There’s a little lyric in Justin Bieber’s track “it’s been hell of a ride”. Well 2016; it truly has been a hell of a ride.

First, Brexit. Now, Donald Trump is president of the United States. The guy is a racist, bigoted, misogynistic idiot. An absolute buffoon. But a lot of people in these countries are so insecure and worried about themselves that they feel targeting others makes them feel secure. They’ve misplaced dangers as THE OTHER (i.e. those dastardly immigrants taking their jobs!)

All the while I’m feeling blue.

Leonard Cohen’s just died too.