Gloom, Despair and Agony

From the TV Show “Hee-Haw” (1969 -1992)

Buck Owens & Roy Clark

Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me

We figured she was rich, loaded to the hilt
And we figured she had class like the Vanderbilts
‘Cause we had heard for years how she was so well reared
How was we to know they meant the way she was built

Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me

We are definitely in deep, dark shite. I won’t regurgitate the numbers, but look up the National Debt, Municipal Defaults, U.S. Pension Liabilities, etc. Never before have so many owed so much. Our total fiscal liabilities will soon equal 3 times the GLOBAL GDP. Do you honestly think it matters who wins this election? One candidate will point the car of State directly towards the cliff and bottom out the accelerator. The other will angle the car and take his foot off the gas. Neither is politically capable of re-directing the car, and even if they had the political balls to make the cuts that were necessary, the forces of gravity, mass and velocity behind our economy will either shake the car to pieces or carry it off the cliff ass-first anyway. Like Newton’s apple, there are some forces beyond our control.

So what now? Do we lay our heads on the train tracks and wait for the light? Do we continue on as though we weren’t screaming towards the cliff; eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die? Do we simply ignore the mathematical facts because they are inconvenient or make us uncomfortable? Many will.

There is a path for the individual through this. I no longer believe there is a national path, we passed that exit some time ago, but individuals, through community, can survive and even thrive through D2. It will require a lot of “outside the box” thinking and faith in ourselves. We must learn to once again do the things necessary by our own hand and, through that newly learned strength, offer hope and help to those who cannot do for themselves. We must have the courage of our convictions; those who won’t work, don’t eat. We must trust one another, enter into private commerce that allows us to feed our families and prosper DESPITE the regulations, taxes and nanny-state bureaucrats. Only by positioning our assets in such a way that we are able to produce food, goods or services and by offering those things within a community will we weather this storm with aplomb. This is a good work, hard work, but good; the life work of ADULTS vice the gerbil wheel, zombie cubicle rat existence we take for granted as the norm.

What will you have to offer and in what community will you offer it? Choose wisely…and soon….


About cptcaveman

An Army Major, my family and I are in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. We enjoy photography, cooking, reading and outdoor sports like hunting, fishing and trapping.
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