America used to have this vague sense of fair play, religious tolerance, good work ethic and quiet honesty. Remember? All that shit’s out the window now.
It’s like America viewed itself as exceptionalist among nations. As that waned, we hired a guy who viewed himself as exceptionalist among people and said “Hey, you know how to act like you’re special. Do it for America.”
The problem is even if we get rid of Donald Trump, we still have all of our same old problems. All he did was put a face on what is already going on. In fact, it could be argued, by pushing the destruction faster, he affords us a few opportunities we would otherwise not have such as:
1) Inoculation. Trump rose to power on the semi-premature notion that the collapse is here and we need the strong man. But the fact that it’s premature may mean that when the real collapse comes, we won’t react by lurching to fascism because we already did that and by then the results will be known.
2) Faster Boiling. Unlike under Jay-Z and Beyonce, and their successor, Ellen, now that we have Mr. Drysdale in charge, we might wake up to the fact that we’re creating our own destruction in time. Rather than boiling slowly, turning up the heat on the problems we have may jump us out of the pot.