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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunday Morning Post (V.1; #16) - Holy Leni Riefenstahl, Batman!


Why are we surprised at this news that the President Who Shall Not Be Named (PWSBN) wants to alter the traditional celebration of the nation’s founding - recognized with some grumblings from historians about date accuracy - on the Fourth of July?   His desire, according to administration officials, is to move the fireworks and he will address the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The thinking among the liberals is that he wants to turn the Fourth from a party celebrating our patriotic selves to an event all about him and his cult followers.


The speculation from liberals could be off the mark and the PWSBN may very well have the best of sincerest intentions to mark our nation’s birthday.


Oh, who am I kidding!  We all know that it’s me, me, me with #45!


Can a royal coronation be too far behind?


The news has raised alarms with the local government in DC.  Ultimately, they could withdraw financial support for security in the environs of the National Mall where most of the celebration would occur. This could put a serious crimp into the President’s plans.  The backlash to the administration announcement has only begun; we may see the White House back down yet.


In the meantime, we can let this image sink into our heads:  the sight of #45, whose administration has emboldened racial animosity since it was inaugurated, giving a speech at the front door of a memorial to the Great Emancipator.  Really?   This image strains the limits of irony and crosses the boundary into total hypocrisy.


We can also shudder at the imaginary (for now) thoughts of a sea of red baseball MAGA caps moving back and forth, to and fro on the National Mall on the Fourth. It is interesting to note that such a picture would bear similarities to scenes from Leni Riefenstahl’s greatest claim to notoriety, Triumph of The Will.  The film preserved for all time the Nazi Party Congress at Nuremberg in September 1934.  This was a scant 21 months after the star of the congress, Adolf Hitler, became Chancellor of the German government.  


Okay, so the number of months from the President’s ascension to power to a possible event which could seal his absolute rule over the country doesn’t exactly match Hitler’s rise.

To be fair, Hitler had a much smaller geographic territory to work with, and he didn’t have a persnickety Nancy Pelosi nipping at his heels.  Still, I think my comparison is apt. 


To be clear, the President may have, at this point, as many followers as Hitler did in 1934.  Still, this does not represent the majority. Then, as now, both men have rabid and loyal followers who will obey no matter how morally corrupt the leaders are, while the rest of the world recoils in horror.


Perhaps the rest of us should stop recoiling and just strike in the name of democracy.


(Thank you for reading.  Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms!)

4 Comments:

Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.

May 12, 2019 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Strike.
Resist.
Vote.

May 12, 2019 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

depressing

May 12, 2019 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Yes, Debra. I hope someone comes forward to put the kebosh on this plan.

A good plan, Bob.

Agreed, Spo.

May 15, 2019 at 5:23 AM  

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