Thursday, January 22, 2009
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 can......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.