Skip to comments.Twilight Creeps Too Slowly
Posted on 07/09/2012 3:10:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
............ur collapse is real, but in a vast country of 300 million people, the long, agonizing shuffle up to Lovers Leap is hard to grasp. It happens in drips and drabs, and while all of us instinctively know that well soon walk hand-in-hand to the Tipping Point of No Return, daily life offers us myraid opportunities to just adapt and acquiesce ever so slightly. So what if Pepco, after not having been able to turn my power back on for five days, wants to jack up my monthly electricity bill by $5.50? Its only another $66 per year. I can handle that; cant I? And, my Maryland taxes went up from 4.75 percent to 5.25 percent (while my lights were out, of course) well, I dont even really know how much extra that costs, but, say another $300 per year. Just tighten the belt a bit. Cant drive the straight shot home because the neighborhood is too sketchy? There are other streets. My son isnt learning American history in school, but knows all about composting? I can teach him at home; cant I?
Each retreat seems so small, and so much the better if I can take care of it by changing my own behavior. But we get numb from the cumulative effect. And wind up making larger and larger compromises. Guess we wont redo the kitchen this year (or decade), or take that nice vacation didnt really need them.
Now were headed there as a country. Cant intervene to stop Iran from getting a nuke? Well, containment certainly should work on Tehran. After all, we kept those Russkies in their box for 45 years......
It made me think of all we've been instructed and ordered to do and not to do.
We shouldn't put up crosses or U.S. flags.
Christmas symbols and singing religious carols is wrong.
No singing of "God Bless America" or displaying the Ten Commandments in public places.
Pledging alliance to the American flag is bad.
Don't wear fur.
Don't eat meat.
Don't eat or drink sugary things.
Don't eat meat or use fat in cooking.
Don't smoke (unless it's pot).
Don't log trees.
Don't use pesticides.
Don't use fertilizers (unless they're organic).
Don't use fossil fuels.
Don't stay home and raise your children.
Don't speak of American exceptionalsim.
Drip, Drip, Drip.
Gun ownership is for nuts.
Clinging to bibles is nutty.
Questioning global warming is nuts.
Reinforces my long contention that TS has already HTF, gradually and incrementally....
Wow, great list and I break almost all of them!
And this writer is in the boomtown area of Wash DC and vicinity.
He ought to visit the heartland.
Where 50% of all commercial buildings seemed to be labeled “Available” or “For Lease”.
Love your picture! I guess it should have been, Simmer, Simmer, Simmer?!