We live in very dark times, who could doubt it? And yet most people simply will not see it. I say will rather than do because I firmly believe it is a matter of choice. Most people have given their allegiance to the prince of this world and do not want to accept spiritual truth. Even if they do nominally as with the churches they don't really because accepting spiritual truth means seeing everything in the material world in the light of God. Everything. But the modern churches see even God in the light of Man for the most part which is why they have largely given themselves over to the false religion of humanitarianism in which God takes a secondary role. Love God and love your neighbour has been replaced by behave as though you love everyone, and often those who are not your neighbour more than your actual neighbour.
I don't understand exactly what went on in the American election but even I can see something very wrong took place. The one-sidedness of the media and of all the talking heads trotted out to tut-tut sanctimoniously is truly extraordinary and tells me we are living in a world of lies and deceit unparalleled in Western history. America certainly is a battleground, or a focal point of the global battleground, but I have to say that whatever happens there in the immediate future the general trajectory is likely to be downwards. Outer forces aligned with God can make valiant rearguard actions but they are doomed to failure or worldly failure anyway. This is not a time when good can triumph in the world. It is a time when the souls of human beings are being weighed in the balance, when the spiritual darkness will be ramped up and God can see who is faithful to him when to be so runs counter to everything the world considers good. Good and evil now are not what they seem to the conventionally minded. They are to do with faithfulness to God and his goals for creation. This is the time for the judgment of hearts and what takes place externally is very much secondary.
So, strangely enough, this is actually a time for optimism. Not that the world may turn a corner but that the faithful may soon claim their reward. The test is upon us and all we have to do is hold fast in love of God and the true good. It is that love which is the light that rescues us from the darkness of the present day.