Updated: Jun 30, 2021
Soon after Donald Trump was elected, I posted a piece titled “Is Donald J. Trump the Light in Disguise?” It was written to give hope to those who saw the coming darkness of his presidency. I referenced the winter solstice and the holidays around it as a metaphor to remind readers that when the darkest point of the year is upon us, there is a turning and the light begins to increase.
On January 6th, the nation experienced one of the darkest days in our history. The outrage and disgust felt by people on the left and the right towards Trump and the insurrection he encouraged is an opening for a tremendous amount of light to be released.
The forces of darkness that were fully on display will not fade away. But as I wrote 4 years ago, we can choose to respond to them in such a way that they will be overwhelmed and marginalized by positive, life affirming action.
Was Donald Trump the light in disguise? What do you think?