- Joseph Conrad, Heart Of Darkness
It looked as though George Bush would end this Roman Circus. He took a pretty good shot. But compliments of deaths of despair, the Idiocracy found another gear lower on the dumbfuck scale. An expert at evading taxes of every kind. MAGA is maximum regression and irresponsibility in every direction. Which means that this is going to make 2008 seem like a joyride by comparison.
Corporations are extremely efficient at killing off this species. We are no longer humans, we are "consumers". We now exist solely to be fed back through the meat grinder to prove that economists and their failed ideas are not entirely morally and intellectually bankrupt. The main lesson not accepted from 2008.
I get why the shrink-wrapped zombies need to be South Park cocained in their moments away from the burrito assembly line. Being used up to make the quarter leaves no room for questioning the official narratives. Fifty years ago, we were sending real men to the Moon. Fast forward a half century and today's Lost Boys question that it ever happened. Their ritalin-collapsed brains in no way capable of understanding what it would take to get there again. Even as today's Jimmy Kunstlerite reactionaries throw away what's left of their hour strutting and fretting the demographic destiny of the "progressives". Sound and fury signifying the Donny Dump. All the while, intentionally blind to the freight train of deflation commissioned by their own sanctimonious regressives. Those wholly incapable of charting a path to a better future that doesn't include them at the center of the universe.
All of which speaks to Japanification - The stagnation of a society by and for the benefit of an old age home incapacitated by self-inflicted change. The downside of denial being the avoidance of adaptation. Adaptation, essential to human survival.
In the race to the bottom certain countries will always reach that point first. The weakest links break the chain.