the future is just a continuation of the past. we can't know the future but we do know the past. In fact I'd say the past is the only place where the truth can be found, especially in politics, politicking, and reporting on the same.
my point being that looking at the past and watching the trends, current and historic, are fairly reliable tools for guessing at the future. That ain't projecting in the psychological sense, it's projecting in the practical sense. Like projecting amounts of lumber coming out of the forest of the East Coast based on numbers from the last ten years kind of projecting.
Nice that anyone can see riots in the big cities past , present, and future as things not to concern ones' self with and that geography or proximity to eternity (me too) insulate one from the horrors of said rioting but I goshdamned guarantee you if you live in a big city these things are life changers. One must keep both eyes tuned to life changers lest he too soon join the Legions of Dead Buddhists Who Didn't See It Coming.
And that is why one ignores these political trends at his own peril. Some of us are still rather committed to their meat-form-conveyances, ya' know? Whether by choice or necessity is another matter......
Edited by pharmer, 14 November 2016 - 02:26 AM.