In church yesterday we were reminded of the Wise Men led by the star on their quest to pay homage to the Christ Child. They'd first visited with Herod to announce their intentions to honor the King of the Jews. Herod was concerned and wanted them to return with information as to this new King’s location, as Sister Kindred read from Matthew 2:12, “…being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.”
Another way meant the Wise Men left the area on a different route and kept from assisting Herod’s plan to destroy the Christ Child; but it also implied a change in heart, doing things in a manner other than what had previously been done. I love reading the scriptures as ideas are opened up only when your mind and heart are ready to accept the messages wrapped carefully and yet always in plain sight.
It was Albert Einstein who said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Isn’t that similar to saying try another way?
The economy has been twisting and turning its way down the toilet bowl for quite some time. Fed Chairmen Ben Bernanke was in favor of a “stimulus package” to kick start the economy back on October 21, 2008 as found in a Wall Street Journal piece by Sudeep Reddy andGreg Hitt.
“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke endorsed congressional plans for a stimulus package Monday, giving a critical boost to Democratic lawmakers who are looking to inject more government funds into the economy.”
Bernanke must not read the scriptures or intentionally ignores the advice of Einstein as he keeps insisting that shoveling more taxpayer money down the toilet will solve all our problems. The Columbus Dispatch recorded the following on August 25, 2012:
“The Federal Reserve has room to deliver additional monetary stimulus to boost the U.S. economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told a congressional oversight panel in a letter.”
In that same article we’re told presidential hopeful Mitt Romney understands the admonition to do things another way:
“Romney said he’s not a big fan of the Fed’s efforts under Bernanke to stimulate the economy and would oppose another round of bond-buying, which the central bank is considering to help boost the sagging recovery.”
Our economy is headed toward the cliffs of long term depression; even with a change at the top and fiscal responsibility in the form of major economic reform there won’t be any recovery over night, if at all. Face it, the United States is moments away from financial bankruptcy and will have to start from scratch building respect for our nearly worthless Dollar. Those around the world have lost faith in our abilities and will probably find another form of currency to do business with in the market place.
Pumping money down the toilet is not the way; call it a stimulus package, QE 2, 3, 4 or what ever. Unless we go another way the future of America is in serious doubt.
This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.