Yes indeed. Let's review the situation we're rolling into as 2016 gets ready to step into the batter's box:
More disasters (by nature, war, or other forms of human stupidity) we don't know how to pay for. More sick, old, as well as the injured, that we don't know how to pay for. More children, young adults, and older citizens, who need education, training, or even constant retraining, we don't know how to pay for. Ever more of us who will find less money to be able to feed themselves;if for no other reason than the fact of increasing environmental stress on areas of production. Fewer and fewer of us having any steady work, much less employment at a living wage, because there will always be more workers in the world, and more technology to make them increasingly less relevant. And all the while more of us will be wandering around, looking for that place to sleep, or die, with some modicum of dignity.
Yes. Tis the season to be jolly as we continue to consume, and distract, ourselves into a final hell hole of chaos that a few, probably in some new, ultimate gated community out at sea, or in orbit, will call a needed correction.
The really sad thing about this is that there is something we can do about it, if we choose to. It will require a great deal of sacrifice now in order to prevent that "correction," but it can be done.