I suspect that the U.S. is coming apart at the seams, about 25 years earlier than I’d always imagined would happen. I am not sure that there’s a way out of this.
Most of the intellectual elite don’t understand that Trump is not the disease; he is a symptom. The U.S. has long suspected that it had cancer, but it has just been to the radiologist, who returned with the shocking news that it has stage four cancer and only a few months to live.
Trump is the scan, and no lifestyle choice can do anything to slow or reverse the process, though certain lifestyle choices could well accelerate it and reduce the time left to just a few weeks.
I am sad that my Childrens’ lives are going to be so different from my own growing up. No stable home, divorced parents, uncertain future, dying planet, and a different national identity and country, given that the U.S. is unlikely to still be here in its current configuration.
I am also fearful about what all of this means for the lives that they will lead.