In the 1965 novella “The Marching Morons,” a con man and real estate developer has a freak accident and wakes up hundreds of years in the future. Using Nazi propaganda techniques, he solves the nation’s lunatic problem by convincing folks to relocate to a free luxury resort on the moon. Of course they die in space because there is no Mar-a-Lago on the moon.
Fast forward to 2017. A con man and real estate developer is, by a freak accident caused by Russia, sworn in as president. Using Nazi propaganda techniques, he convinces the nation’s lunatics that they will enjoy a life of luxury with low-cost health insurance and big tax breaks. And of course, they die in ill-health and poverty because there is no Mar-a-Lago on the moon.
This can’t happen. Can it?
Yes. Yes, it can.
This week Donald Trump kept busy, unsuccessfully, with behind-the-scenes phone calls and…
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