I feel nervous. I feel anxious. Why? Something's going on but I'm not in the loop. Secrets are being kept, but of course that's standard operating procedure. I get this feeling that life, the country, the world is teetering on the edge of the abyss but we're all partying so hard that we won't admit to it. The debt crisis is certainly one of the tells. Another indicator is the epidemic of violence and war in the mid-east. I read that a scientist on the global-warming frontier has been suspended for publishing something about drowning polar bears. I read that a NASA scientist has admitted that global warming is another sky-is-falling fairy-tale.
I don't know what to believe, because everyone is telling me a different story. All these people talking, I don't know whether they're liars, fools, or a little of both. Add all that together with Iran working on nukes, and Pakistan who already has them has become our newest enemy. Then don't forget that there's North Korea who has nukes and wants to annex South Korea. Finally, it seems as though China and Japan own most of our debt.
Fear. That's the headline. Be afraid, be very afraid. I get it. I'm supposed to worry about my mortgage rate doubling. I'm supposed to worry about school not starting because there's no money to pay for the school system. Meanwhile it seems as though there's this big push to legalize Marijuana. I suppose that will make some of you happy, but the rest of us face a future where idiots who don't even know where they're going will be driving 10 mph on a five-lane.
This evening my wife accused me of being negative, a cynical pessimist. I don't get it. Why would she think I'm a pessimist?
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