A REAL PRESIDENT’S bully pulpit explained, and when it really matters
For starters: he drives at least half the country crazy
A political leader’s bully pulpit matters when he’s going to do something that’ll bring on death threats. Lots of them.
In other words, he’s going up against the system so radically he’ll drive at least half the country crazy.
“Today, I’m giving the order to my HHS Secretary to shut down the CDC, pending an investigation, and if necessary I’ll send unvaccinated Special Ops tough guys to put a perimeter around it…”
That kind of thing.
A REAL PRESIDENT’S bully pulpit is a clear and open channel to all the people. No filters. No intermediaries. He uses it frequently. Possibly every day. At LENGTH. These days, it would be live stream.
The leader talks to the people about anything he wants to. He can spend an hour a day describing how Big Pharma is raping the country and destroying lives.
He goes up against the culture, come hell or high water.
“But…but nobody does that.”
Which is why things are so fucked up.
Which is why I’m writing about the bully pulpit.
And why I’ve done THE REAL PRESIDENT podcasts, to give you the pungent flavor of the pulpit in action.
“Today, as your President, I ordered the arrest of two corporate CEOs who have been polluting the land and water with poisonous chemicals, and we’re taking these motherfuckers to court on criminal, not civil charges, and we’re aiming to put them away for 40 years. I need your support on this, because the pushback is going to be a shit storm. Let me explain exactly what these chemicals do to the body and brain. I’ve got the data. I’ve read the reports. Myself. This has nothing to do with bullshit climate science, which is a front for shutting down the country’s energy supply and driving millions more people to the poor house. No, this is direct chemical poisoning of adults and children. I’m not going to sit in the Oval Office and let these scumbags off the hook.”
That sort of thing. Going out live to a few hundred million people around the world.
This isn’t “and I’m Lesley Stahl talking to the President for four minutes.” This is a President with the balls of Teddy Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson, but minus their crazier ideas.
And if you think I’m satisfied with Ron DeSantis or Donald Trump or Rand Paul, start over from the top and read this piece again.
“But…but you’re ignoring reality and what’s really possible…”
Goddamn right I am.
I’m putting something in a place that has nothing, but must have something.
“But…but you’re shattering decorum…”
You mean the decorum that permits and encourages capital crimes every day?
Think it through. Which is worse? The routine murder of a hundred thousand people every year, like clockwork, by drug companies, or a President saying, “We’re going to punish these motherfuckers right now”? Which is more obscene?
Here’s an interesting setup for the bully pulpit on a slow Thursday afternoon. The President hops on his live stream and shows clips of young men in the prime of life fighting and shooting and bayoneting each other and crawling and dying in the thick mud during a World War One battle with poisonous yellow mustard gas hanging in the air, and the President says, “I really want to know who the cocksuckers were who started this war, behind the scenes.”
And of course, deeply offended people who wouldn’t know Colloquial from a literal turd in the corn flakes take to Twitter and scream to the high heavens about his use of a slur. “Offensive to gay men everywhere.”
That’s what they care about.
The problem with Attila wasn’t the marauding and murdering and raping and burning of villages. It was that moment he called a woman standing outside her hut a bitch.
“But…but a President could accomplish his goals and yet exercise care in deploying neutral language…” says the data-driven college-educated self-styled professorial NPR-addicted schmuck.
Yes, the President could also have castrati write press releases read by a robot press secretary to reporters from an amateur-hour podium in a White House room sprayed with Thorazine.
He could have an 80-year-old little Fauci twit who soccer moms actually want to sleep with do an impression of “emerging scientific data” and lock down the country and encourage parents to deliver a kill shot to their children.
He could do a sing-song imitation of an old-time southern preacher invoking a paradise to come if people will only support the prosecution of a man who shot a guy loaded on meth holding a Glock and a blade one step outside his store.
I’m talking about something else.
And I’m saying there are millions of millions of people waiting for a real President whose fury and intelligence are equal to the task of cutting through stratified layers of prepared and prepackaged bullshit that fronts for the legalized murder of bodies and brains across the landscape.
That’s what the bully pulpit is FOR.
-- Jon Rappoport
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