The main aftereffect of the 2016 election could well be found in the lines of Yeats' prophetic The Second Coming, where the Irish poet wrote:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
"Another thing people do not fully grasp is what government debt entails. It is not free money. It is, as Thomas Jefferson said, thievery from future generations."
Can the American Center Hold?
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.