Wrastler-in-Chief Donald Trump will be meeting with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin face-to-face for the first time tomorrow following the G-20 summit.
Here’s you need to know.
Actually… hold on. What does anyone need to know? Can anyone truly know anything removed from their sensorial experience? These are, at thier core, epistemological questions. Some may maintain they possess a special, even gnostic, knowledge, but such assertions are sufficiently unprovable as to be worthless.
How do any of us know what we need to know? Even the best-prepared among us may find, to their infinite horror, an oversight has waylaid their best-laid plans.
A further wrinkle to this claim of “needing to know” comes to mind. Will your knowledge of the intricacies of the personalities involved, the complex geopolitical machinations or circumstances leading to the meeting in any way affect the outcome? Save for Putin, Trump and their advisers, the answer seems to be a firm “No”.
But don’t take my word for it. What do I know?
(Year Zero/Day One Hundred and Sixty-Eight)