If ever the crazy words of that John bloke from the end of the bible in Revelations could come true, then it seems to be happening in this day and age. In Revelations John is talking about Nero being the Antichrist, 666 the number of the beast. Yet in this day and age the beast in a different animal altogether, its name is the market economy, and it’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are; greed, debt, profit and exponential growth. They create a miserable society of consumerism, and all they are interesting in doing is devouring everything until nothing is left.
These hellish beasts will take, and take, and take, until it has everything and you have nothing left, and finally when it has gorged like a fat pig, it will take your soul as well.
That said, the beast is clever, it makes you think you need it, it makes you crave and obsess, it makes you addicted, it makes you desire more and more, so much so, that even when you have sorted out one mess, you quickly fall into another.
Until now, the beast has been feeding for quite a while, but there is less and less for it to consume, so it takes more and more of what you have. And as it takes more, it takes longer, and longer, to recover, until you do not recover and you fade away and die.
This may seem melodramatic and fantasy, but it is true and the sooner we admit to it, then the sooner we will get better. You cannot recover from a deadly, dangerous, addiction, until you admit you have a serious problem, until you stop running around the houses, finding excuse after excuse, as to why you have the problem in the first place.
We are all in deep shit, and it is not going to get better, it may do for a little while but it is only a short lived reprieve. Until it returns and the next time it will be far worse than it is now, and whether we survive will be decided on whether we can change our ways now.