Time will tell if this is a passing mood, or an accurate observation.
Once lowered, does the bar ever rise again?
I'd really be surprised if this country survives Trumpism.
Remember MOST Americans were duped into believing Saddam was involved with 9-11 and al-Qaeda. Why wouldn't they be duped into thinking Trump is making America great?
Look at the remarks from con-servatives. They are true believers in their moral and intellectual superiority, all based on nothing but gullibility, arrogance, and confirmation bias.
As we watch the US circle the drain, this is clear.
The economic elites have overthrown what was intended to be a representative democratic republic. Justice, equality, and democracy are no longer ideals in our ruling class.
The revolution is over. The Great Experiment has failed. Greed has won.
Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery. War is peace. Trump is president.
We are under one party rule. The rule of law is openly attacked by the party in power.
The opposition party is weak, and their feeble desperate attempt at "resistance" does nothing to remove Wall Street and corporate tentacles from our government.
The darkness is not being lifted by the light of hope and reason.
Instead, "Triumph of the Will: Part Two" plays out before us at rallies where they chant, "USA! USA!" and "Lock her up!"