Is anyone else out there starting to wonder if Donald Trump's presidential campaign might just be a colossal hoax being perpetrated upon the American public? The biggest, most expensive, most elaborate practical joke in history being pulled off on a global level by a celebrity-hungry billionaire for his own amusement? Is Donald Trump getting a gargantuan kick out of his ever-growing base of fans that embraces every calculatedly odious notion he spews out? Is he going to continue tossing out worse and worse schemes until he comes up with something so base and horrific that even his most adulating supporters turn away in disgust, and will he then point his finger and laugh "Gotcha!"?
Or is Donald Trump perhaps carrying on some kind of social experiment to see just how far one can stray from the tenets of human decency and still have an adoring fan base?
Is he plumbing the dark depths of the human soul? Are his supporters his guinea pigs?
Or does he merely adore stirring things up, causing fights and spreading discord for the fun of watching everyone's reaction?
Is he trying to get Hillary Clinton elected?
Is he secretly in league with ISIS to bring down our country?
Or did he perhaps set out on this presidential campaign as a lark, just for fun, which, in any case, he seems to be having plenty of? And is Donald Trump enjoying himself so much, is he basking so greatly in his completely unanticipated popularity that he now believes himself destined to be President?
Of course Donald Trump won't be our next president, this I have enough faith in my fellow Americans to believe. But I do believe that he has the potential for doing great mischief to our country over the next year while letting loose a legion of bad angels in the hearts of many.
Last night shortly after Trump made his announcement calling for the banning of Muslims his supporters at a South Carolina heartily embraced his plan and greeted its reiteration with whoops and cheers.
The bad angels are already having a heyday among us.