Just moments ago, a friend described to me an experience of standing in line at WalMart. The lines are gone now, but there is still an employee at the entrance telling people that masks are required. But, until things calmed down a bit, it was also necessary to stand in a line that sometimes stretched halfway around the side of the building.
So, as he was standing there, waiting his turn to go inside, a man further back in the line suddenly began shouting. The gist of his comments was that this was all crazy, masks, lines...all of it was just bullshit and completely intolerable. He was screaming at the top of his lungs, and people were getting nervous that he might be one of those who think resorting to a gun and shooting lots of people they don't even know is some kind of solution to their problems.
Ultimately, this fellow stonked off and got in his pick-up (of course) and burned rubber on his way out of the parking lot. He is just one of many thousands across the country who are carrying a top-heavy load of pure rage. Various reasons are given for why people are so enraged. Most of them revolve around being Trump supporters who have drunk the Kool-Aide and are inwardly seething over you name it. It could be that they're convinced that the whole pandemic is a hoax....hmmmm, wonder where they got that, eh....or that all the cockamamie conspiracies out there are absolutely true...or that Biden (and all 'libtards') are the creators of a hellscape in which the middle-class is stripped of its wealth, all of it to be given to the 'welfare class', dog-whistle for people of color...so that they can live the life of Reilly while the hard-working whites support them.
The combination of this simmering rage, and the easy and instant availability of military quality guns...along with a deeply delusional belief in conspiracies...........is dangerous, really, really DANGEROUS. It is a simple fact that mass shootings in this country are much more likely to be perpetrated by lone-wolf gunmen with radical right beliefs than any other group of offenders. Ever since Timothy McVeigh stepped onto the national stage by using a truck-ful of ammonium nitrate to kill 168 men, women and children in Oklahoma City, in '95, we have been watching a steady stream of disturbed right-wingers inflict serious injury on this country. And, yet, if you listen to The Idiot, or his sicko minions, they will try to persuade you that the real cause of mass shootings is 'terrorists'...and, that is always dog-whistle speak for 'brown and black people, immigrants and Muslims, of course', all of whom, by the way, want only to destroy this country.
If you stop and take stock of the mood of the country, you cannot avoid seeing that this form of paranoid and sociopathic behavior is no longer confined to the back alleys of the internet. It has gone mainstream. It's no longer difficult to find a person who will vehemently insist that Q-Anon is 'real'. And, that is one of the most whacko conspiracies out there. If you are not familiar with the core beliefs it poses as 'truth', please look it up. Here is link to it on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon
|Bat-shit crazy doesn't begin to describe QAnon|
But, the truly scary part of all this is how many Americans are indeed signing on. It is proliferating like wild-fire and even people you might think are too intelligent or informed are buying into it. This is the stuff mass insanity is made of. In a conversation this weekend, a good friend of mine was speaking to an in-law....of the Trumpet variety.....and this poor bugger insisted that, "....it's all a conspiracy".....well, what exactly did he mean by that, my friend inquired. All of it....the whole pandemic and all of the horrible consequences....like wearing a mask, social distancing etc.....is just made-up bullshit. Nevermind that 183 thousand American have died. On November 4th, when the election is over and Trump has been elected to a second term....it will all go away. Things will be back to normal and the rotten attempt by the Libtards to steal our freedom and our money and (fill in the blank_________) will be finally thwarted and we will be ever so grateful to the Idiot for saving us from a terrible fate.
Are you fucking shitting me? I make no apologies for using profanity when I am writing about all of this. This material itself is PROFANE, and it deserves to be treated as such.
So, once again, here we are. As we go forward towards the election, there is much that can be done to fight back against the insanity. For starters, don't shy away from putting the sane perspective out there...to anybody who is willing to consider a viewpoint that is not already detached from reality.
As I have been reminding people: PLEASE DO ALL YOU CAN TO TURN-OUT THE VOTE. It really is true that voting is our path out of this dismal swamp. If we can send a message to the Idiot and his far-right followers that their time is past...then we will have accomplished something of critical importance for America.
I should mention that the Idiot is a big fan of Q-Anon. He has re-tweeted their insane messages and praised their activities as if they were normal and sane. This is easy for him to do because he's insane himself.
AND THAT IS WHY HE MUST GO!!!!