Why is this happening?
I'm so scared
I'm so scared that my little world of bad television, unhealthy food, alienation, emptiness, boredom, my house being filled with frivolous oil based objects will end.
Oh I'm so scared
The companies are failing because the american economy can't grow without cheap 30 dollar oil.
Our economy is based around 15 to 30 dollar oil.
The economists and journalists are all saying we need "demand destruction" to bring oil prices down
"demand destruction" means that companies close and people don't have money to buy oil based products
"demand destruction" means no growth
or lack of growth
Businesses offering frivolous crap can't get loans because the banks say now, "We can't give you money to start a business that is useless."
the american economy for the last thirty years has been running off selling useless shit like arbies sandwiches, emo clothes, hair scrunchies, football jerseys, cell phones, dvds, Miley Cryus posters, dry erase boards, diet books, exercise degrees, beanie babies, etc etc etc
crap shit vomit products
I don't care that much, even if I have to go out west on foot to live on a farm
Last week a fucking hurricane came through Ohio. Which has never fucking happened, and it took power out for three days which has never happened to me. Not since the tornado of 83.
They had to declare a State Emergency in Ohio it was so bad.
That for sure is from Global Warming or Climate Shift or carbon emission hell.
It snowed 9 feet here last year, it broke the record by like a foot. But it went above freezing like twice a week all last winter and melted the snow. So it snows more than at any other time in recorded history, but at the same time hotter.
I'm all for "demand destruction"
These businesses that are collapsing aren't necessities.
They are frivolous things that can be dispensed with;
And for the government bailing them out
expect a lot more of that
Eventually the heating and electricity companies will go bankrupt because people won't be able to pay their bills
the government will step in and take those businesses
the trucking companies are going and eventually all of them will go bankrupt and won't be able to deliver goods and the government will take them over
The oil age created a stalemate in history
what marx and engels predicted will come true
the economic machine will break and consume itself and the state will keep taking over corporations to prevent total meltdown
but if the government was running most of the companies, that would be a total meltdown anyway
I don't think Marx and engels had it right that it would be an industrial utopia
Industry on a large scale would disappear
what will come I do not know
i wouldn't be scared that these companies are falling apart unless you enjoy the world of frivolous people owning and worshipping frivolous shit for the sake of being frivolous
I want you to go to the mall and walk into bath and body works and stare at all the plastic bottles and really consider if our way of life is worth preserving