Welcome to the end of the American experiment. The final stages start now.
Back a long time ago (or so it seems), I predicted that after the election was over, reams of paper and ink were going to be expended analyzing how this situation came to pass.
It looks like I was right–but not in the way I thought.
The effort will still be expended, the analysis done. Will we learn anything from it, though? ..and will those lessons learned come too late, at too high a cost?
Today, I can see the nation beginning a long, arduous descent into internecine violence. Of crudity, intolerance, and unspecified hatred of the other. Our new leader has actively promoted this thinking and these actions throughout his campaign.
Does anyone really think that it’s going to stop now?