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Throw it against the wall, see what sticks.

Barr is pushing all the buttons with his latest attacks on the left and Black Lives Matter.

Let’s get one thing out of the way: groups like Black Lives Matter and the Women’s’ March etc, DO want to change the system. But that doesn’t mean that the changes will be bad. It’s a very strange concept that any change whatsoever must be scary and bad for some people.

Think of it this way. Once everyone has a chance to live their best lives without prejudgment based on some physical characteristic they can’t change, the rest of us will benefit from their contributions.

But the way Barr is talking, you’d think that the current system that he seems to love so much is dependent on a permanent underclass. There have to be losers in Barr’s world and if it’s not black people, women, gay people, whatever, then it’s going to be working class, non college educated people.

Are you guys going to take that?? Because that sounds pretty short sighted. Barr is willing to take all future nice things to give you the illusion that you’re not on the lowest rung of the ladder.

But wait! There’s more.

He’s throwing words around that don’t make any sense in the sentences he is making with his mouth noises.

For example, BLM are revolutionaries that are fascistic. And they want communism and socialism too. OoooOooo! Are you skerred yet?

Barr knows these are trigger words for Americans of a certain age. Commies, baaaad. Socialism, baaaaad. Fascists, baaaad. The problem is, it’s very rare to find them all combined. Fascists aren’t usually commies. If you recall, Germany and Russia fought each other during WWII. Yes, the Nazis were national socialists – to begin with. But Nazis didn’t really like labor movements. That ceded too much power from the state.

Anyway, the bottom line is it’s really difficult to be a socialist/communist and a fascist at the same time. Barr knows this but he’s hoping you don’t. Because if he throws enough spaghetti at his perceived enemies, some of it is bound to stick.

Fascistic. Communist. Socialist. Lather, rinse, repeat.


The other possibility that we need to think about is that we just don’t like Trump and Barr. They don’t wield power like any other administration that came before them. They only thrive when they cause division. And under their watch, we have a raging pandemic that didn’t need to explode coupled with massive unemployment.

But Barr knows that negative advertising works and if he keeps linking these unlinkable words together, they’ll get lodged in his bases’ collective unconscious. The “Biden hates God” thing is equally ridiculous. Biden is Catholic and actually does that Mass thing. Sure, there are plenty more unaffiliated Americans on the Dem side but when have we ever been able to get inside another person’s head and know what they’re really thinking about God? Something tells me that if we were able to do that with some Republicans, we’d be surprised at what we’d find. I imagine there’s a vast wasteland with rolling tumbleweed and nothing as far as the eye can see, God having left in disgust.

So, Barr, the big lazy toad is just spewing nonsense. He knows it’s nonsense. But he thinks you don’t know he knows it’s nonsense.

Now you know.


Almost forgot: Barr says BLM has been collaborating with Antifa. Talk about strange bedfellows. Now you’ve got a commie, socialist fascist (oxymoronic) working with a strange anarchic non-organisation whose name literally stands for Anti-fascist.

At least Newt Gingrich made the lunacy sound plausible. Barr has no such standards.