What I Learned This Week: #177

2021: Monday, January 4 – Sunday, January 10

The Week in God Dammit America!: I’ve been very quiet this week on social media in light of the events at the Capitol because, although I have a lot to say, I don’t have anything positive to say. A reading of history suggests we are in for several years of upheaval. The American political class is rotten to it’s core and they have brought us to a Civil War. The insurgent force, a group of delusional and violent American citizens, was temporarily pushed back this week, but they aren’t done. They will regroup and cause greater terror. I’m loathe to predict anything, but will not be surprised when they start to direct their violence on civilians, beginning with their own neighbors. As much as the right magnifies Antifa, they are a nothing but a loosely knit group of kids that will be ready for skirmishes, but will be no match for the para-military forming all around us. Our war of facts vs. fiction takes place in front of the backdrop of a raging pandemic that a third of population (mostly the insurgents) believes is harmless, And, just thinking off the top of my head, I would not be surprised to see border skirmishes as a new wave of people decide a broken America is still a place they would like to be. Someday it will be again, but for the foreseeable future, we have to keep working to reclaim that status. We can do it, I will never lose hope for the rise of the good people, but we’re in for a rough ride.

The Week in Hoping for Next Week: My little anecdotes don’t seem very important this week. But…

The Week in 5 Day Work Weeks: After two shortened work weeks I hauled my not enthusiastic self to work 5 days in row. And I had to do all the stuff I put off the previous two weeks because the people I needed were doing “holiday” things. Whatever. I made it, dramatically! Work is back to regular programming and next week I hope to be in a better frame of mind to post my little shining lights of humanity.

In the meantime, I’ll spend the week thinking about the marketing team that put a cactus on a package of toilet paper. What does it mean?

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