Or is everybody stoned?
This is not a criticism of any particular political position. The question, “is the whole world insane,” is a serious and relevant question. Consider this.
The world is consumed with Global Warming rhetoric.
But here’s something you may not know. There isn’t a serious scientist anywhere on the planet that believes we can cut CO2 emissions. In fact, it’s so loony that a person would have to be mentally ill to believe it. Even the most aggressive scientists only believe we may be able to slow the acceleration.
This isn’t the only reason the world may be insane. Consider the rush to fantasy.
The top 10 movies in the world last year, and in the last few years have been either superhero fantasies or cartoons. The “gaming” industry has exploded, and these games are not being marketed to children.
Millions of grown men are “playing army” in the basements, equipped with toy guns and helmets, seemingly unaware that real men are fighting real wars with real guns.
Then there’s politics, the real-world insanity.
Half the countries in the world have not balanced a budget in decades. The US buys almost $1 trillion dollars-worth of foreign goods per year that they don’t pay for. There is $1.5 trillion in college loans out there, $300 billion of which is in technical default. A large percentage of this debt is owed by people over the age of 50.
Another sign of the world being insane is doggie dress-up.
Grown men and women are dressing their dogs up and acting as if their dogs are children! They wear bonnets and booty’s, and some are pulled in wagons and strollers! Most breeding agencies are apoplectic about this. Dogs are not babies, but they’re purposely being bred to act like them.
And the insanity of doggie dress-up is carried to other species.
People are hugging lions. (And some are being mauled) One man was eaten by a grisly bear, seemingly unaware that they’re carnivores. People think bird’s mothers teach them to fly! Increasingly, people are giving carnivorous animals VEGAN DIETS.
Significant percentages of the population do not know what a farm is.
In one “innovation center”, I saw an invention that was marketed as a new technology. It was a tomato seedling in about an inch of soil with a grow light over it. The “inventor” didn’t know tomato plants grow more than 3 inches tall. People confuse farms with gardens. They can’t distinguish straw from hay. They don’t know that organic farms use pesticides and fertilizer. They think chemically ripened vegetables are “fresh” and don’t realize that the function of the small intestine is to digest meat.
At least once every two days I get an email political donation request. This is pure insanity.
Every one lists as its top campaign issue either same sex marriage, LGBT rights or abortion.
We live in a country that is currently involved in 4 major wars and a dozen skirmishes, we haven’t balanced a budget in 30 years, our balance of trade is comical, our streets are rife with crime, 17 million college students can’t get a job that pays enough to finance their debt and our biggest problem is where 1% of the population sticks their dick!
If this isn’t insanity, what is?
Notes: In a later post, I’ll relate studies that show how diet and education play a role in advancing insanity.