It’s been months since my last post. What can I say, I’ve been busy. Construction boom in LA, lots of work in tile right now. As a project manager with all the change orders, submittals, RFI’s, etc. I can’t stand to look at a computer when I get home. I long to write, I really do. I’ve been reading a decent amount – mostly fiction lately. The Trump stuff gets old … I get that the “status-quo” crowd lost because there are real, ignored problems in the country today, and I get that Trump won’t fix it. It’s time to move on already- it’s old news. We’re lucky to be in the US at a time when central banks are extending the market cycle to the extent that it destroys the working class with ever more minuscule gains for the paper wealth of the rich. Most countries have a rich-poor divide far worse than ours – and every bit as self-righteous and abnoxious.
Anyway, keep plugging away while there’s still work, one of these years it will evaporate as surely as it did in 2008. The main question is will it be yet another step down where wages fall while costs rise, or will a real socialist hero come forth talking of things long forgotten- like a living wage, and housing for the middle class. The alternative is the authoritarian type which merely consolidates his own power, but change will come. Who knows when it will be safe to own a home, who knows when it will be safe to raise a family … the day will come, one way or another. Those on top are insatiable parasites who would push all into slavery to increase the paper value of their assets, but a democracy like ours allows built-up pressure to create just enough change to prevent the bloody revolutions seen in more autocratic societies. There’s hope for future generations at least, and our life isn’t so bad if you can give up on raising a family or meaningfully shaping the world.