And away we go on that beautiful balloon, like the old song lyrics “up up and away, my beautiful balloon”. Such is the spirit for Joe Biden and his sidekick, Kamala Harris.
So they were off Saturday night, or so it seemed, on their beautiful ride across the fluffy clouds. Floating on a sea of unity beneath them to carry them through. Isn’t that the storybook way it always works for Democrats? Nothing can stop them; they are on their arrogant way. And that fits all narratives and images media floods us with.
Except nothing could be further from the truth. Just as long as people think everything is all pomp and circumstance with sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, to mix other lyrics with the mood. Everything is functioning right on schedule.
This case is unique though. There are contrasting contradictions everywhere. The opening scene is Biden’s victory speech upon their ‘election’. Media ordained Biden the victor.
A crowd of people and vehicles surrounds the stage at a drive-in lot in Wilmington, Delaware. People are waiting sandwiched between tightly parked vehicles. But for once there is not a bonfire in the foreground or protest signs everywhere. Instead of chants of no justice no peace, there are peace signs flashing and smiles.
American flags are waved rather than burned on the ground.
Dance music replaces angry screams from a megaphone. The crowd cheers instead of issuing violent threats. As if it were the first time people heard cheers in this country.
Biden speaks lofty tones of platitudes instead of angry catch phrases. He suggests doing good things. He now talks about unity instead of people with “veins popping out” carrying tiki torches. He lectures us all to stop treating opponents as enemies, rather than branding his own opponents as racists.
Then in the finale afterward, there are fireworks lighting the sky instead of shooting fireworks at cops like weapons. Party mood instead of the usual riots.
So the irony is rich with hypocrisy everywhere. The media calls it a grand moment instead of smearing it as racist rhetoric. Reporters say it touches all the notes perfectly. Media calls it a beautiful thing to see the family, instead of mocking them. What excitement, and a “historic” moment. What a great country this is, they say, rather than condemning it.
Flashback to the way it happened when Trump won. Well, a completely opposite story. Promises of resistance and illegitimacy floated through the air thick with hatred.
Media boasts and gloats. But who knew that a Biden election was a cure for PTSD? That conclusion based on Don Lemon’s dramatic vision of a Biden-Harris victory granted by media. He declared he and his leftist brethren were stricken with PTSD by Trump.
Yet Democrats’ celebration goes on despite the highly unusual, controversial, speculative outcome in the contested election. But narratives and images are progressives’ specialty. Truth and reality have no bearing on election perception. Media, you wrote the script.
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