But times have changed. We now live in a very, very different world. This isn't 2005 anymore when we thought we could borrow the Treasury out of insolvency while bombing the shit out of nations based on false pretenses and sending American troops to their deaths and woundings as if we could have both global domination and national bankruptcy (financially + morally!) at the same time.
It was sweet, thinking we could do these things: afford to slaughter innocents wherever, whenever we desired without sacrificing anything on the home front (save for our credibility, way of life and our Constitution).
So we thought. But those days are past. Now the chickens have come home to roost and "Holy Shit, Batman!" it turns out the realization we actually DO NEED TO SACRIFICE has suddenly caught up with our asses. And it turns out we will be paying through our noses and noses for years and years to come while struggling -- many of us -- just to survive -- if we do! (Some of us won't!)
As horrendous as it all is, watching our lives and the veneer of our civility crack and peel away, give thanks! There will be a few bright advantages to our plight, as we are reminded by the following video from The Onion.
Oh, and never feel so smug that you're above it all. Many of us will be economically blindsided in ways we can't even see coming. Remember: A draining bathtub strands all ships (and rubber duckies)!
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(NOTE: Dada wishes to thank The Onion for helping me keep my New Year's resolution -- "I promise to be less optimistic. I promise to be more careful about what and who I do(n't) love...and certainly, I will be less cheerful.")