The Sun Sets in the West #1

Alexander wasn’t great;
Augustine was not a saint;
Freud was nuts, and that’s not all,
Supply and Demand is not a law.

I wrote that bit of doggerel around 15 or 20 years ago. I called it “The Sun Sets in the West.” Now I want to start a series on my blog with that title. For more than 50 years, I’ve been watching and thinking about our civilization. I came to the conclusion almost immediately that we are heading for collapse. I know this raises the image of a long-bearded nut carrying a sandwich board sign announcing that “The End is Near!” But I am not a nut and I have thought long and hard about the collapse that we really are seeing all around us now. It’s not just America, but Europe too. None of it surprises me. And none of my ideas are unique to me. I learned a lot of them from others. But most of those others are dead now. And since Reagan the voice of warning has been shut up. We’re still living under the fantasies he put in place.

I’d been thinking about writing an essay regarding all this. But it kept getting longer and started turning into a book, and I don’t have the patience for another book right now. I feel the need to get what I’m seeing out there now. Whenever I have time and inclination, I’ll post here about it. (I’ll continue to write about other things as well.) My posts have tended to be relatively short, but I intend to write longer pieces now. It’s a difficult subject. People tend to attack anyone who brings up the things I want to bring up. We’ll see how long I last.

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3 Responses to “The Sun Sets in the West #1”

  1. rainnnn Says:

    Publish it as a short story and an indie writer at 99¢. Why not an indie writer, when you are an indie thinker. I don’t always agree with anyone but feel that diverse opinions benefit us all — to think about. That’s the cool thing about options today to bring out our work without rules that some corporation determines.

    • markbittner Says:

      I’m inclined to make this one freely available. Maybe I’ll collect all the pieces (assuming I’m able to get through all my thoughts on the matter) and reedit them.

  2. rainnnn Says:

    It’s harder to be free; but if you put it on Amazon and make it free on Kobo, it has to then match the free.

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