I think what we are witnessing here in America is a plague of Chicken Little Pox. No red spots — no fever — no vaccines, but a lot of regurgitation of bile and bullshit in the pseudo-intellectual styles of people who are under-employed. The only treatment attempted so far has been Play-Doh and puppies and coloring books. But the cure is to get more sleep, face reality, stop watching mainstream news entertainment shows (sort of perverted comedy masquerading as factual reporting; ie. SNL) and a good beer. Time has a way of distorting your current fears way out of their original proportions.