|This is Wendy's new interior plan for new restaurants.|
I am working to continue the series regarding Preparedness and the Childbearing Family . Life has intruded and we have a busy week here. I am also noticing that the number of readers of this blog from foreign lands has markedly increased, but interestingly, not so with Americans. Snaring huge number of readers, American or otherwise, was never really the objective. Placing accurate information on this blog, for reference, has been.
This week my travels have been many. I found myself sitting in a Wendy's restaurant eating a salad while hearing four conversations around me. One man and his wife have seen their federal taxes skyrocket this year due to changes in the tax law which were instituted this year. They were discussing whether or not to leave the United States.The man and his wife discussed everywhere from the South of France to Costa Rica. Two men to my right, who were some type of construction or infrastructure workers were discussing that they were each supporting several members of their family who can't find jobs of any type. One of them had been assigned to Maryland last week and was talking about scores of empty office buildings there. By the window, on the tall chairs, two women in their sixties were having a conversation in which one postulated that the American collapse is already here. There is no growth, simply deterioration and adaptation (paraphrased here). More and more people are unemployed, dependent upon foodbanks and relatives. People with bachelors and master's degrees are applying to work in Wal-Mart, she said. The media talks about a mythical financial improvement, and the Obama regime which has done a fair bit to perpetuate the lack of a recovery, acts as if they have us right on track. "It's the elephant in the room". Everyone knows it, but they are pretending that we aren't in a Depression.
I crunched my dressingless salad while listening to the conversations. I was oddly comforted by this dose of reality. For years I have managed preparedness as an intellectual exercise, and as changes came to America, post 2008, I wondered why, according to media, I was seeing changes, and not much about this was being reported on American mainstream media. If the Wendy's conversations are any representation, then Americans are waking up. The infrastructure construction men departed and their place was quickly taken by two older men who seemed to be friends. They immediately began a conversation concerning drones coming to American cities. The conversation descended quickly to their dismay regarding the disregard of the Constitution and the erosion of American rights. They were surprisingly well informed concerning the Patriot Act, and oversteps which have been occurring with regard to the federal government.
I had already spent more time on a lunchbreak than I should have. I refilled my drink and started to head out again. I was oddly recharged by my visit there, more so than a simple salad with chicken on it would normally have done. Perhaps the American people are waking up. Perhaps they are talking. Perhaps they can begin to select better representation and begin to address some of the really serious issues we have. I hope it's not too late.