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can't think of a decent username12/18/2017 9:02:22 pm PST

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Look how bad things have gotten with less than a year of Trump in office. Congress is about to pass a bill that will basically wreck the American economy, to put huge amounts of money in the pockets of the super-rich. I don’t think it’s fatalistic to think another year of this degradation and plundering will be nearly impossible to reverse - it’s realistic.

And as the pressure increases on Trump, the chances that he’ll do something really terrible, like start a war or launch nuclear weapons at North Korea, get even greater.

Sorry, I just don’t see much to be optimistic about right now, and I don’t have much hope that our institutions are strong enough to hold up against this authoritarian onslaught, or Trump would never have been elected in the first place.

As I’ve said before, I think it’s already too late to save the country. It was too late on Election Day. We can’t turn the clock back to when things were normal, and at least a third of the country — the seriously crazy percentage of the population — got their taste of ultimate power, and they’ll never let it go. I don’t know what happens next, but there are absolutely no good outcomes ahead.