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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 02:54 PM

David Jackson of USA Today claims that "The Snake" by Al Wilson is an anti-immigration parable.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/10/trump-rallies-new-hampshire-eve-democratic-primary/4716223002/

A poem that Trump recited frequently during the 2016 campaign,"The Snake" is an anti-immigration parable about a charming viper who talks a woman into letting him into her home.

The snake then bites her.

“You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in," the snake says at the end of the poem.

Based on a 1960s song by Al Wilson, "The Snake" is likely to make a few more appearances on the campaign trail before Nov. 3.

I don't think The Snake is an anti-immigration parable, I think it's a general lesson about ignoring clear evidence when making decisions, and I also think the outcome of the last presidential election is a perfect example.

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Reply David Jackson of USA Today claims that "The Snake" by Al Wilson is an anti-immigration parable. (Original post)
Towlie Feb 2020 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2020 #1
maxsolomon Feb 2020 #2
onenote Feb 2020 #3
msongs Feb 2020 #4
lame54 Feb 2020 #5
Ilsa Feb 2020 #6
Moral Compass Feb 2020 #7
Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #8

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 02:58 PM

1. The family of Oscar Brown, the songwriter, has sent Trump a C&D letter regarding his use of the

lyrics, but he's ignored it.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:00 PM

2. Trump is the Snake.

100% projection.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:03 PM

3. Jackson is an idiot if he thinks The Snake was written as an anti-immigration parable

Does Trump want to use it that way? Sure. But the song was written by a civil rights activist in 1963 and is based on a fable by Aesop (who lived, it is believed between 620 and 564 BCE).

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:04 PM

4. one suspects the basic plot of the snake is actually thousands of years old nt

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:29 PM

5. The scorpion and the toad...

Where the toad is wearing a maga hat

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Response to lame54 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:32 PM

6. Yes, and trump is definitely the scorpion.

He's shown everyone that he is untrustworthy. The maga toads refuse to believe it.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:45 PM

7. This could be applied to Trump voters

As Trump continues to fuck over his voters this is a parable that could easily be applied to those that voted for Trump. They knew he was a poisonous viper, but they voted for the reptile anyway.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:55 PM

8. It's an old tale, adapted for the song. Maya Angelou said it well...

"When somebody tells you who they are, believe them."

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