Saturday, October 8, 2016

Mr. Trump, Mr. "Lonesome" Rhodes — And, Like "The Gun Is Loaded," the Microphone (You Schmuck) Is *Always* ON

Here's a link to the climax scene/turning point in Elia Kazan's A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957), where a PopCult-star politician reveals what he truely thinks of his audience. It's posted as "A FACE IN THE CROWD: Marcia Destroys 'Lonesome' Rhodes," with Rhodes a kind of combination of Huey Long and Elvis Presley, but with a more recent analogy.

One positive note from a bit earlier in the surprising month of October 2016. Replying to an earlier set of remarks by Donald Trump, an admirably direct and ideologically-committed older woman said she remains committed to Donald Trump because (quoting from memory) she "supports the conservative party; and if that's the jackass leading this mule train," she will follow. Well, good for her, unless her general view becomes even more common: Countries need responsible conservative parties, and the party of Trump is not one.

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