Ever notice how life imitates art?
so deep, man.
With absolute confidence and approximately zero research, equally as much fact checking, and 100% ass pulling out of, I can say that our poor economic state can find its foundation in our literature de jour.
Hunger Contests, Vampire Diapers, Along Came Poly, all literary works of art.
All vivid imaginary tales of strife, love and loss.
All vindictive and hateful to their readers.
All, purely coincidentally, rife for erogenous fanfiction bait. But all can tacitly – or explicitly – be equated to our poor lot in life. The times they aren’t a-changin’ but they, sure as a monkey scratch and sniffs its own ass will fall from its perch, should be blamed for our misfortunes. Even our most deprived transgressions.
well, I have a degree in sociology, anthropology and modern linguistics. of course i’ve read vonnegut.
Take for instance J K Rowling.
An extremely cunning (read: shameless) self-promoter JK played with the emotions of our most treasured and precious gifts (and exploitable resources) the ‘tween’ socio-economic demographic.
Precious little morons, spending mom and dads money on misuderstood irony,
Her tales of wonder, spells and maniacal man on goat action have cast a thriving shadow on our times.
It’s as if her intent were to build immense wealth. Build it, and de-valuate the sum value of the remaining wealth she hasn’t snatched in her wicked paws.
Whoever wrote all those thinly-veiled, christian rape-pillage-and-don’t-trust-anybody-without-the-lord-in-their-lives vampire diaries must have quickly caught on and to JK’s tactics (it was secretly J K Rowling again wasn’t it?). Managing at the last moment to bleed the last fear-dollars from wholesome families in the midwest.
Look, all I’m saying is;
The way the Hunger Games is entertaining to the last 8 people with discretionary dollars to spend, is the way the last economic crisis was good to supporters of Reaganomics.
A whole bunch of people in the business of herding scared sheeple, are poised to make serious bank. While the rest of us are left to fight tooth and nail for the right to wait tables for these monkey-scratchings. ["Editors Note ...really, I read Aristotle 's Metaphysics once, and I totally believe in socialists." ED]
All I’m saying, which is to say more than the last time, or maybe in addition too?
In addition too - or wait.
Maybe, as result of. Yeah.
I’ll just go with that. ["Thank god" ED]
As a result of this Fear-Herding, we should all get ready for the Fear-Droppings. It’s the last honest day’s pay in town. The uptick is of course the scatological index is climbing. I wonder if anyone will take this Facebook Stock off my hands for some of that sweet, sweet MANure Blue Chip Options.