In the 70s,
there was The Hustle. Weve got a new dance here in
the Homeland. Its called The Holocaust Shuffle. The
steps are easy to learn. Just stand here, legs apart and
arms up. Say nothing and do exactly as you are told. Now,
freeze in place. There! You are almost ready .
What are they
normalizing? We all know, deep down its just that most
of us dont want to face up to it. We cant bear to. It
is inconceivable. Unimaginable. Impossible. It would upend the conditioning
of a lifetime our entire view of the world. Of our country
and culture of the people all around us.
cant happen again. And certainly not here.
Ah, but they
can. Right here, too.
are. And the process began long before the events of nineleven
the new High Holy Day here in the land of the formerly somewhat
free. It has been a work in progress since at least the 1980s
when the notion of randomly stopping people the first
frontal assault upon the Fourth Amendment was introduced
and accepted by the courts and then the public. Got to get
drunks off the road, you see.
20 years and now people are randomly groped as a matter of
routine. Got to get those dangerous terrorists now, you see.
Personal space itself is no longer inviolate. They can literally
spread your cheeks and jam a thumb up your anus now. Just to be
safe. Over a traffic stop. No, seriously. Dont
believe it? Believe
it. They can throw you over the hood of a squad car and draw
your blood. They can kick in the door of your home. They can shoot
your dog if they feel it threatens officer safety. And
they can shoot you, too. Thats today.
Try to imagine
what it will be like 20 years from now.
Or even five.
It takes time
to reorient the instincts of an entire culture like making
bread. The yeast is always The Fear in its ultimate
form, of a bogeyman who transmogrifies into ether and who
can never be caught. A perpetual threat means perpetual
wears a beard and caftan now. But he serves the same purpose.
Keep them terrified.
Denounce those who arent terrified for lack of patriotism
and exposing the country to danger.
them legions of costumed Authority Figures and make them
as unavoidable as bumpers in a pinball machine. Demand servility
respect for law enforcement and teach
the people that obedience is the ultimate virtue. Deify authority
and Security must become the Two Commandments of this
new order. One can never have enough of either, you see. That is
the beauty of the thing.