Every once in a while for kicks I like to see how we've done. . . . Amidst the euphoria of the "first black president" . . . I was not so hopeful. Considering where things are at now, here is what I wrote:
"......not trying to be Mr. Wet
Blanket here . . . but some immediate thoughts, only slightly
tongue-in-cheek, meandered through my working consciousness yesterday . .
. re anticipating or, if you will, simply pondering the trends to
follow . . . .
Herein I announce: Brother Thomas' Quick Method Of Prognostication/Dialectic Trending (utilizing the lens of opposites to denote actualities . . . . heh . . . . .) "QMPDT"
Briefly, it goes like this:
--The new leader is promoted to bring a new profound UNITY .......
[so, actually there will be increased and more vociferous DIS-unity--more factions more divided and more violently so]
--He is expected to clean up "corruption" .......
[there will actually be MORE corruption and it will be more devious corrosive than ever before]
--We are told we now enter a "post-racial" era ......
race will become MORE of an issue, more divisive, more discussed,
constantly in our faces and infused into every social, political and
--We've been led to expect a decreasing militarization of the country, less warlike, even an end to hostilities with other nations ........
for INCREASED WAR and militarization of the country, MORE conflicts,
and probably the inauguration eventually . . . soon of WWIII]
--It was proffered that the new executive would bring a lessening of terrorist activities and acts ......
[now begins the long expected terror attacks on "the homeland", plus an increase and widening field of "terroristic" activities throughout the country and world]
--Many, tired from the ongoing flim flams of the current regime, and the dire economic turmoil, voted for "hope" ......
[we enter one of the most HOPELESS times in history, with great despair, angst, anguish suicidal tendencies becoming rampant]
--Many expect now that the country can "come together" .....
for the country to fly apart--to break apart at the seams, with
secessionist movements breaking out on several fronts and the real
possibility of civil war]
--The new admin. claims to be working to save, help, revive the middle class .......
[actually, the middle class will be targeted for destruction, obliteration, destitution]
--Objectives have been laid out to "bring people up" from the "bottom", "spread the wealth"....
for the people on the "bottom", thus, to be crushed further and for
wealth to be concentrated into even fewer and tighter hands]
new regime has ambitious plans to "fix" the education system and
provide for wider opportunities for the masses to be "educated".......
this means that in fact, education, true knowledge and actual learning
will suffer greatly, and less and less people will actually receive an
"education" but more than ever will be "dumbed down" and their
independent thinking abilities destroyed]
--We are to expect a "fixed" and greatly expanded health care system .....
people than ever will be able to get decent health care, and what
system was there, will be thrown into chaos and will greatly
--The new executive plans to deeply expand and buttress international poverty and disease relief .....
[poverty and disease will grow exponentially worldwide]
--We've been told that now we will get the "change we need"
[we will get the exact OPPOSITE of the "change we need"]"