Mushroom Monday

First, one is noticed under the pine.Then the others. This stray oak leaf looks gigantic next to them.

John Adams, of all people, forecasting Trump: “the weakness, the folly, the Pride, the Vanity, the Selfishness, the Artifice, the low craft and meaning cunning, the want of Principle, the Avarice the unbounded Ambition, the unfeeling cruelty.” He was speaking of the dangers of aristocracy to republican government, which he felt was liable to be corrupted by the rich and powerful. But he also thought that people would flock to their masters. Here again he gets it on the nose: the suckers “not only become their Dupes, but even love to be Taken in by their Tricks.” That’s the popular support for Trumpism in a rancid nutshell.

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