Quite a lot is currently being said about Meryl Streep's recent high-profile criticism of Donald Trump. I have been trying to ignore that p'tahk as much as possible, yet there os no escaping the fact that he will soon be one of the most powerful people on earth. I also cannot ignore the fact that he mocked a disabled reporter, and when people criticise him for it, rather than admitting culpability and apologising, he attacks them, calling them 'overrated'. Trump seems to think he is the arbiter of what can and cannot be said; trying to appear to dominate the Symbolic. He wants people to defer to him, and to establish that to oppose him is to side with an evil controlling force he calls 'the elites' or 'the mainstream'. I have seen this tactic being used in one or two other places recently.
It really gets to me how this barely-elected insult to human civilisation thinks he has the right to take the piss out of someone's disability. Have a look at a picture of Serge Kovaleski, and you'll see how offensive what Trump did was. I find myself wondering how I'd react if Trump mocked me, Lyn or any of my friends in the disability community in a similar way. I would be furious, of course, just as I am about this. Kovaleski probably worked his balls off to get to where he is, as we all have to; for trump to think him so unimportant that he deserves such infantile mockery is galling. Surely humanity can do better than to have such an arrogant, mendacious scumbag as one of it's main leaders.