Before we begin, let it be known that this post does not necessarily reflect the political views of the Swinglisher. I’ll leave that to this post instead.
This graffiti isn’t new; the Swinglisher has passed by it many times before. It’s not Swinglish, as the graffiti artist got the English vocabulary, grammar, and syntax juuust right. Given, however, that the person subject to the sentiments of said artist is currently on Swiss ground, what better time to share this snap with you, loyal Swinglishers?
As there’s no real Swinglish demonstrated here, this post merited the creation of a new category: Misuncategorizable. The title’s a nod to an infamous Bushism uttered by the American president thought at the time – by some, at least – to be the country’s most ridiculous ever, who seems almost benign in comparison to the country’s current leader. These “some” may just have misunderestimated how much they might one day be missing W.
Although clearly not the case among half or so of the United States population, the Swinglisher would say that on the whole, Switzerland is pining along with the other half of the United States population for the days of yore. The hopeful, progressive “Yes We Can” of the era of Barack Obama has become the menacing, imperialistic Trump-era Yes We Can, for example, nuke the f*ck out of you / build a wall to keep your rapists from entering our sacred land, part of which, oh, by the way, used to belong to you and your so-called rapists / grab you by the pussy, if not by the col.
After a year of Trumpishness — to the day, as the Swinglisher posts this on the one-year anniversary of the inauguration — throwbacks to the Obama campaign are appearing around this region. Let’s Go Fitness — you remember what a fitness is, right? — has borrowed the stylized look of Obama’s iconic “Hope” poster, as well as his “Yes We ___” slogan. The Swinglisher likes the concept, but there’s something slightly off in the execution.
Yes We Go, or should, to this fitness or any, to strengthen our bodies and simultaneously clear our minds, at least for a moment, of what the world is becoming. But first, Yes We Go, or yes we should go, to check the syntax of our revised slogan.
Although the Swinglisher’s love and admiration for Swinglish is the driving force behind this blog, she does admit this post seems rather curmudgeonly. Chalk it up to the 365 days of Trumpresidency that have just been endured. Perhaps you feel the same way?