“Ein Vaterland . . . Ein Reich . . . Ein Volk”
Sdferr heard it and I did, too. So what the fuck. As the newly bemused, we note only in passing — and with a knowing smile — that just because you’ve gone Godwin doesn’t mean you’re wrong. From Obama’s speech, in which he expresses his desire to “perfect” the US (presumably, by disencumbering great and visionary leaders from having to follow the constraints placed upon them by dead white patriarchal shitheels in some hoary old document):
It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.
One Family. One nation. One people.
That is, power through conformity and collectivism and the charismatic, visionary leadership of a transcendent man and his willing followers. Without any of this selfish individual autonomy bullshit that’s been preventing us from ever creating a truly “perfect” nation-state. Because We Can’t Wait.
What could possibly go wrong?
Heads up, Poland. I’m just sayin’.