Or, Joe Biden Defends “Democracy!” in Front of a Fiery Furnace!
Every week I shop at a local chain-supermarket. Lately, I’ve noticed that the store’s employees- cashiers, greeters and some of PT shelf stockers – wear a “STRONGER TOGETHER” tee shirt.
Three things came to mind after seeing the ‘sloganized’ employees this week. The first, a scene from Office Space. Joanna (Jennifer Aniston) is being scolded for not having enough “flair”. Her commitment to unity with the other flair-wearing employees and to supporting diversity of “flair” was flagging.
The second: the groupthink messaging “We’re all in this together” by the media during the days of COVID adverts.
The third was a reminder of the greengrocer’s sign as described in Václav Havel’s 1978 essay The Power of the Powerless. From the opening of section III:
The manager of a fruit-and-vegetable shop places in his window, among the onions and carrots, the slogan: “Workers of the world, unite!” Why does he do it? What is he trying to communicate to the world? Is he genuinely enthusiastic about the idea of unity among the workers of the world? Is his enthusiasm so great that he feels an irrepressible impulse to acquaint the public with his ideals? Has he really given more than a moment’s thought to how such a unification might occur and what it would mean?
I think it can safely be assumed that the overwhelming majority of shopkeepers never think about the slogans they put in their windows, nor do they use them to express their real opinions. That poster was delivered to our greengrocer from the enterprise headquarters along with the onions and carrots. He put them all into the window simply because it has been done that way for years, because everyone does it, and because that is the way it has to be. If he were to refuse, there could be trouble. He could be reproached for not having the proper decoration in his window; someone might even accuse him of disloyalty. He does it because these things must be done if one is to get along in life. It is one of the thousands of details that guarantee him a relatively tranquil life “in harmony with society,” as they say
The greengrocer’s sign is intended to signal conformity and to avoid trouble. But it’s not the way you say it, it’s more the way you mean it. Havel translated the slogan as: “I am afraid and therefore unquestioningly obedient.”
As I learned, the “Stronger Together” tee shirt is part of the chain-supermarket’s campaign to encourage “teams to show their commitment to unity and supporting diversity”. Perhaps the tee shirt “flair” is also intended to signal conformity and to avoid trouble. The campaign, by its own admission, caters to identity politics. It also adds window-dressing “flair” – DEI & ESG signage- to its corporate website.
What does a slogan do for you? No doubt, the company will benefit from the tee’s virtue signaling Wokeness in the form of goodwill and sales.
Come to think about it, don’t the slogans “We’re all in this together” and “Stronger Together” imply that something needs to be overcome? I wonder. Is non-conformity to be overcome? Hmmm. Communists demand conformity. And when the ‘official’ flair doesn’t get worn and the ‘official’ signs are not posted, then vilifying, intimidation and coercion follow.
“When you are not with where the majority of Americans are, then, you know, that is extreme” -WH press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
Something Wicked This Way Came
Leftists are bullies, as are their diktats “DEI” and “ESG”. They want their way with you. Conform or be called “extremist”. You see this acted out by disciples of Saul Alinsky, a Marxist community organizer and compiler of bullying tactics.
Hillary Clinton and Obama, now Biden’s handler, studied and practiced Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. And though it is common knowledge when dealing with people that it is more effective in being nice and amenable than being mean and spiteful, Alinsky’s Tactic of demonizing your opposition was used by them (“basket of deplorables”, “bitter clingers”)
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” (Rules for Radicals, Tactics, p. 127)
There is no defense for scorn. It’s irrational and it’s meant to be infuriating – to create anger and fear. It’s meant to provoke a heated response. It’s meant to pressure the enemy into concessions. Basically, it’s bullying.
The Biden regime continues to call 75 million of us Americans “extremists”, “semi-fascists”, “extremists”, a “threat to democracy” and, a “Threat to the country”.
Obama and the Leftists supporting the Biden regime are not happy that millions of us don’t conform. We don’t put on the required flair. Some of us wear MAGA and FJB gear. We don’t display the right signs. Some of us put “Let’s Go Brandon” in our windows and yards and on our bumpers.
Many of us refused the jab. Many of us showed up at school board meetings and denounced the curriculum and practices of the school board. Many of us voted – in democratic fashion – only to have our votes disenfranchised by the fraudulent acts of others. Most of us know without a doubt that the election was stolen.
Oh yes, the Left loves them some controlled opposition. They love the “good Republicans” – the Liz Cheneys, the Adam Kinzingers, the David Frenchs – but not the MAGA “extremists”. They promote milquetoast Republicans in elections. They love those who cower before them. They love those who put the conforming slogan/sign in the window and say to themselves “I am afraid and therefore unquestioningly obedient.”
