Someone said they wanted my take on Dork Brandon’s Power of the Shrill speech. I’d give it, I would, except other people have done it so monumentally better. Like, take the paper of Record, the Babylon Bee, and page down to the Biden Swallows Cyanide Capsule In Underground Bunker.
Practically everyone had a take on this, and even though Powerline tried to be its usual restrained self on it, even they sounded like it was really hard to type around their jaws which were hanging all the way to the floor. (This is very funny, though: The Week in Pictures: Leni Riefenstahl Edition)
So, what’s my take? Well… I’m still spending my nights awake, and it certainly wasn’t the clown show speech. (Okay, okay, clown show designed by Leni Riefenstahl, and probably with Brandon’s suit tailored by Hugo Boss. I wonder why Brandon won’t grow the mustache already? BUT still clown show.)
Most people looking at it are going: Was that supposed to be serious? A minority are going “Was that supposed to accomplish something?” And a considerable number are going “Was that the unleashing of the dogs of war?”
Yes, it was supposed to be serious. I’ll point out that these are the people who spent six months coming up with a slogan that would totally turn the nation against their opponents, and probably get everyone behind their program forever, and came up with… Ultra MAGA. I mean, if they’d been paid to come up with a cool name for the new Republicans they couldn’t have done better. I immediately started riffing on “Ultra Maga, Assemble! By our combined powers, we’ll take back our land” and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.
These are also the people — through their proactive Moloch feeding branch, Planned Parenthood — who said it was okay that “Anti-Vaxxers” (I beg to differ. Having survived TB and small pox, I believe in vaccines) stole ‘my body my choice’ because we have a new slogan ‘Just Say Abortion'” Which might be more mentally deficient than “Just say Vagina” and that’s a lot.
To understand the complete insanity of this, you have to enter into the complete insanity of their beliefs. Which means you have to assume they are in fact a cult, whose beliefs are so powerful they can’t see reality with a periscope. Heck, they can’t find reality with two hands, a sonar and a seeing-eye dog. Even though reality is right in front of them.
And most of their beliefs are straight-up bizarro-insane. But they believe really powerfully.
Now, first I want you to note the reason I know their beliefs is that I was indoctrinated in them (most slid off my back like water off a duck, some stick around to pollute my thinking until I chase them down and disprove them) in Europe, in my exceedingly high-grade education. I also want you to note I turn sixty this year.
However, they’re all absolutely convinced that Marxism is the philosophy of the young and hip, and it is the future of mankind.
If you point out that all Marxism has failed, either fast, such as where it went hard, or slow, such as European socialism where it was “A mixed economy” ratcheting ever leftward, they shout at our and talk about the arrow of history, a peculiar belief that rests on various redacted histories that show a progression towards socialism/communism (note redacted.) and then use this to say… the future belongs to them. (They really need Hugo Boss’s ghost. Right now, most of them look like unmade beds.)
Because they’re the future, d*mn it. And if you oppose them, you must be old and ignorant.
My jaw dropping moment during SP was when they told us they were waiting for us to die. I was by far the oldest of that group (I could have legally babysat Brad, and Larry could be my kid) and I was… three years older than the youngest leading light on that side. Geesh, I hope they’re not waiting with sandwiches by the phone, particularly since my people tend to make really old bones and be lucid to within a week or so of death.
But it’s like that in reality too. They keep telling us they’re the party of youth, for instance. (Looks at Brandon, the Hairy one, and Kamala who is suffering from early senility probably starting at birth, mumbles “if you say so.”)
They’re also convinced their opponents are mired somewhere in TV land 50s. Honey. I’m now grandmother-age, and “Say vagina?” I have sworn like a sailor since my early 20s. And I heard much worse things since I was 10 or so, in 70s Europe. “Say abortion”? No, really. I’ve seen a ton of signs painted with “Abortion stops a beating heart.” This is not grandma born and raised in the 1800s you’re talking to. And even then, my grandmother, village all-purpose healer of man and beast would have choice words for you lunatics.
So, yeah, if you go with their assumptions, (And we won’t go into their economic and historical delusions, which are one part ignorance and ten parts spiteful wishful thinking) the Dark Brandon speech was brilliant. Shut up, Brilliant!
I suspect it will make great campaign ads for the GOP through 2024, and in the dimly lit interiors of their minds they know already that they stepped in it, hence the attempts to walk it back.
Does this mean he didn’t unleash the dogs of war?
Well, he tried. But frankly the attacks on GOP headquarters and life centers were already going on, and will continue, until people have had enough. If they try summer of 2020 cr*p they find out REALLY FAST how fast “people have had enough.” Because we’re not locked down. And WE’VE HAD ENOUGH.
So…. worrisome? Sure, mostly because it shows how insane they’ve gone. And once things get this crazy… well, they’re off their rocker, and the rocker is collapsing in unpredictable ways.
Is it fatal. Possibly. For them.
I’m still not sleeping. Rough waters ahead.
BUT the other side is insane and repulsive, so we’ll probably come through okay.
Be not afraid. In the end we win they lose.
However, keep your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.
It’s only sensible.