It’s a dark day for the Republic. Although we’ve been heading towards this kakistocracy/kleptocracy for a long time now, watching the Trumpian tipping point is no pleasant thing.
But this is no time for despair. “The future,” as Joe Strummer used to say, “is unwritten.” This is the crisis, this is the time, this is the fight.
Let’s start with an easy one: “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” Teddy Roosevelt, 1918.