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Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Modern Day Fable: A Clown In A President's Clothing


                                Good Day World!

It looks like America is going to settle for a clown in a president's clothing when Donald Trump gets sworn in to office in January.

I'm reminded of this warning in the King James version of the Bible:

Matthew 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, which comes to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." 

But long before Matthew's warning there was a famous story-teller and slave named Aesop whose fables are still popular today

Aesop's version of a wolf in sheep's clothing is best known to us today from George Fyler Townsend's 1886 translation: 

"Once upon a time a Wolf resolved to disguise his appearance in order to secure food more easily. Encased in the skin of a sheep, he pastured with the flock deceiving the shepherd by his costume. 

In the evening he was shut up by the shepherd in the fold; the gate was closed, and the entrance made thoroughly secure.

But the shepherd, returning to the fold during the night to obtain meat for the next day, mistakenly caught up the Wolf instead of a sheep, and killed him instantly."


If you voted for Trump the signs that he's already conned you are coming fast and furious. 

Remember his promise to you that he was going to "drain the swamp" of Washington insiders and Wall Street moguls?

You can forget that. Take a look at this lot of "outsiders" (wink wink!) that Donnie has already appointed and tell me how that's draining the swamp?

He just added his own family and billionaire buddies and their all laughing at the rubes who fell for his corny slogan. I can just imagine the conversations Trump and his new cabinet of clowns will have in the future.

Can you imagine this bunch representing you? Caring about the poor, and/or the fading middle class? Social justice? LBGT rights?

We're talking the corporate elite, and they have two goals; power and profits.

Related: Donald Trump Will Not be Draining Any Swamps As President

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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