"Living on Borrowed Money
By BOB HERBERT
Published: November 10, 2003"
Quoting from the New York Times Column:
"In short, we're mortgaging the nation's future."
The trend the Columnist discusses is a relatively-direct measure of population-wide TD E/I.
Folks're 'coping' with experiential 'stressors' by borrowing $.
Anyone can see where this will 'lead' - generalized 'collapse' of the Economy - as more and more folks' buying-into that 'economy' are crushed by the 'weight' of their indebtedness.
This stuff has been discussed in AoK all along [Ap5, with respect to [slick] advertising that diverts biological reward to its own ends].
Where are the ads that say, "Don't spend more than you can afford with respect to Loving your Children"?
Why say such?
Take care of that one thing [Loving your Children], and everything else will fall-right-into-place - be-cause, in Loving your Children, you, simultaneously, teach them to respect others and their Responsibilities to others.
Look and see, stable economies come down to that one thing.
Problem is that it's getting shunted-aside by all the efforts that induce [AoK, Ap5, "inductive learning"] folks to divert excessively from the resources that'd, otherwise, enable them to Love their Children.
And it only grows worse intergenerationally.
Be-cause that which becomes merely 'familiar' tends, strongly, to be self-sustaining, intergenerationally.
The perfect 'metaphor' for where we've been head was dramatized in the Back to the Future triolgy - in the parts where "Biff" was in-charge.
Good grief! All over the place, States are turning to 'gambling', just like in the movies.
What'd'ya expect when folks're induced, by all the slick 'hype, to put "Biff" in-charge?
[Note, I'm not referring to any individual in particular. I'm referring to the generic mindset that 'moves away from' Truth, and that which induces it across populations. It's what I was referring to in the section of AoK, Ap5 ref-ed above.]
There will be some hard-'times' if folks wake-up and start actually Loving their Children - rather than expressing their 'love' in 'gadget'-surrogated ways, but, only over the short-term, relative to where we're heading - which is 'just' Hard-'times', ad infinitum.
It's "Biff" that's sucking all the Good stuff out of This Nation.
The "domineering spirit which says, 'You work. I'll eat.'" [Abraham Lincoln]
Look all around.
America has become a nation that 'worships' "Biff's" point-of-view.
Rent the videos.
See for yourselves that it's so.
Darn good videos, too.
Can anyone See the Choice that's dramatized?
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