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“Saturn devours his young: President Trump”

“Popular dreaming about Donald Trump reveals him to be a father figure who evokes half-buried fears and longings about peoples’ own fathers. … He is the embodiment of the law, and its gruelling obverse: the law is enforced precisely through its bloody transgressions. He is the cannibalistic ogre of fairy tales, the Pale Man of Pan’s Labyrinth, Saturn eating his young in Roman myth, to prevent them from overthrowing him, having already castrated and deposed his own father.”