Watch Your Phone
It's usual for fascists to declare their enemy is going to do something to provide a pretext, self-defense, for doing it themselves.
Something like this makes it not so bad to you, when you need a way to accept it, because you can't stop it and if you don't go with it, you'll die too:
"We lost our innocence that day, there was no turning back. It was a hard choice but THEY forced it on us. THEY made us this. Now we stay this way"
|Grant Morrison/Chris Weston, THE FILTH, 2002 |
That's the essential structure. Or something more brutal, if they enjoy that more. Dictators vary in sadism, as do cultures in terminal, rabid decline like ours. But that's the basic one, for people who want to still think they're people.
Here's the secret: the GOP have been fascists since at least 2000. And we all knew it. They had not reached the stage of saying the quiet part loud. But it got incrementally more strident each day and that, you barely felt.
They made a choice to subvert democracy itself to win, and then they pounded it into place by constant war at the slightest excuse, one then two then fuck it, flying murder robots wherever. Not engineering 9/11, but thoroughly capitalizing on it. Torturing. Profiting.
A president who won a Nobel Prize for Peace just for being elected kept the same wars warm and that was all he did about them. But we hoped. And anyway, they still stopped whatever good he wanted to do, and he wanted to be friends with them. And once they waited him out they could not wait to erase him everywhere they could like some Akhnaten.
They made it clear there was nothing he could give us that they could not take away.
And they hated.
Brutalizing minds till Trump was possible, making us retreat into irony. Which lets us think that votes can't mean someone's blood. After all, we got to stay home with our phones while another class does our fighting.
But they signed on.
But they often had to.
Like always but now you don't care because it can't be you.
And all that happened and here we are, and you had better vote.
Watch your phone. Don't talk on it. Why would you do that?
Watch your phone.
Labels: bastards, disaster, election 2018, fascists, MAKE IT STOP, right wing, trump