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Mea Culpa

What most people don’t know about me: I can speak Latin.

Ipso facto.

E pluribus unum.

Res ipsa loquitor.

Carpe diem.

Et tu, brute?

But most importantly: mea culpa.

I say the last because I owe a long overdue apology to the world. Because I was wrong. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wrong. I overestimated the intelligence of American voters. I mean, what rational human being would have ever thought that a lying, draft-dodging, opportunistic, misogynistic, narcissistic, serial adultering, sexual predator with five children by three different women (the latest of which was an adult model) who advocates violence, lies, cheats, lies, steals, lies, goes bankrupt, lies, spews hates, lies, cannot spell, lies, mocks persons with disabilities, lies, and who lies could ever have been elected president? I mean, who – knowing all of this before they went to the polls to vote on November 8, 2016 – would have said – “yes, that’s the guy for me!” But then, these are the same people who voted for a bible-thumping pedophile because, after all, his opponent was a Democrat.

So when I said: “He cannot win” that “the reasonable minds among us will be aghast and appalled by the thought of a Trump White House” and “he will force traditional Republicans to vote across party lines.” Hoo boy was I wrong. Because it turns out that the vast majority of reasonable minds that I thought lived in the United States don’t. They live elsewhere. So couldn’t vote (though they probably wish they could have and some seriously deranged minds think they did which couldn’t be true because our lives would be much improved today if in fact they had).

And yes, they are watching aghast and appalled – and probably codswalloped – as, day after day, reasonable minds think “it can’t get any worse” and then, the next day, it does.

And so, I offer to the world my abject apologies. And not just for that. For Pence. Ryan. Mitch McConnell. Scott Pruit. Mick Mulvaney. Elisabeth DeVos. Richard Perry. Ben Carson. Ryan Zinke. Steven T. Mnuchin. Sheldon Adelson. Charles and David Koch. Texas. NRA. Citizens United. FOX. Melting ice caps. Dying oceans. Droughts. Famine. Mass shootings. Mass extinctions.

Because, as James Baldwin said, “Ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”

And right now, we are living proof.