Compounding everything is the fact that it is quite human and even pragmatic to passively accept reality as it is. Until it's too late to do anything. As my late friend Virgil the philosophical backhoe operator summed it up: "If we fucked everything up so bad tryin' to do our best, maybe we oughtta just leave'er be for a while. Quit thinking about it so much."Joe Bageant: The Audacity of Depression
Even on the verge of history, I cannot help but think that maybe Joe's friend is right. I don't want to feel that way, but I am so tired. So very tired. Where can I gin up the energy once more?
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