“Rebuild, reconstruct, rehabilitate, repair, restore, reset: you too must formulate your own Marshall Plan for recovery!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Is it over yet?
Not quite yet, but there are incredible signs of renewal and hope this morning finally!
Even so, there is a tremendous amount of hard work that has to come. Trust has been destroyed, respect has been squandered, rational thinking has been put aside, sanity has checked out, hatred has been unleashed, and realistic strategies have been plundered. It’s going to take a huge amount of effort to bring back anything great again when so much has been made worse through the egomaniacal thinking that the future is something that is something easily made better through fiat via angry tweets.
The road back is going to be long, complex, and horrifically difficult, particularly given that a vast number of people have chosen fantasy over reality, easy mythical solutions as opposed to actual hard work.
With this thinking in mind, I’ve just ordered the book “Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II,” for a good, hard look at what worked when a similar moment in history, wherein a huge section of an entire population fell prey to the delusions of a dictatorial mind, somehow found their way to a path of recovery. In my mind, I need to understand the past to try to comprehend any sort of road to the future.
The damage that has been done is pretty extraordinary; simply read my 2017 post, What Comes Next with the Decline of an Empire.”
But we’re at a new and complex starting point as the nightmare of now gives way to a cold, hard analysis of the destruction in its aftermath.