There are no plans, only a theme and a theme is no plan. The generals have been doubling down on all the high-tech wizardry that’s never worked ever since Viet Nam and as a means by which to land seven-figure salaries when they retire. They all know it’s a hopeless fiction yet they buy into it so they can score big on retirement. At some point, possibly when the great fiction that is the financial community has another shakeup, the European community will back off their NATO commitments (and the US) and Putin will call our generals’ bluff. It’s all a very elaborate house of cards and it can’t last much longer.
I am comforted in reading all the comments because I have felt so alone and isolated the past 4 years after my son’s estrangement. My other 3 adult children have moved on of course and will not talk about it with me anymore. They can’t understand how and why I can’t move on. My marriage is in serious trouble as well and my husband has no patience with my sadness. They were all very supportive and dumbfounded the first couple of years as my son has no contact with any of them either. I have tried outwardly to be social, and active but now for some reason I have withdrawn from everyone. This has ruined my life but I know I need to get on with it. I’m scared of being alone.