This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but with a whimper
-T.S. Eliot, 1925
I'm not sure how the world will end, but more and more, it looks like the America I was born in could indeed end in a self-induced whimper. The last breath of greatness was forced out of our lifeless body after heading down a path that was always ridiculous but for some reason gathered the adulation of people too young to know better and too old to care anymore.
Of course I'm looking ahead to a possible end of the road that would begin with...