The Bull is on Wall Street but not on your street? If you live in America the bull is everywhere. It's only a matter of time. A Brotha on a local radio station joked "If they gave black folks 700 billion dollars and called it reparations we'd jump start the economy in a heartbeat!" Sad but true. Ironically the fact that we give all our money away might be some of the reason this machine called America is still functioning. Imagine if we hoarded our money up like most rich folks? Capitalism is a balancing act, it has never been a very good one between production and finance. Almost the same act between credit and debt, you either have good credit or you're in debt. But by this time next year "good credit" might be a thing of the past for most of America. Such a system was flawed from the start. Give a Teenager a credit card with $1,200 and tax them for the rest of their lives with unbelievable interest rates for spending money that was given to them? It's un-natural. And everything against nature is doomed to fail eventually. But yes all of this does affect our streets. Already on our streets the crime rate has jumped, just from the news of economic hardship- not the reality of it, but the actual news of it. Millions have been in economic hardship just after 9-11, but now since their is a public acknowledgment of a recession....some will use that as a way to inspire crime. The worse case scenario? 75% of America is ran by small businesses. If small businesses can't get loans from banks they can't employ. If banks can't get loans from other banks they can't invest to they can give out loans. No job, living off unemployment, people cut back on spending, those who aren't necessary to their weekly-monthly budgets are cut out. Retails shops go out of business, malls close down. The engine may never stop completely but it will slow down enough that it becomes obvious. In hard time those with nothing to lose will commit to foolishness in order to survive. Now there are those who see all of this as prophecy. And I will agree that much of what the Hon. Elijah Muhammad warned has been brewing up all around us. "Fall of America" is an interesting read at least. http://www.noineworleans.org/messenger_books/foa/index.html If what our Prophets have said are true, "Change" is indeed upon us. My theory is that, when we turn our minds away from the "bull" and focus on the truth - which is "Our Ancestors went through far worse than this- and sang through it" then we might understand we already have our solutions. Beit spiritual Ancestral power or common sense. As a few of the Gods and Goddesses here at Destee have already agreed, money is meaningless. Even Jay-Z and Dupri said "Money ain't a thang." What gives it meaning are the ideas and energy we feed it. It's all written notes on paper, reminders of so-called value. The true worth and value is in our ability to do with our resources, to create and produce, our problem solving skills and our inventiveness. This is basically why we use money for the begin with, to sway others to give us what they've produced or to loan us their skillbased time. The best job security is knowing you can create something no one else can. Without that you are replaceable, and as time goes on more and more people will be laid off from jobs. This not an extinction level event. Not yet. But it is a chance for us to reassess our allegiance. We've replaced family with our careers, with overttime and the earning of extra dollars. We've set aside healthy relationships to pursue fledgling dreams. We've educated ourselves to the highest degree for higher degrees only to line the pockets of wealthy and old White Men who now flee the country in their private jets. We've refused to organize as a people in order to rebuild our lost doctrines, but we've been organized enough in order to produce an America- streets paved with gold. We still believe in the American dream even though we ourselves have never lived it or dreamt it. Perhaps it is because our streets have already been affected- why this is all happening now. If it is indeed a Prophecy then it is also a Plan. The Suns can channel whatever they wish into existence. Focus on absolute power, true power- whatever that might be for you- and the unbelievable will emerge from out of the darkness.