Klavan On The Culture

The Wonderful Wizard of Zo!

If I had a son, he would look like Alfonzo Rachel… if, you know, I were married to a strange-looking bald black woman with a beard. Which actually has always been a fantasy of mine. But maybe that’s too much information.

Actually, I do have a son, and he doesn’t look anything like Zo, but somehow, strange to tell, I can relate to Alfonzo’s amazing talent all the same. I’ll have to write the White House and find out if this is still legal.

I remember when Zo first started doing his startling and funny home videos, ranting against the atheist left from what looked like a basement somewhere. Sometimes the vids would show up in my inbox from three different people at once, usually with the heading “You’ve got to see this guy!” Soon, Zo’s videos were being featured on the Breitbart sites – and soon after that, they were a staple on PJTV under the title Zonation. Just one of those phenomena that was so good everyone discovered it at the same time.

Now, I’m delighted to relate, you can take Zo home with you in the form of his audiobook Weapons of A.S.S. (American Socialist States) Destruction.  I’ve been listening to this in my car the last few weeks, and it’s a genuine riot. I have an ironclad rule about audiobooks. I listen to them in my car and if I fall asleep and crash into a wall and kill myself, I stop listening. This happens more often than you would think. Most authors reading their own material put me out like Lunesta. Zo’s Weapons, on the other hand, had me wide awake and laughing the whole long way home.

What’s always kind of fascinated me about Zo is the fact that he’s funny without ever making jokes. Most of the time he’s just disassembling the opposition with a sort of good-natured logic. I don’t even know why it’s amusing, but it is. Maybe because the left’s reasoning is so silly that, when Zo exposes it, its natural absurdity comes out. In any case, the guy is just a pleasure to spend time with.

Zo’s unabashedly — even ferociously — Christian perspective is also a powerful weapon in Weapons.  Once you even admit the possibility of the existence of God — or even the sacredness of the individual — statism collapses into the ruinous philosophy it is.  Zo just doesn’t pull any punches about this — and I know that’s not always easy for him. I think Zo is socially to the right of libertarian me, but his honesty is so refreshing, it makes you sit up and take notice, makes you rethink your position, think it all the way through.

Anyway, really, get this. It’s just terrific entertainment for your car or MP3 Player or wherever you listen to terrific entertainment.