“The man in the white house sits, naked and obscene, a pustule of ego, in the harsh light, a man whose grasp exceeded his understanding, because his understanding was dulled by indulgence.”
Thus speaks Rebecca Solnit in her piece in The Literary Hub that completely destroys Donald Trump with her pen. The central theme of her piece is the old Russian (ironic, huh) fable of the old man and the Golden Fish. It is a beautiful fable with a strong moral.
But Donald Trump is not the old man. He is the greedy, vile, egotistical wife whose desire for power has no end.
This is a long, dense but completely compelling piece.
I hope it predicts the downfall of an evil dictator-to-be.
Schadenfreude, were it to have been invented in Roman times, would probably be one of the 8 vices.
But you know what I can cope with that.
Completely remarkable writing and thank you to Dan Rebellato for sharing it on Twitter.