Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Represents the DNC/HC!
Not one to miss a possible contentious Democratic Convention, I had just tuned into the ongoing palaver/festivities at just the wrong time.Unbeknownst to me, Paul Simon, the famous singer/songwriter was about to perform his famous song, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”.
Literally within seconds of his singing, I was taken aback by the incredible shock of hearing an iconic entertainer, straining through the opening bars of his song with an enfeebled voice shrieking out every minor, flat, and diminished note of a once mellifluous song/voice. At that moment, I realized that I was hearing an air raid siren portending the opening of a potentially discordant Democratic Convention.
I was not completely wrong.
Next, I saw Bernie’s followers boo the mention of Hillary’s name, refusing to stop until Bernie, himself, implored his devotees to settle down and “bond in unity with HC”.
The word ‘unity’ was spread so thick throughout the night that if I had not known better, I would have thought that Bernie and Hillary were conjoint twins, attached at the hip at some immaculate conception.Yet now, thanks to wikileaks, we know that Hillary and her Miami/yenta partner, Debbie Wasserman Schultz,were in collusion from the start to completely neutralize Bernie during his successful ascendancy through the Democratic presidential race.
In order to emphasize the concept of Democratic unity, mobbed-up/closeted, NJ Senator Corey Booker, strolled onto the stage and literally screamed at the top of his lungs. The words he spat out created a cacophony of meaningless sentences that simply ran onto one another, never resting to modulate his voice, or even attempting to make a unique important point.
Memo to Corey: Study and learn from the inspiring delivery of Rev. Marin Luther King. You need some work, kid.
Somewhere bracketed in between all of these patronizing vaudeville acts were two Borscht Belt comedians: Sen. Al Franken [D-Minn.] and Sarah Silverman.Both Jewish comedians played out a shtick that was neither funny nor enlightening; wherein Al [HC] and Sarah[Bernie] could find common ground because of the fact that they were —what?
Two people who supported opposing candidates?
The rest of the variety show revolved around mythical accomplishments of the Clinton machinery, highlighting nothing more than palliative concepts like together, brotherhood, diversity, inequality, minimum wage, etc.
I became so inured to the entreaties for “unity” because in the real sub-rosa world of political cronyism, both Bill and Hillary, belong together in a federal penitentiary cell for past, present, and future crimes committed by each one, together, and through their charitable foundation.
Now that is what I call UNITY of the criminal persuasion.
There is an old saying:
“Fire tries gold, misfortune men!”