The Trumpitudes

The Trumpitudes July 27, 2016

Matthew Distefano crafted a parody of the Sermon on the Mount, reenvisaged as it might have gone if Donald Trump had delivered it. Click through to read it.

There is no need for anyone to say “blessed are the successful” or “blessed are the rich” or “blessed are the powerful.” It is typically a given, an assumption, the sort of thing that doesn’t even need saying.

What Jesus said, on the other hand, immediately raises questions. Who will feed those who hunger? When? In what sense are they blessed? And what will happen to those who have fed themselves while others go hungry?

Want more on the contrast between the Sermon on the Mount and the sayings of Donald Trump? Click through for things like this…

Hate for Enemies

43 “You have heard that it was said, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 44 but I say to you, with the terrorists, you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists; you have to take out their families. 45 They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself. When they say they don’t care about lives, you have to take out their families…

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  • John MacDonald

    I think Trump’s success reflects a move against the perceived disingenuous nature of politicians (and supreme court justices) who blindly vote along conservative and liberal lines, in a system riddled with gridlock where nothing gets done. People perceive Trump as promising dramatic (however misguided) actions. People are fed up with a system where politicians promise the world but get nothing done. It reminds me of “Star Wars episode 2: Attack Of The Clones” where Padme says things don’t always get done in a democracy because people don’t always agree, and Anakin retorts that maybe people should be made to agree (by someone wise). Padme responds “Sounds like a dictatorship to me.” Anakin responds “if it works.” see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNSq5wYdwb0 . In this regard Trump’s perceived unilateral political persona resonates with some. Luckily, I’m a Canadian where candidates aren’t birthed out of focus groups. lol

    • John MacDonald

      For example, illustrating Trump selling his persona as a dictator, Trump says people will follow his direction to institute war crimes such as torture because they will follow his orders regardless of their training to refuse such barbarism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3LszO-YLa8