ruins4ruinsBarack Obama is leaving a nation and world more divided than when he took office. His (Hegelian-Marxist) values did more to justify animal instincts and base impulses (from BLM to Syria) than to expand new seeds of life. His opportunism in ‘saving’ the economy was tilted more towards his donors and base, relying heavily on changed accounting rules — turbocharged¬†with printing and borrowing trillions of dollars (“Yes we did”) — more opioid than panacea, with a reckoning to come.

Photographs: Stephen Wise