I love this word. I must start using it. I have a feeling it will describe the Con reaction to the next four years all too well.
Some wingnut encountered that Niemöller quote awhile ago, probably while watching a History Channel show about Nazis, and ever since, the rest of the wingnuts have been misapplying it in a sweeping upspiral of thoughtlessness and illiteracy. It’s heading toward a stupescendo — a crescendo of stupid — that will somehow exceed the maladroitness of any Niemöllerism that is producible in the laboratory.
For instance, “Then they came for the mutes, but I wasn’t a mute, so I didn’t say anything.” It will be way worse than that, so be ready when it comes.
(Sadly No! seems to be experiencing technical difficulties with the archives. If the link doesn't work, head to their homepage and look for December 10th's post "Hanky Panky, Or Equivalent Pun.")
"Then they came for the mutes, but I wasn’t a mute, so I didn’t say anything."
So funny it has to be a Poe.
I want that on a T-shirt.
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