Regardless of the outcome, the election will not stop the rise of hypernationalism, crisis cults, and other signs of an empire’s terminal decline.
We act like nations are a given – as if there’s no other way to organize our species, no other way to behave except to have your flag’s colors tattooed across your nipples and your national anthem burned into your soft mushy brain matter. But in fact, nations have not always been the way we humans have divided ourselves.
Something every American takes for granted has made the coronavirus outbreak much worse. That thing sits ingrained in our minds since we could barely take two steps without a face full of carpet. But before I get to that, let’s set the scene. I don’t have to tell you that things are bad. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, our economy