Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were fantastic, and you had a great night!
I have an unpopular take: 2022 is going to be the same train wreck that we have been living through for the last 24 months.
I’m sorry to say that: I hate thinking like that, but unless we see a radical change in everyone, we’re doomed to deal with the same hell that has been going for far too long.
Call me a cynic, but I really don’t see that change happening. I fully admit that I watch too much left-wing news. Don’t get me wrong: I see the importance of understanding both sides. However, the left seems to evaluate the right in far greater detail, and with an actual examination of the content. The right seems to fixate on phrases, concepts that don’t exist, and unfair exaggeration of those concepts. My point being that I would watch more right-wing things if I found a source that didn’t make me angry.
Anyway, back to why I am cynical.
Climate change is real. Racial discrimination is real. Gender discrimination is real. LBGQ+ rights are in jeopardy. Until EACH of these things are, not just addressed, fixed: we’re still in a literal tinder box sitting next to a fire.
I don’t know how to fix it. I have been so isolated in my domain for so long. I have lost contact with people in political positions, I no longer have a physical group to preach to, and I feel like I am screaming into a void.
So, your task this year is to prove me wrong. Let’s see this year kick major ass and be everything that we hopped it would be. Do something to better your life immediately, and we’ll see how it snowballs.