Stealth Bananas!!!

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it—always." - Mohandas Gandhi

Increasingly I’m seeing the pursuit of extremes of wealth & power in terms of being symptomatic of mental health issues way more than some kind of admirable path, (a).

& (b) It’s times like these when those most at risk & with the most to lose are those with the most, despite propaganda to the contrary. Bubble patterns have a long recorded history & they are invariably characterized by the wealthiest chasing the highest possible returns & the elimination of associated risk, an unsustainable path that inevitably comes to a crashing end … ..

Dynastic ambition turns out to have darn little legs, a few generations at best before the house collapses … . . Thankfully, children turn out to be able to wrench themselves free of the prison of grand-parental & parental aspirations. & the tyrannical dreams of any given one inevitably peter out over time . .. ..  ;)

Rather than spending money on infrastructure rebuilding (with all those decent paying domestic jobs) & education & expanding access to health care for all & basic science research (& all _those_ decent paying jobs), we spent it on war.