Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles
Do you remember this one? If you want to understand what’s going on in the new Wild West of America, take a look back at Mel Brooks’ masterpiece.
In 2008, the American people hired a new sheriff: Barack Obama. That didn’t sit well with most of the white folk. In fact, some of them wanted to run him out of town, along with the rest of his kind.
I know it’s not exactly the same in real life, but the hate that has seemingly come from nowhere is tied to the American’s electing Obama President. To the previously silent majority (?) this was a step too far. Whose fault was it? they asked.
The answer was clear: Democrats.
And not only that but those pesky Lefty Loonies re-elected him in 2012!
When the time came for him to step aside, the Dems decided to put forward a Woman!
What in blazes is going on?
The Republicans put forward their own version of the town drunk, Jim (the Waco Kid): Donald Trump.
(I’m sure the red hair was just a gene wilder than the rest.)
But this is nothing more than a plot to ruin small town America, so that the greedy industrialists can run a steam train through it, on their way to making a fortune.
In all seriousness, the fiery rhetoric, that has suddenly lit up the political landscape in the States, is threatening to engulf the country in flames. How can such hatred exist?
Blazing Saddles, indeed! More like taking the piss…