a year ago the “reasonable” people running cover for trump -he’s not as bad as they say! he’s a moron but the media! don’t like him but he owns the libs!- yet again claimed to be horrified by the results of their work, and yet again returned straight back to running cover for him
the “reasonable” people are so angry at the media and the libs all the time because they know their weakness and are embarrassed. they know they’ll once again be summarily shoved back out of the way the next time the open fascists sense an opportunity
the reasonable people are petting zoo animals the fascists keep around to distract everyone while they do their work advancing fascism. january 6th illustrated it perfectly.
anyway, this is my big takeaway. everyone pretended to be mortified but then returned to their lib-owning, media-dunking, tu-quoqueing hobbies. it was just another bump sharpied on a hurricane or access hollywood tape. the perfect farm animals for fascism.
fascism cannot succeed without a cover story. naked fascism runs out of runway too fast because it’s deeply unamerican and unpopular and will be fought tooth and nail. the reasonable people, willingly or unwittingly, running cover are very necessary for it to establish itself
the reasonable people have all the power in the relationship. they can quit at any time, and quitting would wreck the fascists. yet they behave as if they have no choice. so yeah in a way the reasonable people are actually a little morally worse than the open fascists

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