Monday, October 25, 2010
Woman to marry - herself
In the usual post-liberal 'I don't think we need to care about anything, except for all the things I think are important and we should care about because I think they are important and we should care about them' mode of thinking, a bride marries herself. For the last sixty years, the West has brought an approach to the world that feels uncomfortably like a bunch of teenagers in their parents' home while their folks are away on vacation. No responsibility, just hedonism, narcissism, and lots of parties. But like those teens who eventually become adults, like so many who grew up in the 70s and 80s in the wake of the Boomer generation, there will be a time when the world realizes it is no longer funny. We have to grow up. When and how that happens, I can only guess. But hopefully it will happen while those of us who have screwed it up are around to fix it, and not when it's our poor children who will have to do the fixing.