“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” (Rules for Radicals, Tactics, p. 126)
I have long understood that Leftists do not care about hypocrisy. As self-referential nihilists, Leftists have no concept of shame. The Left does what it does by any means necessary. The Left says “to hell with truth, justice and the American way”. Hillary Clinton and Obama and the puppeteers of Biden have shown this to be true.
The Bulliest of Pulpits:
Continuing the ridicule and disenfranchisement of half the nation, the community disorganizer Joe Biden gave a menacing and divisive speech this past Thursday. With clenched teeth and fists dictator Biden used his “Soul of the Nation” speech to trample on half the nation.
Biden stated that he “will not let anything tear us apart” but, c’mon man, the speech was intended to ridicule and stigmatize opponents and create an us-and-them- “extremists” continuum.
With Marines standing at attention behind and on each side of Biden, the optics were meant to instill angst and fear – “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
His handlers, the Central Executive Committee, wanted everyone to know that the Communist Party of America cares about Democracy! Social Democracy! Democracy! Social Democracy! Democracy! . . . for those who conform to the will of the Party.
Here’s Biden in total projection mode:
And, here’s Biden BS-ing (what’s disturbing is that people are clapping for his spin on the state of the economy):
As I’ve said, the Left has no shame. Continuing the divisive rhetoric with blatant lies is one of the Left’s henchmen:
And now some commentary:
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit is better than he who takes a city (Proverbs 16:32).
The optics of the speech instantly became a source of Internet chatter with the weird red background that made the President look like he was giving a stump speech from Dante’s Inferno. Indeed, it almost had that High Chancellor Adam Sutler look from V for Vendetta
“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
Mr. Trump and his followers, believe it or not, are essentially antifascists: They want the state to stand aside, to impose the least possible interference and allow market forces and entrepreneurial energies to work. Freedom isn’t fascism. Mr. Biden and his vast tribe are essentially enemies of freedom, although most of them haven’t thought the matter through.
The globalist world has no future. Or rather: the future it intends to give us is the darkest and most terrifying that the human mind can conceive. The future it presents to us is false and unrealizable. – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
In everyone there is some willingness to merge with the anonymous crowd and to flow comfortably along with it down the river of pseudo-life. This is much more than a simple conflict between two identities. It is something far worse: it is a challenge to the very notion of identity itself. –Václav Havel
Conform or be scorned! Conform or be thrown into the fiery furnace! Conform or be thrown into the lion’s den! Conform or be sawn in two! Conform or be destitute! Conform or be flogged! Conform or be persecuted! Conform or lose your job, your business, your church, your military status.
Václav Havel told us what the greengrocer’s sign really said. I will tell you what Biden’s Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! Democracy! speech really means:
Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform! Conform!
“If the world hates you,” Jesus went on, “know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were from the world, the world would be fond of its own. But the world hates you for this reason: that you’re not from the world. No: I chose you out of the world.
“Remember the word I said to you: servants are not greater than their masters. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you too. But they will do all these things to you because of my name, because they don’t know the one who sent me.” Jesus, as recorded in The Gospel According to John 15:18-21
Stop CDC Expansion!
The Corruption of Medicine – Heather Mac Donald
“The post–George Floyd racial reckoning has hit the field of medicine like an earthquake. Medical education, medical research, and standards of competence have been upended by two related hypotheses: that systemic racism is responsible both for racial disparities in the demographics of the medical profession and for racial disparities in health outcomes. Questioning those hypotheses is professionally suicidal. Vast sums of public and private research funding are being redirected from basic science to political projects aimed at dismantling white supremacy. The result will be declining quality of medical care and a curtailment of scientific progress.” (Emphasis mine)
I readily imagine that by placing barely competent or even incompetent doctors and clinicians on staff based on DEI initiatives, that health care costs and insurance costs will skyrocket because of malpractice. All for the malpractice of DEI.
De-Energize the Insanity:
“the Green New Deal means poverty” “The real threat to people is not global warming, but global cooling, otherwise known as winter.” (8:24)
The Collapse is Coming to a Town near You:
Farmers are Under Attack by the Greenies:
Sounds About Right:
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò:
‘Never expect the truth from the Great Reset advocates. For where there is no Christ, there can be no Truth, and we know how much they hate Our Lord.’
‘Through the Great Reset, they want to erase Western Christian society in order to establish a liberal-communist synarchy on the model of the Chinese dictatorship, in which the entire population is controlled and maneuverable at will.’
‘ . . . the globalist world has no past to show us to confirm the greatness of its ideas, its philosophy, its faith.’
No one expects the California Inquisition:
No one expects the Canadian Inquisition:
According to a recently posted Indeed.com ad, the Ministry is searching to recruit a battalion of Climate “Pollution” Officers, a unit within the coldly named “Environmental Enforcement Directorate.” (1984 Alert!)
“I’m the canary in the coal mine”
Lori Bigfoot – Come to Chicago to abort your children: