Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Our Father

George Washington was the father of the country. Donald Trump, the 45th president, is the father of Ivanka, Baron, Eric, Donald Trump Jr. and Tiffany Trump. He also presided over a populist uprising against democracy. One Trump supporter demonstrating in front of Mar-A-Lago described Trump as Jesus, who was betrayed by Judas and crucified. How neatly the biblical story fits if you buy the idea of Trump as a deity, believing further that his prosecutions are politically motivated! Trump himself revels in his victimhood, using the threats of arrest and conviction as rallying cries for fundraisers. Despots arise out of unhappiness. When you invest ultimate authority in one person and attempt to destroy constitutional safeguards, you make a Mephistophelian wager-- to sell your soul for some undefined notion of salvation.

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

and listen to 'Do the Funky Penguin"by Rufus Thomas


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