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Let's Put Some Whimsey In Our Protests Against the Bidenistas

April 5, 2021 --

LPR has come to realize that the January 6 protest at the Capitol would have been far more effective had it been in the context of fanciful, unexpected action intended to disarm the Bidenistas, the true enemies of our legacy of liberty.   Mark Twain famously wrote in his notebook, "Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense."  LPR suggests that "whimsey" would similarly be a "champion of liberty" against our totalitarian foes, confusing them to smithereens.

The melee makers at the Capitol, January 6, are to be criticized, mainly, for having had an utter lack of imagination.  They would have been far more effective had their protest been in the form of what is known on the internet as a flash mob.

For an example of a flash mob, please see this video of "Do Re Mi" from "The Sound of Music" at the central train station in Antwerp. Belgium.


This is a dance flash mob.

Here is a singing/movement-coordinated flash mob, doing "Deck the Halls" with a security person joining in:


And here is an orchestral and chorus flash mob doing "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony:


Here, by the way, is Beethoven's Ode to Joy performed by a chorus of 10,000 Japanese singers, plus four soloists.


(Just think -- what if the hundreds of thousands of patriots who listened to President Trump speak, January 6, had started to sing "God Bless America" after his talk?)

As you see, a flash mob begins with one person, in a public space which  draws many passersby.  The single individual is slowly joined by others, and soon the central area of the public space is filled with performers, surrounded by delighted, and numerous, spectators, forming an impromptu audience.

Just imagine a "protester" outside the White House singing "Tomorrow," from Annie -- "The sun will come out, tomorrow; bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun...."  He is slowly joined by others, until there is a full chorus of fifty or more people singing "Tomorrow" to symbolize that far, far better days are ahead of us -- after the end of the Biden administration.   

"Another group of singers, at the Capitol, could flash mob "You Gotta Have Heart," from "Damn Yankees." 

Still another group, at the Supreme Court, might flash mob "You'll Never Walk Alone," from "Carousel."

And these three flash mobs could join to sing, in synchronized manner, from their disparate venues, "God Bless America."

The key, of course, to this coordinated "protest" would be to tape it for showing at YouTube, so that it would be available as constant morale booster for the Trumpatriotic Americans still loyal to our founding legacy of liberty.

The only question: would youtube post this expression of patriotic "protest?"