Thursday, October 15, 2009

Amero . . . Amore'

Now that swine flu vaccines are on the horizon, I'm beginning to get the conspiranoid e-mails about the money. This country just seems to be obsessed with being religiously fearful. We love our "In God We Trust" coins! And you better believe our money is worth the paper it's written on! The latest fear is about a world currency and how that will come about. Well, let's consider this logically, shall we? First, currency is only a means for transaction and as Bush 41 so poignantly explained back in the early 90's, this is a global economy. The idea of a world currency has been around for the better part of two decades and was a very real concept at the end of last century. Neither the UN or Barack Obama have hardly introduced something new! What I really don't understand is what the typical e-mail receiving American is all upset about . . . Americans, themselves, have all but eliminated American currency. And according to the e-mails I've read and the commentaries I've heard, the possibly coming currency is referred to as "amero" which sounds to be an association to America. It was the second Bush administration that enacted the agreement between Canada and Mexico for some North American Continental connection. We have e-transactions, credit cards, debit cards, online banking, and checks for purchasing products made in China, India, and Bangladesh. Now that I think of it, checks are practically an antiquated procedure. So, what's the big protest about eliminating American currency, considering the fact, we Americans are rarely using American currency? Most checks are e-deposits and many transactions are e-withdrawals. I couldn't be sitting here on this blog without an Internet Service Provider knowing my credit card number or having the routing numbers on my checking account. So why be all upset about a new UN currency, when we, Americans, have already replaced our currency with plastic and electronic transactions and debt? I think the one thing that concerns me the most is the fact that oil appears to be the new gold standard and America isn't producing much, but is very dependent on the countries that do. Basically, the latest fear has made me realize we simply love our materialism and don't want anyone messing with the way we do things. We expect the world to continue to honor our currency. It is, after all, as I stated earlier; worth the very paper it's written on. Say, for example, if gasoline is 10 cents a gallon in Venezuela while it's $2.25 here in America, will the American dollar only be worth about a nickel, in the global economy? And what happens when what little America produces will only be worth a penny???
Now that's a reason to send a fearful e-mail . . .
. . . A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil . . . the Revelation
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