This economic crisis is really confusing me. Funny enough I don't feel too bad: reading all sorts of articles on the subject, the only thing I seem to understand is that nobody seems to understand anything.
A few months ago, apart from some vague talks, nobody was giving a flipping hoot about the crisis, and now here it is, in full swing, in Barrydale as well as everywhere else in the world.
How bad is it?
That the Barrydale business community is tearing their hair doesn't make news, but the fact that the local bottle store is lamenting, is by itself terrifying. In the rest of the world, people are losing jobs, small firms go bankrupt, big banks, credit institutions and car makers are getting billions by the government - don't ask! I know nothing, I come from Barcelona.
Fortunately, not everything is lost. According to reports of self-proclaimed experts and economy pundits, this crisis is going to be either bad or awfully bad, i.e. we have 50% chances of losing everything but still get a warm soup at the closest charity centre, and 50% chances of losing everything including the soup - for us ducks a pretty worrisome situation.
Nevertheless this crisis sucks - ducks are notoriously suspicious. I find it inexplicable: too big, too vast, too soon etc.
All right, big banks, public and private credit institutions, top financial groups etc. are sorts of criminal associations and make no mistake; investors and market operators are no more than a greedy bunch of selfish a-moral louts and political leaders, having turned into puppets of powerful lobbies, are at the best of options squalid opportunists while, at the worst, wouldn't stand a fair trial without getting a life sentence, and only in countries where the death penalty is not applicable.
And People? Well, people are what they are - the recent craze for the latest hollywood box office hit "Mamma Mia" talks loads.
Still I cannot help thinking that this crisis didn't happen by chance.
Why? It is simply too stupid.
True, in the course of history, humanity has put together quite a collection of stupid things, but the POWER (the one operating behind the scenes, subliminal and all encompassing) has never lost touch, has never really allowed anything to jeopardize its foundations. But the present crisis, the way it looks, might very well shatter the political structure of the whole world - no need to cry! As far as I'm concerned, there should still be a bottle of French Champagne tucked away for the occasion, and a Cuban cigar.
Unfortunately this isn't going to happen - take it as the opinion of an over opinionated duck. This flipping crisis has been planned, or rather somebody has left the tiger's cage open on purpose. Why? Still too early to say, but I have a feeling we'll know in due course.
Whatever happens, don't panic, and don't shoot ducks!