Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
-- William Butler Yeats
This was written in the aftermath of a war that was supposed to end all wars. That war, the false boom and the three-decade depression which followed--which in itself contained an epic and truly global conflagration--were all brought about by leftist Bolshevic communism in the east, a rightist national socialist Europe, and progressive utopianism in America.
Europe is about to fall into chaos yet again. The neo-nazi cancer is metastasizing in Germany, and the Red Bear has a giant Dragon as a sparring partner in the fight for global dominance against an America that is seen as shrivelling--cowering in progressive shame over the sins of individual liberty and a capitalist prosperity that has made her poorest the envy of the world.
Europe is begging Greece to abandon government-run healthcare and rampant deficit spending while Washington DC continues to churn out bailout after bailout after bailout. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, a framework for "fundamental transformation" is being built--merely for emergency purposes, of course. You know, just in case. But remember, we don't have to worry anymore because the recession is behind us now.
Back to normal, everybody. Go about your business, go about your fun. Just try not to be racist or argumentative. We are in a post-debate era.
Isn't that nice?
Now, if only we can find our Archduke Ferdinand before it's too late...
If only we can stand up....