Wednesday, August 17, 2016


There is a bright side to the campaign rhetoric and ravings of Donald Trump, for, in him, we can see finely focused the lurking character of ignorance, bigotry, intolerance, paranoia and meanness that has long poisoned our otherwise decent society from the depths where the basest notions of the uneducated, the irresponsible, the selfish, the poor in compassion crawl blindly in a dead, pointless, unregenerate muck of general anger and disaffection, where hatred is its own sustaining beginning and end. We have seen him before in history far too many times, presiding over the lynching, the cross burning, the crucifixion, the riot, the imprisonment and the enslavement, the purge, the execution, the gulag, the death camp. Just a man, yes, and a clown - but one who is subject to dark powers beyond our reckoning. Herein, the mask is lowered for just an instant and we glimpse the visage of the truly grotesque, the ravenous, pitiless jaws of the enemy. 

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