President Oedipus

Will American voters blame the don for C19? He is the natural target from a mythological point of view.

To end a plague on Thebes, Oedipus searched to find who had killed Laius, and discovered that he himself was responsible.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oedipus

Obviously, the don and his sycophants are making things much worse than necessary. But that’s not why they will be blamed. Voters will do it to satisfy a primal pattern. If there is no goat it is the king who must die.

Republicans need to find another target for the mob ASAP. China is their best candidate, hence the attempt to rebrand COVID 19 as the Chinese virus.


Update: racism is a powerful tool for scapegoating. The day after that bully tweet about the Chinese virus we have a blowup of “ku flu” coming from the trumpists.

This morning a White House official referred to #Coronavirus as the “Kung-Flu” to my face. Makes me wonder what they’re calling it behind my back.

https://twitter.com/weijia/status/1239923246801334283

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