Thursday, October 06, 2005

Later, let's look back on this one...

Every now and then, we should really re-evaluate our assumptions about the world. Here's some suggestions from James Howard Kunstler:
Take a good look at America around you now, because when we emerge from the winter of 2005 - 6, we're going to be another country. The reality-oblivious nation of mall hounds, bargain shoppers, happy motorists, Nascar fans, Red State war hawks, and born-again Krispy Kremers is headed into a werewolf-like transformation that will reveal to all the tragic monster we have become.
What we will leave behind is the certainty that we have made the right choices. Was it a good thing to buy a 3,600 square foot house 32 miles outside Minneapolis with an interest-only adjustable rate mortgage -- with natural gas for home heating running at $12 a unit and gasoline over $3 a gallon? Was it the right choice to run three credit cards up to their $5000 limit? Was I chump to think my pension from Acme Airlines would really be there for me? Do I really owe the Middletown Hospital $17,678 for a gall bladder operation that took forty-five minutes? And why did they charge me $238 for a plastic catheter?
Maybe you already thought about this. What about those who are unprepared?

1 Comments:

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Just wanted you to know that someone saw your Blog. My anorexia site that deals with pro bulimia websites gets only a few visitors some days...good job on your site.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

|