9/1/15

Continuation of Everyman

[ . . . The Donald is Everyman continued]
 
Donald Trump is Everyman. His issues transcend time. His role in the presidential campaign exposes controversial distinctions between right and wrong. He battles radical conceptions of good and evil. The drama is the season’s top-rated Reality Show whose ratings beat soap operas and reality shows combined.

21st century producers of morality plays have no need to send actors and minstrels from town to town as in days of yore. The protagonist’s performance is acted out on a virtual stage, an electronic projection of his starring role delivered live to ear buds, eye phones, hand pads, and flat screens. In today’s morality play all action is simultaneously viewed and ubiquitous throughout the realm.

Recall William Shakespeare’s famous phrase, “All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.”

The starring role in today’s morality play has been awarded to Donald Trump. His entrance onto center stage is uncontested. In his time he plays many parts. He is the hero and the villain. Feared by members of the Rulers Club, pursued by the paparazzi, and acclaimed by the masses, Caesar returns to Rome. Approval or disapproval by the Academy is irrelevant. The show must go on! [return to beginning]