We don’t want to believe it. We see the glow over the hill and smell the burning wood. Denial is a comfortable place. But eventually you have to admit that where there is smoke there is fire and the barn is really burning.
Dhimitude is a condition that I doubt our ex- POTUS would be loath to wear. But in his wisdom he knows all will adjust to a life less affluent. He accepts that the mob needs guidance from certain special people and that he is one of the priests of this new World. His row will be especially long and hard . He will be forced to live in luxury while he watchs the welfare checks mailed.