I am trying not to think about it. I don't want to write about it. Nothing about it makes me want to engage.
The problem is, it stops me from writing about anything else.
I just watched a video of the late Patrick Swayze and his wife dance together at a 1994 music festival ..very beautiful ...but nonetheless , just an effort to occupy my own attention.
For weeks I've sought distraction from the real world and the pall that seems to have settled with the U.S. Presidential election.
It is so disgusting. Everything it touches is degraded. There's no escape.
It's like a horror movie script that's never likely to be produced because it's just not believable.
Yet it is happening in real time and advancing like a juggernaut. Nothing it seems, can stand in its way.
We watch while a civilized society, turns barbaric with inexorable ease.
I still wonder how The Holocaust could have happened in a civilized society in the twentieth century.
I think I know after witnessing the conduct of the Republican candidate for the Office of President.
The brutish duplication over and over, like the broom in Disney's movie,Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Copies differ but only the original has thatch in varying tones of orange atop its head. Except for colour, not unlike the main character in The Simpsons T.V.series.
Most units have block heads ,black hair, short back and sides and eyes glittering like black pebbles.
The females are mostly blonde with shrill nasal twang to their voices.
Motor mouths dominate.They rise and speed up to drown any and all opposing opinions. From time to time, replacements create the illusion of multiplicity.
With competing voices of journalist "hosts", the resulting cacaphony is an assault to the ears.
Lies, blatant distortions, shameless contradictions, false accusations, vile name-calling, none too base to hurl at the last competitor left standing in the way of the buccaneer determined to occupy the Oval Office of the American President.
Republicans are in great disarray. Appalled by their candidate's conduct, many have defected. Others have obviously decided they can bring him to heel behind the Party line.
He has obviously,oh so obviously, decided to play along with that belief. The mob backing him appears all too willing to follow.
It's not how he won support in the primaries.
But no matter...whatever way they turn...they are looking into an abyss.
The only way they can win is to grind Hillary Clinton into small pieces and feed her to the fishes.
They are more than willing to try. All pretense at civility is scattered to the wind.
It's a sickening display.
It's authentic alright.
Pure and unadulterated vitriol.
We've seen it before ....up close and personal.