The night after the election, I found myself on a facebook battle with what I suppose we must call an “ally” (white savior, much? Or in this case het savior?). I.e. the daughter of a friend took it upon herself to warn us that now that Trump had won, they were going to be going door to door to round up all the gay people and put them in camps.
I confess I would have been more puzzled by the deranged idea if it weren’t for the fact that I had heard this before, about W. In fact, I more or less walked away from a friendship because this woman was offended at my calling her idea that Bush was going to put all the gays in camps “fever swamps.”
I wasn’t as plugged in when I first came to the US, mostly because my husband was almost aggressively apolitical, but I suspect there was the same nonsense about Reagan, particularly when the crisis hit.
This is because the left has no imagination. Or perhaps because they’ve gone well beyond trying to sell their idea, which we’ve all known is poison since the soviet union fell (or at least all of those who escaped the public indoctrination camps long enough ago) and into scaring several groups of people into thinking that the other side means them ill. Which is how we got Biden’s eructation “They’re gonna put you in chains.”
The thing that amazes me about this is how these people — even otherwise intelligent, well informed people — never walk back from the cliffs of insanity. I mean, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who met the “they’re going to kill all gay people!” panicked people after the election in 16.
So– have any of those people ever walked that back? One? Just one? Any of them ever said “Uh. Trump actually has gay people in his administration. I guess I was wrong?”
None that I know of.
And this gives me an insight into how poisonous ideologies bent on totalitarianism take control of people.
For decades we’ve wondered how the Germans, some of the most civilized people in Europe at the time, could have committed the atrocities of WWII. Honestly, they too don’t seem to know how that happened, and in Germany, among the older people in the eighties, you got the sense of their still not being sure how it got that far.
BTW, I BELIEVE the people within sight and smell of the camps who said they didn’t know what was going on there.
No, I don’t believe they didn’t know, or weren’t able to put it together. I BELIEVE they’d convinced themselves they didn’t know what was going on there. Because they couldn’t live with knowing, and admitting they’d been supporting and aiding evil would break them. So, in self, preservation, they “didn’t know.” Hysterical denial is a thing.
You see, the people who HAVE to have noticed that Trump isn’t rounding up gay people to put in camps, can’t admit it to themselves, because if they did they would have to admit they were duped and completely fooled.
For instance, the young lady on election night, was telling me that Trump holding up a rainbow flag on stage was a “codded message” because “he held it upside down.” When we pointed out that a) the rainbow flag doesn’t even have set colors, much less an up and down. b) there was an inscription on the flag (I THINK LGBT for Trump) and the inscription was right side up, she retreated to “the flag wasn’t made by a real gay person.” Which…. well. I presume the flag was made in slave factories in China, like so much of such things. Also, how do you certify a real gay person? Is there a central authority? The mind boggles.
This young lady isn’t stupid. Intellectually lazy, poorly educated, but not stupid. Which means what?
Well, her peer group, her social credit, the people that pass themselves as trend setters and really smart in her groups, all told her that Trump was going to round up gay people. To admit they were wrong would have broken her. So. She had an investment in believing it. It made them tell her she was “smart” and “connected.” To suddenly doubt them would make her an outcast. And of course, the media sells these points over and over and over again.
And the more you buy from them, the more you realized they’re wrong, the more you have to tell yourself you believe the next big panic to come down the pike. Because if you don’t, you have to admit you were wrong before. Your own sunk costs hold you captive. You can’t admit you were encouraging evil people and supporting them, that you were their willing dupe, so the side you’re fighting must be even worse than you suspected, and it must be horrible 24/7.
I believe this is the key to why the good people on the left — and there are still good people there — are still going along with the insanity.
Craziness after craziness has come and gone, including the fact that they tried to impeach Trump because Biden DID blackmail Ukraine. Insanity after insanity and obviously cooked evidence.
More importantly things have come out about the abortion factories that are Planned Parenthhood outposts. Tearing babies out in bits so you can sell the bits for profit, to the corrupt oligarchs of China. Insanity like Kermit Gosnell, or that guy that kept babies in jars in the back of his car and his garage. This is the stuff of true evil, the stuff of mass murderers, the stuff of horror. How can people face with this continue saying that we should have late-term abortions, and that it’s the mother’s word that determines if a creature is human or not? HOW?
More importantly, how can writers of science fiction and fantasy look at aborted-baby-parts sold to China to (supposedly) keep the decrepit communist horrors alive another decade and not go “That’s the stuff of vampire legends. Those weren’t the good guys.” If they fact that fact, they’ll realize they owe Elizabeth Bathory an apology.
And while on that, China, which has been their beau ideal since the Soviet Union collapsed, a place where, supposedly, communism worked (which in part caused them to decide it’s whiteness that causes communism not to work.), has been revealed as basically as evil and corrupted and as ethnically driven as Hitler’s Germany. But you’ll still hear “good people” on the left tell you that the Chinese aren’t racist and that’s why they do “so well” in Africa. I know. I’m related to one of those.
