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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Every knee shall bend, and every head shall bow

Apparently this election is one of Biblical importance; or a sign of the Apocalypse, I'm not sure which:

“Donald Trump is running for president because he really, truly believes he can turn the country around," [Omarosa Manigault] said. "More importantly, every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump.”
Will he enter the White House trailing clouds of glory, or will he just walk like a mortal?  And I guess this will be his first executive order?


Blogger trex said...

"More importantly, every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump."

That's really telling. She's literally saying that it's more important that Trumps' detractors will have to bow down to him than his belief that he can turn the country around. I would say that this is probably an accurate assessment of his priorities.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Rmj said...

it's certainly the priority he is inspiring.

1:26 PM  
Blogger trex said...

Speaking of wanting to live a life of authentic values under a de facto empire, I found this talk by Walter Brueggemann very thought-provoking. Thank you for introducing me to him:

"The Other Way" by Walter Brueggemann.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Rmj said...

We're gonna have to join with TC and start a Brueggemann blog.

2:19 PM  

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