Monday, October 17, 2005

For me it's like straight of the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

In the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" plant spores from outer space infect the human brain turning people into automatons to carry out the invaders' wishes. As the infection spreads, only a few people notice the resultant subtle changes in personality and behavior. Those who do make a futile attempt to resist. (The remake starring Donald Sutherland is one of best sci-fi horror flics ever made. Really creepy!!!!!!!!!!)

This article by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jason Johnson sure makes me wonder if something's happened to the American collective brain. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/10/16/MNG7EF96GR1.DTL

Patently obvious affordable middle class housing and with it stable families are vanishing right before our eyes. Yet our leadership elites and government do nothing. A major factor in the housing price inflation is a credit policy which allows non-conforming mortgages, and excessive debt/gross income ratios to qualify for loans. By the stroke of a pen the Treasury Department and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation which supervise the national banks and the savings and loan respectively could pop the housing bubble literally overnight.

That they don't amazes me. The Treasury and FDIC are not run by celibate monks and nuns. Most of those folks have families but are obviously incapable of realizing their policies are penalizing their own children.

While the problem could be their brains are infected by extraterrestial plant spores, it's more likely they've been completely seduced by today's so intrusive anything goes bread and circuses mentality there are only a few serious grownups left.

I hope I'm not the only one left.

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