As usual, the situation can be summed up in two Star Wars memes.
I was going to blog about Brexit when that happened.
I was going to blog about the latest ridiculous bill in New Zealand.
It’s Election Night in America, or as many of my more politically active friends are calling it, ‘the day on which the world order the millennials grew up in finally implodes’.
As of nine at night, November 9, New Zealand time, the New York Times reckons Trump is the new President of the United States.
R.E.M. has never seemed a more appropriate band to listen to.
To quote Douglas Adams – “Anybody who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
To quote Jack Ryan – “The person you really want to be President is the person who doesn’t want to be President.”
Not that it’s a lot of help, but I’m really sorry this decision had to be made at all – a rock and a hard place, the devil and the deep sea, take your pick which is which.
I don’t know how horrible or amazing the next few years are going to be – surely 2016 was no great shakes – but I hope and pray y’all in the States are going to be okay. You have my sympathy and I guess also that of a lot of the rest of the world.
Hang in there, your government’s a screwup but we like you anyway.