Thanks for reading the piece. I hope you are wrong about the US being screwed. I remain hopeful.
I am hopeful the existing Republican party will implode, clearing the way for a new centrist party. I would expect the remnants of the existing Republican party to operate, at least in the short term, as an extreme right-wing party. So far, my predictions of the demise of both Trump and the Republican party have been wrong. Thus, you may be right, but we’ll see.