Of all the post election punditry I’ve read, one insight especially stood out to me:
The critics of our new president-elect took him (a) literally but not seriously. His supporters took him (b) seriously but not literally.
A thought occurs:
What if it turns out we should have taken him (c) both literally and seriously, or perhaps (d) neither literally nor seriously?
It’s my guess that after all the dust settles, we’ll discover we should have chosen either (c) or (d). Which is right? I have no idea! What would either outcome mean for us and our planet? Don’t ask me that, either.
We’d be in uncharted waters. But then, aren’t we already?