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So this is the New Normal. We go on reading and writing, posting pictures and reminiscences of our mums, going to movies and watching TV, planting and appreciating gardens, cooking. All the while, a maniac occupies (in the military sense) the White House, shares secret information with the Russians (Ha! Ha! Why? Because I can!), and plays games with the nuclear football as though it were hide the salami (which he also plays).

We plan for the future--travel, shows, visits with the family, conventions--by practicing denial of the madness that has replaced what we used to call our government. I've been through this once already, before social media. In the 70s, the country descended into chaos, but I was busy pretending it was the Middle Ages and barely noticed. It seemed as though apocalypse was imminent, but no. . .we survived. Let's hope we are as lucky this time.

Date: 2017-05-16 06:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sartorias
Amen, amen, amen.

Date: 2017-05-18 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] futureyesterdaz.livejournal.com
Perhaps we should now pretend it's Rome in its heyday? Sure, we get the occasional wackjob emperor, but aren't the roads and circuses wonderful?

Date: 2017-05-18 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aleahkate-4ever.livejournal.com
I wish there was something the little people could do.

Date: 2017-05-18 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] negothick.livejournal.com
You're right--I did sound a bit as though I were paraphrasing Lerner and Loewe from Camelot: "What do the simple folk do?/ To help them escape when they're blue"

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