Then there is the multiple insanity of the Obama administration, from Fast and Furious which left hundreds if not thousands of Mexicans dead, on a psychological gambit that anyone out of Obama’s freshman-in-college circle would tell him was not going to work. Or Benghazi where he let good men die (and went after a man who made a movie about Muslims in the US, where we’re supposed to be able to say whatever we wan, as an excuse) so as not to admit we still had problems with terrorism, and potentially jeopardize his re-election. And ten the Iran bullshit. I have to tell you I can’t decide whether Obama was always Iran’s puppy, and simply had to pay back, or if he is just a raging idiot. But it’s one or the other, plus a lot of evil. He flew PALLETS OF CASH to the evil oligarchs of Iran who crush their own people under an iron yoke, while screaming death to the US and Israel. He did this in exchange for a meaningless promise they wouldn’t develop nukes, which is mind-boggling stupid and evil. And he thought that was his signature deal, his apotheosis. And the trained seals saw nothing wrong with that.
Then there is the fact he subverted our judicial system and our investigatory agencies to attack his political enemies.
And all this is as nothing compared to 2020, where they — desperate, and realizing that the technology is moving people away from the conditions that foster central control, i.e. packed cities, largely illiterate workforce, repetitive mindless work in large conglomerates run by the same clock — decided to pull all the stops.
The jury is out on whether they meant the covidiocy to be a sophisticated psy-ops. I’m sure it was just that on the part of China. And very sophisticated indeed, to the point that around February I was very worried. To be fair, this might be fostered by the fact that the casualties were worst in China due to their truly appallingly bad level of hygiene and pollution. That said, by March it was obvious to me — and I’m not a trained intelligence officer — that the illness would not be half as bad as they were touting, and would probably amount to “a bad flu.”
I find it amusing that if the CDC is right and the cases in which COVID-19 was primarily responsible for the death of the patient are 6% of the total reported, it comes to exactly my prediction when we were pushed into lockdown: 10k people, more or less. Which, yes, is very sad, but it’s the number of people who die of the flu every winter.
However, whether our authorities were duped or malicious, no one can pretend at this point that between the continuing semi-lock down and the orders to mask up while there’s no proof the masks do anything, and there is plenty proof they aren’t necessary among school children, it becomes obvious that whatever else this is, it is a malicious attack on our society and economy. An unprecedented attack, never before performed by a sixth column on any nation.
So, why do so many people — particularly on the left — believe that Winnie the Flu has killed 30 million people? Well, because they have to. Otherwise they’d look like idiots. (BTW it didn’t take a genius to figure out if the homeless and the poorer countries in Africa where China has a presence weren’t dying like flies, the illness was NOT that dangerous. I know it didn’t take a genius, because I figured it out. So why did people hysterically fall for it? I don’t know. That one has me stumped. And why are so many people holding onto the lie? Because they also can’t figure out how they fell for it.
And now we have the riots. And you need to be a particular kind of stupid and indoctrinated — say a CNN reporter — to believe they’re mostly peaceful. Most of us who live in blue cities have found our lives changing, our daily routines being calculated to stay out of the path of the crazy (which gives me PTSD from 70s Portugal.)
And there are people defending the looting as “taking back what’s theirs.” Because apparently mostly affluent, college-educated white kids and/or petty criminals have the “right” to whatever they want from stores. Since that stuff is made by elves and represents no human effort or investment.
Then there was trying to turn Kyle Rittenhouse self-defense shooting into “white supremacy.” Because apparently killing a white pedophile rapist who is trying to brain you with a skateboard means you believe the only good people are blond. Or something.
And then yesterday there were two shootings of Trump supporters. Note that there isn’t any excuse for those. You can scream they’re “white supremacists” but even if they were, that might be a stupid opinion but it — or black supremacy, or all the other crazy floating around — aren’t capital crimes. But the truth is, there is nothing to indicate that. They were just political opponents of the left. That’s it. And as much as the left would like it to be otherwise, that is not a capital crime.
So, to the good people of the left: your side has now descended into killing people who disagree with them politically.
And don’t tell us that’s necessary, because otherwise you’ll die under Trump’s iron boot. His first four years seem to show that means you’ll do well financially and frankly, your primacy in academe, entertainment and the media remained unchallenged.
So why? Why the desperate panic? Is it because you KNOW now you were duped? Because the accumulation of the things you did in good faith has been revealed to be support for the monsters? And you refuse to admit it — have to refuse to admit it — or you’ll have to break your image of yourself as sophisticated and compassionate? So you must fight very hard, because another four years of Trump will only reveal to what extent you’ve been duped; to what extent your thought leaders have lied and screwed everyone over?
Is it because you are in MacBeth’s position:
By the worst means, the worst. For mine own good,
All causes shall give way. I am in blood
Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go o’er.
Strange things I have in head, that will to hand,
Which must be acted ere they may be scanned.
Is it? I would remind you how that story ends. I would also remind you that like the Germans you can choose not to “know” of the atrocities committed in your name. But the more they escalate, the more they will become obvious, and the more the atrocities will mount.
Your side has destroyed the most vibrant economy in the world, and is already killing people with famine in the third world every day. If allowed to continue, they will bring the famine here. And they might end civilization.
And they’re shooting people on the streets for having a contrary opinion, even while destroying the work and livelihood of millions.
At which point do you say enough?
None of those death camps could have stayed in business if everyone around, all the decent people, had advanced on them and said “Stop it. Enough is enough.”
All they had to do was admit they were wrong and had supported evil.
So, what will do? Will you smell the smoke and tell yourself you don’t know what it means?
Or will you have the courage to face your own darkness and walk forth into the night?