Thursday, May 24, 2012
In The Wind
It's not just us getting worried, friends. It's scary, but it's true. There's something in the air out there. Something that's hard to pin down. If you're looking hard, you can see it. People seem more frenzied out there, a touch more desperate. They want to burn off the anxiety in the clubs, or online in Call of Duty. Even my stoner buddies (yeah, I know, don't have druggie friends, bad influences, etc... but hey, eight years of friendship is kinda important) seem to have caught the bug. They talk about alien invasions and Niburu and the NWO, whatever fits into their addled world view. But it's there. Something is making people worried and nervous. Not too many people are actually doing something about it, but at least they know something's wrong. I've been trying to steer the guys away from idiocy and towards sweet, glorious science. Stuff like pandemic information, and the head of the Hayden Planetarium telling them why Planet X can't exist. It's not quite taking yet, though. They always come back with 'you're just brainwashed, Des!'. No, I have science. You have excuses and ad hominem attacks. At any rate, it's something I noticed. Maybe people can't articulate it. Maybe they don't know what to do about it. But between the state of the economy, an upcoming flu season, elections, and a host of other problems, something has to give. I think people are actually starting to figure that out.