Mankind is addicted to delusions; we cherish and defend them to the death.

God gave Joshua a hand and made the sun and moon stand still, Jonah lived in the belly of a big fish for three days, the economy will recover.

A society is a living, breathing, thinking organism that, like all organisms, has a life history: youth, vigor, old age, death.

Money transfusions, of trillions, perhaps even quadrillions, of dollars can provide the euphoria of recovery, but reality will be unaffected.

Having said that I am aware that the defenders of the faith will denounce me as a heretic, but even as they do, the society will grow ever older and more feeble. What will be will be.

Victor Lister


Augusta and Waterville news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.