My parents used to say that, and I’ve heard people say the same many times since then. I’m reading threads where the usual suspects discuss Bush or Obama, and I came to think that people are just hurting for hope. Problem is, there is no hope to be had. It’s not going to get better. It logically can not get better.
All this debate about Obama leaves me feeling sorry for all the people who invest so much into that man. I know little about him other than a lot of people like him, but I know enough to know that he’d better be able to pull some serious strings to bring about more balance in this world. It bugs me. He’s no God. The whole world is falling apart and people seem to think this one bloke will fix it all up. It won’t happen.
It bugs me. People complain that the economy is crashing, and that the world is coming to a fucking end, almost. People might just have to remember what it used to be like to feel blessed just to have food on your plate and a warm place to lay your head at night. My grandfather had to work 20 straight years without a single holiday to feed his family. I can’t imagine what his grandfather had to go through. I can see that people would have some pride into improving their lives generation after generation. The old American Dream wasn’t handed over. People had/have to work really hard for it. In fact, many people lost their lives to keep that dream alive…
But here’s the problem. While people in America and other developed nations were chasing that dream, millions of people all around the world were living in horrible conditions compared to say… north American living standards. Half of the world is living with less than the minimum required to survive, meanwhile the rest of the world is living in total luxury. How is that supposed to work? The dynamics at play that keep the ball rolling can not possibly roll the ball in the right direction. More people become poor at the expense of a few people who get richer, and so on, and so on. Things are going in the wrong direction. It’s that simple.
It’s all very comparable to a big game of monopoly. You can’t just start complaining at the middle of the game because you are losing. Winners and losers is what the game is all about.
People want hope, people want more money, people want a bigger house, people want security, etc, etc, etc, etc. It’s all good, except I don’t think it’s going to happen for everyone. It never has, and it’s going to get harder. Obama won’t be able to do anything substantial to change that, even if he wanted to.