How will the massive and ever-growing government debt in America be paid off? Certainly not by production and taxation. We are beyond that possibility. Certainly not by cutting spending to any meaningful degree. So-much-money is the lifeblood of bureaucracy and the political machine. Only when it is too late will government spending be cut to the bone, as it should be, and then it will be ….. too late.
~ Herrick Kimball, “Emerging Crisis, Population Shift, and the Rural Remnant“
I can’t say that I agree with everything in Herrick’s recent blog entry, but I do agree with the above paragraph. It’s not that I’m trying to be pessimistic, it’s just that… I have little faith in our government and the road it continues to trundle down? Yes, let’s call it that. This used to make me panicky, in a way. I looked around and saw how myself and most of the people that I knew, were still very dependent on our industrial culture. But now? Something has changed. I can’t truly pinpoint it. It’s not that we’re necessarily any better prepared. In fact, err… we’re not. It’s not that I don’t think it’s moving distinctly closer on the horizon. But I’ve got a strange peace about it. God is in control. It doesn’t mean that the consequences for our country’s actions aren’t coming. It means that even if they are, we’re still in His hands.