Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Ask Jim Kunstler
Ask Jim Kunstler is a periodic advice feature with James Howard Kunstler, the author of Clusterfuck Nation and "The Long Emergency."
Dear Mr. Kunstler,
I was recently laid off from my minimum-wage job as a greeter at Wal-Mart, and I cannot make the monthly payment on my 1993 Ford Mustang. Do you think things will take a turn for the better soon?
-- John, Peoria, Ill.
Frankly, I don't want that version of America to survive -- the America of chain stores, and muscle cars, and grown men obsessed with video games, drugs, and pornography, and women decorated like cannibals, and the vast, crushing purposelessness of it all.