To me, that was like the final sign that all was lost. All the horror stories we’ve witnessed over the last decade were not abstract nightmares, as the moribund mainstream majority has always insisted; they were provable empirical facts that I and my fellow pessimists have been reporting for years, all too real events that accurately preview a devastating future that is already here.
First of all, Gardner, who has his own popular website and a following around the world numbering in the millions, was Mr. Cool, Calm, and Collected himself, a veritable Zen master of answers guiding his readers with a gentle hand to be thoughtful and intelligent. He is able to penetrate the roiling sea of contemporary hoaxes and diseases without being the least bit abrasive.
You might be surprised to hear me say that. After all, who have I been over the past ten years? Mr. Doom himself, hammering on the firehouse bell over this betrayal or that pestilence. Shining a feeble spotlight on this atrocity or that conspiracy. For sure, there has been no shortage of alarming material to get hysterical about.
For him to leave the ship in such an efficient and final manner was to my mind the final declaration that the rotting corpse of America was no longer fit for human habitation.
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