The bleak house
As large countries cuddle with autocrats and killers of democracy, as the small ones extinguish themselves, as the heat wave arrives earlier than predicted and as misery envelope the globe, it appears hopeless. Only fools will remain optimistic where humans kill others of different religion, color and gender, as the mad men in the East unleash war and fury and those in the West protect the criminal who want to do worse, as children get raped and the congressmen condone the act, as Jimmy and Kevin plot revenge to appease the mob boss, who got into trouble by acting rather than asking others to act, it is theater that should not be missed. Time appears limited as the World hurtles toward an inescapable discontinuity, as simulations show a mere tilt of Neptune by a passing star could destroy the solar system. It does not matter that the JW telescope has clarity looking into the universe as the dwindling eight billion predictably move toward extinction.
Such is the state of the blue planet in distress, men with knowledge try to kill it by appeasing the fossil fuel industry and those without it do nothing. As those with small brains and other infrastructure run the universe, at least in their own minds, as a great country get ready to resurrect the evil and yet another tries to sustain the same, as presidents travel to evil lands to fist bump with killers of journalists, as some make their currencies open so that they can trade with the killers of children and women, as the suits shake hands in joy after a deal is struck, as the prince and princess revel in nearly $1 billion in ill-gotten wealth, as the greatest man get ready to start again, the future is bleak for humanity.
It is the bleak house. Make the best out of what is remaining.