Wednesday, February 11, 2009

No Business Like Show Business

There's no business like show business, there's no business I know. Yep, entertaining people is a terrific business. Show business definitely makes a lot of money. In our world, fantasy is like gold. Obviously, telling the truth, or at least attempting to tell the truth, is not the way to riches. How else could Suze Orman, or Rush Limbaugh, or dare I say, Deepak Chopra, make money if their goal was to tell the truth?

It seems to me that "the emperor's" real nakedness is being revealed: The house of cards that was our economy is collapsing.

Flim-flam artists created products and services and we bought it, especially in the financial world, where an industry was created to invest our money in instruments that made the flim-flam artists, not us, rich.

And what about the insurance industry that built gigantic edifices in every major American city and hired brilliant mathematicians to figure out tables to insure they would not lose money--and when they did, they hired other brilliant adjusters and claims managers to figure out how to pay out as little as possible?


The advertising business. The automobile industry. Most retail operations. Most banks. Drug companies. And really any business whose primary function was to create desire for their products or services, without offering what we need.

We need to fight. This is serious. We need a plan. We need to figure out how to tell the truth, how to see the truth, and give up our illusory thinking.

Except if we want to go into show business.

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