Think I will be spending the next little while on some more constructive activity than writing blog posts:
As I have stated, I am not as upset by this as a lot of people. It has been my firm belief, as stated here before, that the Republican party was determined to give oligarchic dictatorship a try, and whether or not they won this time, they would have kept at it, with the vast resources of money and evil which they have to muster. If it hadn't happened this time, it would have happened in four or eight years, and probably with someone with the self-control to bring about their fascist golden age far more efficiently than Trump ever could. Honestly, I'm not so young any more, and I'm sort of glad that it happened when I still have the energy to do whatever I can about it.
And one final thing. I remember Bertrand Russell once being asked what he thought about people who predicted the future by measuring the Pyramids. Russell said that the interesting thing about all of those predictions was that they were perfectly accurate at delineating world history up to the time that the prediction was made, and utterly useless after that. So I make a reservation about the following comment:
I have a decades-long, almost unbroken record of accurately predicting what was about to happen in this country, something for which I take very little credit, as any person willing to be honest with themselves could see what I did. I want to predict the following: this is going to end up with a first strike use of nuclear weapons by the United States, against whatever innocent victim is most convenient at the time, just to prove that we are the biggest, toughest guy on the block.
Call me crazy; I've been called that so many times, but in the end I have always been right. Time will tell.