The Madness of King Donald
RMG's #IndependentMediaMonday: Historians might scratch their heads a long time to figure out when and why it happened, but by the time King Donald was doing the Arabian sword dance and rubbing King Salman’s magic lantern, he was gone. Well, he was just permanently absent, as if the little lucidity that remained had been switched off. In the midst of Byzantine palace intrigues that accused him of collusion with Eurasia, Oceania’s King Donald’s legitimacy and competence to rule had come under challenge. For a King known for his countless imposing castles of concrete, steel, and glass, political survival seemed as flimsy as a house of cards. In the late 18th century, the madness of King George III, some argued, was instrumental in the British loss of their American colony. Will history play itself in reverse, and Europe seize King Donald’s shortcomings to reclaim independence?