I honestly don't know what it's been about this week.
As far as our reality goes, it's been a pretty uneventful week. Sure, the news that Sean Hannity was "client #3" made for a few laughs, but other than that it's been status quo. Even the Comey interview was a subdued affair, revealing nothing which we didn't already know.
But for myself, I have found myself at the end of my tether. When the regime issued a statement on the death of Barbara Bush and mucked it up, the depth of the kakistocracy under which we are living hit me with full force. The regime couldn't get the simplest of matters right. And we're supposed to believe that this collection of morons is supposed to bring peace to the Koreas.
And the morons who voted for him don't care that this regime can't perform the most basic of functions. I sent out a tweet at my utter disbelief as this error, which went slightly viral. Most of the responses were commiserating with the ineptitude on display. But his defenders popped in and out of my mentions, basically saying "It's a typo, who cares".
I care because this is a metaphor for what we're living through. The absolutely worst people are governing us. And I don't mean "worst" in the sense of evil. I mean in the sense of rank incompetents are at the helm of the world's one empire. And the people who support this regime, moronic themselves as they are, don't care. They probably think the regime purposely muffed the Bush statement so that liberals would get angry. That's all that matters to them.
I haven't written much this week because the sheer enormity of our struggle slapped my face. If we were facing mere animus, that would be one thing. But it's wrapped up with ignorance, with indolence, with a refusal to accept a common frame of factual reference. If President Hillary Clinton had put the wrong date on a statement marking the passing of Barbara Bush, Trump voters would be howling with rage. When Trump does it, it's just a "typo." How can you argue with a person who doesn't exist in your same plane of reality?
We're in a fight which will extend past this regime. We have a culture bifurcated along a line which on either side of it exist different conceptions of reality. This is not something to be solved by one or two election cycles. It's a situation which has been long in the making. Unraveling it will not be easy or swift.
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