A Reality and What Must Be Done About It

The noted psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross identified the stages people go through in confronting oncoming death. The first stage is denial. Later come anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance.

Every informed citizen of good will is facing the prospect of the death of American democracy at the hands of an aspiring dictator and his supporters, including virtually every power-holder in the Republican Party. The psychological reaction to this is that it can’t be happening. But it is, and denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance won’t do. Citizens of good will must vote in numbers sufficient to defeat Trump and his ilk at the polls. Otherwise, American Democracy will be dead by a year from today.