Thursday, March 30, 2023


Johann Mendel

The cross-pollination of a peach and a tangerine is a nectarine, but what about obnoxious and unctuous two unlikely bedfellows? An obnoxious person, in fact, is rarely unctuous unless you're talking about Dickens’ Uriah Heep whose protestations of “umbleness” mask his smarmy ingratiating nature. So what does the Mendelian cross- breeding of obnoxious and unctuous produce? Nothing other than “obnunctious.” You can imagine how what an obnunctious person would behave like if you combine a step-in-fetchit personality with any number of despots. For the sake of economy Jair Bolsonaro, who would open up the virgin Amazon to industrial development, rears his procrustean head. However, Hitler, Mussolini, Victor Orban and Alexaner Lukashenko (who is providing a home-away-from-home for Russia’s ambitious nuclear arsenal) and that Tomaso de Torquemada of US presidents, Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor incarnate and the murderer of American democracy himself, Donald R. Trump all fit the bill.

read "The Final Solution: Democrazy" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "When Something is Wrong With My Baby"by Sam & Dave

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