This We'll Defend

Mourning at today's 9/11 ceremony. Getty Image

The monsters in power have marked another 9/11 anniversary with their usual grace and gravitas. Trump whined about the polls and the press, lied once againabout the bigly amount of rubble he heroically cleaned up that day, and boasted about me me me lookit me because, nah, who's insecure? His smarmy sycophant Rudy Giuliani, completing his slow ugly mutation from America's Mayor to Fascism's Mayor, posted a creepy, ghastly, deranged video - stolen from a clothing ad, yet - celebrating riot police brutality against Americans exercising their Constitutional right to protest, because what better way for a sociopath to mark a day of mourning and solemn remembrance than sending out a hysterical message of violence, division and fear?

Appalled academics said the video, with its stark visuals and insinuation that the dangers facing us are ourselves legally dissenting, reeked of textbook fascism. One expert on fascism carefully, valiantly tried not to use the term, but came perilously close, especially when he noted it "contains all sorts of rhetorical devices that Hitler loved to use in his orations.” Instead, he settled for calling the florid display "truly evil" and "a pernicious piece of propaganda," which made us feel way better. Twitter, likewise horrified by Rudy's Machiavellian routine, paraphrased with, "What the fuck, dude?" The video ended with the message, "This We'll Defend." Damn straight: We'll defend our right and moral duty to remove these sick cretins from our national discourse.

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