Human Scum, Unite


Garbage human with garbage. Photo by Louis Ruediger/Reuters

So many follies, so little time. In the last day, the Idiot Thug has continued visibly unraveling in multiple directions, from grandiose to sinister. In an interview with the rightist fanboys of Breitbart News, he did his Mafia Boss shtick, darkly warning he might have to sic his "tough people" - police, bikers, military - on Democrats, which would be "very bad." This, a day after his lawyers argued straight-faced in court that because he's playing a fake president, he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and nobody could arrest him; actually, the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio quickly chimed in, they damn well would. For comic relief, he then went to a shale-energy conference in Pittsburgh, where he evidently mistook the conference for a Nazi rally and Pittsburgh for Kansas or maybe Nambia, and started boasting about building a big beautiful wall on the border of New Mexico, also Colorado - news that prompted his zombie audience to inexplicably rise and applaud because they, like Dear Leader, didn't seem to know that Colorado is nowhere near the border.

Others did: They suggested the wall is probably aimed at keeping out bad weed or caravans from Wyoming, that New Mexico will pay for it, that "Fuck it, for Christmas everyone gets a wall!" Meanwhile, Sen. Pat Leahy helpfully took a Sharpie to America so it would all make sense, and outdoorsy residents of Colorado celebrated that Trump "has decided to build a big beautiful wall for its many climbing enthusiasts." Late that night, Trump tried to explain he said Colorado "kiddingly." Ha! Good one! Maybe because being proved an idiot isn't one of his favorite things - also impeachment - he swiftly turned vicious, frantically expanding his repertoire of dog/fake/traitor insults to  attack people who disagree with him, especially those in his own party, as "human scum," thereby following in the fine rhetorical tradition of Hitler, Stalin, Putin, Bolsonaro and Kim Jong Un. Because he only hires the best people, he was backed up by alleged White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, who has never held a press briefing but did find time to go on Fox News on our dime to insist, with demonic certainty, that anyone who is "against" Trump deserves that nomenclature. Online, many patriots proudly declared themselves human scum. They also suggested Trump et al google the term to see what comes up.

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