Here it is full circle: we all need initial support to get a legup in this modern day depression. And I mean emotionally, mostimportantly. Yes, the funding will help. But the crux of the matter is within. What makes a mediocre football team make it to theSuper Bowl, like the Arizona Cardinals? Chemistry, coaching,tapped talent, teamwork, spirit, and more. What I heard those players and coaches say in interviews this year was basic: youhave to believe in yourselves. See the dream; be the dream; livethe dream. Without the appropriate relief on this front, we will become demoralized as a nation, and this ripple effect will spreadlike a pandemic disease.That is why the outpouring of millions of folks, withdiverse backgrounds and of many cultures, to watch theInauguration gives me hope. It’s the difference in making thiscountry what it will become. Lets avoid the extreme separation of classes and focus on assisting our fellow man or woman in need.All for one, and one for all, as the four musketeers declared. Thatmight be the best game plan we have. I suggest we contemplate itsmeaning and not let another 40 years go by with a certain famousleader, like MLK, Jr., being quoted in paraphrasing an analysis of the same unfortunate state of affairs then that exists today. Is thisforecast for our future, if not worse???
(Reference to SNL weekend update, 11/08)
Preface No. 2
Since the federal bailout debate, I have forgotten my own preaching of re-creating a new society, as further enlightened in“Wake Up, America,” the treatise that follows. I must re-ask thequestion: who are the new heroes of the 21st century??AIG, Bear Sterns. Lehman Bros., Merrill Lynch, Wachovia,and a host of other failed institutions to come? Federal buyoutswith our tax monies to save the day? Who are we kidding??Why? The experts predict that the old school method would havea major impact. On what?? As my wife reflected to me, at the endof last year, we allow the capitalization of profits but the socializedapproach to losses. Again, sound familiar? Are we communist??That’s a hell of a rationale to offer us lay people who work, rather slave, hard for what we get humbly in the trenches. No oneinitially bailed out GM, Ford, or Chrysler in the blink of an eye.