A few weeks ago I wrote about how I had fallen out of love with WDW.
But then I’ve started seeing the Christmasification (yes, it’s a word) of the parks and I started yearning to go back. (Regular fans will know I’m all about projections and the Castle projections are awesome!)
But even more recently I’ve started worrying — genuinely — that the US is spiralling out of control. Necessarily there is some element of politics to the examples I’m about to give, but my point is more: Do I really want to travel to the US any time soon?
First, the refusal to start the formal transition process worries me because the 9/11 commission specifically held that the delay to the formal start of the George W Bush transition in 2000 played a role in the vulnerability of the US to terrorist attack.
Second, this COVID business. The numbers aren’t looking good and I read just now that Scott Atlas, an adviser to President Trump, is urging the people of Michigan to “rise up” against the new measures there that have been instigated by Governor Whitmer.
This is all moot right now anyway because I’m not allowed to travel to the US. (The UK won’t let me leave and the US won’t let me arrive!) But I’m still booked for April, which is feeling weirdly soon given how much craziness needs to settle down before I’ll feel comfortable returning.