I just finished watching HBO's Chernobyl miniseries. Thanks to all the workers who sacrificed their lives to minimize damage to the environment. It seems there is a commonality among workers around the world -- a grim willingness to help others despite dire consequences.

The show ends with a devastating speech: “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid.” The USSR may have paid some of their debts with the dissolution of their society in the 1990's. When will we pay and what will it cost?

I admire the grim and depressing vision of 80’s USSR depicted in the show. It reminds me of what I loved about Tarkovsky’s Stalker — a mirror world of the USA, an shadow existence in which cherished ideals are perverted and have supernatural consequences.

The Trump presidency is a slow motion tragedy grounded in a daily avalanche of lies. #trumpnobyl