Donald Trump has a basic strategy, one that, if we look very closely, he has used for most of his life. His strategy is to breed chaos in order to control any given situation and to protect himself at the same time. From his instant need to appear right on any subject, to his constant need to denigrate anyone and everything he does not approve of at any given moment, to his very consistent tactic of changing his mind on any subject whenever it is convenient for him to do so, Trump is the epitome of chaos.
He has kept many of his opponents off kilter with outrageous lies and childish name calling. His chaotic nature has created a media frenzy to repeat his every idiotic pronouncement, he has created the ideal situation of a car wreak that may happen at any moment for the rubber necking Media, that is just waiting for blood and guts to be strewn across the road, so that they are eventually able to say " I told you so", when the wreak finally happens.
Donald Trump reminds me of the Lord Of Misrule, a person appointed during a medieval holiday in December, that was based on the much earlier pagan holiday of Saturnalia. Saturnalia was a commemoration of Saturn, the god of sowing and husbandry, who is a symbol of a golden past where all good things were made possible.
The later adaptation of this holiday, during Medieval Christian times, seems to have been created to focus on a dark world turned upside down before the celebration of Christ's birth on December 25th, when the light of goodness again returns to the world. During this holiday, the Lord Of Misrule could subvert any social standards, any rule or law, in order to create the impression that any person could gain a feeling of power to control, by what ever means possible, their lives for just a few days. The weak became strong, the rich became slaves, the small became strong and chaos ruled in order to right all past wrongs.
There seems to be this underlying ideal that Donald Trump can really change Washington by using his chaotic means only. The idea seems to suggest that his misrule will some how bring on a new golden age from our mythical past.
Chaos will not bring about a new golden age, chaos will breed more anger, hate and destruction, and it will create the road to ruin for our nation and our society at large. We do not need a Lord Of Misrule for four years. What we need is reason and thoughtful introspection and Donald Trump will not provide either of those things. What he will provide is discord so that he keeps us all unsure, worried and uncomfortable and so that he alone controls each moment in our lives.
We cannot afford to promote a vengeful Lord Of Misrule ever in our society or in our everyday lives.