I’ve just received a very serious wake-up call, from China of all places.
The unfortunate demise of The Dark Side of the Moon.
The Dark Side of the Moon is nearly a lifework, containing twenty years of my ponderings on the state of the state and the affairs of other’s affairs.
First of all, now that it’s ending and I’m moving on, let’s clear up issues about its name. Pink Floyd wasn’t on my horizon back then, but Mark Twain was: He wrote, “Every man is a moon and has a dark side which he turns toward nobody; you have to slip around behind if you want to see it.”
I’ve always loved that quote and spent a lot of time slipping around behind the news and newsmakers to see them more clearly. I wrote from the dark side of that moon I inhabited—and still do, at least in essence. But then China got into the space-game, poked around the moon and exposed the hut from which I wrote:
China’s Lunar Rover Just Discovered A ‘Mystery Hut’ On Far Side Of The Moon. Landing in January 2019 as part of China's fourth-ever mission to the moon, the Yutu 2 rover just encountered a mysterious cube-shaped object in the moon's Von Kármán c…