In the meantime it has come to my attention that there has been quite a spate of small crimes committed in the area. A number of our immediate friends and aquaintances have had their houses and/or cars broken into. At the same time in England kids have taken to the streets for several days in a free for all rioting and looting extravaganza. What's going on? Have you noticed or heard of an increase of crime where you are?
Here is my take on the story. What those looters stole or even the damaged they caused, without of course wanting to condone any of it, is peanuts compared to what speculators and stock brokers have looted from the markets! Our whole system is based on greed and greed only. These bankers are no more than large scale thiefs and robbers, helping deplete natural resources.My fellow blogger Jeremy puts it much better than I could.
I also loved the quote of my money-less friend Mark Boyle, who said: