The era of the "Drain the Swamp" con, is ended, replaced by the "Clean Up The Massive Mess Left By The FPOS" period.

Maybe we'll even get some progressive things done. There is a concept of personal improvement that says our behaviors become crystalized over time, and the only way to evolve is to melt the crystals to allow them to reform in a different way.

A key element is, of course, is that the stage needs to be set for a better way before the meltdown occurs. I think we have some good opportunities, if only they can be recognized and implemented.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller