I just want to make everyone aware (once again) that I won’t have a Fireside Chat for you this evening, but I do have I planned for tomorrow, along with an Answer Forum entry.
For the past couple of weeks, I have sometimes struggled with what seems to be a mild case of burn out. It’s not serious, and nothing that won’t pass. But I think it’s only fair to explain my occasional lapses of the normal schedule to you. I still have UFOs on the brain, as well as a few thoughts about the geopolitical and national U.S. scene. All those will continue to be discussed.
The U.S. national scene of course is one that I am very interested in discussing, but honestly am fearful of going into in the context of this site, mainly because the last thing I want to do is to appear partisan. And in todays ultra-polarized environment, it’s almost impossible not to. ANY opinion, any judgement, will always be pounced upon by someone looking for something to disagree with, and the last thing I want to do on this site is alienate those who may think differently than I do about such important things.
So, moving forward, I will continue to do my best on this volatile matter by being non-judgmental about individuals or even political positions. In your comments, I would ask you to do the same. Having said that, I am pretty convinced that my earlier statement from a few months ago about a color revolution model being played out in the U.S. was and remains correct. This is not to defend Trump, who has policies that I disagree with, but he also clearly is not the dictator that people in 2016 were predicting he would be.
But the main outcome I am seeing right now is a dangerous delegitimation of the U.S. electoral process. We are now virtually assured that no matter who is declared the winner of the election, there is a likelihood that other side will not accept the outcome. That’s a bad place for us to be in. The question is, how bad will the current spate of riots get? right now the U.S. has had nearly 700 officially declared riots across the country since the George Floyd killing.
Anyway, I will come back to this particular situation, because frankly there is no way to ignore it. I am just asking all of you, especially those of you who might disagree with some of the things I have to say, to express those disagreements in as civil a manner as you can. That also means with each other, since as we all know, things can get crazy these days.
Okay, that’s it for now, but I will be back tomorrow with two entries.
Have a good evening everyone, and stay safe and sane. 🙂