For the second straight week, chants of “Fuck Joe Biden!” have broken out at college football games across the country. North of the border in Ontario, protesters chant “Fuck Trudeau!” who called for an election for September 20. As this signifies, youth rebellion is back, and willing to deploy the full English language in a just cause.
Back in the 1960s, when the government was conscripting young Americans to fight in Vietnam, Americans would chant: “One-two-three-four, we don’t want your fucking war!” as they burned their draft cards. Protesters would also show up en masse chanting, “Hey, hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?” and “hell no, we won’t go!” Given the shameful way the government failed to back up the troops, you can’t blame them.
For reference, check out the more than 58,000 names on the Vietnam war memorial. And as the vets who survived like to say: “Vietnam, if you weren’t there, shut the fuck up!” Those guys are particularly resentful of politicians who claim they served in Vietnam but didn’t. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is one of those and it amazes me that some vet hasn’t thrown down with him in public.
Protest was going on well before Vietnam. In his 1956 poem “America,” Allen Ginsberg wondered “when will we end the human war?” adding, “Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb.” Pretty clear where he was coming from.
Up north, Pierre Trudeau was Canada’s second crypto-communist prime minister after Lester Pearson, and for that story see No Sense of Evil: The Espionage Case of E. Herbert Norman, by James Barros. On his famous tapes, Richard Nixon called Pierre Trudeau an “asshole,” but that was too kind for someone who provided intellectual lend-lease for Josef Stalin. If anybody thinks Justin Trudeau, a former blackface performer, became prime minister of Canada solely because of his connection with daddy, it would be hard to blame them.
Trudeau and Biden impose policies they know will harm the people and weaken their nations, yet they want to be liked. The American college students and Canadian protesters are calling them out in perfectly appropriate terms, and this needs to happen more, particularly in the United States. Contrary to the media, it’s OK to have political views different from those of the president, the vice president, the speaker of the House, and white-coat supremacist Anthony Fauci.
Don’t worry about critics and exercise your First Amendment rights, while you still have them. And remember that the English language has always been attacked by frightened little sissies.
In the style of Howard Beal in “Network,” feel free to get up out of your chair and yell “Fuck Biden!” at every opportunity. With apologies to Winston Churchill, we shall yell “Fuck Biden” in the bleachers, in parks, in mass demonstrations, and even at the Super Bowl.
As the Doobie Brothers urged, take it to the streets. You could also yell “Fuck Harris,” but Willie Brown already did that. So don’t rule out a chorus of “Fuck Fauci” or “Fuck Pelosi.” Say it loud and say it proud, and wear it on your t-shirt. Refuse to be silenced. You’ll have a great time, but it’s not just about having fun. As we learned in the 1960s, those in power get the message.
The people let LBJ know they didn’t want his fucking war, and the president didn’t like hearing how many kids he killed that day. So LBJ decided not to run in 1968, and the rest is history.
In 2021, the White House is occupied by the addled Joe Biden, who thinks anybody less than worshipful of him is a domestic terrorist. Biden recently surrendered to the Taliban, leaving Americans behind, and portrayed the debacle as a great success.
Those college students are letting Joe Biden know what they think of him. Parents and pundits, stand aside. As Bob Dylan said, your sons and your daughters are beyond your command. If enough people raise their voices, the times could indeed be a-changing.