Last year I posted my personal wish list for 2021. I promised to let you know which of my wishes came true and to write another wish list for 2022. Here's how my 2021 wish list turned out:
My biggest wish for 2021 was that COVID-19 would be brought under control around the world. I also hoped that once that goal was achieved, more attention would be turned to the environment and combatting global warming. Well, we almost had COVID under control until the Omicron variant hit just before Christmas. It is more transmissible, but not as severe. More attention must be given to climate change in 2022.
I wished that Benjamin Netanyahu would be ousted from power in Israel.. That wish came true. He is no longer the prime minister. The current prime minister, Naftali Bennett, appears to be very right wing. However, at least there's a change, a fresh face. We'll see what happens in the volatile Middle East.
I wrote that I didn't want a federal election in Canada during a pandemic. We had one anyway. The results were almost the same as the 2019 election. The Liberals, under Justin Trudeau, retained their minority government status.
I wished the best for the Canadian Football League, which was forced to cancel its 2020 season due to COVID. I truly hoped there would be a 2021 season. Thankfully, there was a 2021 season, although it began late. The Argos had a good season, but they were defeated In the Eastern Conference final by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Ti-Cats went on to lose the 108th Grey Cup game at their home stadium, Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. The Cats lost a heartbreaker to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in overtime.
I hoped that Joe Biden would meet his destiny with honour and become a good president. I hoped that he would restore the soul of America, as he has promised. I wanted Donald Trump to be accountable for his crimes and for the damage he has done to American democracy. If that meant going to prison, so be it. No one is above the law.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump has still not been held accountable, especially for his role in the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
In January of, 2023, I will write another wish list and I will let you know if any of my 2022 wishes came true.