October 30, 2017

Why do they need to set aside a day for this? They’ve been doing this every day for a year. You may have seen the video featuring the sea lion of indeterminate gender scream as if she’s being clubbed in Washington, DC on Inauguration Day as Trump is sworn in. You may also have seen—and if you click on this link, don’t blame me for it, because you’ve been warned—of Yoko Ono screaming in response to Trump’s election.

Has that woman ever done anything good besides breaking up The Beatles?

Regarding the November 8 Scream-a-Thon, a certain Johanna Schulman justifies it thusly:

This administration has attacked everything about what it means to be American. Who wouldn’t feel helpless every day? Coming together reminds us that we are not alone, that we are part of an enormous community of activists who are motivated and angry, whose actions can make a difference….While the event calls upon people to Scream Helplessly, we want to convert that sense of helplessness into resistance, into action, and maybe even into optimism.

If you dare, take a gander at Johanna Schulman. How would the Founding Fathers feel about this pissed-off, lantern-jawed she-male attempting to dictate “what it means to be American”?

On both November 4 and 8, I will be watching with intense joy as the sorest losers in world history take it to the streets yet again. I will feast on their unhappiness as if it was a bowl of gumdrops. I will take tremendous pleasure—borderline sensual—at the fact that a year later, they still have no idea why they lost, which gives me hope that they will continue to wail, gnash their teeth, and lose even more.

They spent most of the past year in denial. We are now in the anger stage of grief. Next come bargaining, depression, and acceptance. And when they are finally forced to accept, I hope they stay depressed.


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