Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cycles of insanity

Click to see the madness

When Clinton was president there were the Militias, and the anti tax rebels. When the Bush was in office there were terrorists and the axis of evil. When Obama is in office we have Tea Parties and the rise of the gun toting right.

The swells of the current and tides mean that popular culture, the world in which we live and play, breathe and die, is a battleground of ideologies, myths and fears. I am not saying who is right or wrong, it doesn't matter. The truth of the matter is, people allow their fears to dictate their beliefs, and we can expect, with every election cycle to understand better what views guide us, and what does the future look like.

I recommend that people think about the impact of the recession upon beliefs and decision making. Money, for all its power, is corruptive in that it causes people to go insane from fear when they do not have it.


nilskidoo said...

Desperation is the root of all evil.

alex-ness said...

And lack of hope. Wait that's the same thing.

nilskidoo said...

I would've said love too, but that is also a form of desperation.

Not that I'm a nihilist or anything.