I've pretty much stopped paying attention to politics. It's just too big for me to get a handle on. For the first time in my life I feel truly powerless over what is happening around me. I wonder if a lot of people feel the same as they grow older and see their ideas and thoughts squashed under the enormous weight of the world, and the people who run it. At one time I actually thought I had a part in running it, and what I said and wrote made a difference. Silly me.