2021 – Year of the Ox.
January 1, 2021
This year has a darkness about it . . . a deep mental funk has set in. This experiment of ours on planet Earth has finally reach some king of apogee. The dream of never ending progress, of successive generations always being better off, of technology and innovation somehow keeping the ball rolling forever, is finito!
The God of Growth is dead and now all the norms, axioms and taboos of the old world must be conjured up anew. The great unraveling is upon is.
The whole world has become a panopticon . . . all eight billion of us have been recruited into the all seeing capitalist algorithm. There’s nowhere left to hide.
Anxiety, mood disorders, depression . . . mental illness has now grown into a bigger pandemic than alzheimer’s and dementia. Japanese government is encouraging people with terminal diseases to choose suicide.
A mad dash to stop the slide . . . flash trading banned, 24 hour rule on stock trades passed, 3% Robin Hood Tax adopted, billions now flowing into newly energized UN. And maybe the True-Cost Party of America will win in 2024! Here’s hoping.
Hundreds of thousands descended on Washington and stormed Capitol Hill this morning. Wall Street is going cookoo. A worthy 10th anniversary of Occupy.
Beijing is unilaterally shooting millions of tons of particulate sulphur into the atmosphere, turning the horizon grey, cooling the Earth. Howls of anger from the usual suspects, but many others are thanking China for finally breaking the Gordian knot.
Biggest tweet of all time . . . Indian philosopher Ramjit Singh electrifies the world with the slogan: There Will Be One World Or No World.
Religious cults popping up everywhere . . . dozens of charismatic characters around the world claim to be the new messiah . . . philosopher John Woo warns of a spiritual tipping point.
Pakistan preemptively nuked India today . . . the whole world is holding its breath.