Not to sidetrack things too much, but I love this word: doom (n.) Old English dom “law, judgment, condemnation,” from Proto-Germanic *domaz (cf. Online Etymology Dictionary: doom). Good to be ready for judgement.
You are so right, of course, about all of this that has been going on. Too many people I liked reading have turned out to be flaming assholes when provoked, and I tend to just shift to another venue when that happens. but I really like it here. So I’m with you. Thanks for saying it. Thanks for doing it. (You know. All the things.)