I have tried to write out three different posts before this. They all went nowhere.
I find myself overwhelmed, not specifically by individual events but by the totality of them in a relatively short period of time. As if all of a sudden, something had changed.
Perhaps what has changed is simply that God has finally allowed us the output of the choices that we have been making for years - or as the saying of Ayn Rand goes, "You can choose your actions, but you cannot choose the consequences of your actions.
Perhaps it represents the final death of hope and the realization that there is no "better" left or coming, only a rapidly accelerating incline down, where the increase in the acceleration of events is simply the reality that we are picking up speed near the end.
We have demonstrated ourselves to be a people of remarkable short sightedness and short term memories, and we are living out the consequences of that short sightedness and societal forgetfulness as we speak.
I no longer fear that this country's best days are behind us. I know they are. What I fear is the extent to which the darkness of the days coming will manifest themselves, of what worse days will look like.