January 7th, 2021

Carnivàle 9 (Justin)

6 January 2021

I have no words for what happened yesterday.

I'm thinking of a Financial Times cartoon that showed the Oval Office as a padded cell. Would that it were, with bars on the windows and no way to open the door from the inside.

Barring some miraculous intervention, the next 13 days are going to seem like the longest we've ever experienced. Thirteen days of holding our collective breath and praying to get through the day without some proactive or reactive act of madness unloosed on this nation and the world. Or perhaps just on his own true believers. Jim Jones. Jonestown.