I should like, if I may, to address an appeal to all of the readers of this blog. If Google’s counter is accurate, there appear to be some thousands of people who visit this blog on a regular basis, some of whom, to be sure, do not live in the United States but most of whom do. Of those many people, for whose readership I am very grateful, only a small percentage have ever posted a comment, and a mere handful comment regularly.
This plea is to the rest of you out there. Please, please become active wherever you live, get actively involved in opposing the new Trump administration. This man poses, I truly believe, an existential threat to such democracy as we have achieved in America. He will use the enormous powers of the presidency to attack and try to punish those who criticize him, and the press and media are too cowardly and complicit to offer any sustained opposition. It is going to take all of us, ceaselessly opposing him, collectively and individually, to stop him from destroying the victories we have won.
I would like to think that this blog will offer some sustenance and encouragement to those who read it, and I shall do my best to keep up the attack, for whatever good it will do.