As we begin  a new year  of Trumpism, will we witness a greater acceptance of reality and honesty under the gathering clouds?

Or remain frozen in the wake of Donald’s rigid success with his “base”?

It seems the right time to again quote a passage from Orwell’s “1984”  as the measure of American democracy:

In a way, the world-view of the Party imposed itself most successfully  on people incapable of understanding it.  They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity  of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events  to notice what was happening.

By lack of understanding they remained sane.  They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left  no residue behind,   just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird.