“Truth, justice, and the American way.”
Anyone who has a bit of hindsight and insight, who can read between the lines, knows that Trump’s presidency — despite his inherent awful, arrogant, racist/sexist, and narcissistic demeanor — was merely a symptom of the state of America.
You know what’s worse than Trump? The people who put him power and continue to supplicate him. Yes, his base and fervent allies are just the fucking worse. And let me reiterate: they’re even more horrible than the president they worshipped. His base reflects a kind of blind indoctrination, victimization, and unrepentant animosity that forgo not only American values, but Christian values (rather, any religion, to be honest) and human values. The ones who call fraud, the ones on OAN and Newsmax (and holy fuck, am I giving Fox News a soft pass!?), the ones entering state capitols with guns, the ones who still wear the MAGA hats today after his defeat — they are the plague on our democracy and institutions. You cannot reason with them. There is no compromise. There is no understanding. There is no teachable moment. In my opinion, they’re conspiracy-spewing, incel, self-righteous and petulant brats that are too far gone to build a bridge for or welcome with open arms. I, personally, don’t want anything to do with them, and if they appear on any of my social feeds and continue to expel nonsense and vitriol, I want to remove them from my digital orbit.
They are a cult. They are jingoistic self-victims. They are dangerously akin to The Confederacy who wanted to secede from the Union. They are terrible, and they are threatening.
At this point, it’s not about left versus right, or speaking in a bubble or echo chamber. It’s about what’s moral versus immoral, logic and science versus faith in demagoguery, common sense versus blind acceptance.
For argument’s sake, if you’re wearing Trump paraphernalia or using his dumb hashtags or own a Proud Boys shirt or have a shitty bumper sticker that promotes violence against another, you are irredeemable and I hope karma or God or the universe just shits on you and your totally invalid beliefs. I don’t wish you physical harm, but I do hope there’s some cosmic justice out there for being on the bad side of history.
Guys, these types of people suck, and they are wrong.