Getting away from the dramas of the world, it was great to see the tree light up, listen to Christmas music, and feel the energies of fellow New Yorkers who are not protesting. Over on the PBS channel Barbra Streisand performed here in the city topping off the evening.
Traffic was a mess, as crowds came out to see the tree and Obama zipped through town for fundraisers, but the lighting made it all seem worth it. Neil Diamond, Cee Lo Green and the Radio City Rockette joined hundreds of thousands of people on the plaza at Rockefeller Center Wednesday for a night of performances that culminated with the lighting of a 74-foot Norway spruce from Pennsylvania.
This year, once again, we learned not to trust much of the political and economic news as it is basically a band-aid for far more serious wounds people face today because they weren't address in the past. It equates to ignoring symptoms then it's too late. I could go on and on about how I feel, but I have blogged all of that in the past. When it comes to the global economy, you are not alone if you don't understand what is going on with the Central Banks allegedly coming to the rescue. Things have to be really bad for this type of action, which just oils gears that are really already slowing down. The market went up by 4% Wednesday, making the rich richer and ... doing little for the remaining 99%.