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Old 02-09-2020, 12:09 PM
Marcus Flavius is offline
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Why does it feel like society is becoming ever more grim and joyless?


Whenever I go out, I can't help but feel the heavy, almost crushing weight of despondency in the air. I live in the heart of flyover America, and you can see it in the landscape: the vacant main streets, the neighborhoods full of decrepit housing, vacant, burnout factories, derelict farms with barns falling down, and parasitic Walmarts and other national chain stores on the edge of every town. The opioid epidemic is just a reflection of the unspeakably empty and purposeless times we're living in. In the foreseeable future I think society will only become more grim, more joyless, more isolated, more controlled and hypermanaged, and more censurious. Despite the jubilations of the "utopian-progressives" ie Steven Pinker and his ilk, it seems that people today are as depressed, anxious, and fearful as they've ever been.
 

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