I understand intellectually that there is little fairness in the world. However, it appears that I have been clinging to the pale hope that at least within the ivory halls of academia some remnant of a meritocracy remained. Today that hope was crushed beyond all recognition. Logic, merit, fairness were all swept aside so that I could be reminded that power stems not from what one knows but who.
This may help me to answer the elusive question of "Where do I see myself in 5 years?"