Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Is Trump Christine?

Is Trump the Anti-Christ? Is he Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor who tries Christ? His base would call him Job. After being attacked and left for dead by his old ally Bill Barr, he manages to rise up from the dead. Have you ever had a dream where your fists strike air? Many analyses have been made about this monster’s ineluctable appeal—particularly among the dispossessed who have exhausted their entitlements, the same lumpenproletariat made up of ex-army officers (such as those who populate the Oath Keepers) and obsolescent workers who fueled Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch. However, there's something darker at work. Is Trump the devil? QAnon postulates a deep state? Is Trump a Freudian id loosed of its reasoning or cortical faculties? He behaves like the classic Neanderthal, the Archie Bunker of TV comedy, regurgitating barely digested invective. Is he a piranha in human form? Remember the Carvana commercial where the buyer is lured by the denizens of a purgatory like car dealership who make him sign away his rights? Imagine a horror movie about a used car salesman? Remember Stephen King’s Christine (later made into a film by John Carpenter) about a Plymouth come to life? Is the former president with his signature hairdo, a seemingly mundane creature from Queens, evil incarnate? Is he possessed? Is what's required not a January 6 commission but an Exorcist? 

read "MAGA and the Coronavirus" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and listen to "Sympathy for the Devil" by The Rolling Stones

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