Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

When I read that China and other countries continue to prop up the dollar so we can continue to buy products that distract because with the artificial propping they are so cheap, I think of how the Chinese leaders tried to keep opium out of China knowing it would distract and weaken, and the British just kept ramming it down their throats, until takeover was easy.   Distract the people.  Make them complacent.  Take away community and connections.  Isolate them so they play alone with addictive video games.  

We are being doped with the equivalent of opium with ipods, video games and picture-taking cel phones.  Just reading the instruction manuals takes time and we can keep up-grading because the products are deliberately kept cheap for us.  A German ordering Halo 2, the new Microsoft Xbox 360 game through Amazon will pay twenty-six percent more than Americans for the same product.

Meanwhile the NY Times has an article today on the wealthy who buy a condo for $20 million and spend years and millions re-modeling.  More and more children have no health insurance.   This country once had leadership and vision.  I don't want to be cynical, but can anyone point to one example of that right now?

Read Bob Herbert today and weep:   http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/06/opinion/06herbert.html?th&emc=th

And journey outside and enjoy this glorious day.

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