My GOD far too many people in this country are f-ing stupid beyond belief. Of course the election results prove that.
I read history. A lot. One of the frustrating things about history is reading how a successful, prosperous and militarily strong nation will deliberately chose to squander every advantage they had on the road to ruin. Assyria, Rome, Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, China, the European states in 1914, the British Empire; all of them worked hard for success only to throw it away.
What’s more frustrating than that is to watch it happening to the country you live in, knowing full well exactly what is happening, and not being able to do a damn thing to stop it. I guess that’s why the old parable of the Golden Goose is so compelling. It’s what we do.