I wrote this as a blog post back in 2011, long before The Donald was a political name. Maybe I should have been more prescient.
What is it about our country that encourages and supports, accepts and often actually believes the buffoonery of media hogs like Donald Trump.
There seem to be unfortunate axioms unbound in our land: money breed’s mega egos and celebrity sires megalomania.
Unfortunately, the media, these days, will follow the money and report anything that money says including statements without reason, assertions without fact and pronouncements as phony as the person saying them.
It’s not only The Donald who is saying untruths or promoting imaginary distortions to pander to partisan beliefs for his agenda, but a number of our elected politicians are also doing the same thing.
I think we as a democratic society are better than that. Truth, honesty, fairness, courtesy, compassion and common sense are the values that all of us embrace. These are the only attributes that should get candidates elected.
In the theatre, all drama must have some comic relief. I guess it’s the same in the theatre of life.
You’re fired Donald!”