mk isn't alone. The thought has crossed my mind as well, but I'll be sitting on my hands for at least two years while I finish getting pedigree'd.
There's a saying in Russia: "Нет худа без добра", meaning "There's no evil without [that doesn't also bring] good".
I've read somewhere - I think it was Brian Eno's interview - that Trump's presidency stirs the bowl, making people get their shit together. If this is the result, then by all good and holy, I accept it. Best wishes to the scientists willing to contribute to the political progress of the country.