You glance at the newspaper and learn that the former president has sued Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and actually seeks court approval to certify the lawsuits as class actions. This is not about the merits of the lawsuits. Or Trump’s overwhelming longing to regain the public spotlight. There’s clearly no dispute about that.

Of course, especially to a Trump admirer, such lawsuits would sound so unquestionably appealing. After all, the proprietors of those incredibly successful platforms were never Trump supporters in the first place, and likely never-Trumpers. Accordingly, they may have been looking for just the right opportunity to toss him overboard when his tweets, as they saw it, would become overly incendiary and destructive to the ship of state and its passengers.