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In politics as in chemistry there are actually a lot of things that cannot be undone, unmixed. So no, the lid will not go back up again on Pandora’s Box. Beelzebub has gotten his ‘perfect storm’ of major developments coming together over the past decade. No political aspirations from Trump if he hadn’t been made a TV star. No win of the GOP Primaries (from 15 other candidates!) if there hadn’t been social media, which enabled him to bypass the media and mobilize his following. No 2016 win if FBI director Comey had not decided to investigate Hillary Clinton’s emails, which was used by the Trump campaign, and if the Democrats would have had a stronger narrative and candidate for the Nation. Being against Trump is simply not good enough. And I have severe doubts it will be sufficient now. What -really- surprises me is that despite the Corona crisis and many deaths, and the many-many artists, musicians, writers, movie stars and editors who have endorsed the Dems, plus the dissent from within the GOP he had to face from groups such as the Lincoln Project, Trump has remained being such a major political force. He pretty much dominates the stage. Others can only respond. Even in his own party. The initiative is his. Frightening, actually. Time to do some soul searching.

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