Can’t we just agree to be disagreeable?
Stately Blaska Manor is boarded up. The Praetorian Guard is on alert, the unlettered field hands are sharpening their rakes and hoes, spam filters are in place in case of cyber attack. Atlas open to map of Paraguay, preparing for the junta to seize power.
The Werkes is expecting attack from both directions — a two-front war. We are encircled by totalitarians certain of the rightness of their cause, God-justified in whatever might they can bring to bear.
Social justice warriors have allied with the Cult of Trump to dumb democracy down. It is the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact. Take down the republic then fight over whatever scraps remain. The Confederacy’s Lost Cause. Anti-popes at Avignon, anti-Presidents at Mar-a-Lago. Freedom Inc. shock troops holding Madison schools hostage. Kenosha is burning. Texas is seceding. Declare autonomous zones, impose “marshall” law.
Tell me what I want to hear, MSNBC and One America News. Ban me from Twitter, shout me down at commencement ceremonies if you don’t like what I say.
This is the War of the Roses, the Reds versus the Whites, the Cavaliers v. the Roundheads, Hatfields-McCoys.
The Election Was Stolen. Germany Was Stabbed in the Back. America is racist to the core. Cops are modern-day slave catchers. You are a (pick one) racist, traitor, RINO, corporate stooge, Uncle Tom, communist …
“Trial by Combat!” — Rudy Giuliani
“If you don’t want your windows broken …” — M. Adams of Freedom Inc.
“We’re coming for you!” — Donald Trump Jr. 01-06-21.
“F-bomb S* * * Up!” — Madison Ald. Prestigiacomo.
Springtime for Trump, winter for the Constitution. As they said in the old Soviet Union, never before has our history been so unpredictable. After demolishing statues of abolitionists and suffragettes, all that’s left to obliterate in Madison is a huge rock deposited on the campus — by a glacier 12,000 years ago.
Once whetted, the mob’s appetite is never satiated until it consumes everything before it, like a plague of locusts. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette led to Danton to Robespierre. Off with their heads. Kidnap Pelosi! Hang Pence! Fire bomb Madison’s city hall. Mau mau Madison Police and Fire Commissioners with late night harassment.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Welcome to the Weimar Republic.