Diary 290

Diary 290

Saturday, January 2nd

January, as you probably know, is named after Janus the Roman god of doorways, and hence the entrance to the year. Janus is usually depicted as a god with two faces, one looking forwards and one looking backwards – considering the new but unable to stop considering the old. That’s roughly the way I feel after four years of the ‘president’ and most of a year of Covid.

It seems I’m not alone in having my attention caught by the past. A tiny minority of Republicans in the House and Senate are still trying to overturn the election results.  It’s not that they actually believe they can do it, it’s just that those eyeing the next election want to curry favor with the former ‘president’s’ more lunatic supporters, and think that by acting like him they’ll scoop those votes for next time around. That’s another kind of two-faced January behavior.