Like it or not, the hugely irritating figure of Donald Trump—yes, The Donald, that designed-to-disturb bully-boy creation of reality media gone wild—has been elected to be the most powerful individual in the world.
For the next four years this cartoon character will have his finger on the button to launch a nuclear war that could blow us all to smithereens. And from what we know of the man, losing the popular vote by almost 3 million votes will not give him pause in any reckless course he might pursue. It doesn’t matter how the game was rigged; get used to it or go crazy.
But that doesn’t mean surrender to Trump’s whims, which no doubt will lead to: more unnecessary and endless wars; the destruction of programs that work, like affordable healthcare and Social Security; or the imprisonment of any dart-throwers who disagree with him.
Such abuse of power has always been a possibility with any elected official, but the good news is that the Founders of this nation gifted us with a safeguard to thwart the ambitions of nutcases who have slipped into positions of vast governmental authority.