It's two and a half minutes to midnight

This is not a clock I want to hear ticking. Everything old is new again, except worse.

The state department is in turmoil. Our allies are announcing that they can't depend on us anymore. The national parks service is only one department in damn near open revolt. Scientists are being ordered to put their work through political review.

It's been six days.

This is not normal or defensible. If you think it is, go find the fractured dystopian police state hellscape you think will keep you safe elsewhere. You can't build it here.

It's time we acknowledge it. We have a national mental illness. I wish that were hyperbole.