Burn / Shutdown

As we careen towards the first government shutdown during a single-party majority in all branches of this decaying tree that constitutes the present state of our republic and the inevitable blame game to follow – or in this case, precede –  a question arises:

Had the Orange Malignancy not based his entire governing “style” (for want of a better word) upon the destruction of the legacy of a president he neither liked nor viewed as legitimate, would we even be here?

“Some men,” Alfred Pennyworth said, “just want to watch the world burn.” The Orange Malignancy not only wants to watch the world burn, but is pathetic enough to light his entire life by its embers.

This is where we are.