I am no died in the wool pessimist. In fact, I pride myself on keeping a generally positive and upbeat attitude no matter what life throws in my path. That said, I have my limits, and they have definitely been exceeded in the past few months on this very website. The preponderance of articles that take the positive view of anything and everything is making me very uneasy, definitely nervous, and sometimes actually a little bit ill. Things simply cannot be that great for everyone, can they? Is no one having a difficult time at work anymore (I don’t count boredom as a serious difficulty)? Does everyone absolutely love their job? Every writer on this site can’t really be banking thousands of dollars a year or even a month publishing here. The entire population of people posting articles on this site cannot have wonderful sex lives, loving spouses, and scads of the coolest friends ever. And yet, it sure as fuck feels that way lately. If it weren’t for publishing machine Umair Haque reminding three times a day every day that I am living in a failed state (post collapse America) I’d think this were a boom time like no other, and I am living in the greatest country in the world, where nothing bad ever happens. Perhaps the greatest time ever to be alive, ugggh…there I am getting sick again. (Seriously, Umair makes me think AI might actually exist and that in reality he is a joint Chinese-Russian AI who exists only to convince American’s how shitty they have it. The guy is a publishing machine. Maybe literally.) I guess it could be my own fault. We do sort of control our own feeds, I guess, though I have never really figured out exactly how that works, nor do I care to. In any event, can we get some negativity going again please? Someone? Anyone?…You can put your hand down Umair…..gheesh.