Ernest Hemingway’s debut will be republished with the new title The Sun Always Rises — because the stock exchange listed publisher smells a market for it.” —M.H. Vesseur, Burning Neil Armstrong
We have every reason to believe the super economy, as announced in M.H. Vesseur’s short story “Burning Neil Armstrong” is already in place, albeit partially, since humans seem to have lost all control of it. If anyone says the measures taken after the fall of Lehman Brothers have worked well, the only right answer should be: “Wait and see.” In a sense, it’s the waiting and seeing that makes literature more interesting than almost anything else, for it is only in literature that we can create a future for real, and then check again later to see if it made any sense in retrospect.
Written in the early years of this century, this short piece has lost nothing of its meaning. It is as grotesque as the economy itself, and all its henchmen. Perhaps there were less real wars then, and perhaps the economy of the world has suffered in places. This story doesn’t say it’s grown, but is says its hold over people has grown.
And it has. It’s like the opening quote from Roger Waters in Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar”: we’re so happy we can hardly count.
For a while, at the end of the 20th century, it felt like that for a lot of people. We are now moving into the next phase as described in “Burning Neil Armstrong”.
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