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It is the will of the people. The voters wanted to break shit, and thus shall it be broken.

The first thing each of us needs to do is take care of ourself.

The right wing can’t govern. They gave us Iraq and the Great Recession. They gave us epic national debt.

And that was on a good day, when they were firmly unified under the neoconservative cabal. They are not unified at all right now. It’s the alt-right that won this election. Reaganism lost almost as badly as liberalism.

The alt-right could care less about Reaganite ideology. It wants to express angst. It wants to share misery. It wants naked violence.

The neocons were incompetent. The alt-right is against competence.

The consequences of not being able to govern are severe. Trumpian incompetence at global scale. How do you start to visualize a bankruptcy of that size? Is trillions the right order of magnitude?

Liberals will want to defend our greater goals. Equality, fairness, liberty. But those are not an option during a crash. First take care of yourself alone. Before putting your child’s oxygen mask on, don your own. This plane is going down.

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Predictions:

1. Nuclear Iran
2. Inflation
3. China gains influence over NATO
4. Annexation of former Soviet states by Russia
5. Further fragmentation of EU

Deserts 2 – disquiet0251

New music by me – Deserts 2 – disquiet0251

The last thing I put out in this stream of ideas was Playing In Tongues. After about ten years of making heavily predetermined music, I’m inspired by looseness, flow and improvisation. Revelation instead of perspiration.

So far this music isn’t as successful as my earlier stuff. The Joy Drops are verging on 200K streams at Free Music Archive, but the Playing In Tongues video has barely gotten past 200.

The problem might be that people who like my earlier music aren’t the same people who would like this new music, so I might fork off new social media identities.

Dark days for women

Women working in Trump’s orbit have been in a supremely hostile work environment. That’s a given. No news. But that only applied on the set of a reality show, or a troubled real estate business.

This will now apply at the White House. And women who work in politics or who simply want a voice in how their country is governed will have to choose to enter his orbit.

Since every voter knows about his history, he will almost have a mandate for sexual assault. Trump will not be chastened by the campaign. The opposite. As POTUS his ego will be even worse. A President Trump will be grabbing more pussy than ever.

Add the influence of Roger Ailes, whose behavior at Fox News was comparable if not worse.

The White House will be a place of crude, relentless sexual harassment.

It’s not like women in Washington will have a choice. The White House is a baseline part of their work. When they get invited to a dinner, they’ll have to go. And they’ll be full of dread on the way to work.

Daughters will steer away from internships in Washington, leaving those opportunities to sons. Grown women will lean back. Those who don’t lean back will find themselves diminished. Careers will stall and salaries will drop.

Then consider what might have been. A woman whose career was unfairly embattled, who symbolized grit and resilience. A woman with great intelligence and competence. Who won in the end.

Vs what was: that qualified woman lost to that unqualified man.

Dark days in Washington. Maybe so dark that it will create a surge for women. Trump could be a force so malignant for women that their political footprint is ultimately magnified. I guess that’s a good thing.