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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 09:43 AM

Trump Meets Nemesis, Punisher of Hubris

A virus exposes the folly of what the president’s base believes.

The word “nemesis” is too often misused. We tend to think of it as meaning a powerful, nefarious, but ultimately conquerable enemy: Vader; Voldemort; the Wicked Witch of the West. But the original Nemesis was not a villain. She was a goddess — an implacable agent of justice who gives the arrogant, insolent and wicked what they deserve.

As a matter of public health, nobody should ever suggest that the novel coronavirus represents any form of justice, divine or otherwise. It’s a virus that must be stopped.

As a matter of politics, however, it’s hard to think of a mechanism so uniquely well-suited for exposing the hubris, ignorance, prejudice, mendacity and catastrophic self-regard of the president who is supposed to lead us through this crisis.


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ChazInAz Mar 2020 #1

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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 10:31 AM

1. Orestes

Just yesterday, I was wondering the comparisons between Trump's confederate of dunces and The Oresteia.
May be be pursued by Furies to a dishonored grave!

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