There is Only Power

Recently, I saw a photoshopped picture of Trump’s head on Thanos’ body making its way around the internet in support of the president. (Whether this showed up before or after the photoshopped picture of Trump’s head on Rocky’s body, I can’t remember.) As its creator seemed oblivious to the irony of fact that while quite powerful, Thanos is also evil, I couldn’t help but sense some insight into how many of Trump’s supporters view him: Not as someone who is going to bring Good, but someone who is going to bring Power. Now, I don’t see Trump as evil, really. If he were a character from Harry Potter, he wouldn’t be Voldermort. More likely, he’d be Professor Quirrell, an unprincipled man who is easily manipulated by an evil villain, and who ultimately becomes a servant of evil in his own quest for a sense of importance.