Positive Outlook for 2009 Some info from Germany...from Mr. Z (BUT ARE AMERICANS POSITIVE? CAN THEY BE?...Z addresses that below)
This situation has suddenly switched – gloom and doom in the
“My motto is: We don’t just want to overcome the effects of the worldwide financial crisis. We want to come out of it stronger than we went in. We can dare much, and can achieve more by doing it jointly.”
Merkel appealed to the German citizens “to rely on
The Chancellor showed confidence that the German citizens can dare to do a lot in 2009, and can achieve more through joint effort. “I am convinced: If everybody pursues something in the New Year which for him is particularly appreciated and livable in this country, then we all will live better,” Merkel said. “In the crisis, the spirit of community comes back. This public spirit will help us to advance us everywhere.”
Z: Are our new American leaders optimistic? Is our media?
Case in point: I just heard a news clippet during which the news reader said that the Auto Club is warning of rising gas prices. WHAT? It might go up 2 cents, to $1.83. But....but.......3 months ago or so it was $4.80! Is this two cent raise a BIG enough PROBLEM for Los Angelenos that it's worth including in a 2 minute news bit between talk show and commercial? Maybe some Israel/Gaza info might be more important. Ya think?
What was it Obama said about THE DEPRESSION? He's saying we need to know that things are not as bad as the Great Depression...NOW. But....on September 15, 2008, Obama said "the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression." Which IS it?
Here are a couple of Ronald Reagan quotes: Will we hear things like this again!?
July 17, 1980 (from his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention) "[The Democrats] say that the United States has had its days in the sun, that our nation has passed its zenith.… My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view."
"I hope the people on Wall Street will pay attention to the people on Main Street. If they do, they will see there is a rising tide of confidence in the future of America."
Z: Will we EVER get back the glass half FULL? Can we survive an administration which has never shown a great love for this country but has attacked people like Joe the Plumber for not agreeing with them, who've lied about knowing certain people, denied dealings that are common knowledge now but our media's keeping things quiet?
Obama's our president, and we Americans try very hard to support our president...we believe in THE OFFICE, don't we. I find myself sometimes getting a tad defensive when people go TOO far off on Obama, I really do (believe it or not), but we have to be careful: We can't have someone who depresses us into a depression, someone who's adored by a media with so much power they can set the tone, influence buying/spending, optimism.
We need to stay OPTIMISTIC. Don't let the Germans outdo AMERICAN PATRIOTISM AND OPTIMISM!! It's a NEW YEAR.............let's all try to stay upbeat and stay on the media.
I feel our biggest blogging goal this year should be EXPOSING THE MEDIA, writing to the media, holding the media's feet to the fire.....sending blog information about the media's lies to people you know who do NOT BLOG...email them..MAKE SURE AMERICANS ARE GETTING THE TRUTH.
So, what do you say? Let's start seeing the glass half full again...........KEEP ON THE MEDIA, FOLKS...They're a big part of the pallor in America today. A BIG part, and that should not be allowed.
Just a very few examples: