by OPOVV, ©2019

Photo of Pol Pot, Fair Use, Wikipedia

(Jan. 22, 2019) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ the one show that checks the facts – all the facts, thank you – before we inform you, our staunch audience, who thirst in the desert of knowledge for enlightenment. Did I read that right? Hello, my name is Roving and I would like to thank Chief New Leaf for filling in for me the other day. There was a death in the family that forced me to seek nirvana before I went off the deep end, okay? As you can see, we’re once again back in Professor Zorkophsky’s office here at the university: it’s just too darn windy for us to be on station on our favorite corner across the street from the railroad depot.

“Welcome to the show, Professor, and thank you for letting us broadcast from your cozy office.”

“You’re quite welcome, Roving, glad to have you. And you can call me ‘Zork’; there’s no need to be so formal. Excuse me while I throw another log on the fire.”

“Well, I must say, you’ve the nicest office I’ve ever seen. I mean, it’s as comfortable as an apartment with all the trimmings: full bath with Jacuzzi, sauna, galley kitchen, movie-theater-quality TV and sound system: quite impressive.”

“Thank you, Roving, for such a heartfelt compliment, and any compliment coming from you is quite an honor. It’s the money I earned from my book sales put to good use. By the way, I had to do the same for the chancellor, which was fine with me because I just might want that position some day; who knows? It’s best to be prepared, you know.”

“That it is, living the Scout Motto: Be Prepared. Were you ever a Scout, Zork?”

“I was a Cub Scout and really liked wearing the uniform to school. So, Roving, what do you have in store for us today?”

“I got some questions about loonies, specifically the ones in Congress who got elected by people who wouldn’t know the difference between a VW Beetle and a Porsche or between a -food burger and a Kobe Beef burger.”

“Okay, you got my attention. What’s your question?”

“Where do the loonies come from? How did they come to be? What makes them tick? And, most important, what do they want?”

“Okay, okay, I got it. I’ll answer your last question first, since it’s the easiest: they want everyone to fail equally in life; they want everyone to be as lost as they are. In other words, their world-view is that of a two-year old: if they can’t get their way, they have a temper tantrum by voting for someone who is just as stupid and immature as they are. Does that answer that part of your question?”

“It certainly does. So where do these loonies come from?”

“Another easy answer: from our public schools, the idiot box (a television set) and Hollywood. You see, teachers are like government employees: 10% are excellent and worth keeping.”

“And the other 90%?”

“Just look around you; how do you think Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi got elected?”

“And then reelected.”

“You made my point. And that’s how this Ocasio-Cortez did it: she got elected on the merit that she’s equally as stupid as the voters who voted for her.”

“Okay, then, what make these loonies tick?”


“What do they want; what’s their end game, and if it’s nothing but destruction – Socialism – why bother? I mean, how come they can’t see what happened to Germany with their National Socialism, today’s Cuba and Venezuela?”

“You want the definition of stupid? You want me to paint you a picture of stupid? Here’s a magazine that came yesterday; look on page 40 and you’ll find the photos of the leading women of the Democratic Party: there’s your answer.”

“Yes, I see, and all in alphabetical order.”

“Look what they wrote about Ocasio-Cortez. Go ahead and read it for your viewers.”

“Will do: here goes: ‘The new face of the party is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, arguably the dumbest person ever to set foot in Congress. She is so dumb that she never read The Wealth of Nations” and couldn’t defend Capitalism if her political life depended upon it. She thinks that Santayana is a great guitarist and that hard work, sweat equity, honesty, and thrift don’t hold a candle to sloth and Welfare Checks. Surely, she is the Poster Child of the Democratic Party.’

“And there’s your answer. But I want to say one more thing on a serious level. Looking back on history, it’s people such as Ocasio-Cortez who get used by people who are serious and will literally stop at nothing to get their way. The drug cartels don’t want a wall, yet Pelosi, et al, are fighting Trump tooth and nail, so draw your own conclusions. I’m not saying that the Schumers, Pelosis and Cortezes are being bought off directly, but nonetheless, bought off just the same, even if it’s additional time on TV.

“And one more point: this anti-Make-America-Great-Again is textbook Nazi playbook takeover behavior. It’s not that Americans are any more easily duped then the next; it’s the gullible who are easily duped, and there’s no better poster child than Jane Fonda on an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi during the Vietnam War. The anti-war protesters during the Vietnam War are the relatives of the loonies of today.

Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in 1976, said the same words that Ocasio-Cortez is saying today, something not to ignore and to take heed.”

“Well, Zork, as always, great answers, and I think we just about covered what we wanted to know. And so, on behalf of the crew, I’ll be wishing you all a goodnight: Goodnight.

“Another good show. Hey, Zork, you’re welcome to join us for burgers: my treat.”

The Killing Fields” (4:37)


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