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Noah's Ark

I'm not a college sophomore so I rarely watch Comedy Central but my daughter is and she alerted me to this hilarious segment on The Daily Show by the Colored misogynistic, anti-semite comedian Trevor Noah who stumbles upon the GOP/Trump romantic comedy playing out on cable news 24/7.


It's very funny and true - and has become more true since it aired in March of this year. The love has always been there but the sissy-wimps in the GOP couldn't get over the personality and background of their brash suitor. Some of them still can't see true love when it's staring them right in the face. But that's okay because love takes time and "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." So I don't know if we're on "the right side of history" (or herstory or transtory) with this election but I think it's safe to say that we are living through Trumpstory and over the long, long haul everything's gonna be alright.

No unicorns on the Ark
When Trevor Noah glibly describes ostriches chasing you down a highway as an example of  "#ThirdWorldProblems" he's glossing over a slow motion crisis called South Africa (which happens to be the place he escaped from). Go find a South African that has emigrated to Perth or London or Anywhere USA and ask them about #ThirdWorldProblems in a #FormallyFirstWorldCountry. You'll find it's not so funny and, unless you're an ostrich with your head buried in the sand, it makes Trumps message completely reasonable - even rational. Steel gates on every door and window on your house and armed to the teeth but still you're an easy target and ain't no one going to save your lily-white Afrikaner ass. But you might be one of those who see that as a sign of ultimate justice in the arc but it's not just the former apartheid practitioners who are paying the price of progress. Everyone pays when a government becomes too corrupt to function properly and ethnic or racial identity becomes a citizens primary allegiance. American history is full of dreamers and deniers and flakes who talk a unified-field-theory and see their lives come crashing down when they try to put it into practice - worse, when they try to force everyone in the nation to put their ideas into practice - worse still, when they try to force other nations to put uniquely American hokum into practice in their xenophobic culture.

For all his faults, at least Trump doesn't ask us to do that.

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