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July 25, 2014

Ahead, stretching to the horizon, lies deepest 1932


but without the civility and yes, without the relative plenty.
The Great Depression will be something to aspire to, where even migrant field hands drove cars to work. Actually it doesn’t all lie ahead, some of it is already behind us. Truth is, we arrived a while back. We’re like the Okies in that first month without a good rain, or the laid off employee who thought he was between jobs. The era of hustle and opportunity that lifted all boats ended a long while ago. We’ve fallen below the event horizon. Gravity is in charge now. We’ve entered an era of relentlessly deepening want. In not much time it will beggar belief, then plunge directly to the heart of catastrophe. You’ll never again use the word hungry as lightly as you do now.
- - Western Rifle Shooters Association

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 25, 2014 11:20 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The original essay was written by Remus at the Woodpile Report. http://woodpilereport.com/html/index-378.htm

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 25, 2014 3:21 PM

Chasmatic beat me to the punch. It is Ol' Remus. I WISH that writing was mine.

Keep up all you do, GVDL. It is invaluable.

And never be afraid to draw the conclusions inescapable from the facts you present.

Posted by: concerned american [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 27, 2014 9:08 AM

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