Politically, and globally, the optimism and positivity has slowly disappeared over the past ten years. The decade has been marked with division and a denigration of civility—all things we grappled with before, but seem to have become more potent and concentrated now—and we enter this year with a dreariness, rather than delight.
Shutting down the government as a negotiating tactic left a lot of workers unpaid and it’s being used to force others to compromise. Sadly, the one using such tactics is one who notoriously refuses to compromise and federal workers aren’t the only people being used as pawns in the negotiation.
Just watch (or read) the President Trump Announcement on Border Security and Government Shutdown. I think it shows the President conducting himself (and lying) the same way he always has to get what he wants. It may not be the same literally but it’s close enough for me. I agree with Chris.
while we all reach clarity
gold-plated worlds fall