Much continues as if half of the worlds wealth has not been destroyed over the past year. Families living at the margin are still booking trips to Disney. Pfizer is still copping Elvis to sell Viagra. The nouveau continues to trade in beamers for beamers.
Don’t get me wrong the shift towards a more humble America is perceptible as the retailers hemorrhage and even the Japanese automakers clutch.
But the material illusion will only tumble slowly and with a fight even as it becomes more discordant to reality as so much of our culture’s identity depends upon what we possess.
Yep, the as if is a pesky mother fucker and the material illusion will go down swinging…