One wishes as happy a new year as possible to one and all.
It falls to insomnia power to open the innings for 2018 for UD.
Let us use this open thread to share new year’s day thoughts. END
PS: My own general thought is one of grave concern for our civilisation (per Machiavelli of all people), but not entirely without hope:
Let’s add the famous painting:
Let’s clip Wiki:
>>Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? is a painting by French artist Paul Gauguin. Gauguin inscribed the original French title in the upper left corner: D’où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous. The inscription the artist wrote on his canvas has no question mark, no dash, and all words are capitalized. In the upper right corner he signed and dated the painting: P. Gauguin / 1897.>>
On that, here is a specifically Gospel-based, Christian discipleship challenge oriented form of the same frame of thought:
PPS: Here is my continuing geo-strategic estimate: