Many have posted comments decrying the miserable state of our country. I couldn't agree more. The closeness of this election, no matter how it finally ends up, reveals an ugly rage in America that cannot be ignored. This rage seems largely driven by white men who despise liberal elites, even though they don't know what either word means. They want their leaders to hate the people they themselves hate, and Thump has given them permission to do just that. When I think about it, I get sick to my stomach. Maybe I'll have to stop thinking about it?
Some of my more balanced friends say it's time for reconciliation. Meet them where they are, my friends say. Show that you understand where they're coming from. Otherwise the war continues and everybody loses.
I'm not sure I can do that, certainly not any time soon.