I encourage people to join Represent.Us and work on local anti-corruption initiatives. It is a non-partisan (groups must be comprised of decent, relatively normal people from differing political perspectives) organization.
It is a certain group of people, Michael. Many would be the majority of my “friends” (I now use this term in quotes for this group since I look back over 20 years and realize all who are like this — have literally never done even one thing to benefit me, while I have in some cases done dozens of things to benefit and accommodate them) in the so-called “writing industry.”
My students and others we speak with here in Orange County are afraid of Trump, including anticipating more and immediate war -thanks to these people who dominate conversation so much.
I have at least 5 pieces of evidence Trump is far from dumb and way smarter than the loudmouths, and am not even looking hard. For example, the tweet about flag-burning — he certainly was aware Clinton had sponsored an anti-flag burning law. This man’s dumb like a fox and I ought to know it having been one all my life as well; though nowhere near in his league since I have like 2 bucks and enough for a tamale party and he is rich off his shenanigans and then some.