I was at work, so I didn’t get to watch any of Trump’s Inauguration, but around noon, I felt this incredible chill run down by spine, so I knew the deed had been done.
The idea of life with our new President might be a little too much to process at the moment, but at least we have the Friday Night Think Tank, so we can be together to try to wrap our brains around what the future holds.
I asked the interns to put together a playlist of suitable songs to help inspire our Deep Thoughts tonight, but it appears they decided to play REM’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” on a continuous loop.
Please join me for the inaugural Think Tank of Trump’s Presidency. Something tells me we’re going to need to do a lot of deep thinking over the next four years…
This week’s topic: Donald Trump’s Inauguration was today. It might not be the end of the world as we know it, but do you feel fine?
There were so many comments on Facebook about the change in power, but nothing jumped out at me to indicate that anything had gone horribly wrong. Yet.
It’s usually pretty busy at the grocery store on Friday nights, but I commented to the checkout clerk tonight that it was incredibly slow. That could’ve been a good sign, meaning that no one was in a panic stocking up on supplies and preparing for end of days.
Then again, it could’ve meant everyone had already fled to Canada, and I was one of the few dummies who had stuck around to deal with President Trump.
I checked CNN after dinner (I waited until after I had eaten because I didn’t want my meal to be ruined) and there was no sign of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding into Washington DC to signal that the end was near.
Right now, I’m more stressed about my week at work than I am about life under President Trump, so I suppose that means I feel fine.
Of course, I reserve the right to change that answer at any point over the next four years. And I need to add that I keep hesitating when I say “the next four years” because my gut tells me President Trump isn’t going to make it through his first term.
I really think he’s going to step down. He’ll enjoy the spotlight, do some of the things he promised, rattle a few cages, cause some controversy, and when we least expect it, he’ll ride off into the sunset and leave the running of the country to the actual politicians.
So, yeah, Modern Philosophers, at the moment, I feel fine. How are you doing?
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