The People Fiddle as the Country Burns
By Greg Hunter’s
6 JULY 2011
Thank goodness the Casey Anthony case is over! The jury thinks she is not guilty of murder. I don’t know if they got right or wrong, but I do know many dollars and much air time was devoted to a story that will have zero effect on the lives of 99.999% of Americans. I think the discovery of a walking, talking Martian would have gotten about the same attention. I guess this stuff sells newspapers and gets TV ratings but is sure not what U.S. citizens should be focused on. Maybe that’s the point. Are stories like Casey Anthony just our version of a Roman Circus? Are the masses being kept preoccupied with events that have no bearing on their lives while the country burns in a cloud of debt? I think so.
Most people have no idea of the perilous position the U.S. is in. One wrong move by our government or even a government the size of Greece, Portugal, Spain or Italy, and there could be a daisy chain of debt explosions around the globe. The people are in the dark, and I blame the mainstream media (MSM.) A story that should have people really terrified is the battle going on in Washington D.C. over raising the debt ceiling some $2.4 trillion dollars. If the issue is not settled by early August, the U.S. could have the mother of all debt defaults. The Democrats and Republicans cannot agree on a package that contains both tax increases and budget cuts. President Obama has called for a “balanced approach.” Bloomberg reported yesterday, “The Obama administration and congressional leaders are working to complete a deal on a long-term budget reduction package by July 22 as part of a plan to raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit. The Treasury Department has said that its borrowing authority expires Aug. 2 and could result in a first-ever U.S. default on its obligations. Obama’s comments came as Democrats were intensifying a showdown with Republicans over whether tax increases should be part of a deficit-cutting deal before the Aug. 2 deadline.”