Early 1980s. We’re carpooling to downtown for the night shift, and the freezing white stuff on the road made traction mostly theoretical. On the far side of a shortish bridge, I began to slide. In a second or two, I was facing away from the destination. Not much later, I’d turned that 180 into a 360. But there was more to come, and finally I ground to a halt after 540 degrees of spin.
My passenger clapped. “Do that again!”
How about “no”? Does “no” work for you? These days, nobody ever embraces “no”:
Combine primitive fetish-psychology with the learned helplessness of intersectional prosperity, and you get the fascinating, terrifying spectacle of people with all the time, money, and power in the world doing stuff that wouldn’t make sense to a child 100 years ago. Just as the African who doesn’t crash his car taking a turn at 70 miles an hour figures he’d better take the next turn at 80 just to be safe, morons like Jussie Smollett, Hillary Clinton, Coonman the Babykiller, Incitatus Ocasio-Cortez, and all the rest figure that, since they didn’t face any consequences from their last caper, they’d better double the ante for the next one.
One of the few Africans I know wouldn’t drive like that; perhaps she’s been here too long.
For instance, Smollett wasn’t setting up some White guys to take the rap. It wasn’t a frame up. It’s so terrifyingly stupid that you almost can’t get your head around it, but the truth is, he never bothered thinking that far ahead. He really, truly seems to have assumed that the Chicago PD would, you know, kinda … just … give up once they couldn’t find the mythical MAGA guys. It never occurred to him that every Media outlet on God’s green earth would be hounding CPD 24/7, 365, for not bringing the perpetrators of an outrageous hate crime to justice.
So, too, with Hillary Clinton. It’s not that she thinks she’s invincible. She knows she’s not, because she keeps getting caught. But since she doesn’t face any consequences for getting caught, she figures, fetish-style, that the only way to appease the gods is to pull an even bigger, dumber caper. It’s the only explanation, just like it’s the only explanation for Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test — this woman is 100% metaphysically certain that she’s not an Indian. She cannot possibly have believed it, not for one single second. Moreover, she knows she’s been running her Fauxcahontas scam since at least the mid-1980s, and that it’s a matter of public record — all someone has to do is wander down to the courthouse and pull the paper.
The Greener New Deal, available online before you know it, will include a Federally-guaranteed mortgage on the Moon and a redefinition of “infanticide” to exclude anyone under the age of 36 months. HRC, from someplace that isn’t a jail cell, will endorse it gladly. Enthusiastically, even.