Pluto has been in Capricorn

 Pluto has been in Capricorn from . . .

(note that this does not include Uranus, which is now in Aries and squaring Pluto.

See my article, The Revolution Will Be Televised Tonight, The Mountain Astrologer, May-June 2016 and on this website after July 1, 2017.


287-305 A.D.
Three Emperors of Rome killed by their own troops, Tacitus, Probus and Carus.
Diocletian, 284, divides Roman Empire into East and West and rules the East, Maximiam the West.
287, Carausius, commander of Roman British fleet, rebels and rules Britain as emperor (until killed by fellow rebel Alectus in 293)
303, Diocletian orders persecution of Christians.
533-551
Fighting between Byzantine Empire and Persia throughout, despite “eternal peace’ signed in 533.
534, Franks conquer Burgundy. Byzantium conquers part of North Africa 535 Byzantium starts to reconquer Italy (it will take through 554)
537 King Arthur supposedly killed at Camlan
537 St Sophia Basilica completed in Constantinople (Istanbul) 542-546, Plague epidemic in the Empire.
550, St David takes Christianity to Wales
779-796.
In 779, Offa king of Mercia becomes king of all England. Earliest extant prints in Japan.


 782, Charlemagne summons learned monk Alcuin of York to head palace school at Aachen; revival of learning in Europe. Also executes 4500 Saxons at Verden. Construction of Offa’s Dike again Welsh attacks on Mercia
787 first Danish invasions of Britain.
788 Charlemagne annexes Bavaria. Shiite kingdom established in Morocco (by Idris).
790 Alcuin appointed principal of Frankish court school. Schola Cantorum in Rome establishes schools for church music in Paris, Soissons, Metz and Cologne.
791 Constantine VI imprisons his mother Irene for cruelty and assumes power.
792 Irene regains power.
793 Offa’s Mercia annexes East Anglia
795 The Norse land in Ireland
796 Offa dies, end of Mercia ruling Britain
1025-1041.
1025 Beginning of decline of Byzantine power
1027 Omar Khayyam born
1028, Canute conquers Norway.
1030, Olaf tries and fails to re-take Norway, killed at Stiklestad 1031 Henry I becomes king of France
1032 Burgundy becomes part of Holy Roman Empire
1033 Poland becomes a fief of the Holy Roman Empire (defeated by Germans and Russians). Castile becomes a separate kingdom.
1034 Duncan becomes King of the Scots


 1035, Death of Canute, his possessions are divided. Hardicanute becomes King of Denmark, will die from drink. Harold I becomes king of England. Sveyn becomes king of Norway. William the Bastard, son of Robert le Diable and grandson of Rollo the Viking, becomes Duke of Normandy. Ferdinand I King of Castile.
1039 A Welsh prince defeats the English
1040, MacBeth kills Duncan at Elgin and becomes King of the Scots. Hardicanute becomes king of England.
The “Truce of God” is proclaimed in Aquitaine. Attempt to restore some order in face of ineffectual or divided political power. No attacking or stealing from non-combatants or clergy, no fighting on church Feast days, no violence within 30 paces of a church and in the church itself, no stealing from churches or clergy, no attacking or stealing from pilgrims. In some places you couldn’t kill people on certain days of the week, which supposedly allowed people to travel to churches to attend services and venerate relics and then go home in peace.
1270-1286.
in 1270, death of Louis IX of France on 8th Crusade, Philip III the Bold king until 1285.
1271, Marco Polo sets off to visit Kublai Khan, returns 1295.
1273, Rumi born
1274, First Mongol (Kublai Khan) invasion of Japan, fails.
1275, Marco Polo enters Khan’s service. Earliest record of a human dissection, “chirurgia’ by William of Saliceto
1276, there were four Popes in this one year.
1277 Franciscan Brit. philosopher Roger Bacon exiled for heresy.


