Each day the American crowd-brain becomes more scrambled. People who believe the world is governed by a secret cabal of satanic cannibals are winning elections and holding rallies. Footage circulates of protestors harassing a woman at a restaurant for not joining their chants for justice.

Cut to the Republican Convention, a hallucinatory pageant of fear-mongering in the name of the Second Amendment and Jesus Christ. Every televised speech seemed calculated to nudge its supporters toward real-life violence. “No matter where you live, your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats’ America,” they said. Then the First Lady stood in the Rose Garden and lectured us about civility while her husband smirked.

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

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Each night in 2020, I wrote a short post for a series called Notes From the End of a World because I wanted to etch these days into my memory. Before the world changed completely.
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