The post office is selling eclipse stamps. When you press your thumb against the round moon it turns into an outline of north and South America.
The first pair of eclipse glasses I got were not sanctioned by the international organization for safe viewing although they had the logo. The cardboard was red, white, and blue, the glasses made in China.
I thought of the tendency for capitalist to exploit, sometimes in inappropriate ways, a new market. But unsafe eclipse glasses? And the fact that the capitalist contracted with China to make them, wow! Not only is the cold war over, there has been a coup. The capitalist have taken over the three branches of the U.S government. It stands to reason that they would take over our government first. The U.S has been the capitalist 800 pound gorilla, the master chef.
So it’s clear the whole Mueller investigation into Russian interference is really off base. It was the capitalist in Russia making a big deal with the capitalist in the United States. For these folks, Russia and the U.S. are really meaningless geopolitical appendages, they are geographic antiques from another era. It’s about money, finding the ways to clean it up and finding the best leverage point to make more.
Given what I perceive as the hype and hysteria surrounding the eclipse I recoil from the information bombs. That said I have obtained a good pair of eclipse glasses. They have the international symbol and the required numbers for safe viewing. I have a few tentative plans of where I might be on the eclipse day. I have talked to others about the local forecast for that day and I have thought about where best I might go to witness it. It just occurred to me that a good spot to witness might be on the Tillicum bridge. I went to Gabriela’s workplace for viewing the partial eclipse.