One of the great scenes of Animal House features these lines:
Otter: I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!
Bluto: We’re just the guys to do it.
Those characters, of course, were making fun of stupidity. November 8, in Boston and Philly, thousands of progressives will embrace and personify it, as PJ Media reports:
Progressives have taken their Trump derangement syndrome to a whole new level…
Thousands of anguished libs in Boston and Philadelphia will be taking part in scream fests on Nov. 8 to commemorate the anniversary of Donald Trump’s election. Liberals in other cities around the country are likely to step up to the crazy plate as well as the big day draws near.
Over 4,000 Facebook users in the Boston area have RSVP’d to attend the event they’re calling ‘Scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election.’ Another 33,000 have expressed interest in attending the event at the 383-year-old Boston Common.
The organizers say in a Facebook post: ‘Come express your anger at the current state of democracy, and scream helplessly at the sky!”
Well sure! How better to distinguish oneself from normal, sane Americans who recognize and accept our republican form of government, including honoring the results of honest elections? Nothing quite says “I’m a deranged communist” like this sort of gesture.
This administration has attacked everything about what it means to be American,’ Johanna Schulman, an activist and one of the organizers of the event, told Newsweek. ‘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.
Who wouldn’t feel helpless every day? Perhaps Americans enjoying the beginnings of the restoration of the rule of law?
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,’ Schulman told Newsweek. ‘Although it is important to acknowledge the tragedy that befell our country on November 9th, we cannot let it defeat us!
Uh, there aren’t words… OK, so maybe there are. Perhaps the event should be better labeled “barking at the moon.”