Monday, September 29, 2008

Epochal Disaster

James Howard Kunstler, as usual, had lots of interesting and provocative insights in his regular Monday essay. But he ended with something of particular interest to me:

"It's odd to watch the talking heads on CNBC this morning, parsing endlessly over the latest minutiae of the latest deal for CitiGroup to land on Wachovia like a giant amoeba and begin the gruesome process of digesting its innards. The TV heads are just like the medieval monks trying to explicate the labanotation of x-number of angels dancing on the head of the pin. Religion really is the only metaphor left to discuss the epochal disaster underway right now, because God alone knows where this will take us."

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