Genuinely frightening

I’m currently in the cafe again, looking out at the rain. Well, what else can one do as the world descends ever towards madness? Things, I fear, are becoming genuinely frightening. We may try to play it down or make light of it, but the president of America is looking more and more like a fascist throwback to the thirties. I may be feeling a bit more cheerful these days, but how could anyone ignore something so alarming, so serious? Making light of trump only goes so far: his stance on immigration is overtly xenophobic and a matter of genuine concern. A lot is now at stake. The problem is, as worried as we all are, there is not much one can do other than to order another coffee and hope for the best.

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