January 17, 2021
Demons of Our Nature
Lincoln tried to bring out the better angels of our nature, and had limited success. Trump tried to bring out the worst demons of our nature, and had great success. Trump leaves in disgrace after his failed attempt to replace American democracy with autocratic rule; yet the vast majority of Republicans still support him. That only 10 of the 221 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to impeach him for inciting an insurrection reveals that our country is shot through with moral rot. It will be a long slog trying to clean it out, but that is our task in the days, weeks, and months, and years ahead.