But there was no substitute for reality; one should beware of imitations. - The Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C. Clarke
The number of new cases is down. New hospitalizations are down. Deaths are also down, but they show worrying signs of stabilizing at levels higher than I would want to see.
I want schools to reopen too. 100% in-person would be lovely. But it's not going to happen, and the sooner we accept this fact and prepare for what will be instead of what we wish, the better off we'll all be.
I don't see what's so triffic about creating people as people and then gettin' upset 'cos they act like people. - Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
The US is a representative, constitutional democracy and a federalist republic. What does government oppression (aka tyranny) look like in such a government?
Yes, Biden has a chronic case of foot-in-mouth disease. But it's amazing how many of his haters are pearl-clutching white Bernie supporters who are all concerned about people of color - and ignoring what those very same POC are saying. You know, like how Biden is an imperfect ally, but he's an ally nonetheless, as... Continue Reading →
In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane. - 1984, George Orwell
Actions have consequences. Sometimes the consequences are good, sometimes they're bad, and sometimes they just are. But there are always consequences. The goal for every action is to have more good consequences than bad consequences.
Crivens! - The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett