Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Serious Place for America and the World

The stock market crash of   The Great Depression of 1929 and the dust bowl of America that crippled the farmers and grain producers was part of a world-wide, devastation. Hunger and joblessness were not simply an American problem. It was worldwide. Climatic changes as well as poor farming practices and swarms of locusts were causes of the dust bowl issue in America. But Russia had major issues growing grain as well.
1937 - Oklahoma farmer and sons during dust  bowl storm. The drought that helped cripple agriculture
in the Great Depression was the worst in the climatological history of the country.
she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen
vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the
children killed. She had just sold the tires from
her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean- to tent
with her children huddled around her...
(Popular Photography 1960)
Mismanagement and greed caused the stock market to crumble. Some of the issues with the stock market were actually issues from the cost of grain and of the lack of grain. No grain, you can't feed the world. Grain was a commodity that guided the entire market.

After or during this crisis across the globe we call Earth, there arose to power a mighty, influential, and convincing presence in Germany that captivated an entire nation and had visions of ruling the world. Hitler of Germany. The efforts to produce the engines of war, plus the fact that world climates became more favorable toward the production of grains, helped to bring America and the World out of this Great Depression.

Following the war, the nations of Europe and the nation of Japan had to cope with the rebuilding of their nations. America came to the aid of many of these countries - even those that sought to subjugate us. Since that time, America has continued to be the hand that helps.

Will the coming days, months, and years produce worse conditions than the Great Depression and World War II? Only time will tell. But yes, the cycle of little and much, and then little again will most likely occur. The days and times will most likely be those of desperate living conditions. We should always live with an eye toward the future in order to provide for ourselves and our families. But we should never panic. Preparation and insightful living should be the daily goal of each and every one of us.

The Bible instructs us to "go to the ant, thou sluggard..." The ant is a diligent worker and prepares for the cold days of winter. When the winter of our society or of our own personal lives comes, we should be prepared.


  1. I am amazed at how many people think saving money is optional. What are they going to do with no savings? I think that it's going to get worse before it gets better. Sigh! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  2. Very informative! It's hard to watch all the happenings in our world today and not compare to the past. Thanks for reminding me that much prayer is needed! Blessings!

    1. If people don't learn from the past, they are doomed to repeat it. So it is appropriate to remind folks of the horrors of history as well as the interesting points.


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