I never ceased to be amazed with people. The "Vine" has a decidedly liberal bent with conservatives and libertarians adding their voices to the discussions. What amazes me is how people interpret what they read and how drastically different the comprehension of the subjects can be from political points of view.
What is the truth about the economic meltdown? What is the truth about how it occurred. One side will claim that the applicants to mortgages lied. Another side will claim that mortgage underwriters encouraged the lying and even doctored applications. Others contend that it was Freddie and Fannie forced mortgage companies to open the process.
What is the truth? Let us get to one truth, just one, find the root cause and build the discussion from there on how to fix the problems so we don't do make the same mistakes.
Sherron Watkins, Colleen Rowley, Brooksley Born, and Cynthia Cooper what do these women have in common? Each one of these highly qualified women were whistle blowers sounding the alarm about disasters in their respective fields or companies. Respectively, Enron, FBI with regards to 911, the derivative market, and WorldComm. Each one understood their obligation and took their ethics to heart and to try to avert looming disasters. Each one was ignored. And each disaster has cost us dearly.
Who are we not listening to now that we should be listening to and who is being suppressed because they are not part of the ruling corporate junta that controls every aspect of our lives?
Again it is comprehension and what people understand in the context of their experience. The amount of effort put into coercing people, to believe certain ideologies and concepts, should give all of us some insight into the motives of those attempting, and in far too many cases succeeding, in influencing people.
We have been in a depression for 4 years now. Deregulation, corrupt corporations, the total lack of leadership and accountability, and big money in politics has been responsible for all of our problems. Greed, fraud, and the lack of integrity are also enabling factors. An uneducated and disinterested constituency have been accomplices.
Do not allow your place on the political spectrum to cloud the facts to such a degree that you continue to be an accomplice to the theft of our American Democracy.