Saturday, September 12, 2015

An explanation for the inexplicable

Limbaugh says that what happened in the Senate is inexplicable.  This post is an attempt to explain what has happened with the Iran treaty amongst other things.  The "other things" are linked in because it is all interrelated, in my opinion.

What I think is happening is that Western Civilization is in deep crisis, but isn't even aware of it.  There is a substantial proportion of its inhabitants that appear to be in some type of a deep, delusional state that everything will proceed just as it has before--- but change is upon us, and is going to take most of us by surprise, just like 9-11 did.

An example is Elon Musk, who while being interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, says something like Spacex is going to Mars amongst other silly things.  Why is it silly?  If there's a crash in the markets, and there is every appearance that there will be, Elon Musk could easily go broke.  He almost did in 2008, or so he said.  If 2008 almost broke him, another, even worse crash will certainly break him.  No doubt that it could if a market meltdown does occur.  All of his wealth, like so many others, is on paper.  If trillions of dollars of paper wealth disappears, so does Spacex, my friends.  Elon Musk is at the moment, the best that the West has to offer.  If he goes down, it's game, set, and match for the West.

The West has had it so good for so long that it doesn't know very well how to deal with adversity.  Its' actions are self-destructing to the extreme.  That's part of what has the West in crisis.  The other part is the inability to recognize realities, as the truth is so carefully concealed so much of the time.  If the truth is concealed, how are you to deal with the unpleasant realities?  If you don't understand what is going on around you, what hope do you have to survive in this world?  For example, if a doctor tells you that you are a terminal illness with only a 50-50 chance of survival, the will to survive becomes paramount.  The patient does not go into denial that he has a problem.  If he wishes to live, he goes on a medical regime that may give him a chance to survive.  We are like that patient that has been getting warned, but refuses to heed the warning signs.  We may not have much time left.

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