Talked to my wife, who is a perfect angel. Came to realize it was the horrific shootings in San Bernardino that had gotten me so depressed---the shootings and the disgusting reactions by the political class while it was still going on; the shootings and the revolting display on the poorly named "social" media.
President Togetherness was using the attack to attack fellow Americans while the manhunt was continuing, while the murder victims were still warm. Way to keep the citizenry calm in a crisis, jackass. If Iran nukes us he'll be blaming the Republicans while the mushroom cloud is still forming over New York.
|It's just more Republican obstruction.|
(Thanks to the Great Lileks for the image.)
I have resigned myself to starting a new group called Al-Amerinon. We cannot reform America; our love is not enough. It is spending itself into oblivion; it is wholly run by a corrupt class of creeps who, despite enriching themselves by shoving their snouts deep in the public trough and selling connections---people being the only thing that they know---think they are superior in some way to the rest of us. It cannot win wars, cannot protect borders, cannot dispense justice fairly, cannot follow its own laws, cannot in short do anything a nation is supposed to do for its citizens.
We must separate with love, or we are doomed. Actually, we're probably doomed anyway, but at least it won't hurt so much.
We're done. Trump can't save us. Probably no one can. And don't look at me. I'll be under the couch.