There is something going on in this political season that I find very disturbing. Well, okay, there's a TON OF STUFF that is disturbing, but I want to take a few minutes to pin down this one aspect that keeps popping up.
People who support the Idiot are resorting to straight-up denial. When confronted with the news of what the Idiot has tweeted today, or said at a rally or otherwise spouted off on...they simply say, "That's fake news." In point of fact, this is something they have been taught to do by the Idiot himself. He is the perfect one to teach this form of intentional stupidity because he practices it all the time...to the point of ridiculousness.
He doesn't care, apparently, if there is a news video of him saying, for instance, that Sen. John McCain was a loser because he got captured. I mean, there he is, saying those very words in a 2015 interview. And, in his feverish wee brain he's fine with saying, "I never said that." It really is quite astonishing. It's almost as if he is standing in front of you and has just peed on your shoes...something I can actually imagine him doing....and then he looks you right in the eye and says, "I didn't do that."
But, even more amazing, is the fact that so many Americans seem perfectly okay with this insanity. It is and will remain one of the great conundrums of our time that he was so obviously and astoundingly mentally ill..and, his followers have decided that it's all just fine. How does a person who identifies themselves as an 'evangelical Christian' justify supporting a man with a vast array of qualities that completely fly in the face of all that Christianity supposedly stands for?
Of course, the conventional wisdom says that they do this because it's a price they're willing to pay for getting what they want in terms of anti-choice judges and conservative policies that agree with their religious ideals...or, at least, goals. 'Ideals' seems a little too clean as a term to describe what they want....which is, basically, to tell the rest of us how we should live our lives. Their religion doesn't hesitate to claim the moral high-ground and pretend that they have a handle on what is 'right' and 'wrong' ......so that the rest of us should just do what they tell us is correct.
And, apparently, a leader who espouses White Supremacy, and is clearly a racist himself is just fine with them. It sounds like a Faustian deal to me...they get to dominate the courts and decide for the rest of us what we can and cannot do in many areas of our lives...in return they are willing to vote for Mephistopheles. And, in my book, this makes them hypocrites and sinners in the extreme.
|Because I am psychic, I can tell that he's thinking about that shot he missed on the 13th hole yesterday|
How convenient it is, then, to be able to simply say anything you disagree with is a lie, i.e. fake news. When confronted with the simple and demonstrable TRUTH, these pious souls simply push it away and say it's not true. Wow! And, ol' Adolf and Joseph Goebbles, are laughing so hard that their ribs ache.
In the annals of human history I am not sure there has ever been a situation that could match this one for its sheer stupidity and moral inversion, i.e. insistence that right is wrong and wrong is right. Pretty coy trick if you can pull it off, eh.
So, the rest of you Americans really need to see this emerging monstrosity for what it is: a pivotal time in which we are about to decide which path to take. We are at a fork in the trail and the one to the right leads to more of what we are witnessing as this insane Idiot continues to flaunt both the laws of the land, and anything resembling human decency. While the one to the left seeks to restore decency and honesty, compassion and integrity.
What's it going to be, America?
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