Prophetic Words?

“Nation of sheep. Ruled by wolves. Owned by pigs.”

I’m going to hold off until the end of this post to tell you the source of this quote (no fair cheating, don’t scroll down, you can wait, have some self-control!)

There are those (the ones who didn’t vote, whether Progressive, Democrat, mainstream Republican, Green or other) for Donald Trump for president – who believe that those who did and got him elected as the next President of the United States, are “sheep” following a Judas goat. (If you don’t know what a Judas goat is, it’s a – obviously – goat, especially skilled at herding sheep, specifically leading them to slaughter, an analogy to the bibical Judas to the “Lamb of God”, Jesus.)

There are those who believe that – given Trump’s named consultants, strategists and potential cabinet members – the alt-Right  “wolves” will gut or abolish long-established laws that protect the minorities, the aged/the poor/the ethnic/the racial/the alien (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, anti-discrimination laws, welfare and assistance programs, immigration policy)

There are those who believe that – given Trump’s apparent distrust in and dislike of diplomatic and intelligence briefings and findings, that his unbridled belief in his own wisdom above all others – he will radically depart from tried and proven diplomatic policy and antagonize both friends and foes to the point where we will be left standing friendless and on the brink of another cold war (but not with Russia again – Trump sees them as a “friend” – but with an even bigger foe, China.)

There are those who believe that – given Trunp’s career in business and venture capitalism – he will do away with the laws, regulations and policies (Consumer Protection Agency, Wall Street and banking oversight) that have held back the worst of the laissez faire, caveat emptor capitalists “pigs” that suck people’s pocketbooks dry – and that this country will begin to mirror his buddy Putin’s Oligarchy-run government, owned by Big Business, principally oil.

One could, in light of Trump’s pronouncements, proposals and actions, believe the above quote was some spray-painted grafitti on some building wall somewhere here in the US.

But, in fact, the quote is “street art” in Bangkok, Thailand, a country whose government suffered a constitutional crisis amid street protests against their Prime Minister’s autocratic actions, which resulted in a military coup d’état in 2014 and a suspension of their constitution.

There are those who believe it is not out of the realm of possibility for such street art to soon be found in the US.

-Bill

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