There is a difference, dear reader, between cynicism and prudent realism. And the thing for the prudent realist now is to prepare for what is yet to be in the on-going saga of Our Military Leader (OML).*
Today's Eugene Robinson column in The Washington Post gives numerous examples of an escalating crisis surrounding OML's White House. The leader who was installed in that vaunted mansion by wealthy ideologues and libertarian sychopants (I shall not hold back today), descends ever deeper into his own reality, one based essentially on his own welfare.
It is understandable and permissible to want to defend oneself. But just as there is a difference between cynicism and realism, there is a difference between self-preservation, and making war on a large part of the rest of the world.
Perhaps it is time for the rest of us to build the intellectual equivalent of a nuclear bomb shelter.
Eugene Robinson on What Is Yet to Be