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Ten Symptoms Prognosticating Anarchy

Ten Symptoms Prognosticating Anarchy

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Ten SymptomsPrognosticating Anarchy 
I
T H E E C O N O M
 The economy is stagnating...the simplicity of tradition is garbled bythe new-sprung, maverick global economic“system”...unemployment is staggering...there is the mindset of economic gloom...the fear of exclusion from the global economicforum is intense...the cost of living is on the rise...the country'sdebt is beyond reason...financial gurus, with tongues in theircheeks, speak confidently about coming rebounds...the cost of rawmaterials is unconscionable...high-priced items keep losingsales...luxury priced items are exclusively in the domains of thewealthy and later will be ID badges flashed to segregate thehavesfrom the have nots...quality is beingcompromised...there exists an imbalance in the management of resources...being in a sort of panic, stock and bond marketsfluctuate incessantly in turmoil...there is a plethora of “experts”speculating about the future of the economy—about “the can beingkicked down the road”...taxation impedes investment...there arecurtailments of bus, train and ferry lines to save onenergy...economic growth is based on monetarydeterioration...there is social, fiscal and environmental“dumping”...internal consumption is flaccid...gold and silver areovervalued...commodities are too often regulated by hostilepolitical factions...II
T H E P E O P L E
 There exists a pervasive sense of apprehensiveness...everything
 
seems to be fluttering...people are racing from one place toanother...they are spinning their wheels without gainingtraction...there are horrible examples of road rage...ungraciousnessis the norm...legal and illegal drugs are being utilizedexorbitantly...the joys of food and drink have been transformed intoescape mechanisms...birth rates are affected...foolhardiness keepsthe elderly functioning...a doom is thought to be imminent...thepeople pick apart their politicians for bringing them into direstraits...the blame game antagonizes the mood of the people...thecitizenry surrenders itself to idleness...gambling is extensivelyemployed out of desperation...stadiums are used to vent thefrustrations of individuals who consider themselves victims of socialinjustice...enmity towards immigrants and minorities is at ahigh...on-the-rise soup kitchens are overflowing with jobless,desperate individuals...stress exacerbates the health ocitizens...health clinics are flooded with sufferers who have no realapparent illnesses...the cost of bus, train and ferry fares hasrisen...wages have been chopped down...streets are less congestedbecause more and more car owners cannot afford fuels, car taxes,and tolls...people live day to day without planning long term...thereis little solidarity among the people because people are sodespairing and busy helping only themselves...the rate of suicide isabove the normal...people steal wood from parks and estates towarm themselves in their homes because they cannot afford gas orfuel...pellets for burning often consist of waste matter and eventoxic organic materials taken from hospital garbagecontainers...trains are uncommonly overcrowded...people arescavenging vegetable, fruit and citrus products from privatefarms...right-wing political groups are appealing to otherwisepolitically moderate citizens...water and electricity charges haveskyrocketed...the sale of arms is outrageous...III
T H E P O L I T I C I A N S
Politicians have lost their credibility...they rant and rave ontelevision talk programs...political leaders claim there is onesolution to a multifaceted, complex political dilemma...there is nocohesive political will even among members of the sameparty...graft and corruption, rampant in political parties, victimizethe electorate...pols are afraid to appear in public, and many of them must be protected by armed bodyguards...elections are held
 
to quash citizens' frustration, but no resolution of problems iseffectuated...political debating is argumentative, and participantsconfuse listeners with specious, circular reasoning...politicians areexcessively facetious...lawmakers struggle, on television and socialnetworks, to placate infuriated citizensbut with littlesuccess...demagogues call for the elimination of all existingpolitical parties...IV
T H E G O V E R N M E N T
 The government is coy, cautious...every law or amendment iscarefully measured to preclude the impossibility of hostile reactionsfrom whatever social strata...there is the sense that governmentmust be impervious to emotion, to rapid change...a mask of seriousness is worn to convince the electorate that the nation is notsuffering a calamity...the newspeak of government officials isrepetitive, authoritarian...promises are made, then notkept...confused, contradictory statements emanate from one thenanother administrative unit...journalists are paid to regurgitate theregime's propagandistic language marked by euphemism,circumlocution, and the inversion of customarymeaning...ostentatious displays are put on to remind nationals thatthey are part of a grand tradition—a ploy used to appeal to the“common sense” of patriots...the country's head of state appearsstern, uncompromising...V
T H E M A S S M E D I A
Corporate media holds sway...advertising is a social, political andeconomic mainstay that sprays itself into the lifestyles of all whoinhale its unrelenting vapors...messages to buy are constant,hypnotic, subliminal...an unreal, false portrayal of life isdisseminated by the use of sterilized presentations of perfectlyvisualized, counterfeit audio-visual
mise-en-scènes
...manyindividuals are taken in to believe in something that does not existin actuality...newspapers, print and on-line, vie to influencereaderships frequently without regard to honesty...journalists areoften plagiarists...the scrap for scoops is often

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