Hello all, and welcome to Inauguration Day 2017. It seemed like a day to just take a moment.
We tend to talk politics in a geeky manner on the site, generally thinking in terms of the future, of science fiction, of what could be rather than solely of that which is currently. Because there’s plenty of things about the world as it is now that people want to see change. In fact, probably just about everything in the world has someone wanting it to change. So it goes.
The future is now.
This is the world that we live in.
The official music video for that one is kind of artsy but it was also distracting, but here’s the link to that. I’m focusing on the lyrics. This came up randomly on my playlist Inauguration Eve and the lyrics hit me in a new way. They feel descriptive of the present. And you know what? Not sure if I’ve quit this day and age. Give it a listen. A song for our times.
As far as post-mortems go, I know everyone has been trying to come up with one. The most recent I’ve read is this one (https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-the-attacks-on-trump-reinforce-his-strategy), and it’s a pretty good one. The politically incorrect candidate won by being the only person in that category, and the best in that category. Because as I said, everyone has something they want to see change, and when “business as usual” usually fails, well, at some point something else gets tried. We are living in those times.
I guess it’s the world that we live in…