Courting convulsion. As America resolutely ignores reality


Jim Kunstler in one of his finest moments

How infantile is American society? Last night’s CBS “Business Update” (in the midst of its “60 Minutes” program) featured three items: 1.) The New Moon teen vampire movie led the weekend box-office receipts; 2.) Cadbury shares hit an all-time high; 3.) Michael Jackson’s rhinestone-studded white glove sold at auction for $350,000. Some in-house CBS-News producer is responsible for this fucking nonsense. How does he or she keep her job? Is there no adult supervision at the network?

Read the whole thing. He has some serious points to make after this wondrous opening rant. Like the country economically and politically is in a Wile E. Coyote moment, briefly suspended in mid-air over the abyss, while the media displays pablum and the government pretends everything is just fine. The sense of unreality is pervasive.