Got up later...nice dreams were occurring. Dreams about beautiful women are always worth the price of admission.
So, sitting down with a cup of coffee and reading the Archdruid. As always, worthy of the time invested. He notes that this is a time where one should start thinking about the loss of empire. Well OK.
What I recommend is that folks take some time and try to find an abridged or Cliff notes or some other read about Oswald Spengler's "Decline of the West". No, do not read the whole thing unless you have a sincere need for intellectual masochism. He has the writing flair of a Teutonic Knight and the style of ........ oh just take my word for it....it was a quarter from hell, even though I learned something from it.
Anyway, it is a good place to start from, an anodyne to the fever we are running from the opium dreams of perpetual growth.