Well, it didn't take long for it to rain on my parade.
The most upsetting part of all of this is listening to pundits gas on about how the Democrats will have to re-invent themselves. Not that a lot of thought doesn't have to be given to how to make the case more compelling. But everyone seems to assume that no one can govern America for the forseeable future without actively pandering to the delusions of the large percentage of Americans who prefer ancient superstition to reason and science as a source of truth. That may be true, but it's a hideous thing if it is.
Short of demanding a new country for those of us who don't want to be governed by evangelicals, secularists need to start organizing just the way evangelicals did back in the days (I'm thinking late '60s - early 70s) when they didn't have the kind of influence on policy that they have now. The voice of reason (by which I mean a worldview that goes by facts and evidence, not a vague, inoffensive "reasonableness") has been almost completely absent from civic discourse for many years now. That has to change, somehow.
- And one big reason not to