posted on May, 10 2019 @ 10:00 AM
I have a theory that one of the symptoms of a society in collapse is the creeping institutional incompetence that everyone notices.
three quarters of a century ago, when monopoly was first introduced, one of the 'community chest' cards said: "Bank error in your favor; collect 75
dollars." At the time, that was seen as a massive joke. The treasurer of the bank personally checked the balance-books every day at the close of
business. And would have been fired if there was a penny error.
Nowadays when you step up the the checkout line in a store, the teenage clerk will tell you that she cannot ring you up because the computers are
We are all slowly shedding IQ points, collectively. And becoming more and more accepting of gross incompetence.
The ancient greeks believed in a cycle of ages. That the age of gods had been "the golden age." The era of heroes was a silver age. The age of
great generals that they lived in was the Iron Age. And finally would come the age of lead, when men have gone soft, and corruptible....