The Fallacy of New Year’s Day

Many songs are written about it – U2 and Rage Against the Machine come to mind – but there is nothing to it in the end. New Year’s Day is a falsehood. Nothing will change today.

Yes, Trump is to be removed and the pandemic calmed. But what then?

What about the problems with Biden, racial inequality and the next virus? What then?

We can certainly dream and pretend that something better awaits. We’re good at doing that.

But really, what then?