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8 Jan, 9 tweets, 2 min read
This needs saying.

If you honestly believe that tens of millions of people can be fooled this easily by one demagogue - despite overwhelming and unified opposition from the media - you are arguing that democracy cannot work.

How can mobs be trusted with a vote?
In fact, it goes deeper - if mobs can be formed like this to begin with, then it doesn't matter if one side wins with 51% of the vote if the other 49% refuse to accept the results. All the blood, chaos, death and sedition we saw from 2016-2020 was a preview of where we are now.
I said it many, many times on my personal blog; that if one side refused to accept the results in 2016, then the other side would have all the justification and normalization they could want to refuse to accept the results themselves in 2020.

WHO STARTED THIS?
This did not come out of nowhere. It came out of decades of unified, corrupted mass media churning out propaganda as part of a larger, orchestrated political campaign ultimately based on collectivist ideology. It produced the "resistance" of 2016-2020.
And said "resistance" would have gone nowhere but for the active support of the 4th branch of government; the sprawling bureaucracy which shares a revolving door with the private, business-oriented D.C. beltway class and has strong ties to corporate America.
That is what produced the refusal to accept the 2016 election. As I said then and say now - it takes two to tango, but only one to start a fight. Once one side has dispensed with the shared framework of liberalism, the other side will soon find themselves without recourse.
Trump is not magic. He has no fell and terrible powers. He does not do 46-dimensional chess. HE CANNOT TELEPORT IDEAS INTO PEOPLE'S MINDS.

He is popular simply because he dares to say the quiet part out loud. HE SAYS BLUNTLY WHAT PEOPLE ALREADY BELIEVE.
I've been a staunch defender of democracy my entire life because I do not think such mystic demagogues exist. Trump has not created working class anger anymore than Robspierre did. If such things were possible democracies would not exist.
American democracy is - or was - real. Even the most elaborate and sophisticated facade has to be built upon a real building, and the facade will sag as soon as said structure behind it loses integrity.

Our democracy isn't collapsing on its own.

It is being actively strangled.

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8 Jan
So let me get this straight - the politicians whom excused and encouraged the mass violence and terror of the race riots this summer are guiltless, but Trump encouraged insurrection for supporting a peaceful protest because the chance of violence was nonzero?

Eat shit and die.
That Congress - including the Speaker of the House - can excuse and encourage people forming roadblocks and shooting random motorists without any consequence, but the President is pilloried because ten people out of a thousand trespassed shows you where the real power is, no?
The beating heart of law and order is equality before the law. When there is no equality, the law is a sham; a tool for the powerful to use against the disfavored.

You cannot flaunt the inequity of "law" and then expect anyone to give a damn about "muh process" whinging.
Read 8 tweets
6 Jan
I, for one, am SHOCKED that Trump - who faced resistance, sabotage and outright insubordination from a government apparatus which tried for two years to depose and imprison him on completely fabricated charges - would not fall in line to defend The System.
You see, at some point you need to let bygones be bygones and place the Good Of The Nation above your own interests, by joining the managerial class in ensuring a smooth transfer of power that perpetuates the establishment destroying the lives of the people who elected you.
I'm just stunned, stunned, that a man who ran on the platform of "drain the swamp because it's corrupt to the core" actually believes it and was emboldened by the fact that damn near half the population evidently agrees with him.
Read 4 tweets
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>productive all day and afternoon
>finally tapped out
>discord lighting up like Gondor calling for aid
>Twitter DM's overfloweth

Welp I guess it's time to tune in Image
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wait they WHAT

someone got WHAT Image
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We've been watching blucheka idly fantasize about their compatriots deliberately emigrating to rural red states to swing that state's pair of Senators blue.

But did you know they're pursing this as an active strategy with real funding?

No? Stay tuned.
You may remember this NPR headline from a week ago. Now small towns and even some cities having funded programs to encourage immigrant workers is old news.

But did you stop and wonder just who the hell "Northwest Arkansas" is?

archive.is/pDsz2
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Gee, I wonder who these guys are. Could they have... ulterior motives? Who IS Nelson Peacock, anyway?
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Imagine the mythical SSTO spaceplane, having had its lunch eaten by Elon's re-usable booster rockets, doomed to wait a century for the very rapid turnaround application they're perfect for (passenger transport) is relevant.

Now remove the "O."

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