My feelings exactly . . .
At one year we are seeing what the great majority feared a year ago. Absurdity and ignorance have become normal. Our media have collapsed into idiocy following the collapse of our political system into willful ignorance. There is no easy return from that.
The irony is watching the US following in the footsteps of the USSR. Lies and illusion rule without even the pretense of governing. All of us who hoped for a resurgence in the face of blatant stupidity are facing the reality that no stupidity is too big to be swallowed. There is no more shame.
The inmates have taken over the asylum. This will not end well but end it must. Let’s put this plainly. The current regime and the Republican organization that enabled it will need to be completely removed from national political power. They have no redeeming social characteristics but represent death of the United States. The damage done to a segment of the national population by Republican control has created a condition that cannot be corrected without excision of the diseased political force. If this does not happen the union will fall apart and, in the worst possible case, the breakup will become violent. The planetary picture guarantees this as we no longer have the luxury of time to work through scientific denial and willful ignorance of the deadly effects of racism, xenophobia, and bigotry of any kind for greed or political power at any cost.