What pleasure I felt as a child reading stories and arriving at the moment when evil was defeated! When the monster wreaking havoc appeared to be unstoppable and along came David bringing down Goliath or St. George slew the dragon or the Wizard of Oz witch was melting. Little did I suspect that such monsters came in many guises and that often they hurt people with their heavy shoulders of power with no consequence, no accountability and certainly no remorse. And no more so than the current nightmarish fairy tale in which an officially endorsed psychopath (see last entry) keeps getting away with transgression after transgression against the Constitution, basic democratic process and simple human decency.
But now that’s about to change. Or so we hope. When Stephen Colbert announced the beginning of impeachment proceedings, the non-stop roar from the studio audience expressed it well. We are so sick and tired of this clown getting away with outrage after outrage and when what we all hope for finally comes to pass (oh, please, oh please!), the rafters will ring with jubilation. He has set the country on fire and now the first drops of water from the bucket are being thrown to put it out and what pleasure we will take to see his outlandish ego melt down before this long overdue consequence.
It’s a bit too early to sing out the “Ding! Dong!” song, but believe me, I will join the millions (and add my bagpipe to the band!) who are awaiting the conductor’s downbeat.
Start practicing the words now!