Quick survey…..anyone out there?
Numbers are off. Comments way, way down. Has the apocolypse happened already and no one bothered to tell us? Look outside – do you see zombies? Please tell me.
Admittedly nothing I have written lately is Pulitzer in nature but David J is usually good for a short confirmation of my existence. And, to be fair, he was there for me when I needed him most (around the whale carving blog). My new BFF! But only once! The silence is deafening, the cold in the air more than just arctic air. Was it sump’n I said?
On the assumption that you are not all suffering early onset zombification (which is quite generous of me when you think about it), is there something you want to say?
Mind you, unemployment is down to 7% so maybe everyone is at work? Still, I noticed that most comments contributed over the years were from readers who were actually supposed to be at their desk doing their work and so that theory is weak. Is it because I have held off on the ObamaCare/Boehner issue? Or is it simply not enough ravens?
Maybe I have not ranted enough about the way life is? Could that be it?
I do have this to throw in to the mix, “Hey, Dave! Looks like there are fewer conspiracy theories out there, eh?”
The old building-supply guy and I often trade cynical comments while exchanging cash for plastic crap and his opinion that fewer conspiracy theories existing currently could only mean one thing, “So, you are saying that because the theories are now out there, exposed and proven to be true?”
“Exactly! So many skeletons are coming out of the closet these days it feels like it must almost be empty! That Snowden fella and Julian Aasange are leaking more dirty secrets faster than even our senators can create new ones. And Harper and Christy are out shilling for corrupt corporate takeovers like due process and public opinion have no part. It’s all so obvious. Right out in the open! The hubris of these people and the ones being exposed is beyond belief. But the good part is that our suspicions and theories have been confirmed.”
“Did you really need confirmantion?”
“No. Not really. But such arrogance usually preceeds serious comeuppance. So, I am now moving from the conspiracy stage to the hoping for change stage.”
“Y’all sounding downright biblical, ya know that? Pride commeth before the fall and all that.”
I later shared that conversation with another local guy. A hermit of sorts. Nice guy. Very quiet. Even more solitary than a lost guru on top of a Himalayan mountain. “Yeah, I agree. It’s all coming apart. No doubt. I feel relief, actually. Been waiting a long time. Can’t end soon enough for me!”
Which, of course, sent me along sharing that sentiment with anyone else who would listen. And the consensus was shockingly unanimous: The system is coming apart and we can all ‘feel it’ doing so. It is overdue. And there is no fear. There is only anticipation and curiousity.
Don’t misunderstand me. I am not endorsing the End of Days. My survey group was limited to those I bumped into and half of those were still fully committed to the conspiracy stage and not in the least moving on to the more rosy and cheery end-of-days apocalyptic stage. And let us not forget the zombie phase – wherever that fits into the plot. So, it is not like we have consensus or anything. But I have a confession to make. After all this talk of the END, I am now feeling much better about the extra beans in the food shed.