Living Beyond Our Means

Governments around the world quaked yesterday when they saw the results of 'living beyond our means' in Greece. The panic that resulted from some stock trader pressing the wrong button was a clear signal that the greed markets are perched on the edge of an abyss. i've stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon and i've felt the panic, the adrenaline and the rising hot air.

Greece isn't alone in its inability to live within its means, 99% of the western world lives that way everyday. Greece owes billions, the EU, as a whole, owes trillions so does the US. But the debts of governments are dwarfed by the debts of their citizens. The whole consumptive capitialist disease is running aground on the shoals of debt but most still continue to believe in the fantasy that if they just borrow a bit more everything will get better. It won't, it can't. We can mortage our children's future by borrowing and spending today but one day the financial grim reaper will come to collect his due and it'll be curtains for them if not for you.

'We the people' don't need all this crap it's the rich and their zombie banker slaves that need us to keep mindlessly consuming the planet's limited resources faster and faster. We live in the garden but, blinded by our worldview, we don't see.

We milk the cow of the world, and as we do, we whisper in her ear, "You are not true" -Richard Wilbur