Friday, May 22, 2020


[Don't] bring in the clowns: Why Trump loves being made fun of

     When I was a little kid, my really mean older sister constantly told me that I was stupid, dumb and ugly.  By the age of five or six, I had clearly started to believe her.  And to this day, I can still hear her voice in my head, "You are stupid, dumb and ugly.  And lazy and will never amount to anything either, you're a disgrace and nobody will ever love you." 

       Finally I just threw a chair at her.  She ducked.  It made a big hole in the wall.

     To a whole bunch of Americans today, Donald Trump represents that chair.  He stoutly defends the honor of all those Americans out there who also believe that they too are stupid, dumb and ugly.  So every time one of us progressives calls Trump a liar, a thief, a clown, a pervert, a dupe for the Dark Overlords, a tacky dresser, Sheldon Adelson's rentboy or an idiot who doesn't know shite from Shinola, we are in effect calling his base all those bad names too! https://theintercept.com/2020/05/23/coronavirus-evangelical-megachurch-trump/

     And when Trump roars and fights back and blames everyone but himself for destroying the economy, selling out to the nabobs, spending our hard-earned money on even more dangerous nuclear weapons and brutal wars, trying to destroy our post offices, disrespecting Jesus' teachings, throwing babies into cages, egging on gun-toting racist mobs, encouraging anarchy, screwing with our schools, screwing with our jobs, our families, our very life itself?  And subjecting us to hours and hours and hours of bad TV as well?  https://abc7news.com/suicide-covid-19-coronavirus-rates-during-pandemic-death-by/6201962/

      Then we are in effect insulting his base.  

       And when The Donald boisterously defends himself, he is also defending his base.  And they love him for it.  Trump is their Chair.  And he loves being their Chair.  Every time any of us with even half a grain of human decency makes fun of him, he tightens his grip on his base.  Tightens his grip on their balls.  Becomes their mean older sister.

       Perhaps it's finally time for Trump's base to realize that he is actually just using them, that he's actually their own worst enemy -- and then, like me, finally become their own chairs and throw their own chairs back at him.
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