As regards my previous provocation, there is one possibility that I did not canvass, and it is just too horrible for thought. I tend to think that even if a moron like Robertson was in the White House, the amount of damage he could cause would be strictly limited. I think that the US system of government, and the US people, are frankly too unsuited for any sort of tyranny.
But there is one big exception to this: the US nuclear arsenal. We’ve at least once come a hair’s breadth close to global extinction. The thought of what could happen with a true believer in the White House facing down the psychos in Tehran is not something I care to think about.
As I’ve just written to someone else, the age of the priests and kings has to end, otherwise it will end us.