2016 isn’t done with us yet
So of course the most Republican Republicans exercised their solemn democratic duty and elected Donald Trump. And it happened because we got too complacent with our civilization and forgot to read our history and maybe what this country (or an enough of us to squeak out an electoral college victory) really wants is black lists, war with somebody, the KKK, internment camps, selling out our commonly held resources and generally a full body embrace of the worst excesses unregulated capitalism has to offer. And I fear the most used acronym of the next four years is going to be IOKIYAR or perhaps WTYSBYTIWBFTETSHI (We Told You So, But You Thought It Would Be Fun To Elect The Shit Head Instead) It wasn’t ever really clear to me how much lip service was being paid by conservatives to the institutions of Democracy as long as they were operated mostly for the benefit of conservatives. I am surprised by the extent to which they are willing to sabotage American democracy so they get to forestall they day they have to pay their taxes, change our country’s energy usage to minimize the effects of global warming, be more or less civil to people who aren’t white Christian evangelical rich people, give up the right to recklessly build private arsenals, or have the police shoot black people for trivial and/or invented offenses, or accept that people will want to move to the US as long as we keep employing undocumented workers. The man of the year appears to be spite.