Am I the only one who’s alarmed by recent happenings in the world? When the pieces are taken all together, there’s a case to be made that world systems are breaking down–or maybe these are just the sounds of the American Empire crumbling.
What could be more alarming than a worldwide food shortage, with food riots breaking out all over? The housing market continues its long crash, airline companies fall by the wayside, jobs are cut just about every week, and don’t forget the price of gas (I do forget, having given up my car two years ago, about which I’m now thrilled). They keep saying we’re in a recession–actually, The Nitwit still maintains we might be heading for one–but to me it’s sounding frighteningly like near-Depression, with a capital D.
And I haven’t even mentioned the raging wars.
I worry and I wonder. Is the sky falling? Ultimately, these signs of social collapse may not matter, considering that the planet itself is on its way to the big dumpster in the sky, deteriorating even faster than Al Gore is telling us.