Time to Face Reality

No, Not reality!

Mike Meyer
6 min readJun 21, 2024

History does not repeat itself because it is not two-dimensional. Even a simplified description of reality is too hard for most of us, but we have no choice but to try to face it.

The alternative is what people have been doing for the last forty years or so: claiming ignorance. That didn’t work, and things have gotten steadily worse.

Having lost the ability to educate ourselves by figuring out the complex problems we have created, the new approach claims it is all a lie. It is someone else’s fault because they are lying to us.

That has gotten more difficult because of a logical failure. If you are committed to believing lies, how do you fix anything? Whose lie is correct? Wait . . .

All of us on this planet have become entangled in prioritizing lies. Do we prioritize size, brutality, or absurdity? When we are finished, what do we have? Lies.

History does not repeat itself because it does not pass the same place twice.

  1. Orbiting the Milky Way: The Sun, along with its retinue of planets, orbits the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Our speed in this grand celestial waltz is approximately 220 kilometers per second (about 500,000 miles per hour) relative to the galactic center.
  2. Chasing the Cosmic Microwave



Mike Meyer

Writer, Educator, Campus CIO (retired) . Essays on our changing reality here, news and more at https://rlandok.substack.com/