Years ago, I heard Mel Brooks being interviewed. He was asked how he, in general but especially as a Jew, justified wrapping The Producers around a faux-musical called Springtime for Hitler.
His answer stuck with me. As best I recall, he said that one of the best ways to deal with would-be tyrants is to laugh at them because it just deflates them.
Obviously, he was a little late, as was Charlie Chaplin with The Great Dictator. But maybe we can learn a lesson.
In that spirit, here’s what’s been going through my head over the past 3 weeks:
I think the Republic is strong enough to survive four years of this. During that time, the best thing to do may just be to laugh at the news, and then go back to trying to preserve a great nation and build an even better one.
Pass it on.