9/19/15

The Donald Archetype [Part 2]

We met the villain and he is us.
The Donald Archetype [Part 2]

It should be obvious that one person’s hero is another person’s villain. Was Elliot Ness the hero or the villain in his take down of Al Capone? It depends if you were a teetotaler in the suburbs of Chicago or a drunk in a Chicago speakeasy. Ness and Capone were each simultaneously a hero and a villain.

And, so it is with The Donald. To The Lost Generation of the hinterland, the forgotten Middle Americans of yore, it is no surprise that the yellow coiffed billionaire in the blue business suit is King Arthur, Robin Hood, Don Quixote, James Bond, Joan of Arc, Beowulf, and General McArthur, all rolled up into one persona. on the other hand The Donald is a villain and the enemy to the small coterie of privileged elite who inhabit the halls of Congress, the upper echelons of executive privilege, the news desks of the Newspeak media, and the family dynasties of political succession, all of whom cling to their claim of their Dieu et mon droit, their Divine Right to Govern. [Continue reading . . .]