I was supposed to go visit a friend this afternoon, unfortunately, we had to postpone, but it gave me the opportunity to wallow in and relish every killer video and ruthless article savouring the abject humiliation of Donald Trump at his come back rally in Tulsa last night.
For the first time ever, I watched a Trump rally and it was a fail, the like of which the world has never seen before, a failure so great it will take it's place in history. And the cherry on the top, is the fact, that Trump, his Campaign, and possibly the finest brains of Cambridge Analytica, were outsmarted by a mass movement of kpop teens and tictoc! So what is kpop and tictoc? I honestly don't know lol, other than the music/dancing videos of beautiful Asian girls and boys dancing that keep appearing on my twitter feed. Regardless, I am now a fan and delighted to know the future will be safe in the hands of the next generation.
So how did the kpop kids as I am calling them, break the President? They applied, in hundreds of thousands, for tickets to Trump's rally with no intention of going. The tickets were free, and entry was on a 'first come first served' basis, ergo, they did not stop any genuine MAGAs from getting entry to the arena, there was plenty of space, as we saw. How the kids kept it quiet, I don't know, but in the days leading up to the Rally, Trump and his Campaign manager, Brad Parscale, were bragging about the numbers, claiming over a million people wanted tickets for the event and the data they had harvested. BP even tweeted a picture of an outside stage being built for Trump to speak to the overflow of 40k+. The reality, the venue could only hold 19k and less than 7,000 turned up.
The kpop kids can be blamed or credited, whatever your perspective, but had 19,000 genuine MAGAs turned up, they could have got in. Trump's fans simply didn't turn up. Finally, all those on edge at the thought of 4 more years of Trump, can breathe a sigh of relief, even his base have gone off him. The mood in the arena looked strained - with a whiff of lost white power and desperation. The first two speakers, Lara and Eric Trump, were painfully aware that Trump Snr, was backstage seething at the pathetic turnout. They brought out old favourites, the right to say Happy Christmas and the promise that 'in God we trust' would remain on US currency. I don't think either of these have ever been under threat, but they've reached back to their 2016 campaign, they have nothing new. Attempts to start up chants of 'lock her up' and 'build that wall' were also lost in the general apathy. The audience finally perked up when Eric referred to the protesters (BLM) as 'animals', probably a high spot for him, but his wife's face said otherwise. As in, behind gritted smile 'you stupid fuckwit, that will haunt you til you die'.
Next came Mike Pence, who, fair dues, has the ability to make it sound as if everything is OK. His voice is authoritative yet subservient at the same time, like 'Hudson' the butler in 'Upstairs Downstairs'. And he's better at lying than Trump. Trump lies from the position of 'I'm richer, ergo superior, to you, you will believe what I say. Pence lies from 'I'm smarter than you, I will pretend to like you and there are no depths too low for me'. Pence is an oddity who will one day, be examined his own right but meanwhile his undying love for Trump is curious, on many levels. Just saying.
Finally, Trump came on stage, repeating, almost verbatim, every soundbite and victory he has claimed for himself. He is at that point of dementia where if he gets hold of the microphone, he will simply repeat the same stories, over and over. He spent a good 15 minutes on the 'ramp story' in the hope of turning his audience against the press, it didn't seem to be working. He's out of material. His new stuff, pointing at the sole of his shoe and drinking water one handed was the highlight - for which he got a round of applause! The coronavirus, he barely mentioned, except to say it had at least 20 different names but could only name one, 'Kungflu'. He then went on to disparage Covid testing, and gave a little anecdote about telling his people, to stop testing because it made him look bad. It didn't get the roars of laughter he was expecting.
Oops, forgot, the most uncultured man on the planet, did spend a little while, discussing the importance of preserving culture, forgetting that we all aware he was a greedy real estate developer who left a path of destruction in his trail. Also, not forgetting his crimes against the environment and the natural earth. He doesn't care about art, culture or nature, but he his shameless enough to pretend he does.
