Alas, Babylon

 

 

--Standing afar off for the fear of her treatment, saying alas, alas the great city Babylon, that mighty city, for in one hour thy judgment comes.   REV 18:10

 

Our post-apocalyptic anarchy reading list continues today. Yesterday, In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan. Today, Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

The saying is a way for characters to warn each other of impending crisis. Just keep repeating it. I found it encouraging that few if any were willing to extrapolate positive macro mojo from today's market momo. The Euro-Wizards continue to huff and puff even though the curtain is now completely pulled back. Click your heels Greece, you are going home to the dust bowl.

Ridiculous capital market swings bolster the concept of greater and greater meddling. Somewhere in Club Med a staffer is rejoicing, "Hey Mikey, they like it!"  Alas, Babylon.

I can't walk you out in the morning dew, my honey

I can't walk you out in the morning dew, today.

I  guess it doesn't matter anyway. (Bonnie Dobson)

Stop the madness. Take the hit. Let's move on already.

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