Tuesday, September 01, 2015


It’s like an invisible sheath shields bubbles.  They are obvious and yet not seen –or at least acknowledged.  So we had the housing bubble, the tech bubble, the hedge fund bubble and mini-bubbles, fads really, like cabbage patch dolls, toy rocks, and the like.

But what about the bubbles that surround us and have not yet burst – are not even seen as bubbles and have become part of the environment in which we live.  Like:

n  The violence bubble here at home and around the world.  Every day – shootings, bombings, kidnappings, indiscriminate slaughters.
n  The refugee bubble.  Millions of people whose lives have been disrupted and are on the move to find safety and peace.
n  The inequality bubble.  Here at home and around the world, the gap between the haves and have nots grows larger every day.
n  The American political farce bubble.  Endless conjecturing about Trump this or that or Clinton this or that, and all the others, which dominates the public debate for what – a year, a year and a half, two years?  And to what end, except to increase the power of money to dominate our political system.
n  The college football is a sport bubble.  Passions runneth over at stadia around the land.  The scoreboard tells us which team wins.  But the scoreboard that really matters is the one that tallies the billions of dollars that flow to those who win the most.

n  London’s West Ham football team has it right when their fans sing “I’m forever blowing bubbles,” before every game.  We are all blowing bubbles, whether we notice it or not.


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