As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Greek Mythology and occasionally use these enthralling stories in my works. I find many of the historical stories extremely relevant to political reality as we know it today. And thank you — to the many who have expressed appreciation for said stories.
That being said, I’d like to talk about Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and how he relates to Greek Mythology. You may be familiar with some of the main Gods (and Goddesses!) in Mythology. But there is one God who doesn’t get a lot of attention.
He was was known by the name of Koalemos. You can find out about him in “Parallel Lives” by Plutarch. He was a somewhat minor deity and had specific personality traits, as did all the Gods. Koalemos was known to be the God of stupidity. There is little known about him, but there is that.
And now — back to Youngkin. I am convinced that Youngkin is governing in the spirit of Koalemos. Since taking the reigns of responsibility in Virginia, Youngkin has thrown off his “reasonable” mask and has governed with such utter incompetence; I really don’t know what else to think.
So let me introduce you to the latest act of blatant stupidity from the Non-Governor. All hell broke loose after the Youngkin campaign tweeted a photo of a high-school kid standing with former Virginia Governor Ralph Northam– with words naming the boy and referring to the former Governor as a man with a “KKK photo in his yearbook.”
This kid — no, this CHILD — is a minor. And Youngkin mentioned him by name. You CAN guess, can you not, how utterly offensive — and yes — stupid this was. The high school senior is an unpaid campaign volunteer for the Virginia Democratic Party.
The tweet stayed up for at least 12 hours — but as the outrage grew more intense –the Youngkin campaign finally removed it. This attack by the Youngkin campaign is being described as “disgusting” and disturbing, and it is. It’s also dumb — very, very dumb — and morally offensive.
“The Virginia Governor is harassing children.” This was the tweet from — hundreds — perhaps thousands of furious Twitter users who could not believe their eyes. I doubt even the God of stupidity himself would have done anything THAT dumb. So it’s official. Virginia has an idiot for a Governor. Youngkin’s reps deny the Governor knew about this, which I don’t believe, and judging from the push-back, neither do many others.