A moment came for pause. It wasn’t because after a couple of days straight watching little but John King on CNN telling us all about “pathways” and how election “math” was kicking in that the spirit was broken.
John became a global cult figure in a matter of hours. Who else could stand at a giant digital screen showing the United States of America, tap it and tell us about how the several thousand residents of a small county in Georgia were likely to be voting? I think if probed John could tell us how their car was financed and where the best place for a sandwich was. I just hope that now, several days later, John is getting some sleep.
It was the video of Donald Trump’s spiritual guru Paula White praying hard for his re-election that did it. Or rather the edited meme that had Paula praying in sync to the backing track of Eminem’s Without Me. With a big cat in the corner of the screen nodding in time. I think this was possibly to represent Dr Dre in the original video.
Still, the future direction of western democracy was on a knife-edge. At the same time, a new lockdown hitting England, bringing life to a halt and fears over work and the future for many into stark view, a lockdown which also prevents nearly 1,000 Big Issue vendors from earning a living. And I’m thinking about the symbolism of a cat in a meme.
Either take that as a symbolic rendering of how we all live now, or suggest I get out more.
Every now and then, Twitter delivers complete gold. Trump’s spiritual advisor set to Eminem. With a dancing cat. pic.twitter.com/g3f8j6zGAP
— Richard Boorman (@RichardBoorman) November 5, 2020