This is pretty much indisputable according to my lying eyeballs. I give you the Defense budget as Exhibit A.

Hat tip to just about everyone in the blogosphere of sanity.

We’re done. We accept our Corporate Masters and political leaders as too powerful to bother with. Our drain is being circled; our obit being written by historians just born. Everything happens faster these days, and it was a good 350 years, allowing for the full-scale acknowledgment of our rise and fall.

(But I don’t mean to be pessimistic. I’m hoping we figure it out at least a coupla decades after I’m gone.)

We’ve become ungovernable for the time being.