 1278 invention of the glass mirror
1280 rebellion of textile workers of Flanders
1281, 2nd Mongol invasion of Japan fails in disaster.
1282, French are massacred in Sicily.
1283, Edward I conquers Wales. A false “Emperor Frederick II’ makes claims in Germany.
1285 Adam de la Halle writes down the Jeu de Robin et Marion
1516-1532.
in 1517, the Protestant Reformation begins; Luther nails his 95 theses of protest on the church door at Wittenburg. Ottoman Turks Empire capture Cairo, Syria and Egypt; end of Mameluke Empire.
1519, Reformation begins in Switzerland.
1520, “Field of Cloth of Gold,” Francois I of France meets with Henry VIII of England to ask help against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Henry refuses and forms secret treaty with Charles.
1521, Cortez captures Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. Luther declared heretic and excommunicated at Diet of Worms. Pope Leo X dubs Henry VIII “Defender of the Faith” for his opposition to Luther.
1522, one of Magellan’s ships circumnavigates the world for the first time. 1527 Sack of Rome by Spanish and German troops, Pope Clement VII is captured.
1529 Henry VIII dismisses Lord Chancellor Thomas Wolsey for failing to get the Pope to consent to Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon. Thomas More appointed Lord Chancellor. Henry summons reformation Parliament and cuts more ties with Rome.
1530 Wolsey dies.


 1532 Thomas More resigns. Peace of Nuremberg lets Protestants practice their religion freely. Calvin starts Protestant movement in France.
1762-1777.
in 1762 Rousseau publishes The Social Contract. The Sorbonne Library opens. Mozart tours Europe at age six. Benjamin Franklin improves the playability of the harmonica.
1763, peace of Paris ends French and Indian War, UK gets Canada and almost all land east of Mississippi. First Chambers of Commerce in NY and NJ. Frederick the Great establishes village schools in Prussia. Boswell meets Johnson for the first time.
1764 Sugar Act taxes American colonies. Literary salons started in Paris and London. Voltaire publishes his Philosophical Dictionary. London starts using house numbers. James Watts invents the condenser, first step toward his steam engine.
1765 Stamp Act taxes colonies’ publications and legal documents, challenged by Virginia Assembly. Delegates from 9 colonies draw up a declaration of rights and liberties at Stamp Act Congress in NY. Potato becomes most eaten food in Europe.
1766 Stamp Act repealed but Britain declares its right to tax colonies in Declaratory Act. First sidewalk paved in Westminster.
1767 Townshend Acts taxes various imports into the colonies. Colonies decide not to import them. Mason Dixon line separates free from slave states. Captain Cook discovers/explores east coast of Australia, calls it New S. Wales. NY Assembly suspended for refusing to quarter British troops.


 1768, Secretary of State for the colonies appointed in Britain. Mass. Assembly dissolved for refusing to collect taxes. Boston refuses to quarter troops. James Cook sets sail on his first circumnavigation.
1769 VA Assembly dissolved for protesting colonial treason trials in Westminster. Napoleon I born. First lightning conductors used on high buildings.
1770, Boston Massacre, Brit troops fire on colonists, 5 dead. Townshend Acts repealed except for tax on tea. Paris opens first public restaurant.
1771 first edition of Encyclopedia Britannica
1772 Boston Assembly demands colonies’ rights, threatens secession. Captain Cook begins second voyage. Judge William Murray in Somerset case rules that a slave is free on landing in England.
1773 Boston Tea Party, “Indians” dump tea into Boston harbor. Peasant uprising in Russia, suppressed 1775. Pope Clement XIV dissolves Jesuit Order, Joseph II expels them from Empire. The waltz becomes fashionable in Vienna.
1774, the Intolerable Acts, Britain refuses to recall the British governor of Mass., closes the port of Boston, first Continental Congress meets in Philly to protest. Serious boycott of imported goods. Goethe publishes The Sorrows of Werthe. FA Mesmer uses hypnosis for health purposes. School for orphans and neglected children founded in Switzerland
1775, War of Independence begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries. Britain also at war in India until 1782. First commercial steam engines produced. First British banks’ clearing-house established in London. Digitalis first used against dropsy.


 1776, British troops forced to evacuate Boston, Dec of Independence adopted by Continental Congress. Edward Gibbon publishes Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Cook’s 3rd voyage to the Pacific
1777 Spain and Portugal settle disputes with their own colonies. The torpedo is invented. Lavoisier proves that air is mostly oxygen and nitrogen. Cooperative workshop for tailors is founded in Birmingham. French enter war on the American side.
2008-2023.
Economy collapsed. Mideast continues very tense. Obama won the 2008 election, may win this one. Uprisings throughout the Mideast recently. We’re gradually withdrawing from Iraq/Afghanistan. Occupy Wall Street. Quagmires in Congress. Most of the money controlled by 1% of the population. (like France pre-Revolution...) Major feeling against wall street, banks, corporations, etc. Some reforms get through. Technology continues to progress. Health care and gasoline costs go up. Middle class loses ground. Housing crisis, unemployment stays high. Widespread uneasiness about world economy, fuel sources, what will happen.
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Pluto in Aquarius
305 – 328,
Rebel Emperor of Brit., Carausius, killed by fellow rebel Allectus.

