Apocalypse Now


I’ve mentioned previously that a friend of mine voted for Trump because he thought the bastard might be the Anti-Christ. When he told me that, I felt like I’d been kicked in the stomach – or maybe even a little lower on my anatomy.

I looked at him and said, “You probably can’t see my head spinning ’round and ’round because it’s spinning so fast.” I felt a little like that poor little girl in the Exorcist, a movie that shows just how much trouble you can get in by taking religion too seriously

That’s the case with my friend, who I’ll call Fenton, since that’s his name – and since I’m not going to say anything I haven’t already said to his face. Fenton is a highly intelligent man and an avowed Christian fundamentalist. I have a hard time understanding how anyone can be both highly intelligent and a fundamentalist; but when it comes to religion, there are many things that passeth understanding.

Then again, I could wrong, and Fenton could be right. Given Trump’s performance so far, he may well be the Anti-Christ. One thing’s sure – he’s leading this country straight to hell.

For those into reading entrails or enraptured by other signs, there’s this: Jared Kushner and his sister Nicole Meyer have been trying to solicit funds – or should I say bribes – from Chinese and Russian kleptocrats in order to save one of their failing real estate holdings located at 666 Fifth Avenue.

As has been said time and again during the reign of Il Douché, you can’t make this shit up.

©2017 Tom Cordle

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4 Responses to Apocalypse Now

  1. chicagoguy14 says:

    I always figured that if there was an anti-Christ he’d be smart. And if il Douche is the anti Christ–who are Bannon and Kellyanne???
    It all gets so confusing.


    • Tom Cordle says:

      Roger, you’re correct – the Anti-Christ is supposed to be brilliant, a Great Deceiver. The text isn’t clear as to whether he only has to deceive 38% of Americans, aka the aptly named base of the Repugnant Party. How did the Republican Party of my youth come to be laid so low? That’s a rhetorical question; the decline and fall of that Party began in the Sixties, with welcoming in the former Southern Democrats. I have a longer post on that and other matters coming some day soon.

      I’m with you – Bannon, the miserable wretch, strikes me as a more likely candidate for the Anti-Christ, someone who wants to destroy civilization as we know it. If, as he has said, the object is the deconstruction of the administrative state, what does he intend to replace it with? Seems to me the signs, at least in that regard, are perfectly clear: a fascist kleptocracy based on the Putin model.

      A new poll shows Trump’s approval declining precipitously in military counties – I wonder if America might be about to experience its first military coup?


  2. Perhaps Rupert Murdoch is the Anti-Christ and we’re actually in purgatory? I’m a non-believer, but I know with Trump in charge, the world is in for a hell of a ride …
    I’m glad to be safe in my little town in South Australia, growing some of my own food, and having many friends I can rely on.


    • Tom Cordle says:

      Welcome, Carolyn, and thanks for taking the time to comment. When, I was a much younger man, I gave some thought to moving to Australia. Alas, I couldn’t have been content to be that far from my family. During my days writing for Open Salon, I made a friend, Kim Gamble, who lives in Australia. He was kind enough to buy my book The Disappearing Cemetery and 4 of my CDs. So I guess at least some of me made it to Australia.


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