The end of the world? No. The US further sliding into a kleptocratic oligarchy? I think so. My concerns weren't that everything would end in November, but that it would signal an end of the kind of normalcy we've all taken for granted in the past, as the conditions of people suffering the most begin to overwhelm the system's willingness to help them. My concern then, as it is now, is that the dam is already bursting. We knew Trump wouldn't give a shit, but the big issue was whether or not Biden would actually address the cause of the damage, or whether he'd slap a band-aid on it and declare things better, and the latter is certainly happening. The damn is bursting, and the illusion of normalcy, something I understand people are desperate to see return, will not hold for very long. There are 500,000 dead people and counting, 90,000 since January 21st, just from COVID. Schools are still open, and the major talk isn't about halting the virus to save lives, it's about slowing down the virus to protect the economy. With my own eyes and ears I saw people who, on January 21st, said they could finally go to sleep. People who said they didn't have to care who the Secretary of Education was anymore, or what the US was doing in the Middle East. Kids are still in cages, but now there's the promise of more cages to hold more people, which is not what we wanted or needed. Oh, they're not concentration camps anymore, they're called "overflow facilities for migrant children." The promise to halt deportations has already been broken with 28,000+ people deported since Biden took office. Biden told people "$2,000 checks out the door immediately," if Ossoff and Warnock won GA in January, which became $1400, January became late March or April, and then means tested for those under $40,000. The Democrats control the House, the Senate, and the Oval Office. We've rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. Okay, but it's non-binding, so it means nothing in and of itself. Oh, did you know Biden approved 31 fracking permits just in the past few weeks? Much environment. Such climate change. Biden's stimulus plan, that maybe $1400 sometime in March/April, is built on large cuts to Medicare and farm aid: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/13/biden-cuts-medicare-farm-aid-468895 Hey, great news, you can't get help while you're alive, but once you're dead, the government might help pay for your funeral: https://www.cnet.com/personal-finan...s-who-its-for-how-to-apply-and-other-details/ Get cracking on that application process. We're open to renegotiate with Iran about breaking the nuclear weapons treaty, except they didn't break it first, we did. Biden's plan is being called "coercive," which isn't necessarily good faith. Instead of shutting down (as I mention earlier) the country in the face of even more virulent, infectious strains of COVID, we're being told to double and even triple mask. No mandatory masking, no shut down, no UBI, no actual relief, but please wear two or three masks. Biden already broke his promise to back out of aiding Saudi Arabia, so we're going to continue helping them murder Yemeni civilians. A $15 minimum wage, such a small thing to ask for when people need so much more to stay above the poverty line, is off the books according to Biden: not going to happen. Hell, right at this moment our congress is taking a recess, because apparently there's nothing anyone needs at the moment. Biden might help you with a $50,000 $10,000 on your student loans, though his administration is siding with Betsy DeVos against loan foregiveness. "Hey! Joe Biden is closing federal private prisons!" and that's great for the handful that exist, but the vast majority of private prisons are managed at the state level: https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/private-prisons-united-states/ So, yeah, some things are being done, and it is February, but I think we're looking at the best it's going to get, that it's going to get much worse from here, and that people will try to pretend things are going back to normal. "We'll see," is all I can say.