Monday, July 25, 2016

Unity, My Way

I hate talks of "unity" especially by people in power. If it actually has a meaning, it's something like "smile and clap for me, citizen." I don't think politicians who say it are actually thinking, "be excellent to each other on twitter." They're thinking "I wish the proles would just STFU for a change.

And when unity just means "unite behind me," then the peddler of the unity utopia is just using it as a cynical tool to get people to line up behind them. After all, they aren't much interested in unity if it means they don't get what they want.
“It came down to the fact that the president didn’t want the hassle of getting rid of Debbie,” said a former top Obama adviser. “It’s been a huge problem for the Clintons, but the president just didn’t want the headache of Debbie bad-mouthing him. … It was a huge pain in the ass.”