My thoughts, which I think in this case are touched at least some with the Sight, though I could be looking the wrong direction.
I’m fairly certain a compromise, extension, or some other last minute reprieve will occur, both sides are trying to make a point, but it seems unlikely they will let the US go the way of Greece.
But I think the damage has been done, not in the financial realm or in the ability of the two parties to work together (all the could do on that front is contrast each other anyway, work together for a gridlock that guarantied no successful third party teaching power). The political damage occurred long before I was born.
And on the financial level, we weren’t that far off from this brink during the furloughs in the 70s and 80s or the shutdown in the 90s that didn’t include furlough. The total debt is higher, but when you can’t pay it off, doesn’t much matter if you double or triple it. You’re already screwed if you default. When you’ve spent everything, defaulting on a 3 million dollar house or a 30 thousand dollar house isn’t much different in the end. You’re homeless either way.
The damage they did this time around is more subtle and much deeper and wide reaching. They’ve washed away the last illusion of the people that the government is worth keeping.
Unless I’m looking the wrong direction with the Sight and misunderstanding what I’m seeing, it has begun, the death pangs of the last super power are in progress.
The people have been sleeping in apathy. Speaking and grumbling, but never waking, never voting or rising up for change, true change, instead of a pendulum between two sides that only exist because the other opposes them.
There are some who take action, who try for change, of course. There always is, and there has to be for those in power to remain. No government can long stand without a healthy opposition.
But those sleeping are stirring, the sleeping giant Washington has succeeded in waking is for greater than the one Japan woke with the attack on Pearl Harbor. This sleeping giant, this sleeping Serpent, is relentless and unpredictable, and is hard to subdue once she awakes.
For this is a Serpent born of rebellion, that will not rest as long as one block remains upon another in Washington. And in some parts of the country, the state and local governments will fair no better, though I suspect the Mountain States will respond with, well we can survive like we always do, and firm the borders and carry on. Other states, the people will tear to shreds.
It’s like a blog post I posted not long ago, the foundations are being shaken. We’ll see what stands when the quakes and death rattles have ended.
Welcome to the Age of Aquarius, or at least a taste, the fall of hierarchies and structure, and the chaos, uncertainty, and confusion that results. The Son of the Virgin fades, the Son of Lion’s time approaches.
Just my bleak and troubled thoughts at the moment, take them or leave them.