I continue to feel the Doom. I vacillate, however, between despair for the future and the crazed hope that this excellent Salon piece has a rational grasp on the American zeitgeist. I sometimes dare to entertain the timorous hope that the greedheads and idiots are merely the loudest and not the most populous subsection of the electorate, that their lies and slander are just that and not the conventional wisdom they're presented as. I know that the shouting of lies and slander is a tried and true, and not unreasonable, attempt to make that metamorphosis into conventional wisdom, but I pray that this time around, such shouting is only the death throes of a desperate and dying political animal.
But mostly I feel the Doom.