It is hard to reconcile the world in which we live with the world in which I launched this blog in 2014. A braggadocius, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, trans-phobic , misogynistic reality TV star, is president. Himself no doubt guilty of multiple sexual assaults, as I really wants this blog, the Republican Senate is rushing to confirm his latest Supreme Court appointee, who, whilst perhaps protected from criminality by the legal construct of reasonable doubt, has been subject to multiple, entirely credible allegations of sexual assault, who has responded to the accusations against him with a demeanor which should preclude election to the student council were he in elementary school, let alone a lifetime appointment to the highest court of the land.
Lest we forget, in this latest outrage, there are still children in cages, a Secretary of Education who does not believe in public education, let alone special education, and an Atty. Gen. who is probably not a big supporter of the post-Civil War amendments to the Constitution, let alone the Civil Rights Act that his department discharged to enforce. We have a leader with his finger on the nuclear button who does not seem to understand that nuclear weapons are unthinkable to use, and was too busy enjoying the benefits that he reaped from gaps in our cybersecurity possibly champion closing them, let alone acknowledging the Russian aggression in their use. And on, and on, and on.
At various times, my outrage has been so great that I felt that I had to speak out, and so I have penned a few articles to my professional inclusion blog which do not really belong there, so important did I feel that it was to speak up.
And then I remembered this blog, originally the omnibus blog that became my inclusion blog, before it migrated to my professional inclusion site. This blog was not originally for commercial purposes, or to grow my business, but just to share my ideas to those who might wish to listen. I realized that I had a place to share the thoughts bursting out of my head that was not my professional inclusion blog, and that it was here.
So I have renamed this site Matan’s Musings.
Matan Koch’s blog officially migrated long ago to http://www.matankoch.com/blog a long time ago, and it is been the home for new inclusion material close to three years. If following that material is the reason that you subscribed to this blog, I urge you to subscribe there. If you do not wish to follow my musings in this time of outrage, I urge you to unsubscribe here. To all, thank you for reading.