It was just about a year and a half ago when I was making fun of Sebastian Gorka for using the catchphrase 'release the kraken', trying to sound tough by uttering a line from a children's fantasy adventure movie, and, in typical right-wing fashion, totally muffing up the pop-culture reference. I mean, the kraken pretty much lasted less than five minutes:
Well, now there's a new kraken in town, ready to be released... QAnon favorite lawyer Sidney Powell (best known for messing up General Flynn's plea deal) is trying to overturn the recent presidential election by claiming that the Dominion voting machines flipped the election to Biden, and threatened to release the kraken:
My favorite take on this is that she really meant 'release the Karen'. I suspect that, like the kraken in Clash of the Titans, this stupid conspiracy theory promulgated by a grifting shyster, will last all of five minutes, and the next conspiracy theory will be extruded through the right wing social media-to-professional media pipeline, Human Centipede style.
Once again, we have a culturally non-savvy person (if they hate Hollywood so much, why do they always quote movies?) thinking that saying 'release the kraken' makes her sound tough, and once again, the kraken will accomplish nothing and the war will be lost.