Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Rats are In The Corn

Reading about Willard "Mitt" Romney's little birther joke and the lack of respect he and his followers show towards women and minorities, I have to wonder why anyone on the left calls him anything but Willard. (Preferably while humming "Ben," the theme music to the movie "Willard."* There's no reason why we shouldn't try to enjoy this potential sexually repressed plutocratic nightmare a little.)

Remember, the Villagers and their minions want to be cool more than anything else on Earth. They have money and power but they can't buy what they want most of all--self esteem. Obviously the only way they could be cool is if they created their own reality in which they are cool, forcing everyone else to live in that fantasy as well. Destroy the fantasy and you destroy the authority.

Willard dresses up as an authority, plays leader and cop and bishop. While he was play acting, real men were being shipped off to war. Willard mugs for the camera, he does not lead. He can live in a fantasy world in which he is cool but nobody else has to play along.

From wonkette:

from The Raw Story:

There is something slightly creepy about Willard. It's not important compared to what he wants to do to the country but it affects his electability and makes him very uncool.

*See Correction in comments


Anonymous said...

Sorry to nitpick, but "Ben" was actually the theme song to "Ben," the sequel to "Willard."

Otherwise, great site.


Susan of Texas said...

Thanks, Bettencort.

It's amazing--almost every time I don't look something up I find out later I was wrong.

Batocchio said...

As opposed to McMegan, who never looks up anything, because she's certain she's right.

Downpuppy said...

Without Twitter, I'd have missed KLo breaking wind!

Kathryn Jean Lopez ‏@kathrynlopez
breaking: i can report wind in miami. definitely some wind.

Pope Bandar bin Turtle said...

You break it, you bought it!

Substance McGravitas said...

breaking: i can report wind in miami. definitely some wind.

I refuse to look that up.

Downpuppy said...

I saved it for posteriority.