We've already had the end of history once, so we can't have that again. And although we've had a brief history of time, it can't surely be time for time to end - though there is global warming. Yet I get the feeling occasionally that we are kind of at the end of an era. You could put that down to age, but I'm not having that! So what might it be?
The TV this morning is over bloated with information about the incredibly boring and utterly pointless election in the US. The pundits make no attempt to hide their excitement. But is anybody truly interested? Does anyone care any more? Some women were interviewed in Texas and said they weren't interested at all. It didn't matter anymore. Is this a first for TV? I mean to actually show people who said it didn't matter whether the Senate changed hands or not.
Then there was a poll on British TV that showed the race to the bottom of the unpopularity stakes of the various political leaders as the next election looms. All the party leaders are in negative territory and are more or less all equally despised or even resented. Poor little Ed Milliband - once the fiery and feared "Red Ed" the commie - who never says anything at all these days, is even more unpopular than David Cameron who favours a dominant profile of huffing and puffing.
And then there's ISIS: the acronym that once spread fear. Now it seems they've chopped off one too many heads and are becoming unpopular with those who were previously on their side: the lost and lonely youth of decomposing capital. The wars in Syria and Iraq, the machinations of the oil Giants of the Middle East have all suffered such massive news coverage of the death and destruction they sponsor and are involved in as to be rendered clearly and unequivocally loathsome, crazed and idiotic in their bourgeois obsessions to all but the most sleepy of TV viewers.
Things fall apart: capitalism cannot hold no more.
Ah! Capitalism. A tale told by an idiot. The way to dusty death! The bourgeoisie has become "...the poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more...Out, out brief candle!" (with apologies to Shakespeare's Macbeth.)