Welcome to life in 2021, where the lion’s share of what passes for political discourse consists of Explaining Extremely Obvious Things to People Who Refuse to Listen
- Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Any “fraud” detected was minimal, & did not affect the outcome in any state.

- Several states were not allowed to count mail-in ballots until the Election Day ballots were complete. They were not mysteriously “found” in the middle of the night.
- There was no valid evidence for fraud; just hearsay and viral rumors on the Internet.

- Despite 60 attempts to prove fraudulent behavior, none of Trump’s evidence was considered legitimate in a court of law.
- The public “hearings” held to make Trump’s case were not legally binding. There was no penalty for submitting false information. They had no purpose other than to sway the court of public opinion.
- Trump spent two months fighting tooth & nail to overturn the election

- After his lawsuits failed, Trump put pressure on state legislators to disregard their citizens’ vote at the polls
- The Electoral College cast their votes on December 14, confirming that Biden won the election.

- Trump remained angry, defiant & confrontational. He taunted GOP opponents as a “surrender caucus”, as if he were fighting a war against the American government to remain in power.
- Trump devoted supporters were fully anticipating a cataclysmic event on January 6th. They eagerly awaited “The Storm” or some other anti-democratic upheaval that would cast aside the Deep State & keep Trump in power.
- The purpose of Trump’s January 6th rally on the National Mall was to pressure Congress into rejecting the choice of the Electoral College.

⁃ Congress did not give Trump what he wanted, so his mob retaliated. Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in a blatant act of sedition.
- There were no Antifa interlopers at this rally; that is wishful thinking. Antifa is now a default GOP scapegoat.

- The property damage that happened at BLM rallies is in no way comparable to the deliberate insurrection of the U.S. Congress to overturn a Presidential election.
- Contrary to what many elected Republicans are saying, “dividing our country” is not the main problem we’ve had in the weeks since the election.

- Trump has been openly trying to overturn the election. If you bemoan those who “divide our country”, you’re making excuses for him.
- Twitter is not censoring conservative ideas. The only message that was consistently flagged & banned by Twitter is “The election was rigged & must be overturned”.

- There was no “conservative” basis for this belief; it was aggressive MAGA propaganda, and nothing more.
- Twitter also refused to link to a dubiously-sourced attack on Hunter Biden, published in the New York Post three weeks before the election. Despite what many Trump supporters would have you believe, “Destroy Hunter Biden at All Costs” is not a conservative idea per se.
- Any elected official who says they’ve never heard of QAnon is lying.

- The only political figures who say they’re not familiar with QAnon are Republicans who stand to gain the most from propagation of QAnon conspiracy theories. They are lying about it to evade responsibility.
- The people who endured four years of Donald Trump and still supported his re-election are the exact same people who believed he should have been allowed to overturn an election and seize the Presidency by force. There is no real distinction between these two categories.
- Nobody cancelled the Muppet Show. Disney Plus added a disclaimer to 18 episodes where the content has aged poorly after 40 years. You can still see them all.

- Nobody cancelled Dr. Seuss. His family’s publishing company has ceased to publish 6 older titles with racist images.
- The “Cancel Culture” boogeyman falls apart when you realize that there really is no target or organizing body for the broadsides against it. There isn’t anyone who decides who gets “cancelled”; it’s now just an umbrella term for negative public reaction to offensive behavior.
- Conservatives’ biggest problem with “Cancel Culture” is the critical reevaluation of things that they had previously considered acceptable

- If your reaction to such reevaluation is “But we considered that normal at the time!”, that may be part of the problem
- Mr. Potato Head has not been cancelled. You can still buy Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head. The parent company is now simply called “Potato Head”.

- There are no tangible effects of this decision other than infecting Fox News acolytes with a terminal case of the vapors.

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