Yes, you have it all here. Probably I’m just more pessimistic. This should have never been allowed to happen. I’m glad you have good working groups pushing for teal politics. But that is, after all, New England, and the original urban center. In my view that will be one of the strong metropoles that will incorporate independently if it goes to hell as I see it. Obviously we in Hawaii will go with CA, OR, WA, CO, and probably Nevada and New Mexico. The hard Confederacy will be Trumpestan with part of Indiana. Texas will break up into urban metropoles and maybe link with New Orleans, Mobile and gulf coast FL.

This may happen. I have kids, grandkid, and great grandkids in Texas with connections to OK and that is a bad area. The insanity is deep in Trumpestan. I don’t think they recognize reality anymore. In any case they have Fox News on all day. They are in an alternate reality and nothing makes sense to them anymore. No shit. What are these people going to do? Probably what they are told. They feel bad about it later, some of them at least. I just don’t know how these people can be recovered without some kind of Trumpist cleansing.

If we had time. . . People are being killed and sent to concentration camps. Things don’t seem to make the news anymore. Is it because they stopped? ICE is starting to take naturalized citizens now. Will they stop? Not unless they are made to.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is beautiful and real. Those kids and younger are new and very different and I love them. They could be the future we have dreamed of. But the festering wound of the Republican Party has drawn not just stupid people but evil people as an infection. They have been drawn to Trump and Putin’s people. They have no morality and no shame. They do not care. I don’t think well meaning honest people can do anything to them. They have the power.

I know no action will be taken until the vote if the election is allowed. We will see. If it goes bad the options will become very narrow.

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