I love how Frank Rich summed it up in his op ed yesterday. He wrote: There will be a long hangover of shame. Yes.
"When will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn."
A hangover is about right. Awful things.
robin: I don't drink, so really don't know the feeling, but I agree, it's going to be a doozy! ; (mirth: When, indeed? ; (mary: An outrage, isn't it? ; (
At least we still have...wait, I'll think of something. Uh, hmmmm, let me see... New avatar Coffee?
It's strange how the ancient concept of empires keeps us locked into the past! Just like the ancient concepts of religions, I guess.When will we move into the 21st century, begin to shrug off our self-destructive primitiveness?I won't hold my breath!
fairlane: Yea, the old one was too cheery! ; )daniel: Such a simple solution, yet so hard for many to grasp. I simply do not get it. ; (
Coffee your post reminded me of a recent PT post about peak oil.Maxwell coffee used to say "Good to the last drop, and that's good too." Our empire effort, in the middle-east is over the last few drops of oil, before the wells go dry. This is happening "faster than expected", what will be coming next after oil, maybe a "Mad-Max world. We can at least expect, the end of cheap energy, the decline of industrial agriculture, currency collapse, economic "depression," wars, famines, disease epidemics, infrastructure failures, and extreme unpredictable weather. Anything that was made possible by cheap oil, from suburbs to skycrapers, to the Sunbelt and Southwest, will be abandoned. Farming, manual labor, and all those nearly-forgotten pre-industrial age skills will suddenly become valuable again. Automobiles, air travel, and even modern healthcare and education will, if still available, become the domain of societal elites. Those who can adjust mentally will recognize this as an improvement.
earl: You're onto something. Watching the breakdown here and the recent business closings it indeed looks dire. ; (
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