Every presidential election, people spend the last month grousing "Is there any way I can vote for 'None of the above?'" This time around, Joe Biden seems to be attempting that.
Every presidential election it is also said that we get the government we deserve. That is one of those cynical, semi-satisfying things that gets us through the night, a way to either lick our wounds or apologise for our support of some jerk. Yet I don't think it is true. Most people are quite decent and want only to be left alone and notified when there is a problem to fix that requires collective effort. We are happy to farm that out - or would be, if we thought the people we are assigning that to were as well-meaning as we are.
But they aren't. the people who like organising all their neighbors into ranks and files aren't quite the same as thee rest of us, and the problem intensifies the higher up the mountain we go. Even the ones we like are not worthy of us.
I don't have a corrective. I'm just discouraged.