Sad Lincoln. (Photo taken by me at the White House.)
I happened upon this blog the other day (searching for a recipe, which is the main reason I come here anymore) and saw Matt Lauer's face, leering from the most recent post. (That long ago? Wow. I think I set a record for not blogging.) I apologize for subjecting all of you to that. I shall try to blog more often, and never again will I post a frightening photo of a media personality. (Notice I don't use the term journalist. Real journalists are so rare these days and so occupied with fighting the good fight that I never want to waylay them with my bloggy complaints.)
I suspect some of you might want my opinion on the election, especially my friends abroad. Normally you'd seek me out on Facebook, but I deactivated my account around midnight on November 8. I miss my true friends there, but I find so much of what goes on at Facebook deeply offensive. I find anyone who in any way enabled an ignoramus to be elected president of the United States deeply offensive, and that includes everyone who voted for a third party, and everyone who posted lies and lying memes about the only candidate who could stop him. We truly had an "all hands on deck" situation, and the number of American citizens who just didn't care about that is shocking.
(And yes, I know many of you were fooled by fake news, biased websites, and gross manipulation by the media. You should have known better. I tried to tell you, many, many times, and yet you still clicked on nonsense sites—on both the left and right of the political spectrum, but as we now know, the right side has several orders of magnitude many more fake news sites. Wonder why.)
Our country is in for a rough four years, and very likely a horrible eight years. And more importantly—yes, more important than the 350 million or so residents of the US—our planet, our world, is very fragile now, both environmentally and geopolitically. This nonsense about globalization being pushed back—that's no more happening than your long dead granny coming back to life and foxtrotting on Dancing with the Stars.
Our world is interlinked for better or for worse, and those of you who enabled a vile, lecherous ignoramus to be the leader of that world have dealt a blow to the 7 billion other human inhabitants of Planet Earth. I frankly don't want anything to do with you.
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