TV skit comedy, the degenerate art

Things are getting weird. Even weirder.

For Hitler (who considered himself an artist), the avant-gardes were nothing more than “a Jewish-Bolshevik cultural hoax.” He defined the principles of “German art” as exaltation of a superior race, military might, physical health.

Sorry, but that just hits me like a load of bricks. Trump has been ranting about the cultural elites for weeks now. Throw in the slagging of all his GOP rivals as duds, losers and low energy and the likeness becomes uncomfortable. Then there’s that doctor’s exam, of course:

“Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

Ugh.

Hitler’s mandates favored primitivism and the representation of an age of innocence that refused modern society. Painters who didn’t follow these dictates were singled out, their artwork exiled from museums and sometimes even burned.

“It is not the mission of art,” the Führer told a crowd in September 1935, “to wallow in filth for filth’s sake, to paint the human being only in a state of putrefaction, to draw cretins as symbols of motherhood, or to present deformed idiots as representatives of manly strength.”

Remember him calling Cpn. Khan’s mom a deaf mute, or something?

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4:14 in the morning, he’s not going to let Lorne Michaelstein take him down. Is there anything weirder than being caught in a déjà vu? Is there anything more unsettling than knowing what’s coming next?

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