Wherein I Comment On “Electoral Politics” – It’s Professional Wrestling Without the Wrestling
[CAUTION: Salty language]
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The culture has degraded such that seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office.
Okay. Do you all understand that I’m not rooting for any of these psychopaths? I would make a joke here that the only thing I’m rooting for is casualties, but I think we are too close to actual bloodshed for that to be funny. I see on Drudge right now that there is an anti-Trump traffic blockade in Phoenix. Too bad no one saw or sees fit to do anything like that over the cult of child sacrifice or sodomy.
Day after day I see people – intelligent people – pulling their hair out trying to defend this or that candidate and trying to make sense of all of this, and I just shake my head. I have been saying these things for years, but maybe NOW if I say them again, a few more people will “get it”.
I don’t support any candidate for President of the United States because THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NO LONGER EXISTS. The United States WAS a Constitutional Republic. This monstrosity is in no way, shape or form a Republic, under the Constitution. It is a straight-up oligarchy. The country I was born in NO LONGER EXISTS. And since I am a person who ACTUALLY BELIEVES WHAT SHE BELIEVES, when you ask me, “Who do you support for President?”, in order to be INTELLECTUALLY CONSISTENT, I can only respond with another question:
PRESIDENT OF WHAT???
Further, as I have been screeching for going on eight years now, all of this political stuff, especially presidential politics, is totally, totally fake. It is Kabuki Theater. It is scripted theater designed to “entertain” and mollify the class of people whose IQs are 15-20 higher than the people watching Ballroom Dancing with Honey BooBoo or whatever the hell is on TeeVee these days. And to make enormous amounts of money for the oligarch players and their toadies.
It occurred to me a couple of days ago what it all is. It’s EXACTLY the same business model as Professional Wrestling. EXACTLY.
Thirty years ago when I was a kid, I used to watch WWF wrestling. I remember the big stars of that period were Hulk Hogan, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, Ravishing Rick Rude, The Honkey Tonk Man, Andre the Giant, etc. I also remember that there were characters called “managers”. Jimmy Hart, Mr. Fuji, The Million Dollar Man, Miss Elizabeth, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. There were also “color commentators”, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Mean Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon, and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.
There was mobility between these classifiations, and commenters would become managers, and sometimes managers would wrestle, or at least physically involve themselves in the match. Also, wrestlers would “change sides” and go from being a “heel” to being a good guy, and then back again – like Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
And it was all fake. It was all scripted. It was pure entertainment for children and low-IQ adults. In the adult category there were the adults who were smart enough to know it was fake, but enjoyed the spectacle and the soap-operaesque storylines. Then there were the adults who were so stupid that they truly believed it was real. And there were a BUNCH of those. I remember one of the Wrestlemanias filled the Pontiac Superdome. And I remember the reportage on how much money the then-nascent Pay-Per-View paradigm would rake in for the WWF as people would pay fifty bucks to watch Wrestlemania live on Pay-Per-View. It was a massively lucrative business model.
You all need to understand that the Professional Wrestling model that I just described is precisely what this Presidential campaign crap is. Why don’t I comment on it? Because it is fake, scripted and choreographed. I’d sooner write commentary and analysis on Professional Wrestling. Hey man, Andre the Giant was cool to let Hulk Hogan bodyslam him and win the “match” because he made hella money either way. Vince McMahon came up with the storyline for Andre the Giant to turn “heel” and there was a huge buildup between him and Hogan, and then it culminated in Wrestlemania 4 or whatever, and everyone got a percent of the take.
Donald Trump had Hillary Clinton sit in the front row of his most recent “wedding” – in the place of honor where his dead parents would have sat.
Ted Cruz’ wife is a Goldman Sachs executive, and as Karl Denninger reported just recently, Cruz got massive sweetheart loans FROM GOLDMAN SACHS to finance his campaign. Ted Cruz also appears onstage with the most vile kind of faux-Christian charlatans, of which his own father is one, preaching some truly satanic “gospel of prosperity” shit, and claiming that God has spoken to them about Cruz’ “anointing”. Yeah, it’s funny how when God was talking to these jackals, He didn’t say a word about how maybe Ted Cruz’ wife shouldn’t be taking a paycheck from nor Ted himself getting sweetheart loans from THE VAMPIRE SQUID.
Nope. Not a word. Hmmmmmm.
Oh, and as an aside, but for the record, let me explain something about “speaking in tongues”. Speaking in Tongues is NOT babbling and then claiming that one has just spoken in a long-extinct language. No, that’s called CARNIVAL BARKER BULLSHIT. Speaking in tongues is one of two things. It is either when a person speaks to another person or people in a language they do not know. For example, if I went to China, and miraculously started speaking to Chinese people in perfect, unaccented Mandarin Chinese, presumably so that I could tell them about Jesus Christ and His Holy Church, THAT would be speaking in tongues. The other form is if I got up in front of a group of people from all over the world, and while I perceived myself to be speaking naturally in English, every person there heard me IN THEIR OWN MOTHER TONGUE. Again, babbling in an “extinct language” that no one understands (because it is actually just gibberish) is NOT the gift of the Holy Spirit of speaking in tongues. It is CARNIVAL BARKER BULLSHIT, and it really, really pisses me off.
So here’s a YouTube of a WWF wresting show from the 80s. I was struck by the similarity of the “news desk” set that Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon sit behind, with their fake, scripted antagonism and bickering (they were actually extremely close friends offstage). And then there are the segments where the Candidate, er, excuse me, Wrestler delivers a monologue, and then there are the debates, er, excuse me, I mean MATCHES, which are, again, 100% scripted and choreographed. I look at this and I think, “My gosh, they have templated all of this political entertainment off of the Pro Wresting model.”
Trump and Clinton are almost certainly in cahoots and wrote this script long ago, I suspect. Trump is going to make a cool couple of billion off of this, and probably doesn’t want anything to do with playing the role of “POTUS”. The White House is a shitheap compared to Mar-a-Lago. And, for those of you who actually believe that Trump is going to actually build a wall across the border, or do ANYTHING that he is talking about, I just don’t know what to say. The guy is a total hack who has used Bankruptcy as a tool, and would have made more money if he had taken his nine-figure inheritance and plowed it into an S&P Index fund and never touched it. He is a showman and a carney. IF he becomes fake “president” of whatever you want to call this Godforsaken “Criminal Gang”, as St. Augustine so aptly put it, you’re going to start hearing a lot about “The Art of the Deal”, and how compromise is ESSENTIAL – in other words, how all that stuff he duped all of you with is simply “impossible”. How can you not see this? This is faker than the fake “two count” pins that the wrestlers and “referee” would do in the ring.
And back to Cruz, Lindsey Graham is now fundraising for Cruz. What does THAT tell you?
It is all fake, just like Professional Wrestling, except the consequences are deathly, deathly serious, and it is these fake-ass conartists that you all are looking to to protect you from THIS, which I can assure you are very, very real. If you refuse to acknowledge those things in this world that are real, and instead embrace as real the things that are pure fabrications for your entertainment and mollification, well, you will do this without my company or participation. I’d sooner write commentary on Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Hulk Hogan.