Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Do We Really?

A wise man once said, "Everyone knows where we have been. Let's see where we are going!"

Really? Does everyone really know where we've been, or even "where we are today" (let alone where we are going)?

It seems to Roacheforque that many profound intelligences are quite "unknown", and in fact vary considerably based upon who you ask.

Some will say that terrorists under the direction of Osama Bin Laden destroyed the World Trade Center in a barbaric act of Jihad or religious holy war. Others say something far different, especially with regard to building seven. With the NSA breathing through our keyboards, is it even safe to wonder "where we have been" with regard to 911, or is it even socially acceptable to ask? In certain conservative circles, do so at your own peril ...

Some will say the US invaded IRAQ to avert their promulgation of weapons of mass destruction. Is that truly "where we have been" on Iraq? Or did we avert a Euro for Oil deal? It appears there are several plausible explanations for where we have been with Iraq, some very much different than others.

Some will say the U.S. Treasury is in possession of 8000 tons of sovereign gold to which it holds clear title (as legally recognized by international monetary authorities). Other's will say there is none. ZERO. Aside from those who might weigh in with "some amount in between" that is quite a huge discrepancy in terms of "where we've been" (or where we are going) on a fairly significant topic.

Some will say the U.S. economy is in recovery, while others will say we are on the brink of collapse. I'm sure there are many "gray reads" in between, but polar opposite opinions do exist. So, which is the reality of "where we are today?"

And finally, how many of us truly know where we have been in the Ukraine, since the 1930's? Even if we are shown a "version of the truth" we must still comprehend the words "Imperialism" and "Fascism" in the context of how both have evolved just as much as how both are essentially "still the same".

I could go on and on, but the point is clear. We do NOT know where we've been in important matters of geopolitical, economic, monetary and security matters. And until we do, we can never hope to determine, with any real accuracy, where we are going.

We can only accept the reality we choose to believe, from the many varied and opposing offerings, and plot a course from there.

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