by Brian Wilson: Letters….We
correspondence with a very knowledgeable friend of international
profile, he commented on an excellent piece "Crisis, Collapse
and the Ruling Class" in the current issue of Politics et
Cetera (Steven Soukcup/Mark Melcher)
them I am an incurable optimist, but I think the die has been
cast that the collapse of the US is inevitable. My conclusions
are not philosophical, ideological, or theological. They are actuarial.
The status afterwards may eventually be glorious, but there are
some very dark days ahead of us."
I agree with
the writers and I agree with my friend.
In their summary,
one phrase caught my eye.
things change, dramatically and quickly...."
In my daily
preparations to annoy a miniscule radio audience, I faithfully and
dutifully troll worthy news and information sources sparkling in
the Internet galaxy. In all the paragraphs, pages and pontifications
from all sources and all stripes that occasionally focus on the
subject of Impending Doom, there is the same caveat-chant:
things change…", "If things don’t change – and soon…",
"Changes need to be made immediately…", "…we are
on the brink; changes must be made right away…."
As my friend noted, it’s "actuarial" – and not dissimilar
to that other old saw, "If current trends continue…."
Of course, they rarely do – so what’s the point posting an undependable
conditional phrase to justify something that will/will not likely
come to pass?
To the writer,
after laying out the virtually undeniable, absolutely incontrovertible,
mathematically exquisite evidence for some version of the pending
Armageddon, they exhort the "Unless Things Change" exhortation.
This flies in the face of their preceding excellent analysis and
irrefutable conclusions. OK – maybe it’s just a "stylistic
cliché" – but, if the facts and thesis are to be believed,
what purpose is served in offering this willow-the-wisp "Unless
Hypothesis", this contradicting pivot that "things" can
and must change dramatically and quickly?
What about all that economic, political, historical, dynamic proof
The End Is Pretty Damn Near?
How about some
specifics to counter the Other Specifics used to prove TEIPDN? What
(if anything) to do about the trillions and trillions and trillions
of unfunded liabilities, (un)anticipated bail-outs, Euro and Eurozone
EPIC Fails, unnecessary wars and coming wars with concurrent expenses
in lives and treasure and more all-proven and re-proven to be (fanfare
things change…."? What "things"? Will the trillions
disappear? Is there a magic blue pill to cure the GDP’s ED? Will
gold bars suddenly replace the IOUs in AlGore’s "Lock Box"?
Will the Welfare/Warfare UniParty have a Paulian epiphany?
laughter to subside……………………….)
I for one would
appreciate these really talented and knowledgeable scribblers to
present what realistic, pragmatic specific events are required to
effect the "dramatic and quick" change(s) necessary for
salvation, maybe a return to the Old Normal. Enough
of the Doomsday Foreplay. Let’s cut to the hardcore to discover
those "Unless" thingys that will assure something not
so gloomanddoomy and toss the world a life saver.
don’t think there is any such "there" there – but nobody
has the guts to write it in the specific. Dire warnings are all
we’re gonna get.
I wrote my
friend: "I share your optimism – in a pessimistic way: Indeed,
no one has yet offered the "quick" or "dramatic"
solution to circumventing the "dark days" to which you
allude. If Prof Tyler's dissertation on the demise of the Athenian
Republic has merit, brighter days are just days away. Eventually.
And isn't that the question: How long until we reach Eventually?
Will we see Eventually in our lifetime? Our sons? Daughters?
How many years
are there in one "Dark Day?"
Wilson [send him mail],
nationally ignored talk show host and occasional LRC un-indicted
co-contributor, is currently annoying miniscule audiences in a number
of markets from his technically challenged studios safely outside
the dictatorship of Toledo. Brian may be endured from 3p–6p at www.wspd.com.
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