Thursday, February 23, 2012

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold*

The Emotional and Mental Cost of the Recession, by David Milligan-Croft :

Will there be a void, and what will come to fill it? Or will we come out of it, wiser, stronger, our eyes wiped clear of delusions? (I mean, the ones who will make it ) How many more will we lose to suicide, depression? What will be left on the battlefield, after all this is over?

And this time, do we really believe that

"Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand"?

Or are we afraid?

"And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"

And will there be so many who will not speak up, hide their heads in the sand because "Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew" **?  And when they finally come for them, will there be anyone left to speak up?

You can't take it with you, by Ioanna-Ekaterini Nezi:

What do you think?

* The Second Coming, W.B.Yeats

** First they came for the Communists, Martin Niemoller

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