Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Think about it... why does WalMart give you perfectly good stuff in exchange for shuffling some bits around in a computer somewhere? Because we all agree to pretend together. That's it. That's the entire economy. Bits in a computer, pieces of paper with dead presidents on them, shiny yellow rocks... as soon as we moved beyond bartering, it's just layer upon layer of pretending and illusion and delusion. There's really no 'there' there. Not even a little. The economy is the biggest con game ever, but it's so big that everyone cons everyone else equally (mostly). Think about that the next time you buy something: "Ha! That poor fool took a piece of paper in exchange for this delicious doughnut! I sure tricked him!" Congratulations, you're a con artist. Sawyer would be proud.