For John, BLUF: We are all in this together and you can't opt out unless you emigrate and change your citizenship. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the New York Times, we have a set of views on the Inauguration of President Donald John Trump. This one by Ms Lindy West, who is a columnist at The Guardian and the author of the memoir Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman.
Here is the last paragraph:
Those who believe that straight, white men have a mandate to burn the rest of us as fuel, to sell us for parts, to mow us down and climb up the pile, never truly conceded that war. They have been biding their time, and this is their last great gambit. But I live in the America that won — the America with art and empathy and a free press and fierce protest. Not my president, not now, not ever.Here is the problem with "not my President". If things go wrong, and the People survive for a hundred years, the new generation will look back and say, "it is your fault", whether you claimed the President or not. Look how many current Southerners are blamed for Democratic President Jefferson Davis. People like Senator Jeff Sessions. His Great Grand Pappy may have said "not my President", but Senator Sessions is still tarred with the brush.
Hat tip to Ann Althouse.
Regards — Cliff