Start getting ready for end times because they have already begun. I’m not talking about the crap that comes out of the mouths of Christian and Islamist extremists who thrive on pain and hate the earth. No, I’m talking about the perfect economic, environmental, and financial storm that has taking full, dark shape right now.
As the baby boom ages into decrepitude, its need for first class healthcare paid by the nation will grow geometrically. The cost will dwarf that of the current economic crisis. The money system will finally collapse and destitution will cover our once falsely prosperous land.
Thanks to the greed of a few and the desperation of the many, the financial meltdown is happening. The very rich wanted nothing more to get a whole lot richer and everyone else emulated their tastes and ambition.
To serve the needs of the rapacious, industry in the East had to make lots of stuff available for the hungry masses. An SUV in every pot and a second home on every inch of coastline and on every pristine mountain top. Keep the hard working laborers happy with two cars for every adult.
So we choke the atmosphere with our poison, we turn a deaf ear to the calls of ethical scientists about the dire condition of a climate system that can no longer be corrected and we watch indifferent to the largest extinction of plants and animals since the demise of the dinosaurs. If the planet has any luck at all, homo sapiens will be next. I suspect the planet will be the lucky.