I’m still in a dream, Snake Eater.

It’s not hard to walk around in 2020 with the feeling that all the metaphors have become literal. Donald Trump brings his supporters to a rally and then leaves them out in the cold. Joe Biden’s campaign rides a bright, well-branded cheery bus; Trump’s drives a hearse. But perhaps the most apt is his constant misuse of Oscar Brown’s civil rights song “The Snake” as a fixture of his rallies, meant to demonize immigrants and refugees when the analogy to his own presidency couldn’t be clearer. …

Alex Ricard

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