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It could be persuasively argued that going into 2020, we’re at the most critical juncture in modern human history. The looming specter of catastrophic climate change alone is enough to justify this assertion.

But oh, there’s so much more than that, tragically.

So, in no particular order, here’s a brief sampling of the toxic baggage we’re dragging from this decade to the next:

  1. We are being gaslit by our governments on an epic, global scale. Most of our “leaders” firmly believe that by repeating a lie often enough, it becomes “truth” no matter how compelling the evidence to the contrary is. Case in point: climate change. This is not a matter of opinion. Rational people don’t question the validity of the theory of gravity. The almost universal consensus of the global scientific community on this issue is not subject to your personal belief system. Facts don’t become fiction just because they threaten your comfy world view.

Not very cheery or festive, I know. But if there was ever a time to hope for the best while preparing for the worst — it’s now.

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