For the last few months I have felt sorry for Melania Trump. I’ve thought maybe her evil orange husband is abusive, maybe she’s a victim, maybe she’s stuck or trapped or held in chains and fears for her life.
Why, why why would she wear that jacket.
Because she is more than stupid. She doesn’t care. And she too is evil.
Melania has had plenty of time to speak up and hasn’t done it. She’s made choices. She has stayed by her husband’s side. And she may have swatted away his small fat hand from time to time but it is not enough.
And the daughter, she too has had time to stand up and say no.
She too is evil.
I don’t know why I expect more from women. I just presume that women will be good and kind and humane and do the right thing.
I do not expect them to behave like Nazis.
Or be Nazis.
I’m reading up on Nazi women right now. Erna Petri was 23 with two young children when she came across six starving, terrified, naked boys, hiding on the side of the road. She fed them and then she led them into the woods and she shot them, one by one, in the back of the head.
She wasn’t the only one.
I know we shouldn’t be talking about the jacket. We should be talking about the kids. But Melania’s jacket says it all.
She doesn’t care about the kids.
And it’s time to stop making excuses for her.