I may, from time to time in the present century, have referred to the United States as “The Great Satan America,” and called for it to be smitten by God as He smote the Cities on the Plain.
If I ever did such, the words must be understood as a merely rhetorical flourish, not to be taken seriously. For the avoidance of doubt, my true opinion is that the United States are the last and best hope of humanity. And I look devoutly forward to a world everlastingly at peace under the wise and benevolent sway of President Trump.
Mind you, that’s what I think today. Come his inauguration, I may be back to recalling those regrettable events of 1956….