C.J. Hopkins pens the paragraph of the moment summing up Trumpism.

There are times I grasp for words like straws.  I grasp, grasp, but the semantic string, the narrative, the prose, will not unfold like my mind desires.

In other words:  I’m at a loss for words, and what I do come up with sorely lacks the depth, nuance, wit, to articulate my expression adequately, much less forcefully.

It’s times like this that I appreciate when another writer forms a paragraph that miraculously conveys that which rumbled helplessly in my head.  I could have sat in front of my screen for months and never come with a fraction of the words that the writer did.  In another dimension, I wrote that

So C.J. Hopkins, writing a piece, Mueller-Dämmerung, at The Unz Review, managed that very feat today.

Writing of the blowback to ensue when Robert Muller’s investigative report is made public, or at least, its ostensible inability to find a legitimate reason to recommend further indictments against President Trump, Hopkins fantastically writes this stellar summation of the mechanics behind the rise of Trumpism in 2016:


Back in November of 2016, the American people were so fed up with the neoliberal oligarchy that everyone knows really runs the country that they actually elected Donald Trump president. They did this fully aware that Trump was a repulsive, narcissistic ass clown who bragged about “grabbing women by the pussy” and jabbered about building “a big, beautiful wall” and making the Mexican government pay for it. They did this fully aware of the fact that Donald Trump had zero experience in any political office whatsoever, and was a loudmouth bigot, and was possibly out of his gourd on amphetamines half the time. The American people did not care. They were so disgusted with being conned by arrogant, two-faced, establishment stooges like the Clintons, the Bushes, and Barack Obama that they chose to put Donald Trump in office, because, fuck it, what did they have to lose?


What he said.