I haven’t finished reading this article yet, but This is a great article, and the opener has been weighing on my mind:
For most people, the luxury of living in a relatively stable democracy is the luxury of not following politics with a nerve-racked constancy. Trump does not afford this. His Presidency has become the demoralizing daily obsession of anyone concerned with global security, the vitality of the natural world, the national health, constitutionalism, civil rights, criminal justice, a free press, science, public education, and the distinction between fact and its opposite.
This is basically the Picard-Damage-Report meme that has been popular since the Nazis took over, and it perfectly captures my daily routine now. G+ used to be a space where I came to escape and talk about RPGs, but now that has almost disappeared. I spend more time reading news than at any previous point in my life, because I’m trying to get a gauge on when I should start getting my family ready to emigrate.
I have never been so disillusioned about my home country. I have never hated capitalism so much. I am angry all the time, and it’s exhausting.