Michael Shannon, 7/2/2020 [Archive]

Dilbert, Dr. Fauci And November

Dilbert, Dr. Fauci And November

By Michael Shannon


I've been watching anarchy and lawlessness take control of our streets in major cities. I don't imagine I'm alone, either. Viewers are exposed everywhere to scenes of mindless chaos. Meanwhile, on Opposition Media outlets, the carbon-intensive 'peaceful protests' are met with universal approval.

Occasionally an anchor or guest visiting from the world of reality will express some qualms regarding wanton destruction, but that mild observation is waived away with the equivalent of boys will be boys - assuming leftists are still allowed to sexually stereotype in that blatant fashion.

The violence is rightly portrayed as violence on the few remaining conservative outlets. What's lacking is nationally elected conservatives lending their voice and power to condemning riots.

What we get is the usual base-distancing from our coward conservatives.

Where is a nationally recognized leader not afraid to go on record? Someone who'll step up to the microphone and put everything into perspective.

Naturally, Dr. Anthony 'Ubiquitous' Fauci comes to mind. Why hasn't he been asked for his views on destroying statues of Columbus? Or the effort by two senators - Ron Johnson (R-Vichy) and James Lankford (R-RINO) - to abolish Columbus Day as a national holiday?

Fauci certainly has more relevance on the topic of Columbus Day than he did on Flu Manchu protocols for Tinder dates. (Dr. Ubiquitous' short answer: Get it on!)

Fauci has had an Italian heritage for his entire life. His experience with Tinder is zero. Fauci is a surname from Southern Italy that comes from the Sicilian word for 'sickle.' That's an apt description of the good doctor when one recalls how Fauci's WuFlu advice scythed through the economy.

This curious lack of demand for input from Fauci on a topic that might indeed be near and dear to his heart could stem from the uncertainly of his answer. It's pretty obvious most of the leftist stenographers who comprise our morally corrupt news media have adopted the trial lawyer's maxim when it comes to questions. Never ask one to which you don't already know the answer.

It's entirely possible the doctor thinks the great navigator's statues and holiday are a fine way to honor the past heritage of American's whose ancestors came from the land of pasta, red sauce and heart-healthy diets. An answer that doesn't fit the narrative.

Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, definitely has some thoughts on current events that aren't popular with the OpMedia.

In a series of three tweets, Adams outlined the stakes in November for Americans who haven't recently participated in a statue razing.

"If Biden is elected, there's a good chance you will be dead within the year."

"Police will stand down."

"Republicans will be hunted."

I think Adam's timeline is a bit brief, but he did prompt me to recall how I formerly felt about elections. During the '70s, '80s and '90s - when I was still a Democrat political consultant - the outcome of specific elections was very important to me. Winning or losing contests in which I had a client would directly affect my pocketbook and prospects for future business.

I made a point of telling clients I didn't do policy. After her flirtation with the communists, Gertrude Himmelfarb characterized herself as a "moderate" communist and I, in turn, thought of myself as a "moderate" Democrat untouched by my party's platform.

National Democrats seemed foolish on guns, but I already had mine. Abortion was tacky, but I was a man. And all the best people supported consonant crusader liberation, so who was I to object?

The prospect of a Republican presidency, or GOP control of the House and Senate, either nationally or on a state level, generally didn't ruffle my feathers and might present business opportunities in the future.

I wasn't homeless, so my body would not be piling up on the sidewalk in the wake of Republican victory. I wasn't on Social Security, so I wouldn't be pushed over the nearest cliff.

When non-hyperbolic conservatives actually took office it was no threat because they were only placeholders until Democrats returned and restarted the march left.

All I had to worry about was getting an unrequested tax cut.

Now the situation is reversed and so is my opinion. Elections are very important. Particularly this November. I know the situation is depressing. As I wrote almost two years ago, we must vote to keep people in office who won't do what we want - to prevent people from getting in office who will do what their lunatic fascist base demands.

The time to give chamber of commerce conservatives the kick in the ass they so richly deserve is in a primary. Not this November. Hold your nose and vote Republican, because the alternative is quite simply, the mob.

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Copyright 2020 Michael Shannon, distributed by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate.

Michael Shannon is a commentator and public relations consultant, and is the author of "A Conservative Christian's Guidebook for Living in Secular Times." He can be reached at mandate.mmpr@gmail.com.

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