It's not just you once I have it in the right context. International politics is a brand new subject for me. It was very easy as a werewolf during our time: 99% of the world doesn't want you in it, so the intricacies of how they interact with each other don't change anything.
But, I do understand the need for building a civilization. I keep saying this is our chance to build the foundations of a society that's better than the one we left, the one that imploded. I wonder if we're trying to work on too grand a scale, sometimes, as more and more gets added to this 'Ministry' that really doesn't need to be. Our entire micro-society here is part of the Ministry.
Still, it does seem like most decisions of late have fallen into 'is it practical for survival? If not, why bother to do it?' categories.
Also, Milly just informed me that the boxes of 'things the house elves can't categorize for inventory' have gotten full again. So, I'll be down there the rest of the afternoon sorting that out and creating new labels if I'm needed. I'll keep the journal on me, just in case.