The truth is, we’re all to blame for what happened. All of us have contributed to the political environment in which we find ourselves today, either through our own actions and words, or by voting into office and supporting politicians who use the most base tactics to get their way. When we criticize the reprehensible behavior of politicians with whom we disagree, but then rationalize the same behavior by people we support, we are throwing wood on the pyre, and the pyre we are building today may ultimately be the one which bears the remains of our civilization. Even as the embers of the current fire continue to burn, we’ve already begun building the next, one much bigger and more volatile. The only question is, who will light the next match?