All over America, talking heads are swooning. Rashida Tlaib — one of the new Democratic Reps — called Donald Trump out for being the mofo he is. You’d think she’d called him a traitor. That would have been a far dirtier word…
Understand — by ‘baby talk’ I do not mean anything remotely ‘gaa-gaa-goo-goo’. I mean Americans need to speak like grown-ups when speaking about grown-up subjects. Like Racism. Or Bigotry. Or Treason.
But Americans — the talking head class anyway — have a terrible habit of baby-talking everything — of talking down to the audience as if the Cold Hard Facts would be more than our tender snowflakey white sensibilities could handle. That may be true for the Snowflakes in the audience but the rest of us have a few scars and welts on us — that cured us of any possible baby talk addiction.
Using the word ‘wee-wee’ in place of, say, ‘penis’ is dubious practice with a 5 year old. Right off the bat it sets certain words apart. These are dangerous words. The subtext travels right along with the word as it burrows into our minds. The culture’s discomfort becomes our discomfort.
Hello, ‘baby talk’.
The epitome is comics having to work ‘clean’ when on broadcast television. The baby talk gets laughs — uncomfortable laughs — because it sets off all the alarm bells baby talk is meant to set off: We’re talking about something we shouldn’t… we’re not ‘adult’ enough.
Yeesh! When someone lies to you — they’re not dissembling or hedging or ‘yes-but-ing’, they’re lying.
Let’s start there.
It is unconscionable that it took so long for a few of the MSM to call Donald Trump out on his lies. Now — if only they could do it to his face. Sometimes, just the refusal to say something — to speak the truth (especially to the world’s biggest man-baby of all time) is the baseline equivalent of Baby Talk.
The first time or two, no doubt — Donald Trump will bristle and react like he’s just been zapped in the bloated orange nutsack. But then he’ll adapt to it. He’ll say: “Yeah — I’m lying. What of it?” He’ll expect us to shrug and say nothing.
Or — he’ll expect us to baby talk him — as everyone does.
Historically, Trump can’t deal with being opposite smart people. They make him feel every bit as inadequate as he actually is. Adult talk is not only anathema to Trump — it’s his kryptonite. Adult talk – focused Adult talk – is to Donald Trump what salt is to a slug. Don’t believe me? Let’s try it out…