Thursday, October 15, 2009

I Was Just Thinking

I can't believe that this year is almost gone, only two and a half months more and we'll be in 2010. Now close your eyes and tell me that it doesn't feel as if it was yesterday people were worried about Y2K and the end of the world, people stocking their pantries with food and buying lots of gallons of water because the computers were going to crash and create havoc. Well, we all know how that went, hard to believe that was 10 years ago already. How time flies.

The year 2000 A.D. will be a crucial time in our modern world. As Pentecost divided the Post Diluvian Age from the Present Age of Grace, 2000 A.D. will divide the time when computers worked with relative ease to the time when their accuracy and reliability can not be guaranteed. Most of the first world, America, Japan, and Europe, has become totally dependent on computers to run our systems. After 2000 A.D., the mildest scenario may include random failures in all systems; the worst scenario may be a total collapse of computer systems throwing our economy back into the state of a third world.

We were so afraid about Y2K the time bomb that didn't happen. Fast forward ten years later and here we are, our economy is collapsing, people losing their jobs and subsequently their homes, long time corporations closing their doors, total kaos for those already deep into that situation and yet nobody warned us, nobody saw that coming, nobody knew until it was too late. Greed took the best of a bunch of money hungry executives in the real estate business and now millions are paying the price. It totally sucks, but that is the crude reality.

Don't think for one minute that I am not grateful to have a job. It is slow and nerve wrecking to constantly think that the economy will take a turn for the worst when we already are sailing through very slow times. No body's job is safe, nobody is safe, in times like this we are all open game and I know for a fact if that happens thousands of us are not prepared at all.

I was looking at the calendar and this all hit me so I thought I would put it in writing. From the signs of the time, this year's Thanksgiving Day will take on a whole new meaning for a lot of people. Moving forward I hope people stop complaining and fighting government and start standing behind our leaders and specially our president and do their part in making a change for the better. I know I am.

Perhaps in a not too distant future we can all enjoy a "Tea Party" together as brother and sisters.



Anonymous said...

Ah, people will always disagree Jose; the dems hated Busch too. I do wish there was more honesty in Washinton; I wish people would stop assigning evil intent (I've done it too) to politicians and others. I think these times will end and things will get better; Our extended family has suffered a lot of set backs this year; It's been hard but I plan on celebrating Thanksgiving like you will; with family and with thanksgiving. A lot of Americans will look to what we have and not what we don't have.
Loved your post

MrManuel said...

Good post and you are right, Thanksgiving will take on a new meaning this year. As I look at my life, I know I have a lot to be thankful for overall.

ChrisJ said...

That Y2K thing was really something else. We were driving back from Palm Springs that night and there was absolutely no traffic on the road!
Well, Thanksgiving should really be about giving thanks. I really try to take things one day at a time. I can't control the future, so I don't mess with what I can't control. Not sure that's the greatest philosophy, but on a small scale it's a start.

Wanda said...

Good and thoughtful post Jose. I do remember the scare at Y2K. I was still working in property management, and we all feared the computers would crash.

I along with Chris, take one day at a time. I do stand behind my President, because he is, but I can't stand behind some of his policies. I pray daily for this country, and like you Jose, hope someday we can ALL enjoy a Tea Party with unity.


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