. If you walk down the street and fall into an open ditch, you should watch were you're going.
But in the US, it will take, renting a steel plate, dozens of warning lights, traffic cones, and signs......I think you get the picture.

Back to the pickup truck.

There just something rewarding about being able to ride in the back of a pickup truck, or maybe it 's the freedom that you think?
So we will get more laws to limit our own freedoms, but in the big picture, not much will change. The "man at the top" is powerless since it's all the long life grunts and corporate manipulators under him make the policies.

Too bad the founding fathers of the United States could not be reconstituted..............
But that's just my opinion.


Michael Dickson said...

I remain optimistic about Obama. Time will tell, of course, as always.

ken kushnir said...

I wish him well and hope he can turn this mess around. Sadly the problems have been ignored for a long time and have snowballed to this point. And I hope that we will survive long enough to see a positive change.

ac said...

When the lobbyists [representing the minorities of big oil, big pharmacy, Detroit auto, etc.] no longer have the power to influence the congress and senate, and when the Electoral College is abolished, then we might have something that resembles a democracy in the US.
I hope that our new president can fulfill his propmises, but as Mr. Dickson said, time will tell. I'll step down off my soap box now. thanks.

ken kushnir said...

Thanks AC, This is the only soap box we have at least for now until they censor the net which is not an impossibility.
Things that people never thought would happen somehow did, so I will not bet on anything nowadays.......