Our last chance to determine our future is upon us. From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform.com:
Janus is an ancient Roman, a composite god who is associated with doorways, beginnings, and transitions. A usually two-faced god, he looks to both the future and the past at the same time, embodying a binary.
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.
– Thomas Pynchon, “Gravity’s Rainbow” (1973)
Two years ago, also during the month of Janus, I wrote a speculative article on Trump as two faces on the same coin and, specifically, considered the president as the “most interesting man in the world”: an enigmatic “ringleader”, of sorts, who always keeps us guessing between transitional episodes:
In so many ways, Trump is the perfect foil to usher in a new epoch… a forerunner of sorts before another ringleader takes center stage.
To be sure, President Trump is like a flip-sided Obama the way he’s branded upon America’s psyche. And, like Obama, he’s a walking, talking, Rorschach test.
For good? Or bad?
Either way: We all have our suspicions and are becoming more certain with each passing day.
And here we are today, two years later, still wondering.