It has taken me this long to post my first blog entry for 2017. It was not my intent to take such a long break from this blog. With the election and the post-election fallout and the recount, I had plenty of material. Now I have met with the stark realization that the world has changed in so many ways, I can't keep up.
This not being able to keep up is nothing new. For quite a few years, especially since I have been working in Information Technology, I have felt like the world is zooming past me. New gadgets with innovative features hit the shelves one after another. Since the 1990s, I have been able to resist the mass-market programming that conditions people to want all the new toys. When a product proves itself over time to be stable and useful, I'll consider blowing my allowance on it. The one particular gadget that I credit for that epiphany was the Tamagotchi.
The political world now has me feeling like a Frogger frog content just to coast downstream on the back of a turtle until forced to leap onto something else. I can't bring myself to write anything coherent about all the 31 flavors of shit that daily grows wings and starts buzzing around the landscape. How many different ways can one say, "Donald Trump is still an asshole" or "Democrats are still in the pockets of their corporate donors" or "Corporate media still sucks"? Why bother scrupulously documenting ever more evidence thereof?
Blogging Sporadically since 2014
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