Rollin' Like Sisyphus

The Good News

Posted in State Of The World by Huckleberry on April 3, 2015
Wait for it...

Wait for it…

It’s easy, all too easy, to succumb to the trends of the times and look through downcast eyes at dour landscapes and assume the horizon promises nothing but more of the same. Given the sick, demented nature of our time, the screeching hordes, the cognitive dissonance that lies lurking around every bend, it’s not an unreasonable bet that the world is going to Hell in a handcart, because it is.
The good news is that, just as Heaven on Earth is fleeting, so is Hell on Earth.
Yes, this Civic Order has quite clearly purchased quality farm land for the low, low price of going away and never coming back, but barring the onset of the actual apocalypse, the gap between collapse of the old and catalyst of the new will be the shortest in the human experience.
I still hold to my prediction that when the curtain’s drawn on the 21st century, the next Civic Order will be set, and it will be more free, more prosperous and more amenable to the human condition than anything that’s come before.
Just what in the Hell makes me think so?
Because the fruits of the bad ideas are crumbling everywhere they’ve been planted. Despite the PANIC at the demographic trends, you’d be amazed at how quickly they can and will turn around. Humanity is at its best when it’s learning the lessons from its previous mistakes, and it will learn those lessons by choice or by circumstance.
But mostly it’s because the collected knowledge of human experience – engineering, agriculture, philosophy, medicine – has proliferated so wildly, that it is in more human hands than it ever has been. Even if the Internet goes away tomorrow and never comes back, this body of collected information has passed through billions of hands and has spread to every corner of the map.
Whatever “Dark Ages” lay ahead, they’ll be bookended in decades, not centuries.
That’s my Good News.
But maybe I’m full of shit.
If I’m wrong, beers are on me.


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  1. Giraffe said, on April 3, 2015 at 10:17

    I think you’re right.

  2. El Borak said, on April 3, 2015 at 14:06

    Better buy Giraffe and I beers, just in case though.

  3. Giraffe said, on April 4, 2015 at 10:43

    Hell yeah.

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