Adventures on the Titanic

Paul Krugman recently posted a piece in the New York Times, The Deadly Delusions of Mad king Donald. It likened our current state of affairs to being trapped on the Titanic. Definitely worth a read. Krugman writes thoughtful pieces, but one of the commenters, Citizen nicely summed things up with a goody making the internet rounds in April, but still worth repeating.

Trump, Captain of the Titanic, and his crew of Republican enablers:
“There isn’t any iceberg.
There was an iceberg but it’s in a totally different ocean.
The iceberg is in this ocean but it will melt very soon.
There is an iceberg but we didn’t hit the iceberg.
We hit the iceberg, but the damage will be repaired very shortly.
The iceberg is a Chinese iceberg.
We are taking on water but every passenger who wants a lifeboat can get a lifeboat, and they are beautiful lifeboats.
Look, passengers need to ask nicely for the lifeboats if they want them. We don’t have any lifeboats, we’re not lifeboat distributors. Passengers should have planned for icebergs and brought their own lifeboats.
I really don’t think we need that many lifeboats and they’re supposed to be our lifeboats, not the passenger’s lifeboats.
The lifeboats were left on shore by the last captain of this ship.
Nobody could have foreseen this iceberg.”