It’s OK Wanting Trump To Die

“Chickens coming home to roost always made me glad”
4 min readOct 6, 2020


Lucid Dreamer 142, 2019 by Naoto Hattori

When JFK was assassinated, Malcolm X said, “Being an old farm boy myself, chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they always made me glad.”

This statement blew up, but people in the audience that day clapped and cheered.

Because he was right.

NYTimes, Dec 2, 1963


America assassinated leaders all over the world. Why shouldn’t it come home?

America murdered black people on its own soil. Why not white?

Violence is a plague. You cannot contain it. As Dr. Martin Luther King said:

The unforgivable default of our society has been its failure to apprehend the assassins (of murdered Civil Rights leaders). It is a harsh judgment, but undeniably true, that the cause of the indifference was the identity of the victims. Nearly all were Negroes. And so the plague spread until it claimed the most eminent American, a warmly loved and respected president. (MLK)

And so that brings us today. With a literal plague spreading through America. Swathes of the American public have been indifferent to the people dying, many of them people of color. And though the stock market may rise, a plague cannot be contained.

Chickens come home to roost.


Never has there been a clearer case of chickens coming home to roost than Donald Trump catching COVID-19. No one in the world had more control over COVID-19, and exercised it less. Other people can be victims, but not the President of the United States.

Why shouldn’t he get sick? Why shouldn’t he die? This isn’t even an assassination we’re talking about. It’s murder-suicide. We’re supposed to feel bad for the killer here, cause he might get himself killed? I don’t. Why should I?

Wish Death

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