Title

2016: More of the Same

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

On this, 2016 New Year’s Day celebration, Janus’ countenances on the recto verso fascia sculpture of the Roman god are looking bewildered, confused, angry, and apprehensive. This 2015-2016 Janus visage is bewildered at how rapidly 2015 elapsed in a memento mori personal prompting to mankind; it is confused about the myriad outcomes of a bad 2015; it is angry at the depravity to which humanity has descended; and it is apprehensive about the footpath onto which modern day civilizations are about to embark.

With a tinge of a Cassandra, a Tiresias, and a Hamlet, what follows are a few predictions for 2016.

Publication Title

CounterPunch