infidel, I know you aren't writing anything on your blog right now, but if you are still reading, I have to tell you that I am just about ready to hang it up just like you.
First, this damned truck thing in Nice, which you know is going to result in weeks of right wing hatred pouring out of every crevice possible. Then the Republican convention next week, which promises to be nothing but an orgy of hatred and lies. And then reading that 68% of the American people have been conned by these lies into believing that Hillary Clinton is dishonest and corrupt; a narrative which the corporate press is going to do everything it can to further, while basically ignoring the crazy corruption and evil of Trump.
How can we make any progress against this? And if we can't, why waste our time? Today, I feel that the press is going to succeed in making a violent bully and con man the President of the Unites States. I am stating without question that this will usher in the end of this country, and a time of war and depression around the world. Who wants to be a part of that?
I've thought of just leaving the country before, but now, I can't think of a place in the world that will be safe from the conflagration that will be ushered in, particularly with other countries like England (no sense talking about Great Britain any more) and Austria flirting with hard right wing, delusional governments too, and a looming environmental catastrophe in the Middle East which is going to unleash literally hundreds of millions of refugees on a world which is already choking to death at the ten million that have fled from Syria. And we will soon be facing an almost unbelievable environmental refugee problem in this country too, as low-lying coastal areas with large populations are inundated by rising seas or rendered uninhabitable by salinization of the water table.
The idiots are driving the train now, and standing in front of it is a pretty useless gesture. What's the point?