I’ve lived my life in the dark. I’m surrounded by people I can see. People I thought I knew. Not just people close to me, but my fellow Americans everywhere.
Then along comes Donald T Rump. He’s the human equivalent of luminal, a chemical used by crime scene investigators to highlight blood stains that are otherwise undetectable to the naked eye. It’s used most often in capital crime cases; murder to be specific.
T Rump has succeeded in illuminating personal characteristics that were undetectable until he entered politics three years ago. He has brought to light a side of the American character I’ve wondered about, but never seen more clearly, more pervasively and more disturbingly than I do today.
He’s brought to light an alarming tendency among my fellow Americans toward white supremacy, hyper-nationalism and more.
There’s nothing joyful about a crime scene just as there’s nothing redeeming in ugliness. Unmitigated ugliness.”