Asshole in Chief

Journey at Home Day 40


Yes. It's vulgar. But after I heard Mr. Trump imply that injecting disinfectant would treat corona virus, I had to search for a word to describe him. Birdbrain is an insult to birds. Pea brain is an insult to vegetables. I searched my thesaurus and discovered that asshole is precisely the word that applies. Here's what it says:


Moral philosopher Aaron James, in his 2012 book, Assholes: A Theory, gives a more precise meaning of the word, particularly to its connotation in the United States: A person, who is almost always male, who considers himself of much greater moral or social importance than everyone else; who allows himself to enjoy special advantages and does so systematically; who does this out of an entrenched sense of entitlement; and who is immunized by his sense of entitlement against the complaints of other people. He feels he is not to be questioned, and he is the one who is chiefly wronged.

As much as I wonder who would still support him, I really don't want to hear about his base dying because they followed his advice. Why didn't the people in the room jump up and protest? Why did BBC News run a story Coronavirus: Trump’s disinfectant and sunlight claims fact-checked instead of running the headline United States Plagued By Ignorant President?


Please use this poster for election season.


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