Perhaps nothing so clearly illustrates the sheer banality and fraudulence of the political left – and, I suspect, the probable self-awareness of the banality and fraudulence possessed by leftists themselves, however much they may practice denial – as the increasingly shrill calls for defiance of the law. Suddenly, the working definition of democracy is any act of violence – from riots to military coups – against a government controlled by people whose opinions happen to offend you, and against the people who put that government in power. Now, every neurotic Hollywood liberal, every parlor socialist in academe, every lazy, parasitical, self-styled anarchist sees himself (or herself, as the case may be) as a maquisard, a hero of the resistance, a guerilla-fighter ready to take down the arch-Nazi Trump.
Meanwhile, the disloyal opposition in the Senate and the House rises to dizzying new heights of absurdity. Senator Schumer, his sleek cheeks glistening with crocodile tears, indulges himself in spouting the hoariest oratorical corn by vowing to help Lady Liberty hold her torch high (the better to light the way for the Islamist troglodytes who would gladly slaughter his constituents). And Nancy Pelosi practically accuses Trump's SCOTUS nominee, a man of intelligence and integrity approved for his current job unanimously by the Senate, of wanting to pour arsenic in our rivers and burn mountains of oily rags in our parks; no doubt it is only a matter of time before it occurs to him to require that the walls of all children's nurseries, public and private, be slathered in chocolate-flavored, lead-based paint.
The rising of the imbecilariat is a wonder to behold, my friends, a giant, gaudy carnival of "progressive" freakishness, stupendous mendacity, intellectual contortion and brown-shirted thuggery. What a relief, therefore, that most of these angry nitwits have thus far spurned opportunities for arming themselves under the protections afforded by our beloved Second Amendment. Not to say that they won't acquire weapons, going forward, but they are several tens of millions of guns behind. This deficiency may not hinder their chances as much as one might imagine, of course, if there is, indeed, a large cabal of Obamist generals sitting around a telephone in a basement in the Pentagon, just waiting for Sarah Silverman to give the word. But I shall keep a good thought.
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