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Monty Python’s ‘Life of Julia’



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Yuval: surely, this is already a parody; why, I doubt that even David Kahane could have created its combination of myopia, stupidity, mendacity, effrontery, and misandry so artlessly — although I suspect he will soon give it a go. “Julia” appears to have no males in her life — certainly not a husband when, at 31, she “decides to have a child” after disporting herself sexually consequence-free in previous years, thanks to the wonders of Obamacare. (Where did “Zachary” come from — a test tube?)

On the macro level, is this slideshow supposed to appeal to women? Real Americans, whose every natural fiber would be to rebel against its wan, drab, Soviet-era view of existence, aren’t going to buy it.

First the dog-eating, then the Commie “Forward” slogan, the imaginary composite girlfriends, and now this vision of the New Soviet Woman — the wheels are coming off the once-crack Obama campaign. Where is Jake Lingle when they really need him? Did the surviving Pythons reunite to storyboard this farce?

What’s happening, of course, is that the mask is finally slipping, which means either that the “Marxist professors and structural feminists” who put Obama through his paces are ridiculously over-confident that they’ve made the case for socialism to the voting public and think everyone understands that there will be a lot more of the same come a second term; or they’re hysterical and have decided to go down in November with a great Bronx cheer directed against traditional American virtues, all of which they cordially despise. 

But this is all to the good. They’re out and proud now, right where we can see ’em. If Romney can’t marshal his forces and philosophically annihilate them, he doesn’t deserve to be president — and we don’t deserve to keep Ben Franklin’s republic. Because that’s the choice.



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