Saturday, February 28, 2009

We don’t really know what’s going on. I’m not sure anyone does. The news is a constant drumbeat of doom and gloom. We got Obama in - but to what end? So he can go down in flames with a sinking ship? Thanks Georgie. The stock market is flirting with 6000. Not that I know what that means, except that it is half what it was a couple years ago. What does that mean? Job losses. More bank failures. More home foreclosures. Should we all be afraid? Of what? Each other? Will crime spike? Or what about war emerging as the pertinent solution to out economic and political problems? All these talking heads. It’s too much No one seems to really know what is going on. It’s all too big and complex.
We do seem to be getting an interesting glimpse behind the screens of debauchery. Massive scale debauchery. The scandals are unfolding before our eyes with tremendous rapidity. We are, in a sense, seeing ourselves exposed in the light. The elephant in the room of our capitalism is illuminated. We can see what an outrageous thing it is. How terribly enormous and awkward it really is. Though It has been all along and we have just found ways to ignore it. Which is in itself a remarkable ability. We reap what we sew for ourselves. As individuals and as a nation. And we’ve been sewing with a great titanic fervor.

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