Friday, May 26, 2017

Here's A Thought For You

Some of the merchants of Capitalism have been making some sizeable sums of money helping you to fantasize just how bad it could end up being continuing on with Capitalism. That's interesting enough as it is (if you look at things from the perspective of not shooting yourself in the foot), but consider also how curious it's been that so few have tried to help you fantasize how good it would be if we continue as we are. After all, if there's money to be made, wouldn't somebody be cranking them out?

The question then becomes: Which is worse, that you willfully ignore the first contradiction, or that you can so easily understand why the second situation isn't happening? All the while doing so little to change the situation in the first place.

One of the best things about the movie "TomorrowLand" was Britt Robertson's character, Casey Newton. And one of the best sequences of the production was Casey asking teacher after teacher, each spelling out the doom to come in various ways (paraphrasing): "But what are we going to do about it?"

But of course even that red waver got easily dismissed in the bigger waves of tepid reviews, and considerably less than profitable results at the box office. And on we go. Entertaining ourselves with our own demise. And we think the Capitalists are screwed up.