The characters behind the public facade


“The world isn’t fair, Calvin.”
“I know Dad, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?”
Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

For the longest time I have been trying to understand and fully appreciate the basic mental processes of President Trump and Paul Ryan to better understand where they are coming from politically speaking .

I admit I have made a number of faux pas along the way but there was a recent newspaper photo showing the back of Mr T’s head ( he sports a ducktail hair style) and Paul Ryan’s boyish smile and acceptance of his president’s skill of writing executive orders and getting absolutely no results.

The two comic book characters who came to mind were Moose Mason and Jughead Jones from the Archie Comic book series.

Moose Mason (often referred to as Big Moose) , a fictional character in the Archie Comics universe. He attends Riverdale High School where he is typically depicted as the best athlete but the poorest student. His difficulties with school were later attributed to dyslexia.. Mason it is revealed is a Russian American.

Jughead Jones (sometimes shortened to Jug)  is the best friend of Archie Andrews.and a smart, snarky, laid-back, easygoing and rather odd high school student.

I have been a reader of the Archie comic book series for many years. Never did I  ever expect a character mind-set to be exposed in that genre’s line of entertainment.

With time there will be even more revelations which will cause me to search the files for a more plausible description of the president and his overly devoted followers.  — gc

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

6 Comments on The characters behind the public facade

  1. Haven’t thought about them in years. My sister and I used to play Betty and Veronica!😂

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  2. I imagine you’re going to be kept very busy in your on-line library then!

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