I can't even27 January 2017 permalink
My first American election I remember/followed is the reelection of Bush Jr. It started with a lot of doubts on the legitimacy of the election. It gave us “pre-emptive strike”, warfare justified on lies, and Guantanamo bay. He was the vehicle for nihilism to project itself on the world.
This is the baseline. Things seem very fucked to the baseline. I wish I could have a beer with him now. Seems like an amiable guy. That’s how fucked we are.