It's one of those days when one can see that the end of the West is in sight.
And perhaps it deserves to go. We are decadent. We encourage excess, and call it freedom, we encourage blasphemy and call it art. Maybe we'll just join the long line of failed civilisations who made the mistake of thinking they would last forever and took their eyes off the ball. We have squandered our economic patrimony in the name of 'growth'; we have squandered our culture in the names of 'irony' and 'satire'.
Mat The Lord help us all.