The Death of Satire
Trump takes the wind out of my imagination, hence out of my responses to current affairs as a writer. I used to think satire is the way to go in dealing with things that are wrong in this world. Satire sharpens the thinking by pushing things into their extremes. “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift, is a great example. Poor people, according to Swift, could ease their lot by selling their kids as food to the rich. A win-win situation, were it not for certain moral restrictions. Trump, by siding with people whose declared intention is to wipe out another race, has done another one-upmanship since he has simply ignored and subsumed the absurdity of such a stance as a presumed leader of a nation that includes all races.