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So...I guess I've recovered from my...episode. But, there are still shreds of truth through my thought process. The oddest part is that I know that while analyzing the thoughts the possibility that what I am thinking is true is exceptionally small. However, if there's any chance, when I get into a mood, I just keep on running with it unchecked. Often, I pretty much create the plot of a crazy fiction in my head and can't recognize how crazy it all is until I come down and realize that while it could make for good fiction it is highly unlikely, statistically.
In this particular case, if anyone is wondering, I began by thinking how crazy it would be if Trump were acting this whole time; a stooge put in place to mess with us all while devising this crisis. California is a movie-town and NY is his home town, so it "couldn't be" a huge leap to think they could be manipulated into going along. Especially as we focus primarily in NYC. Of course, the number of players that would need to be involved, paid off, I mean...obviously in any rational state-of-mind one knows it's highly unlikely -- that's why just about every conspiracy theory falls apart. Or is it? I mean, to trump up a super-flu in the media and use the carnage as a smoke-screen underneath of which we change the world to create a better heath-care system by exposing its deficiencies. Boy, I don't know how we'd react, but...it's better than what would happen if this were a lot more deadly and we reacted with this same level of give-an-'eff. A teaching moment for next time (and let's hope it's a long way off).
In the meantime, I suppose, for me at least, it's time to start really voting with my wallet. Companies that don't help the environment or healthcare system or the American people while benefiting off our hard earned dollars are no longer getting my money. And, I have a lot of money saved and sitting in accounts waiting for the next housing crisis-like event in my lifetime and it appears this fits the bill. If I burn it all buying stock in companies that are doing good in my eyes then I'll consider it a worth-while gamble; I can make more money. Besides, it's the best time to invest with the market down. So, I will put my money where I hope it makes a difference in the only way I can and, with that, I can regain some tiny bit of control over the insanity (in the world and, especially, in my head). More, if we could all just agree on what those companies were, just think what we could do together!
But, hey, in the meantime, this is an A/V forum and the above could be a heck of a movie, lol.
Sorry for the insanity folks -- still wondering what the over-under on Easter is. I still think we open and I still have no clue if it'll be the right decision. And, I don't select that easily; I hope none of the folks that actually make the decision do, either! But, I don't know how long it'll take to figure out if we chose wisely.