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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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March 20, 2016
THE TRUMPETER SWAN
News Item: Numerous incidents of violence against protesters at Trump rallies
across the country.
Have you seen my feathers? (preening himself) I am beautiful ... from the beautiful
feathered crown on my head to my bright webbed feet. How many can boast of
beautiful toes? Well, I can ... just take a look ...
Aren't you worried about the violence? So many other birds don't like you.
Nah! They'll come around. You'll see. How can anyone not appreciate my beauty.
My consorts do. Look at the diamonds I buy for them -- they are fake really. But
everyone believes they are real because I bought them. So why worry about real
ones I say!
You mean the Trump name does it for you.
Exactly! You got it right away. It's the TRUMP brand that does it. That's what these
guys who count up my wealth don't understand.
You mean like the fake diamonds you have fooled them into thinking you're richer
than you are ...
No! No! You fool. Who's paying you? The TRUMP brand stands for something. It's
important. It's worth a hell of a lot of money ...
Especially the 'T'. Without it ... you are truly exposed ...
That's right! (Looks away thinking).