Donald Trump Recites “The Snake”

We’ve covered this previously, but maybe it’s time for a rerun.

I have never been to a Trump rally, but apparently a reading of the lyrics from “The Snake” by Al Wilson is often done by the candidate.


Yesterday, in Appleton, WI, this version was recorded for posterity.

He uses the story as a metaphor for illegal immigration and Muslim migrant terrorism in Europe, though you could apply it to just about any situation where a person is fooled into taking in someone who ends up betraying him or her.



Al Wilson performs The Snake Here

10 Comments on Donald Trump Recites “The Snake”

  1. From “The Story of the Malakland Field Force”, W. Churchill, 1898

    “In this book, when describing a local imam, Churchill coined the term “Mad Mullah”. Speaking of the Pathan and Beluchi tribesmen of the border regions, he noted with some sarcasm that “the Mullah will raise his voice and remind them of other days when the sons of the prophet drove the infidel from the plains of India, and ruled at Delhi, as wide an Empire as the Kafir holds to-day: when the true religion strode proudly through the earth and scorned to lie hidden and neglected among the hills: when mighty princes ruled in Bagdad, and all men knew that there was one God, and Mahomet was His prophet. And the young men hearing these things will grip their Martinis, and pray to Allah, that one day He will bring some Sahib (prince) – best prize of all – across their line of sight at seven hundred yards so that, at least, they may strike a blow for insulted and threatened Islam.”

    Churchill wrote: “Indeed it is evident that Christianity, however degraded and distorted by cruelty and intolerance, must always exert a modifying influence on men’s passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever, as we are protected from smallpox by vaccination. But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness.”

    After 9/11, George W. Bush famously described Islam as a “religion of peace”. Churchill entertained no such fancy notions. In his history of the Malakand Field Force, Churchill wrote that “civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed.”

    Donald Trump, better than any other candidate in either party fully understands, the way in which Churchill understood, the real threat of Islam.

    No temporary Churchill tattoos for Trump.

  2. This is the first I have heard of Trump and the snake. You say this is done often? I am surprised that the MSM hasn’t screamed about this yet. Seems like it would be pushing all sorts of concern buttons. And the blatant cultural appropriation should have the BLM nutters in paroxysms of denunciation. Somebody nedds to tell Melissa-Harris-Perry.

  3. With all his talk of having big hands maybe people are getting the wrong idea as to what snake he is talking about.

  4. @ A.A.
    WSC is one of my favorites, a truly remarkable individual. He hated communism, and had no use for islam. He was almost always right, but nobody would listen ’till it was too late.
    Then, when things went from bad to worse, they blamed him… Ingrates.
    He would have some memorable things to say about the world these days…

    I have recommended the Manchester biography, “The Last Lion” here before.

  5. Ranto — I am in Volume II of “The Last Lion” — WSC’s wilderness years, in the run-up to World War II.

    The similarities to our present day situation are too many to count. Winston’s life and writings are Life lessons and History lessons, all wrapped up together.

  6. @Ranto — Have you read Larry Arnn’s biography about him, “Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government”? I haven’t read it yet, but it’s in the stacks.

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