When the mobsters discovered that they could buy both the politicians and public opinion on a global basis, the way was opened for an astronomically sized securities swindle that is producing such incredible loot that the con can not be stopped by anyone… not by the participants, not by the victims and certainly not by the suborned governments. It is a juggernaut. A machine gone wild. It will continue to burn until there is essentially no trust and general violence, such as we are witnessing in Africa over the coltan trade, is the rule everywhere on the globe. Such action by international cooperation, as may have been crucial in saving us from climate catastrophe, will not happen.
Though the confidence artist devised the specific economic crimes, we need to face the fact that our destruction needs to be laid at our own doors. Never before have so many fallen for a monster long con. We have been had due to our incredible credulity, hence the incredible scale of the problems in the world’s economic and social systems that are producing the accumulating doomsday effects that informed persons become aware of on a nearly daily basis. To paraphrase Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev’s comments on the survivors of a nuclear war, the tremendous irony of the day is that the informed have come to envy the uninformed.
We mourn for the situations of our children who will lead less prosperous lives than our own. They cry about the situations confronted by our grandchildren in dilapidated schools and dangerous streets. But the chain of sorrow will shorten. Our grandchildren likely will not have grandchildren of their own to worry about. Soon after only the wealthiest survive the catastrophes and no one will have descendants. Our end, as charted now by our sociopathic leaders, will indeed be by fire, a low, slow bake that completes this Sixth Great Extinction on this planet consuming us in its simmer. Extinction is an equal opportunity solution.
That is unless the moms really get upset and take over the works.