'We are good, they are evil,' was the first tweet, the mother of Twitter, and the Hail Mary of the newly founded AmerICKan Church of the Innocents.
Twitter's 140 character limit encourages shallowness, superficiality, stupidity--the hallmarks of jingoism, and became the perfect format for the expression of AmerICKan *Thought:*
'They hate us for our freedoms.'
It's no coincidence Twitter emerged during the George W. Bush presidency. Bush was an authentic twit, a man of inherent superficiality, and his natural born jingoistic tweets conditioned the sheeple to embrace a social network that rewarded simplemindedness.
Ten years later a blowhard such as Donald Trump can use Twitter to gain a popular following. I doubt we are at the point where this kind of electronic populism can actually overturn the real world power behind a political party, but that day is coming.
For now, we enjoy the spectacle of a halfwit like Trump being trumped by the bandit El Chapo. . .
Ha ha ha. . .here you have someone supposedly running for the *highest office in the land* engaged in a battle of insults with a drug dealer. . .and losing.
After making this boast, El Chapo (or his son) responded by threatening Trump and calling him a milkshitter. Trump, the man who would be Commander-in-Chief, was so unnerved, he immediately ran to the FBI for protection!
How the American political process has fallen!
Yes, it is true, for decades the American elections have been nothing but theatre. . .but they at least were staged in the grand tradition of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Now a fugitive on the run calls an American political candidate a milkshitter. . .and seems more Presidential!
I wonder if you took an *instapoll* right now, if El Chapo would do better than the yellow-bellied Trump? Certainly he could take California. . .