What is the likelihood that New York City spawned two separate real estate heirs, between 1943 and 1946? Both media crazed, and crazy?
"Could the asbestos Robert Durst and Donald Trump's fathers ingested in the 1930’s on various large scale construction sites have given rise to their son’s insanity?"
Both men with distinctive facial tics, a penchant for lying with a straight face, and for talking to themselves, on and off camera. Shouldn’t we be scratching our heads? Is Donald Trump, Robert Durst in disguise? And most importantly, will we let Donald get away with Murder too?
Bill Maher said it best in 2016, when he said there’s “a slow moving right-wing coup” happening in America and faults the media for the election of 2016 reaching “peak insanity. Less than one year later America has its first dictator, President Donald J. Trump. A leader who called a rally participant, not aligned with his views and only armed with a sign that stated “Republicans not for Trump”, an assassin; a woman not interested in his advances, a pig; and journalists, exerting their first amendment right, liars. A man who, despite his age acts and is treated like, a child by those nearest to him. His twitter account taken away from him close to the 2016 election for fear he couldn’t be trusted not to undermine his own campaign efforts to get him elected.
It only took our judicial system thirty-four years to catch up to Durst and get him in jail charging him with a federal weapons charge, not for the three murders he's directly connected to; his missing wife, his longtime female best friend and a neighbor he cut into tiny pieces. And in April 2016 we only sentenced him to seven years in a federal prison, despite the highly acclaimed HBO documentary “The Jinx”, where Robert Durst incriminated himself for murder while being tape recorded.
"Our thirst for insane, white, old men, and real reality TV is coming to a head during our two hundred and forty first year as a nation."
We capped off our anniversary by electing the craziest leader in our history. And watch the unraveling of our constitution daily. Will it take thirty plus years to catch up with Donald Trump? And finally charge him with something? None of us may be here at the rate the unravelling is happening especially with WWIII being flaunted by Trump like a new toy gun he wants to make sure we all understand he has.
Why don’t his followers see? Why can’t they see the truth, that he’s a used car salesman and will say anything to get them to buy the piece of shit he’s pushing. That’s a question I ask myself everyday as I bump into supporters, shocked by their blindness. One day it was a woman in her 70’s, obviously a hippie holdover, gleefully admitting she was a Trump supporter. Really? Was she that eager to shed her younger self and finally embrace her parent’s ideologies? Why was she willing to discard all the freedoms that she and her sisters fought for as women? How did our nation lose her?
And what’s in it for the young black man I saw standing behind Trump at one of his rally’s? Was he paid to stand there? How much do you think to be worth the humiliation? What’s in it for my daughter’s classmates, all eleven-year-old girls, who have no idea what a Trump presidency will take away from their futures as women yet still eager to support him on the playground?
As I make the beds this morning I think, does a Trump or a Durst even know what it's like to make a bed? Clean a toilet? Care for a sick child or parent? Do these billionaires have a clue what real life is like without their assistants, housecleaners drivers and accountants and lawyers, protecting them? What would their lives be like if they hadn’t been born with a silver spoon in their mouths?
I bet both would have been locked up long ago.
From the oped files:
Is Donald Trump Robert Durst in Disguise © 2017 Tanya H. Van Cott
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Tanya H. Van Cott is currently finishing up a novel trilogy that captures a snapshot of our current social, political, and personal challenges as a nation and especially as women and men, within the Global community.