Concerning Trump : A Book of Parody : By Peter A. Bakke

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‘Concerning Trump’ … A Book of Historical Quotes Reimagined for Donald J. Trump’s Turbulent Era.

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About the Book:

This frequently somber, sometimes humorous volume reimagines historical quotes with a keen eye focused on Donald J. Trump, Trumpism, and his Republican party. 

But beware, this book can only be taken in small doses. 

Like arsenic. 

If you read it and start feeling ill, that’s a good sign, a sign that you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on in our country under the Trump regime. 

Set it aside for a while. 

But never set aside your vigilance for leaders like Donald J. Trump.

Sample Parody Quotes:

Aquinas, Thomas

Since we cannot know what Trump is, but only what he is not, we must consider the ways in which he is not rather in the ways in which he is. Is that clear?

Arendt, Hannah

Trump shows that no cause remains but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of tyranny.

For Trump it is easier to act than to think.

Trump haunts us. It is his function to haunt us.

Ariosto, Ludovico

Nature made Trump and then broke the mold.

Aristotle

Trump is dear to Republicans, but dearer still should be truth.

Trump does not know that excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines our destiny.

Dignity does not consist in Trump possessing honors, but in him deserving them.

The educated differ from Trump as much as the wakeful from the dead.

A would-be tyrant like Trump must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Voters are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has God on his side.

Trump and his cult-like followers know that democracies may easily degenerate into despotisms if enough lies are believed. The bigger the lie, the better for them.

Anonymous

Has anyone said that Trump is a philandering draft dodger?

Be frank and explicit with Trump … it is his business to confuse the issue afterwards.

Trump’s delusions injure others, bring hardship, soil the mind and may well lead to hell.

The reports of Trump’s death were erroneous. But he wants to know if they were terrific.

Anyone who isn’t upset by Trump’s behavior doesn’t really understand what’s going on.

Trump can’t act. Can’t sing. Overweight. But can lie well and a lot.

Trump bought Mar-a-Lago. Somebody had to.

In your heart you know he’s wrong. In your guts you know he’s nuts. (Originally about Barry Goldwater of Arizona)

I carry within me these shards and fragments of memories

“I carry within me these shards and fragments of memories, some of which I would like to forget. These pieces of a life are finally incomprehensible. We are not the sum of events, although those on the outside sometimes use events to define us. We are not our titles or positions or accomplishments. We are distinct from these. We puzzle over ourselves as time, with its ruthless and swift gait, sweeps our lives into the past. The lives that went before mine, the lives that will come after mine, seem sometimes to merge, bound together by common rituals, the physical and spiritual wanderings that come with human existence and the strangeness of it all.”

— Chris Hedges, Losing Moses on the Freeway

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