The US Economic Event Horizon

Event Horizon- In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman’s terms, it is defined as “the point of no return” i.e. the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible.- Wikipedia


Opening scene

The USS Government a Constitution class starship is drifting aimlessly toward a giant black hole. There is nothing wrong with the warp engines, it is drifting because of an argument between the Captain, Kirk, and a small group of red shirted security men over who should take the helm. The argument began after Kirk decided to change the regimen of the Chief Medical officer Dr McCoy.

The Chief of Engineering, Scottie has warned Kirk that it will take 24 hours to warm the warp engines up before they can pull away “Aye, we cannae start her cold captain, she’ll never take it.”  Kirk coolly looks out of the main viewing screen where the abyss looms ever larger.

One of the security guards, Smith, steps forward, “We demand that McCoy return to his original working regime. Otherwise we won’t allow Scottie to turn the engines on.”

First officer Spock addresses Smith, ” We are fast approaching the event horizon, beyond which there is no escape. If that happens we will continue to be sucked into the black hole regardless of what action we take. The ship will then enter the black hole and be crushed by the immense pressure into a tiny point  the size of an atom.”

“Will there be Obamacare in the black hole ?” Smith angrily asks.

“No, Mr Smith because we will all be dead.” Spock explains patiently.

“Hah Hah! So, there won’t be Obamacare in the black hole.” Smith gleefully replies, “At last a real choice for the crew !”

This conversation continues in different ludicrous variations.



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2 responses to “The US Economic Event Horizon

  1. john carey

    credit is credit you have to pay it back sometime usa cannot pay it back without more wars unfortunately their citizens have cottoned on that they are fighting corporate wars interesting times if you have money buy gold myself no money stockpiled on bricks (smash the windows to get the gold)

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