Monday, March 14, 2016

Nazis, Transsexuals, and Socialists - Oh My!

The 2016 election reminds me of the cliché Chinese curse — "may you live in interesting times." Did it have to be this interesting?
So it has come to this: The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, at a campaign rally Saturday in Orlando, leading supporters in what looked very much like a fascist salute. “Can I have a pledge? A swearing?” Trump asked, raising his right hand and directing his followers to do the same. He then led them in pledging allegiance — not to the flag but to Trump, for which they stand and for whom they vowed to vote.
And then you have this dumb woman. And let me stand by calling her dumb in advance of any objections. A clean-cut, butch homosexual like myself can easily walk in conservative circles like a stealth fighter flies over the skies of the Middle East. And from my stealth missions into conservative opposition strongholds I can report to Ms. Jenner that she's more likely to get a brick to the head than equality from some of these people. 
“Number 1, if we don’t have a country, we don’t have trans issues,” she told Ennis. “We need jobs. We need a vibrant economy. I want every trans person to have a job. With $19 trillion in debt and it keeps going up, we’re spending money we don’t have. Eventually, it’s going to end. And I don’t want to see that. Socialism did not build this country. Capitalism did. Free enterprise. The people built it. And they need to be given the opportunity to build it back up.”
In another exchange, Jenner went even further.
“You’re going to be Ted Cruz’s trans ambassador?” Ennis said.
Jenner: “Yes, trans ambassador to the president of the United States, so we can say, ‘Ted, love what you’re doing but here’s what’s going on.’”
And then there is this.

Trump, you've been Berned.

Help us Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope.

It only gets more interesting from here folks!

1 comment:

South Florida Lawyers said...

Of course, famously, the Nazis changed the oath in Germany in the run up to the war from a general oath to protect and serve the country to a personal oath to the Fuhrer, in part to quell growing dissent and determine who the "undesirables" were.

Not that there are any lessons to be learned from that.