~~September 20, 2019~~
This is the core of his being and his disastrous farce of a ‘presidency’:
I could: sloth off, be doubly devious, always cheat and lie, steal, defame, cage children, abuse and insult government officials, insult and hurt immigrants and minorities, rant-tweet to my heart’s content, obfuscate, betray, pillage, claim privileges that don’t apply, be shallow and stubborn, claim to know it all, claim to be the best, most intelligent and have the biggest hands and brain, alter reality, be totally ignorant, not care about anything but myself, succumb to short term pressure, have no empathy, be as selfish as can be, sell the nation out, live an existence unmolested by the rumbling of a soul …
and more and I can’t be investigated, indicted or held accountable! …
In many ways reminds me of Dorian Gray!
Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist impressed and infatuated by Dorian’s beauty; he believes that Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the new mood in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat’s hedonistic world view: that beauty and sensual fulfillment are the only things worth pursuing in life.
Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied amoral experiences while staying young and beautiful; all the while, his portrait ages and records every sin.
(the difference begin that there is no physical beauty in this dotard!)