I'm a big fan of the Resistance, the #LincolnProject, George Conway, Rick Wilson, Molly Jong et al, and their adverts are breaking this monster on a daily basis. The bullets are aimed at his psychological soft spots, everything he is frightened and insecure about, a bit mean some might say, but with a monster you have to go for the achilles heels. God forgive me, but I hate the man so much, I don't care about his agonies, I want to increase them! That little outburst probably incurs three decades of the rosary and a couple of our fathers, but I don't care!
Well done you Lincoln folks, but all the money and resources in the world could not have wounded Trump as mortally as the kpop kids did with one large cannon. They blasted his lead ship - Trump rallies - out of the water. They hijacked and destroyed his master plan. He truly believed that getting his show on the road would bring back all his followers from 2016. The Bay City Rollers and ShowWhadaWhaddy know how he feels. You just can't recapture those golden moments, they never work as well the next time around. Successful performers reinvent themselves, so too some politicians, but not Trump. He is too arrogant to think he needs reinventing, he still believes he won in 2016 through his personality and charisma, and he can do it again. He will fire anyone who says anything different.
His belief in himself is staggering. I am wondering if anyone, his family, his servants, anyone, ever got through to him as a human being? And how does he cope when he fails? And yep, history shows, he fails a lot. Does he blame people around him? Yep, absolutely, he fires people on a regular basis. It is always someone else's fault. That's how it is with a narcissistic sociopath. His kids, and God forgive me, I despise them too, are the greedy, soulless spawn of greedy, soulless, parents.
Who will Trump blame for the rally? His campaign manager obviously, Parscale is already on borrowed time, but for sure anyone in his vicinity who irks him. He is probably imagining and being fed, all sorts of convoluted conspiracy theories, Black Lives Matter protesters, Antifa, Kpop kids, desperately searching for an acceptable explanation for his conservative supporters, as to why his rally was so empty.
That bastion of the Left, Michael Moore, who predicted Trump would win in 2016, came out last week to warn of the 'white men' who would put Trump back in. He scared us all, having been so spookily accurate in the past. So where were they on Saturday night? All the truckers, the coalminers, the bikers, the very fine people carrying tiki torches? Perhaps they saw in England what happens when angry white men gather in defence of the nation's culture with a couple of hundred cans of lager. The iconic photos of the day, one statue defender pissing on the memorial to a dead police officer, and another statue defender unconscious and being carried to safety by a large, black, good Samaritan. Sad for Trump, he has a thing for tough guys, their no show has got to hurt.
Today I heard Preet Bharara, former Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and a prominent anti Trump spokesman, say that for the first time in 3 years, he can feel confident that Trump is finished. The rally in Tulsa was 'everything' for Trump. Being the imbecile he is, he can and does, put all his eggs in one basket. The Tulsa rally was his comeback, his middle finger to all the 'fake news', he would prove to the enemy of the people (the media) that the silent majority loved him. He went along with all the big numbers that were coming in, in the lead up to the rally because they aligned with is own delusions and false sense of reality. Brad (one mansion, two condos, yacht and Ferrari) Parscale and all the ninnies who surround him, live in terror of his rage, so they tell him anything he wants to hear. No-one in his vicinity, can act normal because he is an unhinged psychopath. Parscale may (will) well be the next head on a spike, but he will go out with an 'all the money in the world and I still couldn't make the c.u.n.t. likeable'.
But I am with Preet. I don't think anything has hurt Trump as much as this ill thought out, ill planned and ill timed, rally as this. Even as dense as Trump is, he cannot fail to see the tide has turned and is building up into a tsumani. Trump's so called endearing qualities are now seen as what they are, the repetitive ramblings of a mean old man with memory problems. I must admit I was nodding off as Trump spoke (it was the middle of the night here), but I'm sure at one point, while comparing himself to the 'elites', he was droning on about being more handsome, having better hair and better property than them. I think he also mentions fine silk ties and leather on the soles of his shoes and if he had added, 'so there, ya peasants' I wouldn't have been surprised. My thoughts? wtf happened to him? Was it nature, was it nurture, is the devil still around?
But, right now, I am in awe of the kids of kpop, whoever you are bless ya! I was in awe of the last lot of youthful tech wizards, but you lot are phenomenal!
To all my regular readers and to newcomers, please stay safe during these tumultuous times - and make notes for your grandchildren!