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We are in Covid-19 isolation, but I still need to do my monthly blog, so I am featuring this lovely satirical watercolour on paper: Mar-a-Lago-a-Pendejo, 21cm x 29cm, 2020.
It is based on scenes and characters from the 1977 Disney film The Rescuer’s where evil Medusa kidnaps a sweet little orphan girl to send down a cave to get a diamond. Medusa lives in an old riverboat in Devil’s Swamp with her two pet alligators Brutus and Nero.
I think I am drawn to swamp imagery as Trump uses the phrase ‘drain the swamp’ in his creepy rallies. He is the ultimate swamp creature; corrupt businessman turned politician.
Brutus (Et Tu?) is wearing a MAGA hat in the foreground.
When I found the reference online (Official Trump Propaganda), I had to rotate it and the writing became reversed. I decided to keep the Make America Great Again backwards because it is a backwards philosophy or way of thinking, in my opinion.
I am hopeful about the world recovering from the Covid-19 virus in the next 6-12 months. Of course for those who die, the grief work continues indefinitely by those who love them.
I am less than optimistic about my country of origin recovering from Trumpism any time soon. Because even if he loses the next election, the damage has already been done.
I wish we could all be rescued by an international mouse society within the United Nations like in The Rescuers, but we have succumbed to a dangerous nationalism that is uncaring and ignorant.
Mar-a Lago is the swamp, Pendejo is Spanish slang for dumbass.