The first bug to hit a clean windshield lands directly in front of your eyes.
Like most of the sane people who read this blog, I have spent the past few weeks experiencing the joy of Donald Trump not being our president. Biden's greatest promise has already been fulfilled, as a sense of normalcy is beginning to return to our political process. Of course today will mark a radical departure from that as the first reunion special, in what I'm sure is going to be a long series of them, is scheduled to begin today for the Trump cast and crew. To be clear, I am referring to Trump's second impeachment trial. May be convicted and barred from holding office for the rest of his days.
I have been waiting to write this post for the last four years and I'm so happy that the moment is finally here. If you still worship at the altar of Trump, you will not like what I have to say. I am not pulling any punches. The time for a reckoning has finally arrived.
The last four years under the Trump regime have been an utter nightmare for most Americans. From my perspective I watched aghast as the country abandoned facts, data, logic, tradition, compassion, trust and all acceptable forms of reason and traded it all in for zealotry, insanity and wild off the wall conspiracy theories. I watched President Trump use his Twitter account the same way that Al Queda used planes on September 11th to torment and terrorize the American public. If you remain skeptical, let me point you to the 400,000 Americans who have now died from COVID. That is the only evidence required to show that Donald Trump was a far more effective terrorist than Osama Bin Laden could've ever dreamed of being.
The world is one hell of a fucked up place right now. If you are reading this around the time I posted it, then you know exactly what I mean unless you've been living under a rock. If you really have no idea what I'm talking about, put on your big boy pants and go read some news first. In any event, as a result of recent political events (you can read my opinion on those here if you are interested, but its not required reading) the social network Parler has effectively been summarily executed by Big Tech.
Now this is not the first barrage in Big Tech's role in these events, but as of right now it is the most significant. While it may soon be upstaged as this situation is moving extremely fast, right now it is the shadow looming over all of us in tech. This particular part of the story is absolutely huge from our perspective.