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Where are we headed?

15 November 2012, 13:42

Wow. Every morning on the way to work, I listen to the news on the radio. Whilst at work, I browse through the news pages online, as you are doing right now. I know that everybody says, "if you don’t want to get bleaked-out, don’t subject yourself to the news". This is because there’s only stories of hell. Stories of negativity. Stories of hatred, war, greed, stupidity, crime and every other depressing thing imaginable.

I know that the news has always been like this, but at least they used to show you a cute little waterskiing squirrel or a skateboarding bulldog at the end to sign off with a bit of positivity. They don’t even do that any more. This is because it won’t help. It’ll be patronising.

The scale of negativeness is actually getting too much now. Everyone is bleak about the state of everything. Crime, the environment, the global economy, terrorism, fundamentalism, italicism. Nobody wants to claim responsibility for anything. There seems to be an air of no consequence for anything you do. It’s no longer about not listening to the news any more. It’s all too unavoidable.

This isn’t going to end well. It feels like we are winding up a massive spring, that when released, is gonna recoil everywhere and change everything. Some big crap is building up and its only a matter of time before the proverbial fan is turned on. Who knows how it will end, but I have the feeling that it’s gonna be soon and it’s not gonna be a picnic. Maybe the Mayans were right.

I’m a bit scared, because if this all culminates in a massive panic and unrest, people naturally run to bearded men for help – I guess that's when I buy a razor! Anyway, to make you feel better about stuff, here’s a link to a waterskiing squirrel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXY_KX1x-X4

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