Transition from Denial to Anger

Grief is the emotional suffering we feel after a loss of some kind.  This can be a loss of a loved one, a job, or even a belief system.  The Middle East young people were fed a belief that their current political system would work for them and allow them to be productive and experience opportunity.  That is not the case thus unrest has swept the region facilitated by the Internet and wireless communications.  In the past, isolation has been the best weapon for governments to keep the masses in line.  If you can’t confirm a problem, it remains a suspicion and you are less likely to act.  However, once a confirmation arrives, you are now energized to take action.  Tunisia was the confirmation for the Egyptian masses and thus we saw a “tipping point” occur.  If the people of a nation are being treated properly and allowed to pursue economic benefit, peace spreads.  Otherwise, change will ultimate occur.  Holding people in bondage, once realized, forces the people to respond in kind.

Five Stages Of Grief

Denial and Isolation.
At first, we tend to deny the loss has taken place, and may withdraw from our usual social contacts. This stage may last a few moments, or longer.
The grieving person may then be furious at the person who inflicted the hurt (even if she’s dead), or at the world, for letting it happen. He may be angry with himself for letting the event take place, even if, realistically, nothing could have stopped it.
Now the grieving person may make bargains with God, asking, "If I do this, will you take away the loss?"
The person feels numb, although anger and sadness may remain underneath.
This is when the anger, sadness and mourning have tapered off. The person simply accepts the reality of the loss

The above steps apply to economic loss.

Government has become a big spender over the last eleven years.  It takes $6 of debt to create $1 of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the U.S.  The government has increased in size whereas the private sector has shrunk and has in turn provided less tax revenue.  Tax revenue has dropped from 18% of GDP to 14.7%.  These lower tax revenues are causing politicians to focus on tax hikes.  They are missing the point, America needs jobs in the private sector.  History has shown that tax increases reduce jobs further. 

Although this website is apolitical, it is important that we show the illusions that mankind is living under.  Our Heavenly Father will judge nations based on righteousness and we must not continue living in denial of the fallacies that are causing us to drive over an economic cliff.  The following youtube presentation provides a view of the fallacy of taking all the money of the rich to solve our economic woes:

A graphic illustration

We do not endorse the Bill Whittle channel but his presentation brings home the point of the magnitude of America’s debt/spending crisis.  Soon, Americans will be getting angry as they move through the stages of grief due to the loss of the American Dream.  The assumptions of owning a house, two cars in the driveway, and perpetual prosperity are coming to an end for many.  The debt monster is looming and the day of reconciliation is coming.  It will not be pretty!

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