Friday, August 24, 2018

But Who Knows What He Tweeted to the Darkness?

It's disconcerting to see Trump's Twitter stream and see that the guy seems to be sleeping only four hours a night. I imagine he's under a lot of stress as his longtime Chief Financial Officer has just been granted immunity by prosecutors and New York State is going after the Trump Organization, which could lead to prosecutions of Trump family members which Trump has no authority to pardon. It's no wonder that Trump seems to be in a tizzy. I am reminded of a quote from Tolkien:

“But who knows what she spoke to the darkness, alone, in the bitter watches of the night, when all her life seemed shrinking, and the walls of her bower closing in about her, a hutch to trammel some wild thing in?”

Could it be that Trump, alone, in the bitter watches of the night, thinks that all his life seems shrinking, and the walls of his bathroom closing in a about her, a hutch to trammel some wild thing in? His Twitter activity seems to suggest it.

As an aside, I am on the record writing that I didn't like any of Peter Jackson's loose Tolkien adaptations (though I liked his early, low-budget films), and one of the major reasons is that he gives one of Gandalf's best lines to fucking Wormtongue. Ugh, Jackson's LotR, to crib another bit from Tolkien, seemed fair and felt foul, but I would probably watch the hell out of a Peter Jackson movie about the downfall of the Trump family.


mikey said...

Even worse, if he does pardon the crime family members for federal crimes, they automatically lose their fifth amendment protection against self-incrimination, and would then have no option but to testify about the events in the campaign and after under oath or the pardon itself would then be null...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's nice to see the creep in such a pickle.