My grandfather used to take a lawn chair to any parade and sit on the
sideline and watch the spectacle march by and silently weep while he
What emotional release did my grandfather find in a
parade that I do not?
Parades are Fascist expressions of superiority.
Parades don’t even need an audience.
Parades are all about spectacle over substance.
Parades don’t need sideline reaction.
Parades require fanatics.
Parades are used to demonstrate political suffrage, sexual independence and the want for war profiteering.
Is there any difference between marching and parading?
Does it matter if a convoy of trucks holds soldiers instead of beauty queens?
Is the cheering any less for a military missile than a sash made of roses?
are all about showing and not telling.
As a participant in a parade, you are required to be strong, and you
must wave at the onlookers while conveying a feeling of power and moral
As an onlooker, you are to applaud as the parade passes by and,
perhaps, weep a little — but you are not supposed to think or judge or
Your role is to admire and look up to those who pass before you.
Then there are the parades of the Modern Grotesque
where war mongers and liars get a parade upon their forced retirement
from duty in dis-service against the best interests of the American
we have the post-modern parade of immorality posing as celebrity where
know-nothings — note the following link is Not Safe For Work and make
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— like the slutty Kim Kardashian can start a parade just by shaking their bubble bums in public and the masses will line up and follow:
Do you love or hate a parade?
Are parades merely forced celebrations of surface beauty and death
impending and unequaled suffering; or do parades serve a more innocent
mission in creating civic pride and celebrating community achievement?