Straight talk. Beware. Confusing form over substance will be one of the cornerstones of the fall of the republic. Direct and honest discourse are not necessarily preferred if the message of direction is wrong and/or perilous. But we love a catchy phrase and pithy prose. It’s who we are. We live in boorish and churlish world of discourtesy and rudeness that we have transmogrified and shapeshifted into candor, verity and authenticity. Donald Trump creates, paves and constructs his own unnecessary speed bumps and that’s tragic. For him. Or whoever is taken in by the illusion of palpable choice in these elections.