Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Two Saturns Eating Their Children

Two Saturns eating their children. That’s what this election has become. Both Trump and Hillary boxed out young people to reach this point, and now here we are: one has pneumonia, the other eats Kentucky Fried Chicken on his private jumbo jet with a fork.

Hillary should leave the race to Tim Kaine to defeat the Republican Saturn, otherwise, the most likely outcome of this election cycle is…President Trump–which means untold numbers of young people (and old) cast into the jaws of his dangerous politics.

But she won’t do it, will she?

If Hillary now fails to leave the race to a generic Democrat like Tim Kaine (someone who can actually defeat Trump decisively), the country is likely to spend literally decades undoing Trump’s damage–presuming of course that the planet itself survives a nuclear-weaponized Donald Trump.

So this is a tragic moment for our country–and the planet. (Recall that Trump, in addition to being nuke-curious, doesn’t believe the warnings of climate scientists concerning global warming.)

I’d love to see the first woman President–and I’d be happy for Hillary on a personal level if she reached the White House. But her (let’s be honest, frail) balloon is losing altitude rapidly now, and this could fall out of reach of any Democrat if she isn’t decisive on leaving the race immediately.

I’ll vote for her, I’ll vote for her. If she stays to the bitter end, I’ll vote for her. But as the cliche goes, if this isn’t a mess, it will do till the mess gets here. This has become a hostage crisis. We’ve got two stubborn baby boomers who are temperamentally incapable of releasing the world to the young; who think the world actually needs them personally. It doesn’t. They need to go now. And to get rid of both of them, unfortunately, it’s growing increasingly apparent that Hillary needs to go first.


Saturn Devouring His Son is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. According to the traditional interpretation, it depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus (in the title Romanized to Saturn), who, fearing that he would be overthrown by one of his children,…

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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