Venn diagram of modern life

How to understand current events

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Three years ago when the Kung Flu arrived and government went all Third Reich on our asses, I was lost, angry, and confused. It took some time, but I think I've figured out what's happening.

The Venn diagram above mostly lays out the big picture. There are most certainly nuances I've missed and left out, but this is the world as I see it in broad strokes.

The world has changed significantly in the last three years, or maybe I've simply opened my eyes and am finally seeing through the shadows in Plato's Cave.

Like I said, when all this happened I was lost, angry, and confused. Now, I'm no longer lost or confused.

As for the anger, well, yeah I'm still plenty angry, and you should be, too.

Steve in 2021
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Topdog is Steve Merryman, a retired graphic designer, illustrator, and unrepentant asshole. Steve can usually be found working on a portrait commission or some other artwork. Steve fills his days by painting, writing, shootin' guns, cuttin' trees, hiking with his dogs, and savoring a beer or two, all while searching for the perfect cheeseburger. He studiously avoids social media and is occasionally without pants.