…Like A Colossus

“Why, man, he doth  bestride the narrow world /like a colossus.”

I watched  Trump’s speech in Nevada last night.  (Most of it: he went on till after midnight, and I, a mere mortal, dozed off for a few minutes; I know I missed something good.  I felt like the poor exhausted disciples   in Gethsemane)
But I was determined to hear the exhortation at the end, and to see if they’d play YMCA… they did!  How effing brilliant a choice is that song, on every possible level? It’s a rake lying in the Dems path; let ‘em step on it and bloody their noses.  First of all the group itself, the “Village People“.  Village, not city.  People, not “base“.  The glorious political incorrectness,  and  more glorious demographic Correctness,   of their costumes!   The open, casual  embrace of the Dem-despiséd creed which puts the C in YMCA!   The repeated appeal to youth. To masculinity.    It. Is. Audacious.

This ain’t no “dog whistle”; this is the noon whistle: come to the feast which you’ve earned by your labor.  Throw down the muttock  and dance while ye may!

Of course the rally started at about 7:30 local time, but Trump is from the East side of the country.  Most of us were ready for beddy -bye, like I was: he’s up there under the lights, energy and enthusiasm unflagging, shouting  the battle cry of freedom.

And of course it’s not only our national “narrow world” that he bestrides.  He’s everywhere: de-Balkanizing the Balkans, the area whose name for a century has been  a byword for intractable internecine strife.  Arab countries lining up to make peace with Israel, finally realizing the stupidity of holding back because of their petulant pet Palestinians.  (To the horror of the Left, their pseudo-socialist darlings the  Norwegians and the Swedes have noticed 😱. ) These  are things, like American energy independence,  which I never thought I would actually see in my lifetime.

Why do I watch these rallies?

Because I want proof that I’m not crazy.  ( okay I admit I went through this post removing a plethora of exclamation points.)  I want, no, I need,  to see crowds of other Americans who see things the way I do.   To remind myself that whatever happens on Nov 3 these people are still my fellow citizens, they are real, they are many, they —we—cannot be ignored.

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12 thoughts on “…Like A Colossus”

  1. Hypatia:
    Why do I watch these rallies?

    Because they are the most entertaining shows on TV! I’ve really been missing them the last few months.

    Playing the Village People was the icing on the cake. 🙂

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  2. The democrats have no counter programming other than to have their goon governors try and close his venues.

    Trump has exquisite timing. He knew his base and almost base would be starving for these events but he saved them for the time of maximum impact.

    I expect four to five of these a week just to let his people know they are not alone. People who feel they are part of something get energy and exude optimism.

    A few indictments, a few senior deep state firings and a real strategy to defend against the mail in ballot racket and he will win. He has to run the table on this one, keep the senate, take the house and hold the White House in such a way that the judges cannot stop it. Politicians could not do that. A leader has a shot.

    His countermove on mail in balloting also has to be timed to not let the enemy defend against it.

    There will be no debates is my guess.

    The public cannot sustain emotion more than four or five weeks. He knows that. His opponents do not.

    Buckle up.

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  3. “Like a Colossus”

    Hypatia, what a good post.  I read the entire thing aloud to Snooks.  (She said the word “Colossus” together with me; her memory is that quick.)

    We laughed and spoke about Trump people.  We agree; it is important for all potential Trump voters to feel that they are not alone and that all is not lost and that a victory in November is not only possible but likely.

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  4. Mike LaRoche:
    M-A-G-A!

    This is great— at first I thought it would be this parody they  were  playing, but it’s the original.  I looked it up —sez the lead singer of the VP finally succeeded in getting rights to the song.  I hope he’s on board!  I like it much better than you Can’t Always Get WhatYou Want ( altho  that one sure proved prophetic!)

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  5. Hypatia:

    Mike LaRoche:
    M-A-G-A!

    This is great— at first I thought it would be this parody they  were  playing, but it’s the original.  I looked it up —sez the lead singer of the VP finally succeeded in getting rights to the song.  I hope he’s on board!  I like it much better than you Can’t Always Get WhatYou Want ( altho  that one sure proved prophetic!)

    https://www.redstate.com/jeffc/2020/09/12/%e2%80%98ymca%e2%80%99-songwriter-is-okay-with-trump-using-his-song-at-rallies-but-has-one-demand/

    Victor Willis, the songwriter responsible for the smash hit “YMCA,” stated that he had no problem with Trump using the song, but he did have one suggestion. Willis released a statement in which he talked about the song’s meaning and its use at Trump rallies. “YMCA is everybody’s anthem and go-to song for fun. As for the president’s use, I have not granted permission for use at his rallies because permission is not required.”

    The musician continued: “If I were a Trump hater, maybe I’d sue him simply out of spite. I am not, and I’m not going to have my lawyers sue the president.”

    Then, Willis made his demand known: “But he should at least do the ‘YMCA’ dance while he’s at it.”

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  6. MJBubba:
    “Like a Colossus”

    Hypatia, what a good post.  I read the entire thing aloud to Snooks.  (She said the word “Colossus” together with me; her memory is that quick.)

    Snooks sounds like a right-on woman!

    We laughed and spoke about Trump people.  We agree; it is important for all potential Trump voters to feel that they are not alone and that all is not lost and that a victory in November is not only possible but likely.

    …and I hope in that world, I may meet her—and her husband—- in the flesh some day!

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  7. Hypatia:

    MJBubba:
    “Like a Colossus”

    Hypatia, what a good post.  I read the entire thing aloud to Snooks.  (She said the word “Colossus” together with me; her memory is that quick.)

    Snooks sounds like a right-on woman!

    We laughed and spoke about Trump people.  We agree; it is important for all potential Trump voters to feel that they are not alone and that all is not lost and that a victory in November is not only possible but likely.

    …and I hope in that world, I may meet her—and her husband—- in the flesh some day!

    Yes!

    Hopefully at a Trump rally.

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  8. Homeland Severity ordered some 120 million rounds of ammo, ostensibly for target practice using hollow points.   That leaves empty shelves and private reloading of CNC-machined supersonic fluid dynamic projectiles.  Prohibition births innovation.

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