Friday, November 11, 2016

Feel better?

In a Doonesbury strip, one of the characters has been captured by a Viet Cong man who then takes him to a place for imprisonment. At one point during the overland hike, he says to his prisoner "You know, if it would make you feel better, you can say it.  I won't mind."  His prisoner denies wanting to say anything, and the captor says again that he can.  The prisoner stops, stares at him and suddenly shouts YOU LOUSY COMMIE GOOK!

His captor says Feel better?  The prisoner, surprised, says Yes - yes, I do .


I resent the idea that the bubbling cesspool of hate, misogny, and vile desires that apparently lives deep -- and sometimes not too deep -- inside many Trump supporters is now - maybe, probably - going to be given free rein, and that somehow we are supposed to accomodate this.  I acknowledge that not all Trump supporters are like that. But enough are. Starting with their leader, who revels in it.

As they said in Jaws, I'm going to need a bigger boat.

Goddamn it. 

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