I am taking a couple of weeks off from public life. The past two years have brought plenty of joys and tears. Fortunately there have been no broken bones on my body, just a few bruises.
I feel that I have had too little time to indulge in the activities that give me pleasure, but I have also to admit that I was busy with other activities that are just as pleasurable. Life has so many possibilities, and at the end of the day it is all about the choices that one can make with the limited cognition and will at hand.
I will be back in 2019.
It’s been a few years since I last was here. Then it was December and it was last century. Now I return in search of shade and without a plan.
Now I wonder if I have the will to invent my dreams.
First thing this morning when I woke up in Bern, I checked on the election results. I was glad that I had gotten some sleep. The day has not been easy.
I’m Swiss too. I am also a Swiss politician. Today I feel sorry for all of my Americans.
I feel sorry for those who voted Trump, he will not make America great again. He will not even make America better. You are still in the losers lot, you will become further disenfranchised and the class struggle will continue. It just isn’t the class struggle that Marx talked about.
I feel sorry for those who voted Clinton, she may represent all the ugly things that the establishment represents, but she is miles ahead of the pack, and she could have been a good president, given a chance. Frankly, I don’t give a hoot that she is a woman, but I could trust her to make it work for all of us. I feel sorry for all of those of you libertarian and higher ground intellectuals who wasted your vote on a candidate with no chance; you can’t distinguish your idealism from real politics and you don’t have a clue on how to be pragmatic. It’s not a good day to have US citizenship. It is a day to reflect.
That is, I say yes to the rainy days, I say yes to the rainbow, and I still don’t like umbrellas. Don’t let the crises go to waste. Start rebuilding humanity.