I cannot explain how profoundly the smartphone set gets me down, though I am traveling with a native goddess who could go either way. Ah, life.
Meanwhile, I have realized that ultra devious (in the way suicide bombers are) Trump is laughing whatever the GOP decides to do. If they nominate them, he loses against Hillary, but now he has been allowed to define the Republican Party on his own terms. In other words, as a party of people on crash collision with other people living within the United States.
If Trump gets excommunicated he can go all brown shirt, which means splinter third party . He may sense a way of winning a split general election vote, the same way he surfed the fractured candidate field in the Republic primary, creating a bedrock authoritarianism-leaning voting machine. He could go all old-school thug in his strategy––fascists (Make America Great) vs. socialists (1% protestors). In either case, he will not win this year, next year, but he has set the stage for someone truly scary to arise who will actually have the mandate to act in a time of crisis. Hitler did not arise in a vacuum, he was more than a decade in the making.*
In unrelated news, Ari Park 1.3 is going live in a couple hours. Check out Ari Park's prologue, and first and second sections if you haven't already.
*To counter all this, Fabric, which gets people on the same page and attuned to the mechanics of making the world one of parity and sustainability.