Meet the next boogeyman – a recession

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A recession may well indeed be looming over the horizon… or maybe it isn’t… or maybe it is…  Or maybe whatever story we get from biased politicians and biased media will include deeply embedded exaggeration, hyperbole or down-right lies to the point of making it impossible to determine what’s reality.

One thing to know for certain, politicians like to scare us because there are only two things that scare them:

  1. Bad news for citizens while a politician is holding office
  2. Good news for citizens while a politician is trying to get into office

Which means

  • bad news is someone else’s good news
  • bad news gets the attention
  • politicians live on bad news

Ipso facto, expect to be told

“this is the most important election in our lifetime because a vote for the other candidate will lead to     (fill in the blank)      , all elderly being    (fill in the blank)    , the wholesale slaughter of      (fill in the blank)     and The Purge.” 

So the next time you hear that all polar bears will soon spontaneously combust or we’re being invaded by axe wielding maniacal border crossers, consider the source.

We have many more personal things to worry about like shirts that constrict at the armpit.  Don’t judge, it’s a thing, look it up.

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