The Year Of The Rooster

The Chinese will ring in the Year of the Rooster on January 28, 2017,  while in America, many are convinced the Year of the Jackass begins on January 20th.

Rooster Years are a blend of righteousness and justice, bombast and logistical efficiency. Public and private administration jobs, military careers or police jobs are highly favored. –


The bombast will be quite pronounced. There is a hint of efficiency, but time will tell. Military careers? We hope not. We are ass-deep in things military. Righteousness and justice are what we really need, and not the Mike-Pence-justice of back-alley abortions and conversion therapy. The kind of justice where a kid who was born here gets a chance to contribute to the USA, regardless of where the parents were born.


Economic justice would be nice. Trickle-down justice will not. Nor will magic ponies that shit high-paying jobs that will never come back to this country because they are not high-paying any more. Honest truths from our leaders is just a whimsy at this point. When the masses want to dream, they find little reason to wake them. Let them sleep.

Fire melting Metal, the resulting electric and hot atmosphere will be a source of tension to account for. We should therefore expect an intensification of virile (and sterile) demonstrations on the part of leaders of countries or big corporations. Migration caused by wars and climate changes all contribute to degrade an already heavy if not unstable political climate.

Manly Men

The virile and sterile demonstrations have been on-going for the entirety of the campaign season in the US. Our new cabinet fairly reeks of testosterone, and that ain’t good. There are many who believe that Barack Obama’s measured responses were a sign of weakness. Expect no dilly-dallying from this crowd. We have returned to cowboy administration. Reagan-esque responses. Shoot first. Stand your ground. Take no prisoners.

They Keep Coming

If you are a migrant, escaping a brutal war in your home country, you are basically screwed. You have not been painted as doctors and engineers looking for a better life for your families. You are a diseased mind looking for a way to kill westerners. The rooster struts. He does not commiserate. Walls will be built against your passage.

This is the year of  strong men. The year of wise men is officially over. The rooster crows.