Thursday, December 30, 2010

If We Close Our Eyes...

...the monster will go away.

Charles Hugh Smith takes a look at the psychology involved in this plateau of self-delusion the U.S. has been living on since the rebound in mood that began in early 2009. The socionomic implications of this continued denial of reality are going to be horrendous:

If We Close Our Eyes, The Monster Will Go Away
by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds Blog
...Clinging to denial sets up pathology, anger and collapse. If we continue to keep our eyes closed, and demand the Monster go away because we don't want to deal with change and challenge, then we either detach ourselves from reality altogether (a pathological psychosis perfectly depicted in the classic film Sunset Boulevard) or we rage in fear and dread at the challenge/Monster, as if it is somehow unfair that change has occurred without our express permission...

This combination of rage, a sense of how it is "unfair" that this collapse happened on our watch and a host of other emotions will drive decisions in politics, business and warmaking - and probably all to the detriment of the Old Republic.

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