It appears that someone else has give “it” a name and assigned it a date. It is being called the “Fiscal Cliff” and apparently we are supposed to topple over it on January 1, 2013. Interesting. At least this gives some indication that there is a speck of sanity and an atom of awareness left in the human condition. It’s not a fiscal cliff, however, if we were to apply that metaphor to the actual world, we went over that cliff in 2008. After filtering out all of the “required modifications” to the language used, what is being called the “fiscal cliff” may very well be the bottom of the precipice that we have already fallen from (it is still incalculable to determine how far we will fall) and January 1, 2013 may be a probabilistic calculation as when we might hit that bottom.
It is simply insane that, at this stage of the process, all that we are capable of is to acknowledge the inevitable proximity of an unthinkable catastrophe and attempt to figure out when it will occur. All that is missing is to take bets and give odds as to the actual date for it to technically be lunacy.
It is a shame; and to think that preventing it from even occurring is so simple. All that we have to do is to realize that there is no spoon, because there isn’t.
I can’t let myself forget, even for an instant, that giving up is simply not allowed.