Donald Trump is a circus act and his presidency is little more than absurdist theater.
Yes, he is damaging our environment. Yes, he is enabling racists and fascists at all levels of society. Yes, he is making the U.S. look ridiculous on the world stage. Yes, his ignorance is dangerous.These situations represent real harm to our system and our people, but the destruction can be reversed, maybe in as little as a decade. So I have decided it’s better for my mental health to mock him rather than let his childish tantrums and incoherent tweeting and his obvious self-dealing raise my blood pressure.
But tomorrow is a different thing: Brett Kavanaugh starts his Senate hearing to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, and his presence on the Court will be something Americans will have to live with for perhaps 40 years, and for another 40 after he’s gone the decisions in which he takes part will continue to haunt the nation.
Kavanaugh is in this position because Trump made a deal with the closest thing we have in this country to the devil: the Christian Evangelical community. “Elect me,” Trump told them, “and here’s a list from two right-wing “think tanks” of ten fire-breathing ultra conservative, anti-abortion, anti-labor, anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-democracy, pro-superstition judges and I promise to nominate one of them to the highest court in the country.”
So they did, and he did. There are a lot of deluded millennials lately blaming my generation for fucking up “their” world, but that’s just crybaby nonsense, and I don’t take it seriously. For Kavanaugh, however, I do sincerely apologize to the young people of today, and to their children and grandchildren. I am so sad to say that we didn’t see this coming, it’s now too late to stop it, and you will pay the price.