Saturday, October 16, 2021

Joey: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Gerald Baker wrote an interesting piece a few weeks back. Baker abhors, as do most of the WSJ editors, Trump’s “non-presidential” behavior and takes every opportunity to whine about it. But if you can get past his complaint about Trump’s “continuing refusal to accept the results” his thesis is interesting. He outlines how it was the Trump haters, the partisan elites of all ilks including the leftist media, who let their deep-seated, personal hatred of Trump undermine our republic and destroy the legitimacy of government.

Trump-haters, not Trump. It is they who are responsible for ensconcing our current Mickey Mouse president who ostensibly heads up and directs the most powerful nation on earth:

The Biden presidency is a metastasizing shambles, a real-world case study in the perils of progressive impossibilism: open borders; fiscal incontinence; naive strategic idealism; mask-wielding, mandate-waving, dissent-canceling, authoritarian collectivism. Mr. Biden is Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice in Walt Disney’s brilliant, nightmarish “Fantasia.” He’s seized the magician’s big hat and now everything he touches becomes a cascading waterfall of destruction.

Joey, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: that is nothing short of epic.

joey screwup apprentice

Actually, the “nightmarish” plot is a very, very old story going back some 2,000 years, cast as a poem by Goethe in 1797 and reimagined again by Disney as a set piece in the 1940 animated Fantasia film. It’s the legend of an apprentice to a sorcerer who starts practicing the boss’s magic before learning how to control any of the spells. Hijinks ensue.


Sorcerer's Apprentice – Fantasia

I remember that Obama questioned what magic wand Trump had:

obama trump magic wand

We might all wonder who handed Joey the magic stick that he is so clearly inept at wielding. His old black magic just kind of keeps on spinning. Not just “open borders; fiscal incontinence; naive strategic idealism; mask-wielding, mandate-waving, dissent-canceling, authoritarian collectivism” but also supply-chain breakdown, violent crime, runaway inflation and public education atrocities. One wonders how much more of such wizardry one magic kingdom can endure before spinning out of control entirely.

I might mention that the only way to slow the velocity down is through friction and resistance; so keep up the good work. Resistance is NOT futile.

disrupt the force resist we much

Now, as we’ve fairly established that Joey is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the real question we should be asking ourselves is…who is the Sorcerer? Enquiring minds want to know.

black cat  don't fuck with me karen“I am curious, what is this thing you call ‘master?’”