Self-destroyer, wreck your health / Destroy friends, destroy yourself / The time device of self-destruction / Light the fuse and start eruption / Paranoia, the destroyer / And it goes like this. — Paranoia, written by Ray Davies, 1981
Over my life-span I’ve been to Kenosha, Wisconsin dozens of times. It’s not quite the bucolic little anti-urban town President Tang’s choir members have been saying it is, as in “That’s the real America, and they won’t stand for these uppity communist terrorists.” Not true. It is a nice, previously pleasant, city that has the honor of being in two overlapping, blue-voting metropolitan areas. You can catch a commuter train that will take you straight to downtown Chicago, you can catch a bus that will take you to downtown Milwaukee.
Or you can take a long gun, put it in a car, drive 30 minutes from Antioch, Illinois and start shooting “antifa,” just like Überfuhrer Tang asks you to do. You could do this even if you’re 17 years old. You may be too young to vote, but you’ll get pardoned well in time to participate in Tang’s third presidential election.
Perhaps you already are a member of QAnon. We’re electing those reality-denying lunatics to Congress now, you know. Remember the guy who responded to Republican rumors that Hillary Clinton and other Democratic Party officials were running a human trafficking and child sex ring out of (among other places) the basement of the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C.? It was spread over the internet as if it was The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and sites such as 4chan and InfoWars lovingly ran this bullshit, citing legitimate organizations as confirming sources. Of course, said organizations confirmed no such activities.
Shortly after the election, but a bit before Tang was appointed president, a 28-year-old from Salisbury, North Carolina, jumped into his car, drove to Comet Ping Pong and fired three shots from an assault rifle into the joint. He said he was “self-investigating” the conspiracy theory. That is QAnon.
Fun fact: Comet Ping Pong doesn’t even have a basement.
We have seen these dangerous maniacs run over peaceful demonstrators who were legitimately protesting American fascism. You know, the “there are some good people” crowd President Tang endorsed. During the recent rounds of protests supporting Black Lives Matter, we have seen these particular White people set fire to businesses and government facilities in the dark so that the ever-willing, often lazy media will jump on the air and blame the people who are demanding or supporting equal rights for all, regardless of race, creed, or national origin. Or gender. Or sexual persuasion.
To these people, “Make America Great Again” means Make America WHITE Again, and we’re talking male, straight, Christian white at that. This has been the time-honored philosophy of such truly American institutions as the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, dozens of so-called militias and some men who are severely penile-challenged. Tang strokes them up by telling them that “antifa” is an actual organization, that its Black contingent is called Black Lives Matter, and that they favor open borders, communism, homosexuality, and worst of all, complete confiscation of guns of all types.
Come November, these deadly dangerous malicious, stupid idiots are not going to disappear.
It is hardly unreasonable to think that no matter what the outcome, after the election is over neither side is going to be sanguine about the outcome. Certainly, the “losing” side will also lose its mind. An objective view of the past four years shows us we are on the brink of Civil War II. But this time, it will not be North versus South. It will not be Right versus Left, nor will it be Liberal versus Conservative or Black versus White. No. The dichotomy will not be defined in those terms.
It will be Fascist versus Anti-Fascist. It will be the insane haters versus those who refuse to take it any longer. It will be long gun-toting 17 year olds with a tank full of gas and their daddy’s credit card versus people who dare to stand up for the rights granted to all Americans in our constitution.
This New American Bund thinks they will win because there are more of them than there are of us. They believe they’ve got their god on their side and he, the etherial hoary bearded White man whose son was anointed supreme leader, will protect his people. And, besides, they are better armed.
The fact is, they are wrong on each count.