Occasionally I think how nice it would be to believe in a higher power, a god, even just a conspiracy theory. A deity, malignant or benevolent, would be helpful sometimes just to give me some way to explain the way this country, this world is being so managed and why things are turning out the way they are. It'd be reassuring to think that there is a reason for where we are and where we seem to be going and that it will all work out and that it is all in pursuit of some larger goal, some greater good. That would be nice.
Rather, it seems we are directed only by nihilists and narcissists, madmen and morons. Maybe those are our gods? Maybe they are the gods we deserve. After all, we sure seem to be worshiping them as though they are.