Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th president of the United States is now all but certain.
[Forrest Gump voice:] And just like that, the Russians were gone.
Every Kremlin agent hiding under every bed, every Saint Petersburg troll lurking around every corner, every Russian hacker we've been told was working around the clock to destroy America's imaginary democracy--poof! We're not hearing a word about them anymore.
Liberals are heaving a sigh of relief around the country, not because Trump actually hurt them, but because it means at long last they'll stop being psychologically abused by the mass media who've been screaming hysterical nonsense in their faces and making them feel crazy.
Bit by bit cautious celebrations are beginning to erupt from coast to coast (okay maybe just the coasts) as Biden's inauguration becomes more of a certainty. It's not the thunderous rejoicing it will be when they make it official, but expressions of glee are popping up all over.
Kids are being hugged. Parents are being called. Bold tie choices are being made.
"At last there will be adults in the White House again!" goes the refrain.

And I couldn't agree more! I think we're all breathing a lot easier knowing that the US government will now be run by grown-ups who murder people instead of emotionally stunted children who murder people.
Trump ran on a platform of scaling back US interventionism, as did Obama, as did even Bush, but Biden did the opposite. He is beginning from a much more hawkish position than he predecessors right off the bat.
Mass murders are being planned, and it's going to get ugly.

It's odd, you know. US political leaders are so revered by the media and so normalized on our screens that it's easy to forget how many children they've killed.
But the important thing is that he won't be making rude tweets and bungling coup attempts in the Global South.
He will be a Competent Grown-Up, like the daddy we always wanted. He will pilot the insatiable death machine with grace and decency, right into the homes of the world's most vulnerable.
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