A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at a President becoming a Dictator

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/17/a-calvinesque-and-hobbesian-lo-5.html

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH little Donald the boy president and his imaginary publicist John take America on a magical journey to authoritarianism

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The greatest king who ever kinged.

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I wonder what the world will be like without Donald? #restorenormalcy2020

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#4

I weep.

And then I add a few characters.

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#5

Ahem, normality.

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#6

Hey, “normalcy” is a perfectly cromulent around these parts :smiley:

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#7

A million hearts to you if I could. Harding and normalcy are one of my biggest bugbears.

Possibly, though, that was a reference to historical presidential idiocy? Cheeto isnt the first prez to invent his own lexicon (bigly.) We might not be giving @euansmith enough credit…

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#8

My sincerest contrafibularities.

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I remember cable news using the word normalcy after 9/11, as in returning to it. It didn’t sound right then either, at least to educated ears. I guess it’s people’s eternal drive to create buzzwords.

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#10

I don’t know why this seems relevant? But here it goes…

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#11

It’s funny terrifying because it’s absolutely true!

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Apparently, Harding didn’t actually coin the word, but popularised it… or un-popularised it would appear. That’s according to that Merriam-Webster anyhow.

But, anyway, all words are “made-up” :smiley:

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#13

Reminds me of this…

black-adder-1-ba

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#14

Yep. Be ready.

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As exciting as it has been for his narcissism to be POTUS, he undoubtedly has urges for all sorts of dealings, both with business and with porn stars, that he can only really follow through with as a former POTUS. After 8 years of this confinement, he’ll be fine with leaving, as he says, “that dump” of a White House.

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#16

Indeed.

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#17

Just substitute ‘lawyers’ for ‘trump’ but of course still include lawyers.

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#18

I hope that’s true, but there’s a whole lot of other stuff that very well may be done to him if he’s no longer POTUS.

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#19

Absolutely brilliant!!

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#20

In recent decades somebody somewhere is always harping on this alleged threat

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