Growing up in the 50's and 60s, I was a devoted fan of MAD magazine.
There was one cartoon strip in particular I enjoyed; Spy vs Spy.
The strip was about two bumbling spies always trying to inflict injury upon each other in a constant war. That sounds an awful lot like the Democrats and the Republicans in our polarized world today.
When I look at what's happening in Washington DC the last three years with Trumps assault on truth and the Constitution, my conclusion is it's indeed a MAD world in the Age of Trump.
Republican lawmakers have entered Trump's alternate universe where truth withers on the alt-right vine that has engulfed our government.
After the public impeachment hearings in the last two weeks the Republicans are still in lock-step with Trump's conspiracy theories even though they've been proven to be false.
In our new reality the Ukraine attacked us in 2016, and Putin is our friend.
In this new MAD universe nothing is at it seems. Trump tells us not to believe what our eyes see and our ears hear, unless he's sanctioned it.
It's the reason I know we're living in a crazy world of contradictions where the Blue team and the Red team are locked in an eternal war of ideology and cult-think.
Chaos is the game and our Republic is fighting for everything our founders believed to be true.
Time for me to walk on down the road...