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6 Oct, 17 tweets, 3 min read
Remember the hysteria and lunacy from the media over Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, the hatred and death wishes. You do NOT want people who think that way to gain power and take control of your life. Trump is right about fighting back against fear.
The Left WILL vent all that rage and hatred on you and yours, if they gain the power to do so. They're showing you who they really are. The entire Democrat Party is an endless nervous breakdown. Hysterical people tend to lash out at perceived tormentors.
By now it should be crystal clear that the Left isn't kidding around when it unrolls its enemies list and vows to punish everyone and everything it holds responsible for "unfairness" and "injustice." They view government as punitive - a mighty engine for hurting "bad people."
The notion of punitive government is inseparable from the Left's vision of socialist redistribution. Wealth cannot be redistributed unless it's taken away. The takers have a deep moral need to view the people and entities they intend to loot as evil and deserving of punishment.
The more they plan to take, the more evil people they see. Socialism is heavily dependent on institutionalized prejudice - including racial prejudice, for the modern American Left. The Left literally pre-judges its targets as unworthy of exercising civil rights or owning wealth.
The thing about prejudice is that it always invites hatred. It can be difficult to remain prejudiced against entire races or classes of people when you start getting to know them. You need to stay drunk on hatred to avoid processing that information and losing your prejudices.
We saw expressions of that bottled-up hatred all weekend - and don't forget that all the people shrieking at Trump, wailing in dismay when he got better, really hate his VOTERS too - maybe more than they hate him. They can't WAIT to make you suffer for supporting him.
Add the Democrat Party's growing comfort level with political violence on the streets, and you have a formula for sheer hell getting unleashed as soon as they're secure in power.
The Left has been shooting fear into its veins since 2017, and they started overdosing when the coronavirus panic began. They're fear junkies now. Fearful people are jittery and prone to sudden eruptions of rage and violence. Adrenaline surges destroy good judgement.
Fear also wrecks your ability to measure consequences and judge costs against benefits - and politicians are terrible at both of those things to begin with. Fear makes people submit to extreme plans that deliver tiny benefits with wildly disproportionate costs.
You really don't want to see what four years of rule by politicians who are even WORSE THAN USUAL at balancing costs against benefits looks like, especially when they're also crazed with hatred and determined to punish everyone that scares them.
As the old saying goes, we're the land of the free because we're the home of the brave. Freedom, and the responsibility that comes with it, requires and inspires courage. Terrorized people are not free. Responsibility is the last thing on their minds, with freedom a close second.
Try asking a veteran cop, soldier, or firefighter about their jobs. Ask them how they can run TOWARD alarms and the sound of gunfire. You won't get macho posturing in response. Instead, they'll talk about the sense of responsibility they feel to the people they protect.
There, in that sense of duty and responsibility, you will find the death of fear, and the birth of freedom.

Conversely, in a land governed by the fear, loathing, and babbling hysteria we saw over the weekend, freedom will be very hard to find.

Trump should campaign on that.
This election is all about the return to normal. Those who think all the polls are total garbage and Trump will easily ride to victory on a tidal wave of shy voters are underestimating how many tired, frightened people just want the country to go back to normal.
Trump can show them Biden and the Democrats aren't going to deliver any kind of normal. They have absolutely no intention of rebuilding the country that was smashed by the Wuhan coronavirus. They will not let this greatest of all crises go to waste.
The proof is in the seething rage Democrats and their media displayed when Trump spoke out against fear. There's your opening, Mr. President. There will be no return to normal under the Party of Fear. These twitchy fear junkies will never shake their addiction. /end

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