"We are now engaged in the very dangerous business of constantly trafficking in lies and dishonesty…and telling ourselves things that are not true. But reality has a very close relationship with the truth. They are best friends. When reality and truth become divorced from each other, you’re putting your society in tremendous jeopardy. What happens is that people will lose faith in all of the institutions that are important to keep us civilized. They’re gonna lose faith in banking. They’re going to lose faith in what our currencies represent. They’re going to lose faith in government and governance. You’re going to end up in a situation of enormous disorder. We are courting catastrophy."
- James Howard Kunstler, August 4th, 2012