I am appalled and frightened by what is happening in this country. The election of Donald Trump — by a minority of voters — is, in my view, the worst thing that has happened to the United States in my lifetime, which now spans 65 years.

In the immediate aftermath of the election, I was despondent, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, discouraged, despairing.  All those D words. I have struggled to figure out how to respond; surely, response is necessary. Trump is a demagogue. He is dangerous. We all have a duty to resist him in any way we can.

Such is the appropriate obsession with him that the responsible, serious media are all over each and every move he makes, every statement he utters. So many good journalists and writers are way ahead of anything I can do, including pointing out how Trump deviates, daily, far from historical, political, and cultural norms. I spend each day reading articles about him, and by the time I’m through, I don’t feel I have anything new or original to say.

But maybe there’s also some value in a site devoted to ridiculing Trump. Ridicule, after all, is also a form of resistance. And it may be what I’m best suited for. I’m not an eminent journalist or commentator. But I have a good ear for excellent commentary — and for good satire. A knack for snark. Ridicule is my forte. Ask my friends (if you can find any).

Publicly ridiculing Trump is a form of resistance. All of us who know what this country is all about, what it stands for, what it has been and still can be, owe it to ourselves and our countrymen to stand up against this petty, small-minded, bigoted tyrant. This is my small effort.

This site also contains the best articles and opinion pieces I can find each day, illuminating what is going on with Trump and his presidency. I think of it as kind of a one-stop shop for the best things relating to Trump.

Write to me (misotyrannist@gmail.com) to let me know what you’re doing — and how I can do this better.

John Tierney

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