Feminists have planned a "Million Woman March" in protest of Donald Trump, to be held in Washington DC on the day after inauguration. One writer has said that it is better to march than to boo.
I disagree. I think it would be marvelous for Donald Trump to hear THE WORLD'S LOUDEST BOO
as he takes the oath of office. And then, as he tries to speak, the crowd can deliver truly blood-curdling chants. Anything goes: The authorities cannot arrest everyone
. To borrow an old Simpsons
joke, we can chant the German translation for "THE Donald, THE."
(I presume that you take my meaning. If you need greater clarity, you're too fucking stupid to talk to. In dangerous times, we're all going to have to learn to understand coded language.)
Let the world hear it. Let the historians record it.
Democratic leaders must practice a certain degree of civility, but we should not. The fascist followers of Steve Bannon
will never return decency for decency; they are always going to act like monsters and thus must be treated as monsters. Mercilessly.
"But doesn't that make us as bad as them?" I hear you saying. That same question is sounded toward the end of Kevin Brownlow's extraordinary film It Happened Here
. The answer: "Of course it does. The appalling thing about fascism is that you've got to use fascist methods to get rid of it
Does that sentiment give give you the vapors? Does it seem too rough, too nasty, too indecent? Is your pure liberal heart now all a-flutter? I suggest that you read the rest of the afore-linked Daily Beast article:
Bannon’s support for European far-right parties runs far deeper than his interest in Marion Maréchal-Le Pen or the National Front. He brags about his international Breitbart operation as “the platform” for the American alt-right, and has for years been thinking globally, with an affinity for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Alternative for Germany (AfD), and the Party for Freedom Party (PVV) in the Netherlands, all of which have earned glowing coverage on the pages of Breitbart.
Breitbart, which currently has operations in London and Jerusalem, certainly has plans to expand in France and Germany with new bureaus to cultivate and promote the populist-nationalist lines there.
“He has long wanted to work with all of those parties, but that was only in promoting them with Breitbart,” a source close to Bannon told The Daily Beast. “Now he has the power of the White House to do it.”
Barbie Latza Nadeau reports from Rome that Matteo Salvini of the Northern League, who may be the most blatantly racist and xenophobic of all the West European wingnuts, says he’s offered to help Trump make inroads in European politics. “If Brexit teaches us something, if the election of Donald Trump teaches us something,” Salvini tweeted, “it is that today we get going to take over the power.”
Yet another million-somebody march? I'm not against
the idea, but it's too conventional, too easily dismissed. The organizers of that march simply do not understand the nature of the foe we now face. Perhaps those organizers should speak with their elders -- with anyone who knows the true history of the 1922-1945 period.
I say BOO Donald. A deafening, long-lasting, earth-trembling BOO. "A standing boo," as George Halas once put it. Ruin his moment of glory. Force him to comprehend that we will never treat him as a legitimate politician. More than that: Make him fearful
All together now -- 50,000 people, speaking in one voice: "THE Donald, THE." No violence; just words. But the sound should terrify
. If the Breitbarters whine about how uncivilized we liberals are, good
. That means we've punched the evil, unredeemable, subhuman fascist bastards the way they deserve
to be punched. All hope of civil dialogue ended when a fascist thug like Steve Bannon attained power.