I'm not sure how I feel or what I think right now.
I think tyranny will get worse for the foreseeable future, but I think they who believe in The State have already lost the game in the long run. Things may be painful for a while as it all works out. I intend to make it as pain-free on myself as possible, by never depending on "government" or things others look to "government" to provide. I will act as though The State is already dead, and has been replaced by the freelance thugs that will probably inhabit the next phase of civilization. I will fend for myself and try to come to the aid of others doing the same.
I'm less optimistic about my individual circumstances than I am about the trend of future history, but that's not unusual. I will watch for opportunities to change that around, too.
Happy New Year, and have fun however you choose to celebrate- or not.