It's heartbreaking to see the devastation that the COVID-19 virus has caused. Not only have too many people become infected but also millions of people have lost their ability to earn a living. If you listen to the stories in the news, you may begin to believe that no one will ever go out to eat again. No one will ever travel again. No one will ever attend a concert or a sports game again. There are many other events that will never attract people in the future. My response to all of these predictions? Watch what happens!
The United States has gone through many calamities in history. For those of you that served in the U.S military during the Vietnam era as I did, you'll remember all too well how someone in uniform was treated. Protests on college campuses were everyday events. It seemed almost certain that a revolution in the U.S. was inevitable. The war ended in 1975. College protests stopped. There was no revolution. Today, soldiers in uniform are not only praised, they are thanked for their service.
In 2008-09 the financial markets were on the verge of collapsing. The news media talked about the end of banks and the financial system. Real estate prices were in a free fall. The end result? There was no collapse. The country and the U.S. economy came roaring back.
It is now 2020 and the future seems uncertain. No one knows what the future holds. There IS something that we all should know. The United States of America is the greatest country in the world. We have always prevailed. We will come out of this crisis, not only successful, but also stronger as a country. Anyone that bets against America will be wrong. Anyone that tries to take advantage of America may profit in the short term, but in the long term, will be crushed. Bet on America, guaranteed you will win!