Well, I want to be optimistic, looking at the “glass half full,” but it is hard. On the other hand, we as a society, as a culture, as a group of humans have been through times a lot tougher, a lot more at risk than we are experiencing today. It is just appears that we are on the cusp of something frightening. Democracy is truly at risk. We have been seeing and hearing the warning signs for over three years. This is becuase we had a president of the world’s standard bearer for democracy who has been a wanna be dictator. He has the “only I can fix it” mentality. He has repeatedly stated that the elections have been rigged with no evidence of such “rigging.” This “democracy” can do better.