The Morning After Election Day

The forces of nihilism run strong in our country. The United States, and humanity, needed an overwhelming Democratic victory to clear the air and signal to the world that it had recovered its equilibrium, and that, beginning next January 20th, our government could be expected to work for the common good.

Instead, it appears that Republicans will retain control of the senate, in which case, even if Biden becomes president, chances of constructive legislation are close to nil. That’s the best case. The worst case, which looks at least as likely and probably more likely, is that Trump will remain in office, and the trend of America’s descent toward a Putin-type autocracy will accelerate.