We were told the wealth would ‘trickle down’!

After watching Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job again today, I feel compelled to express my disgust, anger and disappointment at the way our political and financial leaders have blatantly enriched themselves at our expense! Not only have their shenanigans and insatiable greed brought the world to its knees, but it’s come at a time when we can least afford it – over population, food shortages, widespread unemployment and global warming are just a few of the many issues that face us. Now I don’t know about you, but I spend a good part of my time trying to make some sense of this madness and the way I see it is, unless we stop the rot now, our children will become enslaved to a system of financial misery and oppression … not quite the fairy tale future we had in mind.

And what’s more, the mainstream media have for the most part been complicit in their weak and biased reporting about the current state of affairs, which continues to undermine our very sense of freedom, justice and democracy. Do yourself a favour, check out these blogs and judge for yourself what is going down on terra firma (or not so firma):

As you can see, without exception, these are smart, experienced and competent people who IMHO genuinely understand the machinations of the crisis and have our best interests at heart. Ann Pettifor (of Debtonation) alone is no stranger to economics. In 2000 she played a key role in leading a worldwide campaign, known as Jubilee 2000, to cancel approximately $100 billion of debts owed by 42 of the poorest countries – I could live with that on my CV. Max Keiser (of Keiser Report), an ex Wall St trader, is extremely outspoken (and entertaining) about how our economies have been hi-jacked by the banksters and political elite and Chris Martenson, an ex Pfizer executive, is on the money (if there’s any left), when it comes to navigating our way forward, which he comprehensively outlines in his “The Crash Course” book and video series … he’s quite right about saying that the next 20 years are going to be very different to the last 20 and that our focus should be on the three E’s (Energy, Environment and Economy) and in SA’s case I would add Education.