So much for the American experiment.
So much for the belief that in a marketplace of ideas, people would choose the better ones–or even be able to distinguish among ideas, propaganda and conspiracy theories.
So much for e pluribus unum and the lovely fantasy of a diverse citizenry coming together around a civic table.
However you characterize the deep cultural and educational divide that led to this place, no one who actually understood what the government does and how it does it could have voted to put a person like Trump in charge of it.
Last night, a lot of us lost the country we thought we lived in, the country we wanted to hand down to our children and grandchildren. What happens now is anyone’s guess, but one thing is sure–it will be very ugly.