Not only has the rodeo clown in the Obama mask been banned for life from the Missouri state fair (as I mentioned yesterday), but there are now calls for a DOJ “investigation”, and mandatory “sensitivity training”.
I cannot remember where I read it, but someone recently posited that the reason liberals are outraged over this – let’s be honest about it – pretty mild mockery of the president is because they know their guy is weak and thin-skinned and generally feckless, and even trivial barbs are likely to puncture the balloon of fantasy that has carried his career into the dizzying heights. Which all reminds me of this story by G.K. Chesterton, in which the author pokes fun at the idea of the Nietzschean superman (or, as we might say these days, “lightworker”).
I also stumbled upon something that explains (or partially explains) my distaste for many politicians, particularly of the liberal stripe. It’s called the “uncanny valley” effect: “a hypothesis in the field of human aesthetics which holds that when human features look and move almost, but not exactly, like natural human beings, it causes a response of revulsion among human observers.” Gore, Schumer, Reid, Pelosi. They look and move - and speak - almost like humans, but not…quite.