 305, Diocletian and Maximiam abdicate, power struggle follows.
306, Constantine the Great becomes Emp. of the Eastern Roman Empire. 308, Maxentius son of Maximian, becomes Emperor in the West.
312: Constantine kills Maxentius and is converted to Christianity
313: Constantine allows Christianity in the Empire—Edict of Toleration, Milan. Also forbids public gladitorial combats.
324 Constantine reunites the Roman Empire
551-573
552, Buddhism goes to Japan.
553 Silk industry becomes monopoly in Byzantine empire
554, Byzantine empire conquers southeast Spain.
558 Clothar I reunites the kingdom of the Franks
561 Clothar dies, his kingdom divided among 4 sons
562 , Japanese lose power over Korea.
563, St Columba founds monastery on isle of Iona in Scotland and starts converting the Picts to Christianity.
567 Visigoths driven out of western Spain. Frankish kingdom divided into 3 partitions
570, Mohammed born in Mecca.
572, Persians dominate in Arabia.
797-818.
797 Empress Irene of Byzantium has her son Constantine blinded, overthrows him, reportedly proposes to Charlemagne, and is eventually deposed.


 800, Pope Leo III crowns Charlemagne Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome. Poems are sung to music at Charlemagne’s court. Leo separates from Eastern empire and becomes supreme bishop of the West. Vikings invade Germany. The Irish reach Iceland; the Norse discover the Faroes (islands).   801 Bragi becomes earliest known Norwegian poet. Charlemagne prohibits prostitution.
802 Egbert King of Wessex. The Vikings rule Ireland. Germanic tribal law codified by order of Charlemagne. First rose trees planted in Europe.
803, Harun el Raschid takes over Baghdad and deposes ruling family. Byzantine Empire recognizes independence of Venice.
804 Charlemagne’s last war against the Saxons; his rule now extends to the Elbe.
806 Vikings sack the monastery on Iona (Scotland)
810 Persian mathematician al Chwarazmi writes book about equations and coins the term “algebra.”
813 School of astronomy founded at Baghdad
814, the Arabs adopt Indian numerals 0-9, start multiplying by 10. Charlemagne dies; his son Louis the Pious becomes King of France and of the Holy Roman Empire. Western empire begins to regress in political and social importance at Charlemagne’s death.
817 Louis the Pious divides France among his sons.
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1042-1063.
Edward the Confessor King of England, but power in the hands of Earl Godwin and his sons.
1044 the deposed pope Benedict IX sells the papacy to Gregory VI.


 1046 Harald Haardraada King of Norway. Both popes deposed. Synod of Rome grants papacy to the Saxon Pope Clement II.
1047 William of Normandy crushes rebellion of nobles in Normandy 1050 Normans start going into England. The Mabinogion first appears. Polyphonic singing replaces Gregorian chant. Time values given to notes. The harp comes to Europe. Astrolabes arrive in Europe from the East. 1051 Earl Godwin exiled, returns with fleet in 1052 and wins back power. 1052, Edward the Confessor founds Westminster Abbey.
1053, Godwin dies, his son Harold succeeds him as earl of Wessex.
1054, break between Byzantium Empire and Roman church, Eastern church now completely independent. The papal chair is empty for a year. Abdallah ben Yassim begins Muslim conquest of West Africa. Henry I of France invades Normandy and is defeated at Mortemer.
1055 Harold’s brother Tostig becomes Earl of Northumbria
1056 Wales does homage to Wessex and Mercia
1061 Normans conquer Messina.
1062 Berengar of Tours opposes doctrine of transubstantiation. Marrakesh founded.
1063 Harold and Tostig put down a Welsh rebellion. (1064 the shipwreck off Normandy, and Harold’s tricked into swearing to uphold William’s claim)
1287-1307.
1287 Mongols invade Burma
1288 Osman, founder of Ottoman Empire, is born
1289 Friar John of Montecorvino becomes 1st archbishop of Beijing. Founding of Montpellier University in France. Block printing being done in Ravenna.


