(2/2) Better To Reign In Hell Than Serve In Heaven

  • “Any time they file an indictment, we go way up in the polls,” Trump said during a Republican Party dinner in Montgomery, Ala. “We need one more indictment to close out this election. One more indictment, and this election is closed out… Nobody has even a chance,” he added. (Donald Trump, 08/04/2024)


Better To Reign In Hell Than Serve In Heaven (John Milton)

Now, the conclusion

Since my first post on Trump on July 21, I’ve been arguing that Trump’s protestation of innocence was a sham, that he knew he would be prosecuted, just that Trump was portraying himself as an innocent just man like Socrates and the impaled just man in Plato’s Republic, and so Trump’s being prosecuted would dis-close the hidden vileness of society and thus win him voters. Religiously, Trump was proclaiming prophecy and how his re-election was all part of God’s plan. This is much like biblical prophecies that were written long after the fact to make it seem prophetic predictions had come true.

In the previous “Better to Reign” post I related this all to the superstitions of God and Satan, so I’d like to make a few points about that here:

How do you picture Heaven? A perfect paradise? Scripture teaches it is a place where God will wipe away all tears. How is this possible? Because, the nature of Heaven changed from when Lucifer fell and took a third of the angels with him:

So, heaven became a place of repetitive endless worship of Jesus. Sound mind numbingly tedious?

Whether you consider the endless afterlife as being in Heaven or in the Kingdom of God on earth, it’s really only by removing the humanity from humans and leaving them in a blissful stupor does the idea of an afterlife gain any currency at all.

Trump’s self-portrait is the same. He can’t run a normal campaign against Bidenomics using his own record, and anyway it is so much more effective to sell the Suffering Just Man narrative making “Crooked Joe” and his supposedly “Corrupt Department of Justice” the main culprits.

The Trump narrative then extends: “They’re against me now, and you’re next!” This is the ground of Trump propaganda I’ve been blogging about:

  • Vernon Jones: “They want you, not him. He’s just in their way. Let’s dig in and fight!”

Who you gonna call?

The hypermasculine anti-Woke conservative movement needs to be understood at least partially in this context, as a fear people have their first amendment rights being taken away: their right to be bigots. This would be a litmus test, then, of how the part about handicapped people in the below song hits the listener’s ears:

It is in this context and decision that Trump ridiculing a handicapped person is to be interpreted

Presidents, to appropriate a line from Top Gun, need to be doing it better and cleaner than everyone else.