Saturday, February 21, 2009
The Recession Blues and Scott's Comic Collection
Maybe it's the weather. But I'm finding it hard not to join in the generalized gloom. Remember the beautiful rink on the frozen lake I showed you the other day? Well that's what's left of it. It broke up and floated away.
Like so many other things these days.
The Greatest Recession just keeps on claiming new victims. More and more people are losing their jobs or having their hours cut. In China an army of unemployed migrant workers 20-million strong is on the march. In Britain they're worried about the rise of the British National Party.
It's gotten so bad even the sharks are having a hard time.
So many big and small stories and yet the one that brought it all home to me this week, was reading that Scott is selling his comic collection.
Right now, I am still at least five weeks away from my first potential EI check (of unknown quantity) and have gone unpaid from my former job since mid-January, including my severance pay owed.....
This is serious stuff. I am not yet at the end of my rope, but I sure can see it clearly from here.
When I read that...and I thought about how he has a wife and two young kids...I felt sad, angry, and worried.
Sad about Scott and all the other Canadians who are losing their jobs, or living in fear that they could be next. Angry because Stephen Harper's rotten Con government doesn't have the decency to reform our sham of an E.I. system, so Canadians don't have to wait so long for benefits.
And worried that if it could happen to Scott it could happen to anyone. It's all happening so fast. What will this country look like a year from now?
You know I'm usually a cheerful idiot. But these days it's so hard to be cheerful about anything.There is too much fear in the air. Too much misery already. I don't have any confidence in this rotten incompetent Con government. The Greatest Recession those idiots didn't see coming, is claiming more and more victims.
Scott is selling his comic collection.
We need to change the world.
But it's just getting darker and darker...