Thursday 1 December 2011

I just want to remember

Everybody now, play along...

Do you remember? I'm sure you can't - by this time, most people have never known anything different. Forty years is a long time in terms of a human life. But a mere blip on the timeline, when thinking in terms of collective human experience.

Forty years of the water in the pot being slowly brought to the boil, since it last boiled over and a new, bigger saucepan was called to action, the hob cleaned up. So slowly has this pot been brought to the boil, we shrimps haven't noticed what was happening. Little by little, the water got hotter. Slowly we each were allowed less and less freedom. An illusion of freedom, sure. But honestly, do you think the average person around you really gets to make the most important choices about their lives? And to change their mind if they want to? Do you? We choose what job we will do. But do we really? Do you like what you do? Have you ever considered a change of career path - but realised you can't afford to? Our wives stopped choosing to work, found themselves needing to in order to make ends meet. We all believe we deserve more, but this "more" comes at a cost. Your time. Your soul. Your individual liberty. Schools became child-minding factories, making sure they don't come to much harm as we toil to service our debts. Turning out well-programmed little beasts of burden, ready to take over the baton of debt slavery from us. They had better too! Because if they don't the system will implode. A wonderful inheritance. Given the demographics, and the scale of the existing debt burden, is it even possible for them to pull this feat off any more?


And now? The water begins to roll and bubble around us. It's almost at boiling point. Someone chose a saucepan that still isn't large enough for the ever-expanding volume of water within. There is going to be another mess on the hob to clear up, another alternative vessel will be identified. Perhaps this time a more suitable choice will be made, this problem of the natural drift towards ever-expanding debt can be properly contained in future? Maybe a magic, telescopic saucepan?

How did we live before this system of saving each other's debts and praying we can all pay them off? Do we really live in a world without limits? The history books know. Do you remember?

I just want to remember all the details


fred bloggs said...

Theres going to  be a cull.What form it takes is the only question on my mind.


DP said...

Certainly an interesting point of view. What choices of 'cull' types can you envisage?

I just see everyone's life savings being culled. Well, everyone who hasn't put their savings outside the present financial system, in the real world of actual things. Before the brightly-lit financial world of virtual things, and contractual promises of more real things later for those prepared to wait, goes dark.

This financial system reset in itself will I daresay make a number of people somewhat desperate to survive. Perhaps they will cull each other?

fred bloggs said...

They? lol.
I hope 'we' can stay out of whats comming.
If ZH is right, theres a war already started in Iran.I cannot imagine a large land war if China gets involved, without the odd nuke going off.Maybe a few nukes just to convince everybody that austerity isnt a choice; more of a nessesity.

Look at all the millions? of government workers who went out on strike because of small cuts in their perks.How do such people react to Freegold and having to produce more than they consume?Badly i think.TPTB flooded western countries with poor immigrants for two reasons i think.First to mask inflation through low wages and second, to make the people fight each other instead of fighting the government,when it all goes to shit.

So maybe they will cull each other.I would nt want to be the wrong colour face in the wrong country when law and order breaks down.


DP said...

I tend to avoid ZH, personally. IMO a mountain of sensational shit to sift through in order to find the occasional gem. Those gems can be very precious at times, but luckily for me other people RT them and save me the mega timewaste it should take to uncover them! Now that's a division of labour I can believe in... :)

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