Colour me sceptical.
Over the last several days we have had the good news story rammed at us (just in time for the G20 meeting). The Powers that Be, are trying hard to get us into the positive frame of mind that signifies that all is well again and we can look forward to brighter days ahead. The storm clouds are receding and that positive sentiment is what is needed to get us past the hump and on the way to recovery. Admittedly they are also saying that it wont be easy, but yes, definitely there are all the good signs to be optimistic…
Hey, who knows, maybe they are right, maybe I will be proved wrong and our world will not collapse around our ears. I have been wrong before, I am sure I can be again. So who is right? The news headlines on Monday said that our country’s whole balance of payments was in the black and trending even better, Tuesday bought the news that Fonterra was going to be paying a higher than expected dividend – significant because it is our biggest export earner, then Wednesday the economic data says we have had a positive last quarter and are no longer in recession. Whoo hoo – our dollar exchange rate jumps 3 cents in three days, which equates to 9% and genuinely qualifies as dramatic by any standard. Looking good huh? The good guys have saved the day, Kumbaya.
Or – they are all a pack of lying, cheating, dissembling, hypocritical bastards. Nothing has changed since the world financial system fell off a cliff a year ago, except that the worlds Central Bankers are now all clinging desperately to each other, singing off the same song sheet and pumped money and credit into the system as fast as they can to try and levitate the whole corrupt, crony imbroglio long enough that some miracle might save them. They know (after the Bear Stern/Lehman debacle) that they all have to try to hang together, or they are all going to hang separately. I am voting for hanging them. (or maybe lining them up against a wall).
Well, one of us is right…!!!
If I am wrong then no-one will care, or even probably know, that I was just totally full of it and a fringe element nut-job. I’m not one of those Conspiracy Theory types of nuts, no I am rather more one of those End of the world types. Still, eventually one of those ‘End of the World’ prophets has got to be right, huh? Haha :-). And if I am right, then the next couple of years will definitely be interesting times.
Maybe not the end of the world, Period. But End of the World as we know it, (EOTWAWKI)… definitely maybe…!