You're sitting among a group of friends when someone casually mouths off about their political or religious "other" (i.e. opponent). Their tone ices over and they roll their eyes almost out of their head, as if anyone two notches up or down the political or theological spectrum is completely unadmirable and also invalid.
It's tragic that so many of our Congressmen and women are Christians. It really is. Because if they weren't Christians, there would at least be some political excuse for why so many of our Christian Republican Congresspeople are refusing to clothe the naked, feed the hungry, and find shelter for the poor.
I think we do know where we are headed as a society and are reluctantly accepting of it. America is marching towards an ever increasing militarism, police who are brutal and proud of it, a continued degradation of the environment, a financial breakdown of both the poorest as well as the majority of middle class families, and our television shows reflect that now.
Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?