Today I choose not to dwell on the year behind us and the poor choices heaped upon us. Still, after what we have witnessed during the last few years it is difficult to think the next 12 months will pass without a glitch. More than a few ugly trends have developed that indicate a bumpy road ahead. We should question everything.
When I wrote in November of 2020 that Covid was not as deadly as we once thought I also questioned the path forward. Like many people, I never would have predicted much of what has unfolded since. In many ways, the ramifications of the media, big tech, and Orwellian governments using this virus to increase their control over our lives have become far more threatening than the pandemic itself.
Ironically, during the New Year's Eve celebration in New York, more than a few people were not wearing a mask. I see this as a sign of independence. Another of my favorite parts is where the television cameras cut away down the street taking in a couple of new Kia automobiles sitting on stands to tantalize us. Such imagery is a sure sign life goes on unabated.
As for us who start off this year with a few revolutions to be a better version of our former selves, I wish us all good luck with that. I for one feel like I'm carrying a bit of baggage forward with me but unfinished business is part of life. As we get on with life we should most likely resolve ourselves to the idea any progress forward is a step in the right direction and it isn't over until it is.
Footnote: Below is the link to the Covid-19 article referenced in the article above; https://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2020/11/covid-19-not-as-deadly-as-we-thought.html