posted on Nov, 22 2021 @ 09:06 AM
Saying things like F off, or F this or that is very common, crude insult. It also implies a command to copulate, which I never understood - how can an
insult suggest something that feels good?
In any case, people chanting F someone is pedestrian, commonplace, crude, low-brow and not very civilized. It's also so over-used, it has absolutely
no mystery. Everyone knows what it means, everyone has heard it a lot, so it's in everyone's comfort zone. Nothing special about it whatsoever.
Some reporter suddenly laughably twists it because of cognitive dissonance or fear - they just can't bear to face, let alone report the truth, so
they conjure up this mystical 'Let's Go, Brandon', although that's NEVER how anyone cheers on anyone. I have never heard anyone yell 'Let's
Go', when they cheer for someone or something. 'Go, go!', maybe. But never 'Let's go!'.
'Let's Go' seems to me more like a command that a mom would scream to a lazy daughter when she's being unresponsive or using delay tactics so she
wouldn't have to clean her room. 'In a minute', "NOW, Let's go!"
In any case, the media took this phrase in a really odd way, and here's why.
When you hear something you've heard a hundred thousand times already, it has no impact. It makes no difference. The old C-word used to pack quite a
punch, but now comedians and other people have used it so much, it has zero impact. You can call me the C-word, and it won't make one molecule's
worth of emotional movement inside of me.
When you hear something new, it's a completely different situation. You might not be completely sure what it means, which creates alertness and
intrique, you might not be sure how to react. The media certainly didn't.
It also sounds like some kind of code for something - which it sort of became. But the full intricacy and meaning of that code remains unclear,
because it's a NEW, and thus at least partially UNKNOWN thing.
This means your imagination becomes active, suddenly it can mean ALL KINDS of things, because its meaning is not yet clearly defined, and thus it's
not as limited as the tired, old phrases. The F-bomb might be a bit annoying and shocking at some point, but we all know its limitations - we know
EXACTLY what it means, so it never engages our imaginations.
But 'Let's Go, Brandon!' (Sorry, I can't write it without the Oxford Comma, as the meaning would change to "Let's Become Brandon(s)" - as in
'don't you go all Brandon on me now')..
..engages the imagination, exactly because we don't know its limitations, we don't know ALL the things it CAN mean, even if we do know sort of what
it's supposed to mean. This makes it sound like a cryptic code, that can have multiple meanings and connotations, and since no one can know ALL of
those possible connotations and meanings, it becomes SCARY to those that want to control everything to fit a certain official narrative.
So the solution is to BAN it, which only makes it even stronger. Can you imagine media trying to ban the F-bomb?
F-bomb is not as strong, because 'implied' that engages the imagination, is always more powerful (at least to the fearful mind) than the 'direct'
that doesn't engage the imagination because you know it fully.
F-bomb is an old thing, everyone knows it, no mystery there.
"Let's Go, Brandon!" is a new thing, no one knows its limitations, it can mean almost anything, it can be a SCARY CODE that can mean something SO
POWERFUL and scary that your imagination doesn't even dare go there! LET'S BAN IT!!
That's the power of imagination - it's like impressionism. You don't draw details, you let the viewer create those details in their mind. When
something is crude or unfinished, your mind tries to finish it and this is where the imagination comes in. This is why some art speaks powerfully even
though it might have almost no detail - simple things can be more powerful than complex, detailed ones sometimes. You become a co-creator of the art
in a way.
The same is true of 'Let's Go, Brandon!' - because it's never defined anywhere, it's not fully realized, it's not fully understandable, it
becomes a way larger than the F-bomb can ever be, and everyone can have their own interpretation and experience of it, and this makes it more powerful
than the boring, old, predictable F-bomb.