Another Saturday Night
I was a bachelor Saturday night as the family was out of town. One of those nights when I can make a nice quiet dinner and go to bed early, which, at this age, is a treat.
I glanced at Twitter and there were unconfirmed reports the Xi Jinping was under house arrest and there was some unusual military maneuvering in addition to 60 percent of airline flights being cancelled in China.
Checking the mainstream news outlets such as the BBC, the New York Times, the WAPO, I found nothing.
The thought I had while drifting off to sleep was that, if this is true, and as of Saturday night we didn’t know if it was, maybe Xi got a little ahead of his skis as he sought to have himself installed for a third term. Who knows?
Mark Twain wrote about lies getting half way around the world before truth gets its boots on.
Guess we’ll find out. The dissemination of news events today sure is different than in the days of Huntley Brinkley.
I remember watching a flummoxed looking Dean Rusk on TV when the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968. He was on camera just after he learned of it and begged off to go figure out what was going on.
Guess we’ll soon learn what, if anything, there is to be found out.