A random generator for political comments

On one website that I visit once in a blue moon or two, there’s a silly little internet game you can play where you type a string of characters (it’s supposed to be a name, but what’s stopping you from putting almost anything you want in?) into a text box and the algorithm behind it produces a graphic of what’s in the person’s head. One of the names I typed in on my most recent visit was “Donald J. Trump,” and this is what it returned.


It’s almost too perfect. For those who can’t read Japanese, here’s what the characters mean:

  • 嘘: “lie,” “falsehood”
  • 遊: “play,” but also “run wild,” “go to waste”
  • 幻: “illusion,” “phantasm”
  • 秘: “secret,” or by extension, something sexual

So this little random kanji generator tells us that the interior of Donald J. Trump’s mind is a morass of illusions, wasteful self-entertainment, and secrets, wrapped up in a shell of lies. It’s so on-the-nose that I couldn’t resist sharing.

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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