The Future is Good

The future is an inherently good thing, and we move into it one winter at a time. Things get better one winter at a time. So if you’re going to celebrate something, then have a drink on this: the world is, generally and on balance, a better place to live this year than it was last year.

– Spider Jerusalem, Next Winters

Spider jerusalem - HL Menken

Think what you will about everything that’s happening everywhere, the future is coming, and with it change. So if someone tells you they have a Democracy hangover from last night, quote my friend txvoodoo:

Give me more Democracy, please and thank you, even when I disagree with it. Like the Voting Rights Act. Yes, the data was old, but that means we should get new data. As Ginsberg said, “[this] is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.”

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