 1290 following death of Margaret Queen of Norway & Scotland, 13 people claim the Scots throne.
1291, Edward I expels all Jews from England. Muslims capture Acre, last Christian stronghold in Holy Land, end of the Crusades.
1294 death of Kublai Khan. Boniface VIII becomes Pope, he’s a lawyer & diplomat & practices the magic arts.
1295 Edward I summons first (male) representative parliament of England. Alliance between France and Scotland. Marco Polo returns to Italy.
1296 Edward I deposes Scots king. Conflict between Pope and Philip IV of France over Papal powers in France.
1297 William Wallace defeats Brit army. 1298 Edward I defeats Wallace and recaptures Scotland.
1298 Marco Polo begins his memoirs in a Genoese jail
1300, Edward I invades Scotland. “Aucassin et Nicolette,” famous French love story, written down. Jongleurs become professional musical entertainers in France. Apothecaries become popular in Germany. Temporary end of European slave trade.
1302, Papal authority declared supreme. First meeting of French Estates General.
1303 the French (Philip IV) capture Pope Boniface VIII and ill-treat him, he’s rescued but dies soon after in the Vatican. University of Rome founded. First medical references to eyeglasses.
1304 Petrarch born.
1305, the French move the Holy See to Avignon, France, beginning of the “Babylonian Captivity” and there were 2 Popes. British capture and execute William Wallace. Giotto paints frescoes in Padua. Edward I standardizes the yard and the acre.


 1306 Philip IV expels the Jews from France. Scots rebellion led by Robert the Bruce who’s crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
1307, Edward I dies on march north to crush Robert the Bruce. Dante composes the Divine Commedia
1533-1552.
1533, Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn and is excommunicated by Pope Clement VII. Thomas Cranmer becomes Archbishop of Canterbury. Francisco Pizarro captures Inca capital Cuzco and conquers Peru. The future Queen Elizabeth I born to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Holbein the Younger, and Titian, are painting. First insane asylums founded but without medical attention.
1534 Henry declares himself Supreme Head of Church of England in Act of Supremacy. Founding of the Jesuits by Ignatius Loyola. Turks capture Tunis Baghdad and Mesopotamia. François Rabelais publishes Gargantua, part 2 of Pantagruel. Luther completes German translation of the Bible. Michelangelo finishes the Medici tomb and moves from Florence to Rome. Decree forbids British farmer from owning more than 200 sheep.
1535 Thomas More executed for failing to take Oath of Supremacy. Jacques Cartier sails up the St Lawrence River to what will be Québec and Montréal. Holbein’s portrait of Henry VIII. Statute of Uses curbs power of English landowners.
1536, Anne Boleyn is executed and Henry marries Jane Seymour. Holbein made court painter. Suppression of monasteries in England begins under direction of Thomas Cromwell, now Lord Privy Seal, completed 1539. Parliament declares the pope has no authority in England. 376 religious houses dissolved by royal decree. Calvin and Luther are publishing.


 Reformation comes to Denmark and Norway. Michelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel. First song book with lute music notation published in Spain. 1537 Jane Seymour dies after giving birth to Edward VI. First conservatories of music are founded in Italy. Paracelsus publishes Grosse Astronomie, a manual of astrology, between 1537-39.
1539 Spain annexes Cuba. A public lottery held in France.
1540 Henry marries Anne of Cleves after negotiations by Cromwell. Divorces/annuls Anne, marries Catherine Howard, executes Cromwell for treason. Michael Servetus discovers pulmonary circulation of the blood. 1541 John Knox brings the Reformation to Scotland. Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi. Turks conquer Hungary. Henry VIII assumes titles of head of Irish church and king of Ireland.
1542 Catherine Howard executed, James V of Scotland killed, Mary Queen of Scots begins reign. Vesalius publishes on anatomy.
1543 Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr. First Protestants burned at the stake by the Spanish Inquisition. Spanish navigator and mechanical engineer submits first design for a steamboat to Charles V of Spain.
1544 Henry and Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire invade France.
1545 Pope starts Council of Trent for Jesuits to reform the Church. Improvised comedy first performed in northern Italy.
1547 Henry dies, Edward VI king of England with Duke of Somerset as Protector. Cervantes is born. France starts trying heretics, and declares French and not Latin its official language. First predictions of Nostradamus. 1548 Holy Roman Empire takes over the Netherlands. Mexican silver mined by the Spanish.
1549 Edward VI introduces Protestant services done with his Book of Common Prayer, services may be done only with it as of May 20.. St Francis


