At school, small girl finds small boy who she resonates with; nothing particular – bit of shared music, film, cultural tastes, but boy has a specific note that she (or her ‘note’) recognises and knows beyond speech that they will be/are/have been firm friends, even though she can’t see into the future. Or past.
They hold hands, play in the playground and get along swimmingly for a while. There is even a symbiosis of mental/spiritual thoughts – kind of like conversation is irrelevant.
However. There is another boy (let’s call him “D”) in the school who is stalking and harassing said girl. Until now she has managed to evade his clutches, even though he and his evil extended family do everything in their power to scare, intimidate and threaten her (mafia version of ‘love’).
Then small boy is seduced and beguiled by bright lights and Ego of stalker boy ‘D’ who promises small boy sweets, toys, ice cream and a chance to be a big shot in his gang.
Small boy then proceeds to sell small girl down the river, as if their friendship meant nothing. He proceeds to wear T shirts and other paraphernalia that promotes Stalker Boy D; in effect small boy shoves Stalker down the throat of small girl.
Time for small girl to exit – stage right.
Is that what’s meant by Stagflation, I wonder.