As I was driving down the street of a nearby Long Island village by the name of Lloyd Harbor yesterday I noticed there was sign after red lawn sign printed “Protect Freedom-Vote Red.”
That this tony town filled with blue bloods vote decidedly red was more than ironic. A political party hell-bent on permanently removing a woman’s right to choose struck this blue-blooded liberal as the opposite of freedom.
It was Bizarro world.
Up is down. Left is right. Good is bad.
Facts, along with basic truth either spoken by elected officials or in the echo chambers of social media are now something negotiable.
For some time now it feels as though we have been living in a Superman storyline, an inverse world populated with Bizarro citizens who come from a cubical planet that operates under “Bizarro logic” where it was a crime to do anything good or right.
For those unfamiliar with the Superman character, Bizarro was the inversion of Superman with chalk-white, cracked skin and a twisted sense of logic which typically manifested as the opposite of anything Superman would do or say. His twisted speech pattern ( “Me going to kill you” would mean “I will save you” ) in Bizarro speech.
In the cold war culture he was created in, it was thought that Bizarro’s character the opposite of all Superman stands for was a metaphor for the Soviet Union at a time when Superman was seen as the embodiment of the U.S. in the 1950s.
This fits in perfectly today when the Republican Bizzaro creatures are pro-Putin and pro-Russia.
“Me going to vote for freedom. Me Vote Red.”
People who cherish democracy need to step into a phone both, rip off their daily garb and fly straight to the polls.
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