I am not a conspiracy theorist and the rhetoric spouted by QAnon followers makes me cringe every time I hear it…and yet…
This occurred to me in my daily musings as I watch CNN and CNBC and listen to NPR (some would say that already labels me as a ‘radical leftist’), that there are two distinct realities. Two pairs of lenses through which people in this country view the events of the last four years. Most of the folks in my life wear the same specs as I do and very few see things through what I would call distorted lenses. They would say the same about me…if I only was privy to the same information that they have about how much good this president has done, then I would cut him some slack, to which they add, ‘but Obama, but Hillary’. Their deflecting ‘whataboutism’ reveals their lack of conviction on their stand. I remind them that any potential kind acts are not altruistic. They are self-serving. Having observed him long before he took the oath of office, I KNEW he would be incapable of following through.
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Reading the words above, it is apparent that any ability he has to lead is far overshadowed by his desire to circumvent or obliterate the Consitution for his own nefarious purposes. Cue cartoon character, hand rubbing, mustache twisting diabolical sounding music. He truly IS executing the office and a large part of the population in the process.
The point that Trump supporters are missing: this virus doesn’t give a shit what your ideology is. It is an equal opportunity killer. And the environmental protections he is stripping away? Guess what folks; we all drink the same water and breathe the same air. The fires that are devastating CA, OR and WA affect people of all political stripes. And lastly, dead people don’t vote or boost the economy.
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