I wonder what historians will write regarding these current days- if they will be kind to us, or if they will have nothing to offer but an accounting of when everything went to shit, when there became no way to sustain and protect whatever semblance of democracy actually existed here in The Shining City On The Hill.
Will it be written that, in the end, our leaders could not rise above their worst inclinations, their basest instincts, couldn’t live up to the ideals set forth in the founding documents? Ignored appeals to their better angels?
Anyway, the advent of Trump has only reinforced the notion that there is no accounting for taste, and has called into question whether or not humans are capable of learning anything from history or seeing beyond their bellies and recognizing a weasel when there is one in their midst.
It’s not that I’m looking for or expecting a squeaky clean Boy or Girl Scout in the White House. Just someone I respect and trust. The current occupant of the Oval Office exudes neither of these qualities in amounts approaching even a thimble full.