Sunday, December 06, 2020
Saturday, December 05, 2020
The guy who inspired my previous post about his desire to execute all Democrats for treason appeared in the comments section of the Facebook post above, which shares a sentiment I have heard expressed often, which is that the Coronavirus epidemic we have been experiencing is due to deliberate biological warfare waged by the People's Republic of China.
Let's pretend for the sake argument that it is true, China did this to us on purpose. Then, if you are a die-hard America First Trump supporter, wouldn't it make absolute sense to do everything possible to limit the spread of virus so that it infects fewer Americans? Like wear masks? Engage in social distancing?
For example, for reasons not entirely clear to me, motorcyclists are often represented as stalwart patriots who love America more than the average America citizen. I don't know why, maybe because they like to sport American flag patches or fly flags on their motorcycles? Wouldn't it be expected then that they would want to be in the vanguard of combating the "Chinese Virus"? One way they could do that would be to agree to cancel the annual motorcycle rally held in Sturgis, South Dakota, where tens of thousands of them converge every year from all across the country, so as to prevent the state from turning into a coronavirus hot spot and then carry the virus back with them to their hometowns. Nah, who am I kidding? Many thousands of them decided it was more important to celebrate their freedumb, excuse me, freedom, by attending the gathering this past August. A look at the graph chart below illustrates better than words could what happened next.
Apparently Trump being consistently wrong about Coronavirus hasn't shaken their faith in him either. Here is a comment dating sometime late March or early April from a Trump supporter who frequently comments on one of my anti-Trump friends Facebook posts. This guy clearly only believed it at the time because it echoed what Trump was saying at the time, and because this guy would often claim "I trust Trump."
Friday, December 04, 2020
I took the screenshot of an exchange of comments I had in someone's Facebook post (and which will be the subject of a separate post on this blog). As you can see, the commenter declared that "every Democrat should be executed."
I was curious to see if he meant Democratic politicians or anyone who is a registered Democrat, and in reply to my query, he made it clear that he meant all of them. So, this psycho believes that tens of millions of Americans should be murdered for their political affiliation. And I am sure he is not the only one who feels that way.
Personally, I have been registered as a non-affiliated voter for the better part of the last two decades, though before that I was a registered Republican who tended to vote for Libertarian candidates when they were on the ballot. However, after George Bush invaded Iraq in 2003, I have voted for Democratic candidates in every presidential race from 2004 to the present.
While the political divide has always existed in America, what the Trump presidency, and in particular, this last presidential election, has exposed is that there is a fair number of people in this country who view many of their fellow Americans as an enemy to be eradicated.
One of my operating theories about ardent Trump supporters is that he is their vicarious instrument for hurting the people they hate. For example, when California suffers from devastating wildfires, Trump threatens to withhold federal aid because of some apparent failure to rake the forests, and Trump supporters are okay with that, because after all, California is home to left wing Hollywood supporters that they hate. Egging on self-stylized civilian militias in Michigan to liberate their state, which emboldened some of them to plot to kidnap the state's governor, is not a deal breaker for them.
And then there is the prevalent view among them that the election was stolen from Trump and that Biden is an illegitimate president, even though Biden ended up amassing more than seven million votes than Trump.
I have long considered myself to be an optimist, but I am starting to fear for my country.