“It is more like standing on the deck of the Titanic as it brushes against the iceberg. You can see the iceberg. You can play with the ice falling off the iceberg to the deck around you. But, there is absolutely nothing you can do about the damage the iceberg is causing, or the buckled hull plates now letting water into the ship, or to prevent the ship from sinking as a result.”
“When comparing this analogy to our current situation, and unlike the historic event, the ship’s Captain deliberately targeted the iceberg and had his crew guide the ship into contact with it…knowing in advance there were not enough lifeboats to save everyone…then restricting the lower classes from access to them.”said “Ision”
Am I alone? Seems to me we are on a sinking ship – numbly staring as hole after hole is being punched into the hull -the water is pouring in – we are starting to sink. Started slowly, but now is speeding up.
But everyone, while fully aware of the coming catastrophe – keeps hoping someone will shore up the leaks – but no one steps forward to attempt what has to be done.
I apologize for the downer, but as the day broke here on the mountain with a heavy fog enveloping us, visibility down to about 200 feet, the normally beautiful views hidden, realizing that any imminent threats would be hidden also – and would manifest themselves so quickly. A surprise. Reaction would have to be rapid and effective, with what I have right here, right now…
My point? I really don’t know. We prep. We think we are ready. A premonition of a rapid descent into a time of testing? With a constant stream of bad news bombarding us every day – thousands of threats – each possibly devastating. Do we risk becoming numb, frozen in place, watching as the ship goes down – or are we going about the business of ensuring the lifeboat is ready?
Are you as ready as you need to be? I doubt I’m the only one with these feelings?said “Dennis”