JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TRUMP AND IVANKA SHARE FAMILY VALUES? – I DON’T THINK SO – BUT THEY VERY MUCH DO SHARE ONE THING AND IT IS TRULY BIZARRE AND CREEPY – A WORD ON THAT PHRASE “FAMILY VALUES”   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY RICHARD WOLFFE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“Ivanka Trump embodies her father’s family values”

I wasn’t aware The Great Orange One possessed anything you could describe as “family values.”

By the way, that is a very loaded term, family values, because it was a constant theme of Republican Party notables looking for a purpose back in the 1990s. I can just hear the likes of Newt Gingrich or Pat Robertson blubbering on about it along with the dire need for a flag-burning Amendment to the Constitution.

The term meant something along the lines of a mishmash of what you saw in Walt Disney films of the 1950s and what you heard from the Christian Right, which was something of a power then in the party.

Trump’s only observable value is satisfying his ego, which gives all indications of being insatiable.

Ivanka is less of almost everything than her father. Less intelligent. Less loud-mouthed. Less irreligious. Less able to push others.

But what Ivanka and Daddy do share, and to a startling extent, is an ego.

They remind me of the Greek myth about the three sisters who shared an eye, passing it back and forth to each other as they spoke with anyone.

I don’t quite remember seeing anything quite like this before. It is genuinely the stuff of old circus freakshows, and more than a little creepy.

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