Expect continued divisiveness with pockets of severe polarization and incivility. Your long-term forecast: congressional hearings, special prosecutors and gridlock...
Continued divisiveness is right, looking at the invective already sprayed over Fakebook.
Look, Americans, you’ve seen me here long enough to know what I think of Killary, and, despite what you may think, I have zero affection for Trump either. That he’s winning isn’t any reason to gloat, though I am cautiously optimistic that it will cause the end of Saudi Barbaria’s war on Yemen, and jihadi terrorism in Syria; I am also relieved that nuclear war is less likely. But as far as you are concerned, let me tell you this:
You will have to live with each other, whether under Trump or Killary. What I see is the end of long friendships, bitter hatred replacing civility, and people demanding that anyone who voted for the Other One unfriend them and dissociate themselves from their lives. This is nothing a healthy society can afford. At the end of the day we are all still short lived apes crawling on the surface of a ball of mud revolving round a small star in an unexceptional galaxy, and the problems we face are faced by all of us together. Please remember that.
I will be back, of course, and I will be as unsparing of your sensibilities as I usually am. But for today, this is my message: please do not gloat or hate. Whatever you are in for, you are in for it together.
Peace to you all.
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