The crunch, the crash, the confusing fusing chaos of it, the shift, the anxious wait for a clue to see way of the fall.
The collapsing uncertainty of it.
I couldn’t have known a meltdown would be so joyful. I love it. Pillars and monuments of tumbling. Dare we breathe to consider them in freefall?
Helps you enjoy the scrabbling, the laughable noise out of every politicians welping mouth that they know what they’re doing. How seriously they can knot their brow this time when the worst case scenario grew a cousin that stank and heaved and hurled worse than its relative.
Dear times. Good times. Rollercoaster reasoning is required. So please read and follow carefully.
It’s not that we’re in a new world, just that our uncertainty is now cripplingly exposed, I heard a sage say recently .
The stock market, credit and bank collapse is irresolvable precisely because it is a systemic shift in the way people use and understand money.
There’s been a sleeper sickness threatening unbridled capitalism for a long time. In the rush to manipulate the consumer the Big Boys gave usa lot of freedom, make them think they were making the decisions all the while mocking the perceived freedom with new brands and banana stands, more complex and absurd manipulations of What We value and What Is True.
The Spectacular Society had set in and thinking folk decried the sleep walk towards inauthenticity that humanity seemed destined to take.
Sorry was taking and just at saturation point opened up it’s cruel devices and deception to the 17/20ths of the global population who hitherto thought they were missing out on the party.
Can we talk in this way about such serious macroendokaledeidoscopic issues?
Doesn’t miss the gravity, this hap-clappy narrative, spilling its theorems in irresponsible fashion?
Might not someone get hurt?
But the free-walking people in their slumber began to wake up and breathed God Damn It!
They remembered those far off coloured days – the 60s – that thing their parents talked about and completely forgot about – apart from at $240 occasions when they got to see the Rolling Stones and remembered, smugly, what good times they had had.
Dear people, the lost began to find themselves! They shoehorned their choices towards wooly jumpers, vinyl recordings of Django Reinhardt and sang the songs of sweet freedom in appartment huddles in the manner of their forefathers all the while stepping the line of happy oppression. So unknowing but now beginning to know.
More importantly (seriously now) they began to buy organic food and fair trade clothes. Fig leaves in their significance but vital signs of the silent shift going on underneath.
The consumer had grown up, started tying their purchases to the concerns of people and planet and damn it, the workers started waking up too.
But not in a romantic revolutionary way.
Silently. Quiet steps and unspeaking. Making choices so loud The Banana Farmers had to listen.
And here it starts coming together.
The workers with their choices were fleeing the Big Boys Without Morals forcing the Big Boys to change, far more substantially than many of The Shouting Young Bretheren of the Outside dared admit.
But how to turn back to authenticity in a system designed to perpetuate illusion? The Magpie Greedy Cathedral Bankers forcing us to look up, up and away from dear Mother Earth and out to the ever widening sky, that could not be filled, only polluted with wilder imaginations about how the Flying Trough Eaters could be decieved into flying a little higher, a little more uncertainly and more reliant on The Great Cathedral Builders to guide them safely home (which, by the way, they’d long forgotten, so successfully had the Greedy Magpie Cathedral Builders carried out their work)*
Answer to the question way at the beginning of the previois paragraph: you can’t! So hallowed had the Cathedral Halls become and so well tended to perform their purpose that they could not permit suggestion of the outside – an Untainted Earth or Unpolluted Sky. The Cathedral was designed to cater for both, give no hint that the others could be true.
But some had discovered and it was only a matter of time before the corridors began to shatter.
And they’re shattering now, even as their hymns are most shrilly being sung.
You see now how the ‘Crisis’ cannot be understood in current academic terms?
Because the folk who wrote the rulebook never lifted their heads from the pew bench and realised what they were praying about, praying for.
The confusion’s becoming unsewn.
And thank Fuck for that.
It’ll come back again, settle amid the chaos again. Fall in furrows and hallways more suited to our time and custom until those too become obsolete and discarded** through a similarly chaotic chaos.
The time we’re brewing up is not the conclusion of 400 years of market trade but MILLENIA, Aeons, since the ancient sands of Babylon when Man looked at the Earth and didn;t see a Mother or look at brother and didn’t see his own frality gloried before him.
But what bliss to remember.
*Sorry by the way for the mixed up terminology. I am trying so hard to be academic.
** Schumpeter, by the way, when describing Creative Destruction was mis-taken for sermonising on the prayer of capitalism. He was referring to none other than the failing of static concepts in ever-shifting time sands. Clever man.