Like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life …
… you’ve been given a great gift: a chance to see what your life would be like, living in a country led by mentally deranged, infantile ignoramus who dusts himself with Cheetos crumbs each morning and dreams of the day that Vladimir Putin gives him a big hug and says, “Donald, I love you.”
Having glimpsed that dystopian future, naturally, your first instinct is to turn and try running in the opposite direction:
Which is not possible, I’m sorry to say. The past is the past, after all. So here’s what I suggest you do instead: anything that’s not solely or mostly about you yourself.
Because in this era of Trumpism — which, let’s face it, is the purest conceivable expression of the onanistic egocentrism and self-absorption that our popular culture condones and even encourages — the best response is to find a way to be an UnTrump.