A convoluted thought came to me the other day while reading a desperate blog from a woman in Iceland. http://newsfrettir.com/alive/ The situation the people find themselves in is both frightening, mesmerizing and on the other hand hopeful? Hopeful? Yes...HOPEFUL...
They are in a dire situation where their monetary system is crumbling along with their political system - they are going where Survivalists have long prepared to go. What I find hopeful is the throwing off of the socialistic government. A realization that the government is powerless to fix this situation.
I find it almost comical that we are seeing just about NOTHING about this on our news - probably because the darkest fear is that we are not so far behind them in regards to a meltdown.
So if there is a meltdown here - where our "Parliament" (Congress) slaps each other, looses composure, wrings their hands because there is nothing else to do... What if we here loose absolute confidence in our government. What if this lack of confidence permeates this country and not just those of us who are prepared? What if we throw off this Government as Iceland seems to be about to do? What is left?
I find hope that in the throwing off of this Government, we go back to the basic tenets of our Founding Fathers - we go back to the Constitution. We go back to the beginning where we realized that our best defense, our best opportunity, our best asset as a Country was US - AMERICANS.
We go back to States looking out for States, people looking out for people, families feeding themselves as well as those in close proximity who needed them. We go back to Charity, Apprenticeships, Hand UP and not Hand out (as trite as that sounds.)
This is not to belittle the wrenching that would come with an upheaval. The panic, lives lost, property lost, redirection of priorities, the senselessness of some things.... This is a brief thought about the strength of us Americans after we have gone through the fire, the forging of our beliefs and convictions as strong as iron afterwards.
God have mercy on Iceland and God have mercy on us as well. God Bless America.
As always and now that it seems time is fleeting - Pray, Praise, PREPARE