 Xavier introduces Christianity to Japan. Court jesters (dwarves, cripples) appear in Europe.
1550, Somerset falls, Duke of Northumberland now Protector of Edward VI. Sir William Cecil made Engl. Secretary of State. Pierre de Ronsard publishes “Odes.” Rhaeticus publishes about the trigonometric tables. First billiards played in Italy, first sealing wax used
1778-1798.
1778 Indian massacres in PA and NY. Rousseau and Voltaire die. Beethoven presented as child prodigy at age 8 (father said he was 6). Cook discovers Hawaii. Act of Congress prohibits import of slaves into the U.S.
1779, Spain declares war on Britain, beseiges Gibraltar until 1782 without success. US Congress sends force into Wyoming Valley against the Indians. Spallanzani proves semen is necessary for fertilization. First children’s clinic established in London. First “velocipedes” seen in Paris.
1780, riots against Catholics in London. British capture Charleston SC. Russia Denmark Sweden Neth form Armed Neutrality of the North to let neutral shipping through despite
Brits. Peruvian Indians revolt against Spain, put down by 1783. Benedict Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point is revealed. First fountain pen and circular saw invented. First Sunday newspapers published in London.
1781, Cornwallis beseiged by French and Americans and surrenders at Yorktown VA. Joseph II of Austria introduces religious toleration and freedom of the press, and outlaws serfdom. Herschel discovers the planet Uranus.


 1782 Spanish complete conquest of Florida. Paris Peace Talks begin. Bank of North America established in Philadelphia.
1783, treaty of Paris, UK recognizes US independence. First successful hot air balloon built. First evangelical movement begins at Cambridge. Civil marriage and divorce allowed in Austrian dominions. Bank of Ireland founded. Piano pedals patented. First paddle steamboat sailed on the Saone river in France.
1784 William Pitt’s India Act, East India Co. under government control. Oil burner, patent lock, and threshing machine invented. First school for the blind in Paris. Denmark abolishes serfdom.
1785 VA’s Religious Freedom Act abolishes religious tests in VA. Emerald Buddha Chapel in Bangkok. Chemical bleaching and seismographs invented. Paper that will become the Times in 1788 first published as The Daily Universal Register
1786 Herschel publishes Catalog of Nebulae. Uranium discovered. First nail-making machine made. First mechanically driven boat designed. First attempts at internal gas lighting in England and Germany
1787 US Constitution signed in Philly. Assembly of Notables in France dismissed for refusing to introduce financial reforms. Parlement of Paris demands a summoning of the Estates General. Steamboat launched on the Delaware River. Dollar currency introduced in the US. Engl. settlement for freed slaves founded in Sierra Leone.
1788 First convicts transported from Britain to New South Wales Australia. British parliamentary motion to abolish slave trade. Parlement of Paris presents list of grievances. Bread riots in France.
1789, French revolution begins. Etats-Générals meet, representatives of 3rd estate (“middle class”) form National Assembly: as Constituent Assembly it


 governs France until 1791. Storming of the Bastille. George Washington first US president. William Blake publishes Songs of Innocence. Mutineers of HMS Bounty settle on Pitcairn Island. First steam-driven cotton factory in Manchester.
1790 Jews in France are granted civil liberties. Washington DC founded. First patent law in the US. First steam-powered rolling mill built in England. 1791, Louis the 16th and his family flee Paris but are captured. Louis accepts new Constitution. Constituent Assembly replaced by Legislative Assembly. Canada Act divides Canada into English and French-speaking regions. Bill of Rights: first 10 amendments to the US Constitution. Slave revolt against French in Haiti. Motion for abolition of slave trade carries thru Parliament. London School of Veterinary Surgery founded.
1792 France declares war on Austria & Prussia (they’d tried to help Louis escape). Girondists form ministry in France. National Convention governs France until 1795. France is declared a republic. Jacobins under Danton seize power, execute Girondins. Revolutionary calendar used after Sep 22. First guillotine in Paris. Denmark outlaws slavery. Mary Woolstonecraft publishes Vindication of the Rights of Women. Gaslight used in Engl. for the first time.
1793, Louis and Marie-Antoinette executed, France declares war on Britain, Spain and the Netherlands. Reign of Terror through 1794. France governed largely by Danton as head of the Committee of Public Safety. Conscription in France for Revolutionary Army. Marat murdered by Charlotte Corday. The Marquis de Sade publishes Le Philosophie dans le boudoir. Robespierre and St Juste join Committee of Public Safety. Catholicism outlawed in France. Napoleon takes Toulon. Holy Roman Empire declares war on France. French troops driven out of Germany. First Coalition against France


