Our secular Rapture

James Kunstler's rapture is: "the stupendous complacency of a people convinced that the future is going to be just like the past." Like investing in superhighways as we hit peak oil or: "[T]he most idiotic project ever conceived by a free and sovereign people -- a hyper-super-giant-mega-mall to be called DestNY USA (sic) that would include 400 stores, 4,000 hotel rooms...and a food court based around a miniature Erie Canal...The idea is that people will flock to Syracuse by car from places with equally sclerotic economies... in order to go on shopping sprees for new sneakers and cargo pants, which for some reason may be in short supply where they live." Definitely worth a read. (Clusterfuck Nation via James Wolcott)

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