Anesthetic

Yes, I know: it’s boring to keep on talking about this.

But it’s difficult for me to understand why people are so willing to accept their part of responsibility in this crisis, and do not impulse with the same energy a demand for accountability from all the rest of parties involved in it.

I understand, there comes a time when you have to stop asking questions and go on with your life. It’s much more positive, productive and constructive. In fact, it’s been a long time since I stopped tracking and counting the amount of money spent in the bail-outs for the different countries financial and banking systems. I ceased asking myself how much is this crisis going to affect me and/or people near me. I grew tired of insisting to every acquaintance of mine, that there are some people making huge profits from this crisis, with absolutely no remorse at all. I had to hold myself back of thinking how deep the consequences of this crisis will shape our personalities, our relationships, from now on.

But they say, “Look at this crisis as an opportunity, be entrepreneurial, be enthusiastic, keep on working!”. It’s not I disagree with this: each one of us will do our best to carry on with this wreckage. It makes me mad that those who preach are almost the same ones that had a role in setting the conditions for this crisis, and most enraging, they are REALLY making this crisis work for them.

It looks like we prefer to accept things as they come, as if a financial and synchronic crisis was a natural disaster. Like no one is to blame, or like there is nothing we can do about it. We just accept what we’re told.

So on one hand we agree with the argument that we are to blame for what has happened, but at the same time, we are not taking any responsibility or action, to prevent this crisis from happening again.

Why are we being so dumb, so numb, so docile?

What kind of education have we been given, to react in such a shameful way?

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