In the midst of the supposed economic crisis, we have turned over to the new year. Wishing everyone a very happy New Year. There are a few things on my mind, which I wanted to share.
First, just because a few banks foolishly lent out money already lent out to them and went bust when they did not get the return does not mean we are in a state of economic crisis. such people, and banks need to have their heads kicked in. But, this does not mean that people who had nothing to do with any of this suffer by loosing jobs, not getting money for their dream house, don’t get paid properly and suffer from a state of emotional meltdown. Businesses, large or small, have always cribbed that the market is slow and that they are not earning money and blah blah, at least that’s what I have been hearing for the last 20 years. Which means that we have been in crisis ever since 1988.
Secondly, We ticked into the new year with the government of Israel doing what is right and proper. What they are doing against terrorism is an example of what governments are supposed to do- protect those who elected them. And not have endless peace talks over countless number of biscuits and countless cups of tea, while terrorists enter our homes and have their way. Enough was Enough for Israel, and they did what they needed to do to protect their citizens. No wonder they got support from the U.S.. I have always agreed with what the U.S. did to protect its citizens. You may want to shoot me for this, but statistics cannot be damned. No terror attack in the States since 9/11. That’s a good eight years. Argue with that.
Thirdly, like always, the Indian media managed to drill it into the heads of the people that Australia have suddenly transformed themselves into a bunch of rubbish cricketers and will definitely loose their top spot in the test rankings. Alas! The fight shown by the Aussies said a million words. The very fact that Ponting made the second innings declertion when he did spoke volumes about the confidence the team had in their ability to bounce back. And right back, they did.
All I want to say is, in the new year, let us all be more proactive- talk less and actually do some work. Do not jump to hasty conclusions. It leads to a pie on the face, and not much else to crow about.