This is a great read from the Washington Post in case you ever wondered what it might be like to challenge a conspiracy mongering, hate spewing, xenophobic candidate for US Congress.
It’s about as much fun as it sounds. This is America in 2020.
Four years ago, to the collective horror of reasonable people everywhere, we elected a vile, petty, self-obsessed narcissist to the most powerful position in our government. In his inauguration speech he famously said: “From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.” 1/5 His world view was distilled into those ten words, the notion that we were somehow better than everyone else. That attitude pervaded everything he did but it was just a preview of the carnage to come. For four long years we’ve watched his slow motion horror show… 2/5 …featuring children in cages, separated from their parents, climate change denial, xenophobia, corruption, and an endless list of atrocities (http://bit.ly/35T4KA6), culminating in mismanaging a crisis that, in one year, claimed more American deaths than World War II. 3/5 Despite his desperate attempts to cling to power, tomorrow morning he will leave the White House the same way he entered it: a sore loser, graceless, spewing contempt and vitriol for anything that violates his altered reality, a schoolyard bully, emboldened by money and attention, selling hatred to his minions. 4/5 It’s hard to feel joy in this moment. It’s more a sense of relief, like waking up and realizing that a nightmare wasn’t real. Except this one was real. As Jefferson said “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance”. I hope we learn something from this nightmare. 5/5