Every time Donald Trump hits a new low, we cannot help but hope that the elevator of descent into the fiery flames of hell has reached the bottom floor. We just found out that this president has known Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin placed a bounty on the heads of our precious sons and daughters in uniform for a long time.
Now, we see that Trump has just taken us down another floor lower, and the walls of the elevator have been getting hotter.
The president has taken the country way past the first circle, which is a way station for those who were good, just not good enough. Even before Trump took office he had been to the Second Circle of Lust — several times. Once he checked in at the White House, we discovered that POTUS had a thing for fast food and phone calls, aka Gluttony. Of course, there was Greed.
Take the elevator way down to the Eighth Circle of hell. Look over the balcony railing into the dark depths to find where the politicians live, otherwise known as Fraud. That is where this president has been fooling around. However, Dante’s fraud was far more complex and terrifying than plain old every-day fraud.
Fortunately, the Indiana Jones of the House, Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) has picked up the gauntlet and held 45 accountable. He revealed that Donald Trump’s people have decided that even though over 132,000 Americans have been struck dead from the coronavirus, he hopes that people will just “grow numb.” Apparently, Trump has been numb to the deaths, grief, and fears of those in the country he was supposed to lead for a long time.
Schiff took on Trump and said “Americans will not ‘Grow Numb’ as thousands more of our fellow citizens die:”
‘132,000 Americans are dead from COVID-19. Americans will not “grow numb” as thousands more of our fellow citizens die. No other country has failed so horrendously to fight the pandemic. No other president would tell us to get used to it. America can do better. Much better.’
Schiff continued calling out the White House:
‘White House officials also hope Americans will grow numb to the escalating death toll and learn to accept tens of thousands of new cases a day, according to three people familiar with the White House’s thinking.’
People actually believe Trump’s conspiracy theories and wild assertions. The president has found a home in a community of nonthinkers. One of the best examples of a Trumper’s way of thinking came from Eric Feigl-Ding who wrote:
‘My god – Florida teen dies after her mother took her to an event to intentionally expose her immunocompromised daughter, who had survived cancer at 2, to the coronavirus. More than 100 mask-free children attended church-sponsored event. She died June 22.’
Interested in the other circles of Dante’s Hell? They go on from the Fourth Circle (Greed) all the way down to the Ninth Circle. Check out the Eight Circle where politicians linger. It has a little more detail.
Apparently, this president has a never-ending black hole for Greed (Circle Four). According to those who escaped from working at the White House can testify that the Fifth Circle of Wrath is well and alive as people walk around on eggshells cracked from the volume of the commander-in-chief’s explosions.
Now, that the man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office has taken us this far down, we have to wonder whether he slipped through the Sixth Circle, which is basically being a nonbeliever. Given that Trump called his favorite chapter in the Bible “Corinthians Two” instead of “Second Corinthians” bets are he is not a strong Christian.
Now, we are getting to Trump land with the Seventh Circle, Violence. He likes the idea of siccing the dogs on peaceful protesters and having his military fire flash-bang grenades and toxic tear gas at them.
According to writer Dorothy L. Sayers, Hell, notes on Canto XVIII:
‘In the Eighth Circle, called Malebolge (“Evil ditches”): the upper half of the Hell of the Fraudulent and Malicious. The Eighth Circle is a large funnel of stone shaped like an amphitheatre around which run a series of ten deep, narrow, concentric ditches or trenches called bolge (singular: bolgia). Within these ditches are punished those guilty of Simple Fraud.’
‘From the foot of the Great Cliff to the Well (which forms the neck of the funnel) are large spurs of rock, like umbrella ribs or spokes, which serve as bridges over the ten ditches. Dorothy L. Sayers writes that the Malebolge is, “the image of the City in corruption: the progressive disintegration of every social relationship, personal and public. Sexuality, ecclesiastical and civil office, language, ownership, counsel, authority, psychic influence, and material interdependence – all the media of the community’s interchange are perverted and falsified”.
The Ninth Circle is Treachery and where the big evil guy lives in a block of ice.
Twitter world went crazy after the cruelty of this conspiracy theory lover let part of his plan to win the election. this November. Take a look at how these Americans responded below:
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