'Nero' trending on twitter: because trump post
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The president, who is goofing off at his golf resort as his administration's train wreck of a pandemic response goes from bad to worse, retweets an image posted by HIS OWN social media director that's reminiscent of Nero fiddling as Rome burned. Because neither has heard of Nero. pic.twitter.com/qlYvzV2NOn
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) March 8, 2020
That’s Scavino and Trump deliberately (and disingenuously) amplifying a Q slogan, which is neither normal nor reassuring. “Nothing Can Stop What’s Coming” will also be the name of Michael Lewis’ 2022 book detailing Trump’s failure to respond to the Coronavirus crisis.
— Convolver 🗯 (@Convolver) March 8, 2020
March 9, 2020 at 2:52 AM #283052
March 9, 2020 at 10:41 AM #283147NJCherParticipant
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I will bet he commented on it because he thinks playing a violin makes him look “cultured.”
March 9, 2020 at 1:18 PM #283190
March 9, 2020 at 3:30 PM #283261peacecorpsParticipant
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Maybe if twitter had existed back then, Nero too would have tweeted rather than fiddled. 😉
National problems (slavery/racism, income inequality, pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more national sovereignty.
A CEO, an American worker and an immigrant sit at a table with a dozen cookies in front of them. The CEO grabs 11 of them, then leans over and warns the worker, "Watch out for the immigrant. He is trying to get your cookie."
March 9, 2020 at 6:49 PM #283366mindpilotParticipant
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At least Nero could play an instrument. But the fact that they so fucking obviously DON’T FUCKING GET IT bugs the hell out of me. Are they really that ignorant? Most of these people in high political positions have college degrees, how can they not know something that fundamental…basic middle school stuff.
Or what is even more disturbing, is maybe there is no “explanation”. Maybe that IS the message: “Hey look…Trump is Nero. He’s fucking around while everything is going to Hell. Fuck all y’alls; have a nice day. MAGA!”
Slavery was the legal fiction that people can be property.
Corporatism is the legal fiction that property can be people.
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