Unpredictability and Continuity
We don’t regard the future as being entirely unpredictable; we count on some degree of continuity. Until recently, I would have predicted that it would be unthinkable that every Republican senator would defend the behavior of an American president who compromised national security by conditioning release of congressionally approved military assistance to a besieged American ally on that country’s president agreeing to participate in a deceptive and dishonest scheme to discredit the American president’s prime political rival.
I would have predicted that it would be unthinkable that one of our two major political parties would be willing to participate in transitioning our country from a constitutional democracy into an autocracy.
It’s evident that we can’t count on as much continuity as I had thought.