This past week we saw another brazen attack on America. This time The target: our values. The perpetrator: Donald Trump, who called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Along with being an assault on our bedrock beliefs, this is also a test of the media which, after allowing Trump’s ugly views to gain legitimacy, have finally begun to call him out. I still keep telling myself that the election is a long time away but the media has embarrassed us internationally by covering him. Perhaps it’s time to resurrect the idea of the Homeric epithet, adding an obligatory descriptor to each mention of a name. My son read a lot of Greek myths growing up. Those of us raised on Greek myths can’t think of Athena without our minds autocompleting with “owl-eyed.” Let’s make sure that no one can think of Trump without their brain autocompleting with “mendacious racist” (Ben Smith’s suggestion) or “sexist” or “serial liar” or “birther and bully” — or get your Homer on and suggest your own!
Personally I think it is time to move on from the hate filled speeches.
get your Homer on and suggest your own in the comments section below.