What baffles me is that people have now seen every single paradigm they adopted at the urging of the chattering class has turned out to be a greased fist in their ass to the shoulderblade and they still trust these same people to tell them what is going on and what we should think about it. They still believe the media and their rulers have the answers.
Win, lose, the sheeple say Baaa-aaahhh.
Here's an exchange I had at lunch today. Probably make you wonder why I ever speak to anyone at all.
Me: We're clearly in a period of marked decline. It's not just the economic situation. Almost every institution is occupied by people who are all form and no substance. We are a civilization that is more a theatrical stage than an actual society where people do things. Looks to me like the theatre is going to close down soon for lack of funds, too.
He: That's your opinion and a very right-wing one at that. Others might say that we now have people in professions who understand the importance of social IQ and know it's not about facts and truth so much as perceptions and managing expectations. I see a future that is very bright because of this. Besides, we're only here for a short time anyway so if it turns out bad it is probably something our kids will have to deal with.
(I finished my beef burrito in sullen silence after this. I was lost for words.)