Writing blog posts, like doing anything else, requires a belief that, in at least some minuscule, tiny way, you are helping steer things in a better direction.
Well, I have pretty much given up on that. The Republican party has succeeded beyond its wildest hopes in building an electorate that is absolutely immune to any facts, any reason, any thought of human decency. And they have taken over, and intend to do what they want. This has been clear enough, but is even more so after we have witnessed the ease in which they were able, with the collaboration of the mainstream press, to turn James Comey's testimony, by far the most shocking official indictment of a President's behavior in the entire history of the country, into a victory for Trump, in the eyes of his supporters.
And describing our nation's swift progress from a sort of a democracy to an oligarchic despotism, with only the barest pretense of being anything else, is useless, because the people who might read what I have to say can see it perfectly by themselves.
So, I'm not saying that I'm giving up blogging, but I have to find some reason to believe that anything I say isn't totally obvious to anyone who cares about this country. I can't say how often that will be, but right now, I don't think there is a thing any of us can do to stop the United States' headlong rush to dictatorship.