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ernment. It is different from what we witnessed during the Trump presidency because their ridicule was based on concocted lies and their wholly biased and thus inaccurate perception, completely detached from reality (e.g., Adam Schiff). We saw their ridicule for what it was — poison that destroyed everything it touched.

Recall Alec Baldwin and nearly every Saturday Night Live opening skit ridiculing Donald Trump, and all the late-night show “comics” or “hosts” whose Trump Derangement saw them incapable of restraining themselves from poking fun and ridiculing all things Trump, every single day, from the President, his wife and our First Lady, to his sons, daughters, and extended family. The nightly anti-Trump litany, diatribe of falsehoods, and gleeful “Russia! Russia! Russia!” schadenfreude was the hallmark of nearly every cable news network.

I have been reading an increasing amount of commentary about the “Let’s Go Brandon” cultural phenomenon. I think “phenomenon” is an accurate definition and description because, for many, it was difficult to explain or understand how the original, R-rated chant arose on its own, surprisingly, as if from nowhere (or from the ethereal network from which like-minded people discover there are many others “like me”). It is remarkable that the chant was not just a single event and passing fancy. Instead, “it grew legs” and quickly spread to other events across the nation. Most remarkably, those on the left and in state-controlled media took notice, so that, in either an honest attempt to cover for NASCAR fans’ behavior or to cover up the truth, “Let’s Go Brandon!” was born.

“Let’s Go Brandon!” is now a universally understood taunt against the lying, corrupt, state-controlled, establishment media, their lack of reporting the truth and what matters to most Americans, their misreporting and blatant bias, or the flat-out, boldface falsehoods they report as truth. Most Americans have had enough of the media’s malpractice and that is why we don’t listen to them anymore… about anything. “Let’s Go Brandon!” is a proud, outstretched “digital” hand gesture to the overreach of an inept, unintelligent, inexperienced, but inexplicably cocky and arrogant, mentally- diminished senior citizen who is playing house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and is playing disastrous games with America’s most trusted institutions and her citizens. Most Americans cannot believe the rapid, ninemonth decline in their country, their quality of life, their country’s international reputation and standing and, consequently, their diminished security in a frightfully dangerous world. “Let’s Go Brandon!” is a hearty, throaty roar of defiance to the cabal that holds the levers of power that installed the current occupant of the Oval Office. Remember, they have an irresistible and nearlysilent influence in every arena: the government and its alphabet soup of omnipotent bureaucracies, those who are the political activists and lobbyists who hold an inescapable grip on the dismal Potomac Swamp, the big corporations who long ago decided to go-along and get-along to get ahead of the competition (having friends in high places), and the media/social media complex that not only controls the information we receive but will also fact-check into oblivion all who dare counter their carefully crafted and wargamed narrative. I recently read a commentary in American Greatness that described “Let’s Go Brandon” as analogous to the Biblical Old Testament prophet Elijah mocking the priests of Baal. In Old Testament Israel, Baal was a Canaanite and Phoenician deity to which the ancient Israelites turned throughout their history instead of worshiping Yahweh/Jehovah. It is a brilliant analogy, and could not more clearly describe our current situation or the disastrous effects of turning away from what we know actually works for a just and prosperous society, to the “Baal” and false god of a cradle-to-grave Socialist utopia that has never, does not now, nor will ever exist.

“Let’s Go Brandon!” succinctly describes how wrong things are with the Joe Biden presidency (*). To paraphrase the Declaration, in the short ninemonth history of the present administration (*) there is a long list of injuries, injustices, abuses, and usurpations, all for its goal of establishing absolute tyranny over the citizens and the states.

“Let’s Go Brandon!” is our modern-day Tea Party. Best yet, “Let’s Go Brandon” is an intervention with our more moderate Democrat- voting relatives, friends, and neighbors, so that they may come to grips with what they have wrought on the country. They must all be carefully, gently, but truthfully, led to repentance for having given our birthrights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness to those who seek our destruction. So then, “Let’s Go, Brandon!”

Jeff M. Lewis is a Christian, a husband and father, a Veteran, and a small business owner who resides with his family in South Texas.

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