Friday, July 13, 2018

Donald Trump is Zaphod Beeblebrox

Here are some quotes from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, lightly edited...

One of the major difficulties Trillian Theresa May experienced in her relationship with Zaphod Donald Trump was learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn’t be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn’t understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid.

It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

The President in particular is very much a figurehead — he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government voters, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox Donald Trump is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy United States has ever had — he has already spent two of his ten presidential years in prison for fraud..

1 comment:

HotNerd said...

I think you crossed out that very last line by accident.
Just because it happens in the future doesn’t make it untrue. :)