Zaphod Trumplebrox and the Deep State

Douglas Adams nailed it [The Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy (Pan Books, 1979)]:

But it was not in any way a coincidence that today, the day of culmination of the project, the great day of unveiling, the day that the Heart of Gold was finally to be introduced to a marvelling Galaxy, was also a great day of culmination for Zaphod Beeblebrox. It was for the sake of this day that he had first decided to run for the Presidency, a decision which had sent shock waves of astonishment throughout the Imperial Galaxy – Zaphod Beeblebrox? President? Not the Zaphod Beeblebrox? Not the President? Many had seen it as clinching proof that the whole of known creation had finally gone bananas.

… It might have made much difference to them if they’d known exactly how much power the President of the Galaxy actually wielded: none. Only six people in the Galaxy knew that the job of Galactic President was not to wield power but to attract attention away from it.

If he wants a peaceful life, Donald Trump (Not the Donald Trump? Not the President?) should take heed and learn his rightful place.

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4 thoughts on “Zaphod Trumplebrox and the Deep State”

  1. We do think alike Professor, Beeblebrox was also my prime fantasy/Scifi equivalent for Trump.

    Btw. the fictional character I consider Putin most equivalent to is Lord Vetinari from Discworld.
    That or (one of my favorites for triggering certain people) Tywin Lannister who traded in his voice and 20cms of height for a considerably improved family life.

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  2. Ray McGovern said something similar about Zaphod Obamabrox, who knew the fate of JFK (and MLK). I know, it’s hard to believe.

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