First off the earth is a finite space with finite resources. So after many false alarms we humans are at long last coming to the end of the line. If you think that’s bad, there is also what I call the universal law of probability balance.

This law will assure that there is no answer for of any of humankind’s problems let alone capitalism or democracy, which are artificial contrivances. The law simply states that creation must at some point in time be offset by destruction — stars are born stars die, peace is offset by war, love by hate etc.

During the last few centuries humankind has unleashed enormous technical creations that must be horrendously offset. Within these creations lies the seed of that offset — vast quantities of nuclear weapons quietly awaiting to work the grand ending of mankind and his creations. By the law of probability balance there is no escape. Then, too, Trump is not a good omen if you believe in those sorts of things.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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