“Vengeance Is Mine”

So said “The Chosen One.”  The One who declared, “I alone can fix it,” when referring to curing the government malaise in Washington.
Biblical vengeance (Deuteronomy 32:35), as invoked, means  controlling, not submitting to vengeance.

T Rump traffics in revenge when he feels he’s been wronged.  Retaliate “twice as hard” is his mantra.

Just last week, he retaliated against the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen for chiding him over his publicized desire to buy Greenland; former WH staffer Anthony Scaramucci for saying he’s acting crazy and needs to resign or be replaced; Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell for not lowering interest rates; Jews who express disloyalty to him by supporting Democratic candidates; and Chairman Xi of China for outsmarting him on the tariff war he started with China.

“Vengeance is mine” in Trumpworld is an expression of unmitigated hatred.  A lashing out to punish and hurt; a prelude to taking no prisoners in a war of weaponized words and tweets.

In Biblical terms, vengeance is tantamount to evil and when it’s yours, you have the power to overcome it instead of evil overcoming you.

Quite a profound difference.

One is enlightened.  The other is medieval.

 

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