[Keep it short, like their attention span!]
A rather important election is going to take place in the U.S. during a time when about 50% of Americans are miseducated, drug-swillers, war-mongers, gun-worshipers addicted to gasoline for their massive cars and trucks, concerned more with trolling on “antisocial” media and at the same time say their daily prayers to the God of Capitalism without realizing that the largest corporations as well as the oil industry can only survive because they all suck at the tit of crony socialism with cash and endless credit provided by their minions in government, be it state or federal, and these same deluded masses (now certainly more than 50%) actually believe the most illogical and absurd picture ever promulgated to the public, that is, that if you try hard enough you can “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.” Pull on your own bootstraps long enough and only two things can happen, either you tear out the straps or you fall on your butt.
A comforting idiom from many on the progressive side of the spectrum: The darkest hour is just before dawn. That of course depends on how far north or south of the equator you live. Up here in the northland, dawn takes a long time to arrive and it starts more than an hour before it has crept in and you notice that it’s daytime again. Same with sunset in the summer. I lived 100 kilometers south of the equator for a while. Sunset and sunrise are both sudden, and more or less around 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. year-round. So this darkest hour that the U.S. is currently experiencing isn’t before dawn, it’s around midnight, and there are many many hours of darkness to get through before a new morning arrives.
Still, there is a ray of hope. Although the dark ages in Europe lasted about 800 years, authoritarian dictators usually lose their power after about 35 to 40 years. And if they are over 50 when they take control, you can count on their demise and death in about 30-35 years.
So, Dear American People, you can rejoice that whichever benign or ruthless authoritarian takes over your country in the next few years, he or she can only last for a maximum of 40 years anyway. And think of all the fun you can have joining an underground resistance and learning how to fight the new fascists [now were they rightists or leftists?].
Seems like the demonization of Russia and China has turned the U.S. into a mirror image of both.
Want to know how despots die?
Check this out: https://www.livescience.com/41224-how-dictators-die.html