Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
– Jonathan Swift, circa 1765
We can only hope. I will continue to write and post here and elsewhere about the new “administration” [sic], but I will never use that man’s name, nor will I post his photograph. Yet you will surely know who I am writing about. He likes to see his name in print. His day is brightened each time his visage appears in the media. But not here. Ever!!
To quote Ruth Marcus, writing in The Washington Post on January 20, 2017 . . . inauguration day; “he has triumphed despite his dishonesty, his vulgarity, his addiction to social media, his lack of religious faith, his many wives, all of the elements of his character and personal history . . . . ” He is a “man incapable of confessing error and constantly compelled to counterpunch . . . . “
He will find no sanctuary here. I refuse to nourish his puerile appetites. We can only hope they will lead to the ultimate repudiation of the man and his vision of America.
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