Today is the day on which we remember the birth of Douglas Adams – a giant in the field of: “…comedic sci-fi authors who tried for the rest of their lives to get Hollywood to make a film of their magnum opus but who dies before it came to fruition… only to see it immediately green-
… is also, conversely the time when it all begins to turn around. The long dark tea time of the soul* is over! The Winter Solstice has arrived. At least, it has in the northern hemisphere. And thus, the light returns… * With apologies to Douglas Adams…
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” “The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” “Don’t Panic.” “A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” “Ford!” he said, “there’s an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they’ve worked out.”
When one side in the political debate begins with the premise that a given problem is the direct result of the other side’s insistence upon an outdated and self-serving reliance on complete corporate freedom from oversight and regulation, one is tempted to look for deeper motives; such as envy, or a fundamental mis-understanding of the free market system – or maybe even a political philosophy of redistribution that might, in itself, be obsolete and worn. But when the other side doesn’t even address these issues, but instead resorts to fear-mongering amongst it constituency, and creating hatred concerning a host of issues the majority of the country is already far ahead on, then one has to wonder where the disconnect lies.