Close the borders.
No one in, no one out. No business in, no business out. Period. If you are American, if your business is based in America, stay home and take care of your own. Not enough of a market, you say? Probably not if you are counting on making a ridiculous profit margin. Bite it already. Exactly how much money do you need anyway? For you to have all that wealth, thousands upon thousands have to fight tooth and nail to make it from measley paycheck to paycheck. How does that make you feel? Proud?
Really close the borders.
Imports, exports, rescuing other countries, blah blah blah. No more. Quit the bull about "buy American" already. Have you looked lately? Nothing is made in America anymore. If you want to sell it here, make it here. Oh, we're back to the profit question again. Yes, you'll have to pay workers and make their working conditions safe. Yes, you'll have to be sure you don't muck up the environment further. Yes, you'll have to pay benefits. You'll no longer be making throw-away crap, and you'll be doing something good. If that isn't good enough for you, leave the country.
There's a food shortage here too.
Or maybe it's more likely that people can no longer afford to buy food if they put gas in their cars to get to work. Once again, what is grown here is sold here. Period. If we don't currently grow something we need, well, grow it.
Control the gas prices already. Duh.
If the government was truly by the people, for the people, this situation wouldn't be happening. What I'd really like to know with 100% accuracy is how many refineries exist in the US, how many gallons of refined gasoline comes from one 50 gallon barrel of crude, and I'd like to know the real cost of refining crude. Not lies, not creative bookkeeping - the truth. Then I think a 40% profit is enough for you greedy jerks to make.
The downfall of national - and international - consumerism.
It's here. It's happening. It's Armageddon for capitalism. We have all been programmed to sell our time and spend what money we make on the products we assemble while making a few S.O.B.s very, very wealthy. It's against the law to sell the milk you get out of your own cows. You have to have all kinds of licenses and permits to sell the produce you grow from a roadside stand. The little local farms are long gone, bought out by mass producers of everything we eat. If you ever saw a chicken farm you'd never eat chicken again. Thousands of chickens, wall to wall white with red flecks, crammed into a huge building so long that you can't see the other end -- but you sure can smell it. Grains and produce are genetically altered and livestock is shot up with antibiotics and hormones. No wonder we're all fat and dying of cancer! I want local food!
You have a voice - use it.
I'm not talking about putting up yet another blog, or social networking. I'm talking about going out there and getting people together. It works best if it is in small groups where everyone is truly heard. Don't just go along with what everyone else says, think for yourself and decide for yourself. The people coming down right now are the rich bastards. But, they don't have to bring us down too. We are the majority and it's time that we took control of our own lives.
I'm tired of the sodomy.
You bet I am. I'm tired of inequality, of chauvinism, of the imbalanced distribution of wealth. I'm disgusted with the human race, with the stupidity of wars, of the inability to define and live per a belief system, of the idiots that suck down beer and get fat in front of a boob tube. And I'm totally disgusted with dogmatic fundamentalism based on some psychopath's interpretation of teachings that have been around longer than the dirt we walk on. I'm horrified at the 'devout' Sunday church-goers that come home to beat children adopted for the state aid and starve them and all their livestock.
Make this a better world!
It takes each and every one of us. No one can sit this one out. Yes, it's the end of the world as we know it. Now it's time to make a world that's worth living in.