Friday, September 24, 2021

Imagine If...

Where hate, lies and ignorance converge:

“All house Democrats are evil and will kill unborn babies all the way up to birth and then celebrate.” – MTG shouting to Debbie Dingell on the Capitol steps.

Margie Greene forgot the part where Dems celebrate by dancing naked around the fire they roast the dead babies on.

Seriously, this along with the “Left hates America” style convergence of hate, lies and ignorance will get the semi-literate, irrational, dupes and true believers thinking we literate and rational objectors are the enemies of the United States.  We’ve seen this fascistic level of hate and lies before.

This madness is exactly how they will justify killing or imprisoning those who disagree with the man who said this:

“Like it or not, we are becoming a communist country. That’s what’s happening. The radical left democrat communist party"

This convergence of hate, lies and ignorance is fascism. And it is deadly to democracy and humanity.

The Radical Right has shown they have an outlandish imagination in their fantasies about their opposition. No accusation is too far-fetched or detached from reality. They readily embrace crazed conspiracy theories and disinformation from the likes of Alex Jones and Q-anon. They regurgitate Trump’s everyday lies as well as his Big Lie.

They imagine BLM as evil racist commie Marxist hordes. They imagine Critical Race Theory, and every other study of the history and effects of slavery and racism, as “Marxism”, and should be banned in educational settings. (Say didn’t Nazis and Commies ban education on subjects they didn’t want taught?)

They even see public education as “commie indoctrination”. They imagine Democrats are all socialists and Marxists, coming for their guns, desecrating their churches, running pedophile rings, and seeking to emulate Venezuela. They imagine the free press is the "enemy of the people”. They even imagine Trump was sent by Jesus, or he’s His choice for president.

Yes. Putin and Jesus agree on that.

But amazing as their imaginations are, there are many things they seem unable to imagine.

They can’t seem to imagine...

...If President Obama or President Biden had threatened an opponent with imprisonment.

...If President Obama or President Biden had bragged about grabbing women’s genitals without their consent.

...If President Obama or President Biden had illegally paid off a porn star for her silence before an election.

...If President Obama or President Biden had invited Russia to hack opponents emails.

...If President Obama’s or President Biden’s campaign met with Russians for dirt on his opponent.

...If President Obama or President Biden had betrayed the US and sided with Putin on the world stage in Helsinki.

...If President Obama or President Biden obstructed FBI investigations of election interference.

...If President Obama or President Biden had declared, “You have people who are very fine people on both sides”, when one side had white supremacists, marching Nazis, and a murderer.

...If President Obama or President Biden had called the free press the “enemy of the people”.

...If President Obama or President Biden had withheld aid approved by Congress on condition of a foreign leader’s political attack on his opponent.

...If President Obama or President Biden had whined about the “fascist Republican Party”, as Trump whined about the “socialist Democrat Party”

...If President Obama or President Biden had said, “Hitler did a lot of good things”.

...If President Obama or President Biden had complained he would only lose if the election was rigged.

...If President Obama or President Biden had lied about a “stolen election” if he had lost.

...If President Obama or President Biden had complained about a “rigged election” even if he won.

...If President Obama or President Biden had accused a secretary of state of being a criminal if he didn’t "Just find me 11,780 votes."

...If President Obama or President Biden had pressured the acting  attorney general to "Just say the election was corrupt, and leave the rest to me."

...If President Obama or President Biden had incited a mob to overturn an election, to march to the Capitol, and to “fight like hell” and “stop the steal”.

...If President Obama or President Biden had watched his supporters storm the Capitol on TV and refuse to order them to stop.

...If President Obama or President Biden had praised that mob of terrorists as “very special” and told them he loved them.

...If President Obama or President Biden had chosen the day Congress was to follow its constitutional mandate to certify an election, and had said this to an agitated violent mob:

“Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore and that’s what this is all about.

We’re going to have somebody in there that should not be in there and our country will be destroyed, and we’re not going to stand for that.

You’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.

I like Bill Barr, but he changed, because he didn’t want to be considered my personal attorney.

Make no mistake, this election, stolen from you, from me and from the country.

If we allow this group of people to illegally take over our country.

We fight like Hell and if you don’t fight like Hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.

We’re going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”

They can’t seem to imagine how anyone saying these words could incite a mob to violently storm the Capitol.

They can't seem to imagine how much they’d screech and howl, “Impeach”, “Traitor”, “Liar”, and “Commie!”, if President Obama or President Biden had done or said exactly what Trump did and said.

We’ll just have to imagine that for them.



KLH1956 said...

This is very well written. Thank you for putting this together.

Shaw Kenawe said...

This is all true because the current Trumpublican Party believes only it deserves to hold power, and its anointed leader, The Former Guy, believes he won an election he thoroughly lost.

For Trump, it's nothing more than a way of never facing his loser image. He'll continue to lie to himself about the last election because he cannot bear to have "Loser" attached to his name.

For his cultists, it's all about white grievances and thoroughly believing in a liar, cheat, and fraud.

Dave Dubya said...

So true. White grievance, manifested in increasing hate and ignorance, is at the core of their white nationalism and that is the core of fascism.

Dave Dubya said...

Systemic denial of systemic racism is actually systemic racism. No wonder the radical Right sees the study and teaching of slavery and racism and their effects as a Marxist assault on our freedom. This is why they want to ban the 1619 Project and anything that looks like CRT. Conservative white people see themselves as the real victims of racism.

Poll shows Americans’ Views of Systemic Racism Divided by Race

The UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion conducted an independent, nonpartisan national survey asking 1,000 respondents about race, discrimination and systemic racism and found from policing, to the economy to the workplace, race divides Americans’ views of many issues.

A majority of American adults polled think that policing in this country is not fair – 51 percent say that Blacks are treated less fairly than whites in their interactions with police, compared to 41 percent who say they are treated the same. Another 7 percent say whites are treated less fairly than Blacks. Among Black respondents, the perception that Blacks are treated less fairly is higher, at 73 percent, while nearly half of white respondents, 48 percent, think Blacks are treated less fairly than whites.

84% of Trump voters think “anti-white discrimination” is a major problem in the United States. 91% of Biden voters believe that systemic racism is an issue in America and 45 percent of Trump voters said they agree in the poll.