Some people figuratively stick their head in the sand when problems arise. The
legislators literally stick their hand in the tax payers pocket if they cannot
borrow our way to prosperity. Wishcraft indeed.
Great article. I think in a society like ours, where we're accustomed to
being right, feeling right, being comfortable, and having things--any sort of
cutback is painful. I love your term, "Wishcraft". Reality
eventually catches up to all of us. And you're right, it usually can be
turned to good, if we have a decent attitude about it.
Facing our troubles with a cold, hard view of reality is always best. Then, we
should get on our knees, grab some faith and humility, and arise to move forward
with dispatch and resolve.In political matters such as Social
Security and Global Warming (two issues mentioned) we should rely on the best
information from reliable experts and craft the best solutions that we can
understanding that there are no perfect, easy solutions.Perseverating does us no good. Worrying about "the other side"
getting political advantage does us no good. Worrying about some conspiracy or
other to take advantage of us does us no good.The optimism shown by
our prophets should be ours. Along with their clear intellects and
"let's get going" attitude. Nothing else works.