True & Honest Fan
- Jan 14, 2018
Things evolve, they don't magically change because the 10s dial on the date counter moves one position.
Well put. Some things will improve, others get worse. To a large extent, what gets better and what gets worse depends on your situation in life.
One thing I see happening during the 2020's - a "regulating" election in 2024. People will want change after eight years of President Trump. Right now have no idea whatsoever who the candidates might be. If the Dems can find a candidate who isn't batshit crazy and espouses positions most people can live with - maybe Tulsi Gabbard, the Surf Mommy - that candidate should win. The GOP will need to run someone who will continue to put America and Americans first, in the vein of Trump. They can and should have their own positions, though.
Something else I see during the 2020's - major problems in China and maybe Russia. Long as Putin is still alive Russia will continue to muddle through. Keep an eye on what's happening in Hong Kong. Xi and the CCP are scared shitless over these demonstrations. They have no good choices, just bad for them and truly fucked. Acceding to all the demonstrators' demands will encourage people in "mainland" China to press for more political freedom - and the CCP has plenty on its' hands right now just keeping the lid on popular unhappiness. Going Tienanmen in Hong Kong will have political and economic repercussions. Can see economic boycotts of China, as well as ambassadors being recalled. When you add a likely recession during this decade, I can easily see debt and credit bubbles bursting, and unemployment skyrocketing due to reduced demand for exports.
Jesus...if I make it to 2030 will be 75 years old. Holy fucking shit! Well, hope KF will still be around.
I just don't want to be old.
While we must acknowledge the passage of time, we need never acknowledge growing old. That's my attitude.