Just flicking through the various news on a day to day basis, Jaysus things are a mess. Trump's re-election bid, the Johnson government's hapless attempts to, well, govern and a planet in meltdown.
Where in the hell does this all end?
If Trump gets re-elected I think it places the world in more jeopardy than ever previously in my lifetime.
He is unelectable, yet he was just as unelectable last time.
Four years in government has placed his ignorance, insularity, narcissism and general incompetence on full display for everyone to see, yet he's still polling at 42% or thereby.
He should lose, you'd hope, but we keep hearing about how he was trailing by the same, or even greater, margins four years ago.
Then there's his lies about voter fraud, his attempts to suppress postal votes and his most recent exhortations to his cult members to vote twice.
This suggests he's laying the foundation to not accept the result (assuming the electoral college does not somehow get him the win again) and calling the cult members to arms.
I guess the screenplay for that would be entitled "A very redneck coup" or some such.
In the UK you have the de facto prime minister setting up a "NASA style mission control" staffed by his band of "weirdos and misfits".
This seems to me to be a means to digitally attempt to control the narrative (Cummings' modus operandi) with its walls of TV screens providing up the second data and analysis.
Controlling the narrative seems to be more important than governing which leads me to wonder how a PR obsessed government could be so unutterably shite at PR.
If it's not one of Cummongs' "weirdos" being sacked for tweeting about using "live rounds" on BLM protesters it's appointing a proudly homophobic, misogynist, racist, climate change denier as an overseas trade advisor.
There are similar, to a greater or lesser extent, shitshows kicking up through Europe and there are global instances of lunatics in positions of asylum control.
The whole scenario leads me to wonder how on earth we, as a planet, steer our way through an unprecedented global crisis with leaders of an unprecedented level of ineptitude, beyond, it would seem, the mantra of "let the markets decide".