Learning to Live With Chronic Economic Pain
Well, here we are.
No matter what pills the American government prescribes to try and fix our economy, we seem to keep getting worse and worse. The Fannie Mae Freddie Mac takeover is just one more pill shoved into the decaying capitalist body lying on a gurney in America.
The problem patients, of course, are economies spread out all over the world. The chronic black plagues called energy depletion and entropy have slipped some economies into a coma already, and world leaders are scrambling around like doctors on medi-flights to intervene.
Of course, what does it matter if we end up with a leader just itching to be the one to welcome in the end times? It really doesn’t matter what your outlook is on abortion when you abort the entire planet.
But this is what happens when you have a populace brainwashed by TV commercials promising them an easy life. TV numbs the pain of having to think critically, and it’s much easier to just trust that what the talking picture box tells you is true.
But boy, do I enjoy “Man VS Wild” and “Mythbusters”. Awesome stuff.
So we are all hypocrites, spouting off what we think we know as truth, when most of us fail to realize the real limitations of matter. That’s why “Drill! Drill! Drill!” sounds so appealing – as if more oil will solve our woes and bring back the rainforests we’ve cut down, or will reduce the human appetite for eating animal flesh. The following graph somewhat depicts our current trajectory:
So there is the prognosis for our economy. Our problems run so deep that injecting more money into a corpse of an economy will only provide us with short-term relief. And this is why chronic pain sufferers seek support groups. Because eventually, they stop denying that their pain will go away and rearrange their lives around their pain – managing it. Even if the prognosis is death, you can still have a period of acceptance and live a joyful life.
So if you need some help dealing with your pain, here is a good place to get started.