‘I Sure Am Glad I Don’t Live in One of Those Banana Republics,’ Says Man as He Walks by Wall Indefinitely Surrounding Capitol

"It feels good to live in a country ruled for the people and by the people"

WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to sources close to local man Brandon Etherton, the man remarked about how glad he is that he lives in a real democracy and not one of those banana republics in Central America.

“I’m glad I live in a democratic republic and not one of those fake banana republics,” he said happily as he walked by the wall semi-permanently surrounding the place where laws are made in his country. “It feels good to live in a country ruled for the people and by the people, and not one of those fake dictatorships that passes laws in secret. We always have access to our legislators, and that’s one of the things that makes America great.”

He then tried to go visit his representative and was tackled to the ground by the National Guard, who have been installed there indefinitely to prevent people from entering the Capitol Building.

Source: The Babylon Bee

Text may contain traces of satire.

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Ilya G Poimandres
Ilya G Poimandres
1 month ago
Ilya G Poimandres
Ilya G Poimandres
1 month ago

(just in case)

“This song talks about someone who feels trapped in their relationship and wants to ‘break free’ of their lover. Although it was originally intended to be a male perspective of the women’s liberation movement, it was then taken on as somewhat of an anthem for one’s own personal freedom for person who finds his/herself in a situation where they feel repressed and want to ‘break free’ of their circumstances and show the real person that they are. The idea of dressing up in the video was suggested by Roger Taylor,featuring the band dressed up in drag-with Freddie as a housewife, Roger Taylor as a young school girl, Brain May as a housewife, and John Deacon as a grandmother. Echoing the song’s lyrics, all of them want to ‘break free’ of their lives. Roger Taylor said, “We had done some really serious, epic videos in the past, and we just thought we’d have some fun. We wanted people to know that we didn’t take ourselves too seriously, that we could still laugh at ourselves. I think we proved that”. In an interview with Q magazine March 2011, Bryan May was asked whether each band member’s character in the video was an accurate reflection of their personalities? He answered:”Of Course! Everybody thinks that was Freddie’s idea because it looks like something that he would love to do but it actually came from Roger’s girlfriend at the time, strangely enough. It was her idea to pastiche the Coronation Street women.” But in the US, it was a different story, the British humor didn’t go over well with the Americans, and some got offended by the band dressing as women, seeing the video as an empowerment to transvestites. Couple with Mercury’s bisexuality, the video proved too controversial and ended up being banned on MTV. Brian May said, “I think at that point we lost America, which is a shame, as it means there’s a whole chunk of Queen songs which never got played or heard there.”

yuri
yuri
1 month ago

feminized murikan males ruled by masculine transgender schlyha hair-kiss –to appease Biden’s hair sniffing fetish yearn for banana republic—no bananas
military dictatorship—c wright mills
inverted totalitarianism–sheldon wolin
police state worse than DDR Stasi– Thomas drake
procedural republic like DPRK—Michael sandel
oligarchy—gilens/page, Lessig, Shapiro
“there is no functioning democracy in amerika…it is really an oligarchy…” jimmy carter
yet 150 amerikans stupid enough to vote in a nation where election laws only exist in dictatorships like azerbijian—Seth Ackerman

Last edited 1 month ago by yuri
GMC
GMC
1 month ago

Not all Americans are stupid, but they are sooo fed up with the lame government, they have gone totally numb. They have no where to turn and no one to listen or see what the USA has become. After decades of minimal – We the People, there is no more We the People. Thumbs up on the article.

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