"What Fresh Hell Is This" a/k/a "How can I make you understand?" Forty percent of the US electorate applaud POTUS and his appointees as they polarize & emasculate the country. The acrimony evident in United States politics is appalling. Social, political, and cultural practices shape our lives. Who we are as individuals, and collectively as a nation, is reflected by our decisions and actions. Timothy Egan (NYT op-ed, 3/5/16) reveals in a searing commentary that vast numbers of us applaud the existing rancor. I am appalled because, as he concludes: “The beast Is Us”.