When Shit Happens

How I love it when shit happens.

Despite anyone’s valiant attempts to strive for their personal goals, the world comes along and fucks shit up. Everyone’s shit.

And the realization that nothing you do will amount to anything, or, in Willy Wonka reverse notation, everything you do will amount to nothing, is first and foremost in everyone’s mind as the world comes apart in this /barely/ registered blip of illness called COVID-19.

Holy Hell Folks. 150,000 people die EVERY DAY on this planet. and that 15,000 “extra” dead folks after 2 months of illness is somehow a God-Enacted-Disaster is just so much bunk.

When the stock market tanks I stand up and cheer: screw you, you arrogant Wall Street fucks! (I worked writing trading software for eight years and know how it really works… Traders are assholes and corporations are the scourge of the Earth.)

So, to watch the market plummet TEN PERCENT in one day, Hallelujah, absolution is at hand. Of course, the economy is in good shape: banks, employment, oil prices, interest rates, lack of a war or agricultural calamity — good shape. When this brouhaha bleeds into the history books, the general markets will come screaming back.

But in the interim, gottdamn I love to watch the world squirm, dangling on its own false hooks.

 


9 thoughts on “When Shit Happens

  1. I don’t know what to say other then:

    Be at peace. Be kind. Smile. Enjoy today’s sunlight flooding the world. the birds flirting about your heartbeat your breath Your eyes and ears Your body that still walks

    Mike

    On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 6:44 PM Anonymole – apocryphal agitators wrote:

    > Anonymole posted: “How I love it when shit happens. Despite anyone’s > valiant attempts to strive for their personal goals, the world comes along > and fucks shit up. Everyone’s shit. And the realization that nothing you do > will amount to anything, or, in Willy Wonka reverse ” >

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    1. Agreed, Mike.

      It seems that humanity is experiencing a phenomena that few have endured. Those of the Greatest Generation, those that survived Great Wars and the Depression and the pandemics of the past know this feeling. But this is the first time for billions of humans to see the entire world in turmoil. The 2008/9 recession was nothing in comparison.

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  2. 1.25 million people die every year in vehicle crashes. No one changes their behavior as a result. So go figure, 1% of however many get it will die we’re suddenly out of toilet paper and pre-cooked smoked sausage?

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