What’s the message on President Trump’s new campaign hat? “Make the Soviet Union Great Again” — MSUGA.
It may not roll off the tongue as smoothly as “MAGA,” but the vision behind it is certainly vivid. Trump Towers spread across one of history’s most storied landscapes. Restoration of the exalted, dominant status of Nordic peoples, analogous to the visions of Hitler, Mussolini and a handful of other white racists. Return of concentrated wealth among an even smaller population of the dominant class, particularly Trump family members.
If you hum the initial “M” then the “SUGA” approaches “sugar,” a word conveying enduring sweetness among the receivers of most concentrated benefits.
In this case, Vladimir Putin, his lap-dog Trump and a very limited number of other dictators and autocrats, dreaming of “greatness,” however fictional and illusory it may have been.
Ivan Weber, Salt Lake City