 formed. The Louvre becomes national art gallery. Compulsory public education in France from age 6. Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin. US law compels escaped slaves to return to their owners. Paganini makes debut, age 11, Genoa. Board of Agriculture established in Britain.
1794, Danton and Desmoulins executed. Mass executions. “Feast of the Supreme Being” in Paris. Robespierre and St Just executed. Jacobins suppressed in France. Commune of Paris abolished. France occupies the Netherlands until 1795. Peace treaty with France Prussia and Spain. Habeas corpus Act suspended in Britain until 1804. William Blake publishes Songs of Experience. First telegraph sent from Paris to Lille. Ecole Normale and Ecole Polytechnique, world’s first technical college, open in Paris. Slavery abolished in French colonies.
1795, Bread riots and White Terror in Paris. 3rd Fr. Constitution sets up the five man Directory to rule France. Napoleon appointed commander in chief, Italy. French take Luxembourg, Mannheim and Belgium, sign armistice with Austria. Freedom of religion in France. Paris Conservatoire de Musique founded. Hydraulic press invented. Jars designed to preserve food. First horse-drawn railroad in England. Speenhamland Act for relief of poor in Britain, wages supplemented by dole.
1796 Napoleon marries Joséphine de Beauharnais, takes control and invades Italy, defeats Austrians, The French cross the Rhine but are defeated at Amberg and Wurzburg. Washington refuses a third term. Goya publishes Los Caprichos. Freedom of the press in France. First vaccination against smallpox. Royal Technical College founded in Glasgow. Edict of Peking forbids import of opium into China.
1797 Brit navy mutinies at Spithead and Nore. British navy fights France and Spain. France has now taken Austria and Italy. Napoleon appointed to


 command forces to invade England. Coleridge writes Kubla Khan (publ. 1816.). Method to calculate comets’ orbits is published. First copper pennies minted in Engl. and first one pound notes issued.
1798 Napoleon invades Rome, Switzerland and takes Cairo, annexes left bank of Rhine, seizes Malta and Alexandria. Battle of the Pyramids leaves Napoleon master of Egypt. Nelson defeats French at battle of the Nile. French land in Ireland but don’t invade. Malthus publishes “Essay on the Principle of Population.” Casanova dies. Britain taxes 10% of all incomes over 200 pounds “as a wartime measure”
Pluto moved into Capricorn on Nov. 26, 2008, and remains there until it no longer retrogrades back into Capricorn, and is fully in its passage through Aquarius, Nov., 2024.
2008, the economic crisis
2008, Obama elected U.S. President
2012, Obama re-elected
2016, Trump elected U.S. President, but the election may have been skewed by Russian interference. Extremely conservative, anti-environmental, anti- civil rights, anti-immigrants and refugees agenda promoted. Protests, court blocks, resignations, firings, investigations.
2017, Macron elected Président of France
Besides the above, we’ve seen: the Arab Spring, refugees displaced by war, mass migrations, increased terrorist attacks, the appearance of IS, ongoing war in Iraq and Syria, the rise of nationalism, a trend of more conservative politicians gaining power, increased concern about climate change, global warming, more and stronger storms, Trump’s incredibly short-sighted


 backing out of the Paris climate accords, Brexit, about a dozen investigations of Hillary Clinton for the same situation with her email server, although each time she was acquitted of any crime and many Congresspeople have done the same thing with their email servers, probably the nastiest Presidential campaign ever in the U.S., increased tensions with China and North Korea, major arms sales to the Middle East, a wide and growing economic disparity in the U.S., increasing popularity of social media . . .
And what can you think of?