Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Listening to Jesse Pinkman's Speech
It occurs to me (and probably only to me) how closely Jesse's legitimate fear of Walter White tracks with the Right's unhinged paranoia about Barack Obama.
Walter is, after all, quite affable.
He's a nice guy with a nice family.
He used to be a teacher.
He lives in the White House.
But what you don't know -- what no one but we few Liberty Lovers can perceive -- is that, secretly, he's The Devil. He does all these terrible things and gets away with it. Breaks the law. And gets away with it. Destroys lives. And gets away with it. Kills people. And gets away with it.
And just when you think you have built a perfect trap for this monster -- ACORN, Benghaaaaazi, IRA, Death Panels, Birth Certificate -- he will somehow use his devil powers to reverse everything and trap you instead.
And the reason we're all shoutycrackers is that no one can see it -- no one can see the real-real -- but us.