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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hail Caesar (the Big Orange Toad God Emperor of Man*)

*thanks to Scott Thomas Outlar for that great title


Salute your solution, now, salute your solution
And I got what I got all despite you
And I get what I get just to spite you


How far will the American Republic allow a Trump presidency to go? As with Rome, that question is for the mob to answer. Even in the 21st century, where travel is now a quick affair and technology has made anything possible, we still glorify masculinity and revere the might of our legions in their worship of Mars. Donald Trump in hindsight is the president the immense breadth of American power was always setting the stage for. A figure who embodies power for its own sake. Ruling over a population always chasing “the dream,” he will offer promises dipped in the gold-colored rivers of our richest fantasies.

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