None of us freaked out and did the yellow jacket girl scream when the senile usurper Joe Biden was inaugurated as 46th President of the United States on Wednesday. However, it should be said that the entire ritual was so utterly surreal, that it is going to take some time to fully process what has just taken place.
There were so many different bizarre elements, beyond the ones that were already involved with the core issue of Joe Biden assuming power, that none of it actually felt real.
The fact that the entire hours-long ritual was focused on condemning the white race was possibly the least jarring of its elements.
Two elements in particular stuck out as being beyond the pale and beyond the Lynchian:
All of the top three Republican officials below Trump Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy took part in the process with the same jubilance as the Democrats. They were all joyous in their body language and speech, though their facial expressions remained hidden.
The coronavirusization of the process made it seem like something out of a weird nightmare. The streets were all empty, save for the soldiers guarding the Capitol complex against an imaginary Trump Terror threat. And they all wore the masks. Having all of these people giving these speeches in masks was incomprehensibly inexplicable. They all wore the masks outside. Joe Biden and his wife wore their masks while sitting alone in a car together. The marching bands were all wearing masks
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