|Cistercian Abbey of Mount St. Bernard. Photo by Financial Times.|
A weird thought from the theologically-minded Elizabeth Bruenig, having dinner with some evangelical Trump supporters in a small town an hour or so from Dallas during Easter week, in a big article in the Washington Post last week:
It's like only Nixon being able to go to China without freaking out the rightwingers because his anti-communism was such a certain thing, or maybe the mirror image of that; the very extremity of Trump's worldliness, his open worship of money and sex and himself and his total lack of compassion, makes him the man who can achieve their aims or delay their downfall without corrupting any "good" people in the process. Since they believe all secular life is rotten with corruption it will take corruption on the grand scale to get it done, and he's corrupt enough already.