Those of us without a psychology degree end up flying somewhat by the seat of our pants as we try to analyze and fathom what to many appears unfathomable, a man without the aegis of a verifiable election result who is yet our Military Leader and has meetings and takes telephone calls in the White House, and is even called "Mr. President" by various unwitting world leaders.
But the lack of professional jargon of the mind may be a blessing in disguise, as your grandmothers used to put it. For isn't there value in simply calling a falsehood a lie, and then acting appropriately upon that knowledge? The problem, of course, is that an even bigger lie has been accepted -- that somehow a person who lost by over two million votes, and then has been shown to be the beneficiary of major voter suppression efforts* in enough states to affect the outcome -- that this person should somehow be taken as real, legitimate, qualified, and worthy of presidential-level respect.
So we have a Never-never Land fiasco unfolding on a daily basis. And yet, oddly, there is more reason for hope than ever, we sense. While Washington is tangled in a mess, the citizens are moving ahead with their lives doing their best with the everyday challenges which are part and parcel of a harried existence.
For one thing, the young are very aware. And they care. Some are even taking action. Older people such as members of the Code Pink movement are active. Former coal miners in Kentucky sigh as they realize they may have been victims of a hoax.
So America goes on in these sultry days of the second half of July. Creatures, both human and others, wait a freshening rain, yea, a deluge of truth and justice. May this happen in a near time.
*See the work of Greg Palast