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Member Since: October 26, 2007
Last Update: September 27, 2011
15/F freshmore in highschool|
What's up with the economy, much less our COUNTRY? I just don't know anymore! Our economy is bad right now, and I keep hearing that it's going to crash and we'll be stuck in the Great Depression all over again. Should I, as a young adult, be worried at all? What even CAUSED the Great Depression? And this?
PRESIDENTS! Why don't many people approve of Bush? It's like he's hated by his own country. People say McCain is going to be Bush all over again. Why is that bad?
What about Obama? Has anyone even HEARD about the book "Obamanation"? What about the theory that the world is going end within just years, under the head of an african-american president or something like that? Im Christian myself, but I can't help but worry.
My history teacher says some countries think Americans are ignorant, and know nothing about the world.
What about 911? There's a conspiracy theory against that. Just...WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON?? (link)
Wow. You are one intelligent 15-year-old!
The Great Depression started back in October 1929. The country was in a recession and given people were a bit concerned about their finances, they stopped purchasing things. This caused other things to happen such as stocks going down causing the stock market to crash. Then people began to panic that their banks were going to go out of business and lose all of their money so it seemed EVERYONE wanted to get their money out of the bank... Now the banks literally had no money. Banks are essentially borrowing our money at all times and if we all go get our money out, the bank will crash.
We are not in another Great Depression (yet). What is happening with our economy is yet another recession (some disagree with using the term recession but that is the opinion of the majority of U.S. citizens in a recent poll). A depression is being in a recession for a really long time, basically. Here is a link to help you further understand the Great Depression:
Now, as far as what is wrong with our country, why do people hate G.W., should you personally be worried, etc. The country (and world for that matter) is angry at G.W. because he was not a very well informed president. That's not really true either... He didn't personally seem to fully understand or know what was going on but he had his fellow... co-workers in Washington D.C. explaining things to him and telling him how things were. He made the choice to ignore them, and he chose to lie about things; not things like sex and drugs but things that ended up putting our country in war and why we were at war in the first place, what was found or not found in our battle ground, etc. He wasn't just asked if he ever inhaled marijuana. He was asked if Iraq had very deadly (deadly to vast areas of the world) bombs and other weapons. He told the American people that they did but this was untrue and he actually knew it was untrue. It came out a while after we invaded Iraq that he did know the truth, was told the truth, but chose to tell US a lie so he would have some backing.
The world dislikes him because: NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization consists of the U.S. as well as Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain ( a total of 26 different countries). NATO got together and discussed the idea of invading Iraq and much of NATO said no. They did not think it was a good idea. There was not enough proof of wrong doing on the side of Iraq to just go in and start blowing everything up. It would cause problems with the world. Etc. G.W. decided he really didn't care what most of the world though, G.W. wanted to do what G.W. wanted to do. He was focused on Iraq when there was no proof of anything going on there and there was proof of things going on in other countries.
One of his main reasons for wanting to go into Iraq was because he wanted to get the people responsible for 9-1-1. His "War on Terror". The flaw with this is the people responsible for 9-1-1 were from Afghanistan and were thought to still be in Afghanistan. It is the opinion of many Americans that he basically went into Iraq because his dad went into Iraq and did not finish the job. He wasn't thinking for himself, he was trying to finish the job his dad started.
McCain is a republican. As such, republicans as a whole belive the same general things. If they did not believe them they would be democrats. That is the jist of why people want a democrat in the office, because it would be a complete difference in politics.
I have herad of the book Obamanation but have never read it. It is my understanding that this type of thing is full of unsubstantiated slander about a person and I do not approve of gossip or slander. It may make for interesting reading but I would want to do my research after reading before I believed anything written.
As far as what your teacher says about Americans being ignorant... I am in complete agreement. Not only are we ignorant but we are egotistical as well. Well, not all of us, certainly, but unfortunately it seems the people who have the most power to do things in and for our country tend to be. I love my freedom and there are few places I would rather live than here (though there are a few I would go to in a heartbeat!) but the reality is, our society tends to be very "ME" oriented and don't think about how the rest of the world feels about certain issues.
The last thing I will write (you are probably thinking "thank goodness for that!!!) is about the world ending because of a black man in office...
ANY part of the bible needs to be translated by a professional member of the clergy. You can read any part and make it fit any situation you desire. My pastor always says to fully understand a passage you need to know what happened BEFORE that part and what happens AFTER that part and get the whole story. You cant just focus on two lines.
Beyone that, what the book of Revelation actually states according to my personal bible (Life Application Study Bible, NLT) is, and I will type it out from Chapter 13:
" 13:1 Then I saw a bease rising up out of the sea. It had seven heads and ten horns, with ten crowns on its horns... 13:2 This beast looked like a leopard, but it had the feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion! And the dragon gave the beast his own power and throne and great authority."
Of course it says a LOT more than that but satan is NOT described as a man in his 40's born of a woman from Kansas and a man from Africa who was raised around Muslims. If this is something that concerns you I would highly recommend speaking to a trustworthy member of the clergy. I am not lisenced yet to give this sort of advice and am NO WHERE NEAR as good as my own pastor in explaining these things but I can sit here with 150% certainty that Barack Obama is neither Satan nor the anti-Christ. He is simply the first black politician to make it this far in Washington D.C. and there are a lot of ignorant Americans (remember from above?) who for whatever reason do not want to see the first black American president.
There are many theories on the second coming as well which include the idea that there is a second coming for every individual when they die... but that is for a different time and place!!!!
Whew. My fingers are tired.
I hope I helped educate you a bit on your questions and calmed your fear that Obama is not going to make the entire world and universe burn in hell.
Keep asking these questions though. I wish I were have as smart and curious as you when I was 15. Good for you.
Best of luck.
Aww, thanks! I feel MUCHH better now. Phew!
Hahaa, thanks so much :DD