The Big Picture –
By Glynn Wilson –
America is about to be Gotham City without Batman, like the Fox network’s show Gotham. I guess Fox owner Rupert Murdoch and his fellow media moguls must be comfortable in a world full of criminals run amok with no honest heroes to save the world. Are you?
In this new, unreal, reality show, Donald Trump plays The Joker, the next president of the United States who is a criminal mastermind and psychopath with a warped, sadistic sense of humor, just like the comic book character. He is loved by the masses because he openly and without subtlety hates and attacks everybody, including blacks, women, gays, Mexicans, Muslims, and anybody else who does not share his twisted smile and poofy hair.
“He tells it like it is,” says Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, who recently endorsed Trump and was interviewed about why by NPR’s Rachel Martin.
What? We now know we live in an upside down world where crazy is the new normal.
Even the left wing In These Times now recommends embracing survivalism.
Clearly corrupt New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is auditioning for the part of The Penguin, or Vice President. He was seen standing behind Trump at a recent campaign event, prompting most newspapers in the state to call for his resignation as governor. Unfortunately, nobody is listening. It’s not part of the non-reality reality show.
But perhaps the weirdest news of all over the past week was the announcement by Trump that Alabama’s goofy little right-wing nutjob Senator Jeff Sessions would be his National Security Advisor, sort of like Bush’s Condi Rice, a.k.a. The Riddler.
Ted Cruz is auditioning for the part of Mr. Freeze, the cold fish nobody likes but everybody is afraid of anyway.
It is a little hard to picture Hillary Clinton as Cat Woman, so she may not have a roll to play in this show much longer — if the Obama FBI decides to indict her for sending and receiving classified information via a private e-mail server.
Marco Rubio is trying to get on the show as Police Commissioner James Gordon, or maybe Robin, an establishment guy who can team up with Batman to run a somewhat honest country.
The problem is, Bruce Wayne is either dead or in a coma. Senator Bernie Sanders is in the hospital trying to revive him. But he just won’t open his eyes and breathe.
Where is Superman when we need him? Still a prisoner of Lex Luthor held captive by his weakness for Kryptonite. There is no caped crusader on the horizon to save the world this time.
We may as well move the Doomsday Clock to one minute to midnight.
But don’t worry. Take your happy pill and go back to sleep, America. Don’t get involved or vote. We will all be out of our misery, and right soon.
© 2016, Glynn Wilson. All rights reserved.