Well, I guess since the economy is rolling along, and everyone is adding their efforts to the constantly improving productivity of the American worker, they have little time for posting on the Bulletin Board.
The DOW rises and falls like waves on the ocean, but the overall economic situation continues to rise, like globally warmed oceans, thawing frozen assets as the earth thaws its frozen reaches in the North. Economic indicators are replenished like watersheds filled with glacial runoff. Commerce, unleashed by the thawing of tax rates, flows like melting polar ice-caps.
Environmentally, water trapped by glaciers for thousands of years flows through the land, restoring fresh water to the environment even as it adds long-extinct species to the eco-system. The winters are warming, the summers grow longer. Soon we will know the passing of the seasons only by the budding of the trees. The eternal summer, long a surfer's dream, will be a reality for us all.
"Procreate and fill the world", we were told, and so we have. Our progeny fill every corner of the world, except Antartica. Soon it, too, will be habitable as it was in the days when giant lizards ruled the land. A continent, long buried under miles of ice, ready to be explored and settled. A land waiting to be mined and plowed, industrialized and exploited. What wonders will we find there? Oil, perhaps to fuel the machinery that propels our lives? Uranium, to build the power plants to light and cool our homes? Something new, unknown, to be tamed and utilized to continue our march to fate? The mind is filled with wonder as a new world rises before us. Nearly three and a half billion acres of wonder await.
We live in interesting times. Woe to those who disparage these wonders. Technology has brought us a new world, and with technology we will tame it. We have only scratched the surface, literally, of the wonders this world offers us. Look at the photos of the earth from space; one cannot yet see a mark that tells the naked eye that we are here, now, upon its surface. We build highways and airports to take us from one end of the planet to another, and yet, from our nearest neighbor, the moon, one cannot see a single monument to our accomplishment.
Let us rise to the challenge! Let us leave our mark on this world so that, in the centuries to come our ancestors returning to this mostly harmless piece of rock from their homes in the as-yet-unknown regions of space, will see from afar our monuments and say: "Behold, the land of my fathers".
Last edited by Shapley
on Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:35 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Quod scripsi, scripsi.