Note: I’m sorry to all my readers for the inconsistent scheduling on this blog. I am going to try my hardest to sort this out from now on! The idea for this post came to me recently so I wanted to do something a bit different while my creative juices were flowing, and not wait till next week to post it… Thank you to everyone for your support at whatever random time I publish a blog post- it really means a lot.
If Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ was a modern day story, I think it would be pretty hilarious…
Think about it. An Ebenezer Scrooge who hates everyone? I would say the obvious choice is Donald Trump. He is selfish, greedy and unappreciative of the position he is in and the people around him. (See his Twitter account for evidence.)
Now onto the ghosts… The Ghost of Christmas Past? What about any of the women who have accused him of sexual assault and harassment? Since the 1980’s, there have been a growing number of instances that have been brought to light about Trump: as this Guardian article shows, the number is now at 22. That is 20 women’s lives which he has affected in one of the most horrendous ways. 1 allegation, leading onto 15 further people speaking out, was made against Kevin Spacey and that has resulted in the end of his career, so why not Trump? Why can’t he be shamed in the same way?
Next, the Ghost of Christmas Present. How I wish there were many ghosts to haunt Donald Trump for all of the many people he has negatively influenced. Alas, one of the many innocent people who could experience firsthand the absolute devastation in North Korea, if Trump is ridiculous enough to start a nuclear war, would be perfect to give him a lesson or two (or more like a thousand).
And finally, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come… I was thinking any of the members of the Senate (i.e. the people who could impeach Mr. President himself) because wouldn’t we all say that is probably the way in which this presidency is going?
While ‘A Christmas Carol’ has a happy ending, I’m not so sure if this story would. Those fake tan goggle-marked eyes probably still wouldn’t be able to see the backwards, misogynistic, hate-creating, destructive actions of America’s most powerful man- even if there were a million ghosts to haunt him.
(Credit for the hilarious, if slightly terrifying, image: http://flavorwire.com)