He want to shoot some China White
He met it in New Hampshire, but now
He can’t afford a bite
I should have realized years before that I was an alien, but I was always in denial. Growing up in Southern Indiana in the 70s, I thought I didn’t fit in because I was the only Jewish kid. But it was more than how the others treated me; I didn’t like anything the other kids were into. All the other students would attend the assemblies to cheer on the football team. I’d slip into the band room office, stack plastic chairs onto a desk, push open a ceiling tile, pull myself up into the crawlspace, and sneak my way over the assembly hall to wait it out. I never got caught because no one ever noticed I was missing.
Every government loves to have an enemy to rally their people against. It’s especially useful for the consolidation power by an unpopular regime.
But here are some reasons your fear of the latest US bogeyman, North Korea, is misplaced.
Junioring: The act of claiming innocence by stupidity
Internyet: Russian use of the internet to veto an election
Fakicity: Obvious artificiality and fakeness presented by people pretending to be authority figures
Flerp: To pass on a brain activity due to media overload. Example: In response to a question about the Trump-Russia conspiracy, “I flerp on that,” “I flerp,” or simply, “flerp.”
- Calling soldiers “Warriors,” like they fight for the Greco-Roman Empire
- Calling the country the “Homeland,” like its an island fortress where our species first emerged and must stay to survive, surrounded by hostile alien vampire globs
Barack Obama was the master of stirring rhetoric evoking our nation’s imperfect past rooted in a perfect ideal. Everything was always framed in a way to excuse our flaws as hiccups on the path toward “a more perfect union,” answerable to “the better angels of our nature.” Genocide against First Americans? Hundreds of years of chattel slavery? Jim Crow, Red Scare, the Iraq War… all anomalies. After all, here in America our founding gods, er, fathers, believed that all people (at the time they just referred to them as “men”) were created equal. We are the shining beacon of light on the hill, blah, blah, blah.