Trump and Brigadoon

In the story of Brigadoon people are enchanted in a mythic village, a place of love outside of time and customary space. There are hundreds of variants to the story and of course there’s Lerner and Loewe. Heck there’s even a Star Trek version.

Donald Trump’s administration is a hateful brigadoon—a place where neo-nazis like Steven Miller and fascist wannabes like Mike Pompeo strut and mouth loud racist nonsense about all “those people” who struggle outside their bubble. You know, the majority of the world.

I spent about fifteen minutes this morning trying to imagine the right name for Trump’s “doon” and I’ve come up with “Bigotdoon” which seems about right.

Of course it’s more than a game. Steven Miller pushes the toxic idea that foreigners bring diseases to the United States and for proof he uses caged children (denied medical care) as his proof.

In Bigotdoon Trump’s insiders live in their bunkers, the rest of us will get to die in droves.

If I live long enough maybe I’ll get to see the Broadway version.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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