Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Euphoria Ejected.

Didn't Last Long, Did It?

I am an admirer of John Ward and accept much of his analysis of the ruling elite. I am a fervent believer in the Bilderberger Troika of political, banking and criminal cabals, united in seeking to rule the rest of us. Where I disagree with the principles of this onslaught is the lack of understanding of the enormity of the enterprise.

In all conflict, be it economic, recessionary driven failure or military violence, both activities create huge losses and casualties. Yet the outcome of this human "enterprise" or more practically, existence, remains fairly constant. As time goes by and regardless of the scale of suffering, rebuilding happens. Hiroshima, Nagasaki, even Hamburg and London, all have suffered fearful destruction but have been rebuilt. Vietnam is another such example but throughout history, there are so many more and still to come.

So one lesson which can be learnt is to live, where possible, for today. Murray's sporting triumph, hot on the heels of The L:ions win, were terrific. The weather is glorious and the Met Office yet again embarrassed by their patent inadequacy to understand climate. Unlike John Ward, I don't subscribe to a daily dose of misery and fear. What will be, will be.

For The Slog's ilk, the "I told you so" raison d'etre seems to prevent reasoned debate on the variables of the potential consequences. Euphoria notwithstanding, even frowned upon, I don't believe misery is inevitable. Sure, a period of apparent turmoil and fatal consequences is likely. Has always been the case. Only time and capability is changed. Together with the regions wherein the suffering of any particular age is more prevalent than elsewhere.

To that end it is quire probable that Western, English speaking dominance and global influences are long past. Whether a sudden shock is imminent who can really tell? The so called experts certainly failed to forecast, or at least own up, to their part in the 2007 crash. We do seem now to be in a small recovery from that nightmare. 

Some believe, in the corridors of power, that their shenanigans are forgiven and all is getting back under "their" control. They can now control the choice between euphoria and misery once more. Here again I disagree. Human Beings have failed to control population, pollute through this crowded burden on the planet and are writing our eventual demise. It may be millions of years in the making or just decades. One certainty is the Planet will survive long after we are gone.

So all that can be gained, or believed can be gained, is to assess the future and endeavour to mitigate it. This is John Ward's obsession. I don't disagree, that with a large dose of luck you can. Yet if the magnitude of the coming economic collapse of the Western economies, as witnessed happening in the EUSSR, is to be so great, how can we mere individuals expect to survive?

I come back to the moment. Euphoria is always a brief emotion, misery a lasting one, if permitted. Live for today but with an eye on tomorrow, seems to be a better way than any other. Both disciplines are required, though. Lose one and you lose the other! That is forget tomorrow and you will lose today.

1 comment:

  1. Socialism has done infiltrated, we know see the results, of course.

    Two things i wanted to point to...
    One was The church of England's program to incorporate socialism into the church. Right after the time of Churchill; according to Wikipedia.

    Two is America: with its Civil Rights Act of 1964; a measure so evidently socialist that you'd have to disguise the word, and say that its past general use was without merit.