After the news cycle this past week, I really felt like the frogs are boiling while the temperature in the pot slowly rises. When every day brings another reason for outrage, it’s tough to actually keep it all in perspective. I decided to make a little piece that, I think, sums up the last two years of creeping white supremacy and flirtation with authoritarianism that has made the Trump administration so uniquely miserable. And it’s in their own words—let them hoist themselves by their own petards. OUR MERCHANT OF HATE is a timely look at how Mr. Trump and his enablers have stoked racial animus and distrust of the legitimate press, and used sociopathic public behavior to elevate themselves to the highest office on the planet. These aren’t normal times, and you shouldn’t forget it.