Sunday, May 25, 2014

"In such condition..."

I awoke to a toasted bagel, cream cheese and salmon. Coffee, etc.

I have been thinking too much about the future. It is as dangerous as living in the past, where anxiety replaces nostalgia, regret.

I wonder what remnants of our current collective lives will emerge in the future as significant and valuable, if at all.

Due Process does not seem that it will have much of a chance of surviving.

I am reminded of the quote by Hobbes concerning the "war of all against all":

In such condition there is no place for industry, because the fruit thereof is uncertain, and consequently, no culture of the earth, no navigation, nor the use of commodities that may be imported by sea, no commodious building, no instruments of moving and removing such things as require much force, no knowledge of the face of the earth, no account of time, no arts, no letters, no society, and which is worst of all, continual fear of danger and violent death, and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

I always though the word "cold" was included in that final list, such is the power of perpetual misquotation. 

Now, we are told that it will be hot, very hot.