Regardless of you political leanings or affiliations (we all have them) one observation should be self-evident; the vitriolic language used by both sides of the current media circus became very tiresome a long time ago, and the inclusion of political correctness has only added a level of insanity if not unintended stupidity to a drama that did not need any more excuses to be ignored.
Several years ago a brilliant graphic novel series called -Transmetropolitan- excoriated the corrupt political system in the future. The foul mouthed protagonist named Spider Jerusalem who is a journalist has been forced to return to -The City- due to contractual obligations (A.K.A. threats) to write two books that were paid for in advance five years previously. He's forced to leave his beloved (and well armed) mountain refuge and once again immerse himself in the sounds, smells, and what passes for normal life of -the city- which he absolutely hates, and says so, repeatedly. The ironic thing about this arrangement is he has to be hated in order to write at the level he is known for, so being there cuts both ways.
He arrives during a political season where both candidates have rabid followers but both are rather unsavory in their own right. One is called -The Beast- the other is called -The Smiler- you discover the names given them by -Spider- fit them very well.
Without giving anything else away, reading this series now is almost spooky, in a rather twisted way. The parallels are there if you look for them;
some are obvious, others not so much, but there none the less. And just a heads up for parents, this series is not exactly kid friendly...ye, have been advised.
One of the things (there have been many) that has struck me about the -Transmetropolitan- series is found in volume 32 on the last page (22) which is a quote from H.L Mencken of Smart Set Magazine December 1919 which is this:
" The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are"
What more could i add to that observation? Not a thing.
Listening to: the voices in my head, and rain on the window
Watching: things happen
Playing: games with reality
Eating: something breakfast like in structure
Drinking: water+ additional non specific additives