The ritual is tribal. A lefty dons the mock wig of the hated enemy and is ritually humiliated for the entertainment of the tribes of Manhattan, Berkeley and Marin County. The foe is destroyed in effigy. The video of his destruction is virally spread with titles such as, “Saturday Night Live Destroys Trump”.
And yet Trump, like all the other viral subjects of destruction, is never destroyed. The tribal ritual lets lefties vent their anger on a totem that, unlike Trump, can actually be destroyed by liberal laughter.
Satire isn’t trying to save the Republic. It isn’t stopping Trump. It’s saving the left.
The War of Two Americas
[Via Robert J. Avrech and email from Paul Koning.
Read the whole thing. I alternated between seeing it as a nearly unbelievable conspiracy theory and brilliant insight. Perhaps it is both.—Joe]
1) I’d like to find the editors of internet headlines that write X destroys Y and beat them with a large dead carp.
2) SNL is currently watched by 7 people, all who related to someone on the show.
As somebody who spends a lot of time consuming anti-gun media for the purposes of strengthening our fight, I must say, the anti-gun side (and let’s face it, “anti-gun” and “progressive left” are synonymous terms) is completely incapable of doing realistic red-team work.
They can do straw men work REALLY well, just look at the anti Sarah Palin work that was actually anti Tina Fey!
I doubt they have any empathy for our cause, and instead have imitations that fool others who are equally ignorant.
An analogy that comes to mind is I know of a performer who frequently travels abroad to do his act. He doesn’t speak anything but English, so he hires a translator to translate his act, and teach him the pronunciation.
He can’t speak the language, but the people in the audience probably thinks he does.
If we want to continue to win victories, we mustn’t fall into this trap. We must always understand our opponents, from the evil dictator wannabe like Bloomberg, to the person like I was who was raised on anti-gun talking points and didn’t know any better.