Do you know me?
No one in Bulgaria does, either.
His name was Raiko Daskalov, and he was a small-time labor organizer who died in 1923, while the communists were still an illegal underground movement. But 1986 was the 100th anniversary of his birth, soooo…
This is how it works, beginning soon at a post office near you if we hand the government back over to the Democrats.
If you go to the post office today to mail a package, there’s always a line wanting to buy a book of stamps. The walls are covered with posters of colorful new issues; flowers, children, art, graphic designs, and the occasional commemorative of a famous actor, singer or composer. And every year we are also treated to stamps celebrating diversity and commemorating people of color or ethnicity. Blacks and Hispanic have their own month, as does LGBTQ, so after all these years you can imagine how shallow they will have to dig to find a Drag Queen Story Time stamp.
Political correctness has been in the post office for many years, so this is really nothing new. Virtually every national group is recognized, so Satanists, Trans-genders and transvestites, will all get their own paper they can lick.
It’s political payback, which if you ask black folks, is about all they’ll every get from the Democrats, a frigging stamp. The point is, almost no one ever buys these stamps except for the group they are targeted to celebrate.
And they have to go to the counter to ask for them, out loud.
So no one else ever buys these. Most people in America ask for booklets of the American flag, the Liberty Bell, or Statue of Liberty, all universally recognized American symbols, with a hint of patriotism. And at Christmas there are stamps for the season, although the religious symbols have all but disappeared.
If the Dems ever get in charge again look for new symbols for the New Amerika.
As for the commemorative stamps, we all know who they’re for, too; Sinatra, Elvis, Steinbeck, Santa Claus, Whistler, His mother. You still don’t see political activists or writers or other unknowns.
Well, you soon will.
Streisand will be one the first. Susan Sarandon will get hers. So will Rob Reiner and De Niro. The Divine Miss M (Midler), Tom Arnold, Joy Behar, are all auditioning now, but if they stay the course until they die, they’re in. Even poor Kathy Griffin, who may even be included in the Left’s Trailblazers of Hate stamp series, will get a nod, for she was out there early and often, for she really did pay the full price, her “last full measure” as Lincoln would have said had he been able to officiate at her funeral.
Clint Eastwood and John Voight can kiss their stamps goodbye. So can George Will and Bill Kristol. Leftists are always willing to use prima donna conservatives, but they will never hang out with them. Besides, they already have their own cross-dressers to do story time for the kids.
There comes a time…under socialism, usually around the ten year mark…and this is how you can tell hardcore, get-even socialism from Euro hot-tub socialism…that the state feels compelled to march out all the unknown basement dwellers, faux-intellectuals, radical writers, artists, bomb-makers, assassins and assorted thugs, who helped bring the Glorious Revolution to reality, and place their mug on a stamp.
If you want to know who these people will be, go to Twitter and see who’s trending. AOC, Tlaib, Omar will all get one. But trust me, 80% of the American people still couldn’t pick them out of a lineup today. Besides, you have to be dead five years, only expect that rule to be waived to get Michelle on a stamp….although Mao got his own stamp, actually hundreds, before he died, and Maoism is still in the running to become the new face of the “socialist” Democrat Party.
But Alinsky’s dead. So is Howard Zinn. Who? Look him up. Eugene V Debs, Margaret Sanger are shoo-ins. So is Norman Thomas, who was a perennial socialist candidate in the 40s. But don’t be surprised, after 20 years or so, to see his VP running mate in 1940, Maynard Krueger, get his stamp too. Any socialist pioneer, even the guy who founded Solyndra, could get one, if they can only gather a paragraph in Wikipedia.
The Democrats actually don’t have more than a handful of personages in their circlers that more 10% of the American population would ever recognize and know by name.
Just remember, nobody, and I mean nobody alive in Bulgaria in 1986, not even in the Communist government there, ever heard of Raiko Daskalov.
But the state always goes too far, for by the time the Dan Rather stamp is issued America will have been under “imperial socialism” for 40 years, and even the dowdy stamp collectors will join the counter-revolution, just to get the state to print more interesting stamps.
And none of those stamps will actually get licked and be put on a letter. In almost 50 years no Bulgarian, Hungarian, Pole, Czech, Yugoslav, East German or Romanian ever saw a single letter with a cancellation mark on one of those stamps.
So look for all our patriotic symbols, not to disappear, mind you, just change. You may see a new flag. Possibly a variation of the Soviet “Forward” flag will likely replace the Stars and Stripes, but it could also be “that other one.” Get used to it.
No more Washington praying on his knee at Valley Forge. No more symbols of any god bigger than the state. No more humility. No more images of Man bowing down to any higher authority other than his own self-appointed betters. Man and superman.
I can see this as the CNN commemorative.
So, will Obama get a stamp? For sure, and maybe while he is still alive. Wait for it. Such is the Cult of Personality everywhere, just like Stalin, just like Saddam, just like Shicklgrubr. And so may Michelle, only years before Eleanor Roosevelt ever got hers.
In fact, if they print a stamp for an American still living, I’m betting it will be Michelle.
We could have a contest. No, better a tontine, as to who are the prominent Americans today who will make it on a stamp. Spike Lee, yes. Oliver Stone? Sure. Francis Ford Coppola, probably not. Dave Letterman, yes. Leno, no. Tupac, damn straight. Dolly Parton, no way. Billy Graham? No longer a shoo-in. Sandra Fluke, queen of the LIV’s? Make book on it.
I’m actually not sure of Bill or Hillary Clinton.
Just don’t expect any useful idiot to be on a stamp. Eric Holder and Van Jones have better chances than Harry Reid, Charles Schumer or Nancy Pelosi.
As I said, this will all still be years in coming, but look for it at Post Office near you. Those of you who can still afford $2 for a stamp, without a coupon from your government subsidy ration book, that is.
The times, they will be a’changing.