I'm pretty conflicted about the innauguration. On one hand, I should be happy and overwhelmed that our country has reached this point of healing after its long, tortured history on the race issue. I really, really want to feel good about it.
But on the other, as a student of history I'm feeling a tingle at the back of my neck that doesn't feel like excitement. I get nervous when I see a nation pasting pictures of its leader's face everywhere, holding mass rallies to adore him, worshiping him like the Messiah in the media, and having a national orgasm in response to his every gesture. Something about this feels a little creepy.