Saturday, October 17th
It might simply be my imaginings, but it may also be true that I detect a lifting of the mood in this country. The election approaches and it seems likely that the ‘president’ and his colleagues will be handed their pink slips. Or possibly handcuffs. Those long lines at the polls are people waiting to vote him out, people who are outraged or suffering or who have seen through the lies. Republican politicians are distancing themselves from the White House (what took you so long??). Facebook has even rejected 2.2 million ads of voter-obstruction content.
Post-election the USA will still be a mess, but now we can get to work on setting things right. The pity is it didn’t have to be this way. It didn’t have to be this bad – Covid, racism, the economy, the environment, corruption, Russian interference. It’ll take a long time for the rest of the world to trust us again as anything except a banana republic. We can work together towards that.