’m not sure which is my favorite aspect of this disgraceful and dangerous festival of bans, gagging, and silencing that the Establishment embarked upon last week after it finally discovered one kind of riot it didn’t approve of. Maybe it was the journalists cheering censorship. Maybe it was True Conservatives™ like that geek from National Review
giving censorship a soft, girlish thumbs-up
– perhaps if the libs shut down the competition then people will sign up for NR’s cruises again. Ahoy! Or maybe it was the ACLU trying to balance
the realization that having corporations not totally control what people say is bad with the imperative that Orange Man Bad.
So many beclownings to choose from.
Oh wait, I forgot the promiscuous use of terms like “insurrectionist” and “sedition,” coming after four years of putting “treason” out on the street to work the corners. Well, if standing up to the fascist Establishment is those things now, you’ll find they just don’t carry the stigma the Establishment is hoping for anymore. In Orwellian America, the meaning of words change as needed. “Capitalism” has changed too – if this Chi Com-smooching corporatist oligarchy is “capitalism,” then I’m something else.
They want to impeach the president too, and certainly a few GOP invertebrates will go along with it. The idea is not to hold him accountable for some imagined “incitement” – being lectured about fomenting mobs by that withered hag Maxine Waters, whose mess I had to clean up when I mobilized for the LA riots (excuse me, “LA Rebellion”), is almost too funny – but to humiliate you, to try and tar him historically, and to bar him from running again.
As usual, they are stupid. No one’s getting humiliated since this gambit will fail in the Senate, the certain vote of Mitt (R?-Miracle Whip) in solidarity with the people who accused him of wanting to reimpose slavery notwithstanding. It won’t tar Trump historically – I was never one for the “History’s gonna judge you harshly if you don’t embrace my policy preferences” flex anyway, but Trump’s amazing term cries out for a fresh take in the future by a historian not terrified that his history department is going to fire him for thinking unapproved thoughts.
And barring Trump from running? Say, wouldn’t people concerned with democracy leave the evaluation of Trump’s behavior and suitability for future office to the voters? Yes – next question.
Regardless, besides it being malicious, it’s kind of dumb. No more Trump candidacy? Yeah, go ahead and throw the GOP in that briar patch. Right off, Trump starts with about 50% of people hating his guts, and everyone of them will vote. That’s not to say he could not win the GOP primary. He would, especially up against the likes of tiresome, two-faced Jeb! floppelganger Nikki! Haley. In the last week, she flip-flopped from “Trump will be judged harshly by history” (there’s that hack cliché again) to “Silencing people, not to mention the President of the US, is what happens in China not our country. #Unbelievable.” How about #NeverNikki! instead? Regardless, you gotta admire her flexibility, since, like Kamala grooving on Willie Brown, albeit figuratively, Nikki! does what she thinks she has to do to scramble up the ladder. Also, Trump would beat Tom Cotton because of Cotton’s newfound support from the New York Times, which recently fully embraced his idea of turning the Arm….