First and possibly only blog post of 2020. It's a cold weekend. The Christmas decorations are still up. Next Tuesday the Impeachment Trial of President Donald John Trump will begin. Both sides are scrambling. It's easy to conclude that President Trump is a bad man who has done bad things but the bar for criminal activity is so high for the rich and powerful that it's difficult to see that he will ever be held accountable for his actions. He appears to have lived a lifetime in the swamp of criminality and power that those with influence and wealth swim laps in. Tuesday will certainly be a day of theater but will it make any difference to the slow degradation of the capitalist project? I'm not sure. Now to have a tasty coffee.