I wonder whether Democracy will manage to survive the Trump era? In the short term, even measured in decades not years, there will be other more dramatic causalities of his Administration. We see now how nuclear war is more of a threat, how racism is on the rise along with firming up boundaries and accentuating national identity, and we also see growing stronger the corporate independence and supremacy that is arising out of this right wing surge. Pluto is in evidence in all of this. It is a power-play at the highest level of statehood, nationality, religion and social structuring: it is in Capricorn.
Is Trump a Capricorn figure? Yes. He is a businessman billionaire and he wants to sit on the highest seat and be recognized as the best. Is he Pluto too? Assuredly so, he is ruthless, effective and entirely indifferent to human suffering.
I am thinking to myself - where is Puck? Puck is a perfect image for Pluto in Capricorn, a goat-god, known as the Devil by Christians and yet with modern, alternative thinkers seen more as Robin Hood or even the anarchist aspect of Christ. Puck is the amoral trickster, who is selfish, highly sexual and self-concerned. Sound like Trump to you? If I were a goat-god in the heavens, I would insinuate myself into Trump's psyche and be very mischievous. I would also make sure I took the opportunity to nudge humanity out of its stubborn fixation with Democracy.
It is time for a new over-arching governance principle; Democracy is outdated. It certainly was a good idea when compared to what it replaced, which was the tyranny of kings and such like but now we have insufficient power to resist being taken over by the Corporate Dragon. We need to end Democracy and, since it has proven itself unable to prevent a truly defective person like Trump being allowed to sit on the World Throne, it must die off and be replaced by something better - something that protects us better from the lies of power-possessors and the greed of corporations and, most importantly, defends the principle of Justice.
Trump is a criminal and possibly mentally ill and his inner Puck aspect will bring him down, he will do something remarkably stupid and fall in consequence; and with him I believe Democracy itself will begin its timely slide.