American Thinker: In a telling way, the current political scene is a replay of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, Moby-Dick, with Donald Trump being the great white whale and the Democrats playing the role of the vengeful Captain Ahab.
In the story, whaling captain Ahab is obsessed with killing Moby-Dick. This is traced back to an event a year earlier on a whaling expedition in the Pacific. Then, Moby-Dick took one of Ahab’s legs, “as a mower a blade of grass in the field.” From then on, Ahab wore a peg leg carved from the jawbone of a sperm whale.
The experience traumatized Ahab. Even Moby-Dick’s color grated on Ahab’s mind. To him, the color white symbolized nobility and goodness, while the whale itself was the embodiment of evil. Hate took over Ahab, blotting out reason and common sense. When he sets out on his final voyage from Nantucket on the Pequod, making a profitable haul for the ship’s owners is not his priority. Killing Moby-Dick and boiling his blubber into oil is. read more
h/t Forcibly Deranged.