Can I Play With Madness

Having seen what was coming, the unfolding economic / financial / political chaos across the world comes as no surprise, but then to see London burning three nights in a row is quite the reality check, talk about, The 5 Stages Of Collapse by Dimitri Orlov (warning : not for the faint of heart or the closed of mind ;) ~ article here ~ presentation here) and things are getting a little messy out there in Ol Blighty! (a take on the origins of the term blighty at wiki)

Do they, or rather will they still qualify for the 2012 Olympics? If not, is China in a position to re-host the 2012 Olympics? Will there be a 2012 Olympics? Dose it really matter, whether we have an Olympics or not when the world is practically falling apart? Personally, I am more worried about FIFA 2014, I was hoping to go to Brazil :(

On the home front, I wonder and cringe thinking about what might happen on our own streets come 16th August 2011. The Queen and the rest of The Royals are away on a sick leave, could it be a coincidence? Will our ratings remain intact in the aftermath? If not what happens to our oft touted, “growth story”?

Can I play with madness

Give me the sense to wonder
To wonder if I’m free
Give me a sense of wonder
To know I can be me
Give me the strength to hold my head up
Spit back in their face
Don’t need no key to unlock this door
Going to break down the walls
Break out of this bad place

Can I play with madness – the prophet stared at his crystal ball
Can I play with madness – there’s no vision there at all
Can I play with madness – the prophet looked and he laughed at me, he said
Can I play with madness – he said you’re blind, too blind to see

He said you’re too blind to see

~ The Song ~ Can I Play with Madness
~ The Album ~ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son ~ Wiki ~ Official
~ The Band ~ Iron Maiden ~ Wiki ~ Official

P.S. Given that the times we live are getting rather interesting, maybe I should start writing a little more often :)