Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Like Clockwork

If someone could examine the collective unconscious of American society, they would likely find a good deal of scar tissue. Dendrites and axons of the neurotransmitters have been taxed to the limit with the comorbidities of a pandemic and political strife. If typhoid and tuberculosis were added to the horrors that afflicted have afflicted prisoners, then America has been the equivalent of one big internment camp where a deadly virus is combined with a toxic overload of fear. Fringe groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers are the mutants that terrorize the destroyed landscape in this Mad Max scenario. Has civilization come to an end when angry mobs attempt to invade legislatures? Is Democracy only a memory whose final embers are in danger of being totally extinguished by the current derangement, the evolutionary product of a new version of hell, populated by hollowed eye creatures who've become the waking dead? At the very least, the country is suffering from a case of genocidal schizophrenia which may be the real legacy of the Trump presidency.

Read "Trumpty Dumpty's Great Fall" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

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