This title is attributed to Yogi Berra, the famous baseball talent and New York Yankees Hall of Famer.
It fits well into where we’re going now and let me explain why.
I will start from the background.
I was born and raised in a communist country with total government control; they used police and army to suppress people. All media was censored and we had two channels on TV, the second was a little fuzzy.
Education was good, arts too. I hope you can sense that when you read me.
We now have more advanced tools for controlling the population, more channels for once, the media is talking endlessly about the current health thread and the governments are imposing huge fines for not following the current set of restrictions.
That, plus constant confusion and rules that are changing, mostly with logic that is hard to follow.
The important thing that is missing here is any hard scientific proof that there is a danger out there.
Or even a logical explanation what are we measuring the current “pandemic” scale against.
It is all vague, like watching Donald Rumsfeld back in the day coming out and saying with a straight face – “I don’t know what, I don’t when, but something terrible is going to happen. Thank you all, no further questions.”
Claims that there is no space in hospital and people are treated outside in ambulances is all propaganda. In the UK a woman went to hospital to see if the claims are real. She took pictures and was arrested. You don’t arrest someone for taking pictures unless you are hiding something.
The walk-in clinic around the corner from my house is painfully empty.
But, here is a hint of what may be coming to the neighborhood near you:
The Washington DC (city) just passed a bill that allows the government to vaccinate your children without either the knowledge or consent of the parents.
And this with vaccination that was not properly tested, because it couldn’t possibly be in this short time.
I don’t know who is pushing this covid scandal, but someone is.
Or, as we used to say back in Europe “if I didn’t know its stupidity, I would think it’s a conspiracy.”
I would add peer pressure to it – if a prime minister of the next province in Canada is introducing new restrictions, I don’t want to be seen delinquent because it will cost me in the political career. So I will outdo him big time.
That’s how the political machine feeds it self.
Thing is, ordinary people suffer and many take it hard - seems like the winners are the alcohol and cannabis industries.
The construction industry will have a good run, as office spaces and shopping malls are converted into apartments.
Alternatively you could go to anger management class, but if you like me, you’ll realize that you not that angry, which I find funny. Every crisis, fake or not, creates opportunities.
Kids started asking questions that are tough to answer like, “if humans evolved from monkeys and apes, why there are still monkeys and apes, dad?”
“Don’t know, kid, we may have to redo the whole evolution theory but it won’t be me.”
In closing - 2020 was strange year, but I closed my trade. The book is square.
I am on vacation now; it rains at nights and sun is straight and hot in the day.
That’s about the best combination you can ask for. Add to this golf games with the ocean view.
If they’ll shut down the airline traffic I will have little trouble working from here.
Now, here is for better 2021.
Even if, the future ain’t what it used to be.
Tom Kubiak is the author of The Traveler