Subscriber Community Thread (#9)
Hello everyone, I hope you and your families are all doing well amid turbulent times. I’ve noticed a sharp uptick in the last two weeks or so of people unsubscribing while citing a need to conserve spending, and this seems like some anecdotal evidence that the expected economic storm is either about to hit or – more likely – is already making landfall. That would be in line with US consumer and small business confidence indices that are both now registering record-breaking lows. What is your view on the economic situation? Do leave a comment below. Meanwhile, best wishes to all, and if you’ve had to unsubscribe I hope to see you back during better times someday soon.
In not unrelated news, I’ve advanced the timetable on this post in order to speak to the unfolding mass protests in the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere around the globe. This, you will not be surprised, is of significant interest to me given the parallels to the trucker protests in Canada. So that’s first up in the discussion of reading suggestions below.
Lastly, as an update, the next subscriber essay on the prophetic vision of Lewis and Tolkien and their potentially surprising relevance for our post-modern age is coming along nicely. But I have to take my time and move carefully, as I know that all you Tolkien and Inklings nerds out there are utterly merciless and will brutally savage even the slightest error in lore. So I must keep it secret and safe until fully confident in its perfection.
On to suggestions and commentary: