“So the Old World Slipped Away Never to Return Again…”: A Look Back at my Prediction for 2020

The usual Wednesday ‘good people’ post is delayed this week, but worry not … it will be here. Meanwhile, I would like to share with you Padre Steve’s latest post, a look back at his predictions from a year ago and some truths we need to ponder about the lessons of history. Thank you, Padre — excellent analysis, as always. I, too, wish you had been wrong way back in December 2019. Sigh.

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Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I wrote this article on 13 December 2019. It was pretty pessimistic even then without the Coronavirus 19 Pandemic which has killed over a quarter of a million Americans and infected over 11 million more, over a million in the past week. Over course that was not included in this article. The title then was  “So the Old World Slipped Away Never to Return Again…”: the Coming Disorder of 2020. Damn I hate being right, and we still have 49 days left in the year and President Trump seems intent on destroying the country using a scorched earth policy and attempting to provoke violence as the Proud Boys and other White Supremacist and self-proclaimed “militias” which are nothing more than heavily armed right wing vigilante and terrorist groups unrecognized by any law and operating outside of the Constitutional understanding of militias. Now we are…

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16 thoughts on “ “So the Old World Slipped Away Never to Return Again…”: A Look Back at my Prediction for 2020

  1. it suddenly occurred to me while listening to Giuliani’s rant in court, that they are trying to set up an insanity defense for the cheeto and all his little minions. It won’t work, but honestly people really can not be this stupid and live, can they?

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    • Insanity defense … I suppose that could make some sense, but his huge ego would never accept it, I think. Your question is the same one I’ve been scratching my head and asking for a long time now … and the answer appears to be that yes, they really can be that stupid and live. Sigh. Hugs, Suze.

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  2. Thank you for sharing!!… Again, for Trump it has always been about him, caring little for anyone or anything else… again, his closed minded minions know how to feed his ego to get what they wish, has nothing to do with loyalty… and at this moment, they are getting the headlines… 🙂
    Change is in the winds.. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future.” (John F. Kennedy) and those “good people” ( and others) that you refer to are working in the background making those changes!… 🙂
    I don’t concentrate on Trump, I concentrate on change.. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last chapter.” (Author Unknown )… 🙂

    Hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be!… 🙂

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    • You’re quite right that we must look forward, not behind us. But … right now, there is so much potential for damage over the next two months that I think we must remain aware of what is happening each day, too. And the changes to come won’t be without hurdles and roadblocks, but hopefully they will bring a brighter future. This is the perfect song for the day! Thanks, Dutch! Keep well, my friend.

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