Consider Who They Are

Consider the appearance of the military families Donald Trump is willing to spar with in public.

Consider what makes an acceptable target. For a man that otherwise has a perverse veneration for military culture and militarism, what differences allow the man who is somehow our president to so crassly attack people overcome by grief? And why, when people with even a shred of decency object to his abhorrent treatment of the grief-stricken, does he double down? If everything else people have said has been mere screaming into the void, remember what Charlottesville laid bare.

(Year Zero/Day Two Hundred and Seventy-Seven)