Of course, in the midst of these laments we both thanked our lucky stars for no longer living under the Soviet system, indeed, for the pleasure and advantages of being able to travel freely. So, with such progress having been made, we both concluded on an optimistic note, hoping that liberty will win out after all.
But it will, it will!!
What other outcome is possible in the long term? I am still hoping for a rejuvenation cure a la Lazarus Long so I will see it come about.
I tend to see the glass as half full rather than half empty. After all, there was a lot less in the glass before.
An interesting fact is that talking about threats to liberty with the natives, here in Australia, they don’t seem al that worried.
Immigrants from the east-bloc countries, on the other hand, understand exactly where you are coming from.
Good story. Thank you.