We've been here before - and the good guys will win
I think we are all setting the bar quite low for 2017, and this can have its advantages. It becomes easier to manage your expectations if you have no expectations in the first place.
I would even suggest that if we are all here at the end of January, we will consider it something of a triumph, that all this chaos is making us feel somehow more alive - or maybe just being alive at all is the big pay-off here.
And there is always a chance that things may not happen in the way that we imagine, indeed just about the only thing we can rely on any more, is that the unimaginable will unfold as if it were the only logical outcome.