I must tell you that today I feel overwhelmed by the torrent of abominations being perpetrated on an almost hourly basis by Trump.
As you know, I have predicted for years that the end-game of the Republican party is to devolve the country into a totalitarian dictatorship. Well, they seem to have now found someone ready and willing to play the role of dictator. That does not surprise me, but what has shaken me has been the speed, across so many fronts, with which they are deliberately destroying all norms of decency and morality in government. Destroying any notion of truth, denying the concept that people are not at the top of our government for personal profit, threatening openly to invade other countries to steal their resources, talking about sending the military into cities that don't do what he tells them, betraying the country to a foreign dictator, destroying the health care system and public education, licensing the plundering of the environment by those of us rich enough to do it, openly advocating torture as an instrument of government policy, it just goes on and on, and this is only day five.
I just can't really find the words to turn this into a consistent narrative.
Trump's miserable failure of an inauguration, coupled with the size and energy of the marches the next day, truly ended any pretense that he has a mandate to govern, or the backing of any but a small minority of the country. Rather than slow him down, however, it has, I believe, sped him up. He intends to do as much damage to the country as he can, before someone, somehow, stops him. What that will be, I don't know, but it had better come fast.