At the time of writing, Joe Biden is poised to win the 2020 US Presidential Election as several battleground states tally the final vote. I should be celebrating, but the race is close (and without the Senate, Biden’s hands will be tied while Trump tweets and 4chans to the Proud Boys). Closer than predicted by most pollsters, closer than many were hoping for, and closer than it should be for the health of human society and the future of humanity on the planet.

According to exit polling so far, the majority of Protestant white men and women over the age of 45, with little or no college education voted for Trump. So I know who is largely responsible for what I’m seeing.

What I’m seeing is that for millions of Americans, all lives don’t matter. 232,571 dead from COVID don’t matter, jailed and abused children don’t matter, black men lynched in public don’t matter, public health workers don’t matter, hunger doesn’t matter, millions of acres burned don’t matter, homes ripped apart by 150 mph winds don’t matter, sexual assault doesn’t matter, stiffing your contractors doesn’t matter, mass extinction doesn’t matter….

The only thing that matters is capitalism, locally interpreted. This is cultural sociopathy. There is no other way to put it.