So now Trump has gone all in for QAnon. He once said he hadn’t heard of it but “if they like me” he has no problem with it. But now he was pictured with a QAnon button on his lapel and their motto, The Storm is Coming emblazoned across his ample girth. At his latest rally, he had a song played that was a clone of one associated with QAnon and he returned the QAnon salute of the forefinger raised much in the style of the Nazi salute in the Germany of Adolph Hitler. Trump has positioned himself as the world’s savior as the bizarre QAnon always proclaimed him to be.
To be clear, QAnon is a far-right conspiracy movement, in collusion with white supremacists, that says that all Democrats and liberals (which they imply include Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, Moslems, and pro-choice women) are pedophiles and drink the blood of kidnapped and murdered children. It calls for Trump to be reinstalled as President who would then round up these “enemies of the state”, try them, convict them, and execute them. This is what he has now allied himself with.
And this demented fellow, following this demented conspiracy, if not stopped via the courts or congress or the DOJ/FBI, could well become president once again in 2024. Perhaps it’s the country’s collective karma for what we did to the Indians and what we did to the slaves and how we didn’t help the Jews during the Holocaust and what we did to African Americans from the end of the Civil War when they became citizen to well…now.
But still…Trump? QAnon? DeSantis? All the other GOP clowns? A Trump-infused Supreme Court? Marjorie Taylor Greene? Proud Boys and the Neo-Nazi crowd boys? Fox “News”, Rudy Guliani? And the Pillow Guy? Please, Lord, mercy. Mercy!
So how do we extricate ourselves from the clutches of Donald Trump and Fox and his friends? Or do we have to dig deeper into the ashes of the kitchen before our collective karma is cleansed and absolved? It’s a conundrum, for sure. It’s a pickle, yes. It’s a revoltin’ development. It’s a bummer. It’s a bad trip. It’s a shithole, quoting QAnon Don from another context.
Sure, yeah, of course, get out and vote for sane candidates. Find out if they can tell what’s true and what’s a lie. Ask them what they think of QAnon, including Trump and any of his apologists, especially the ones running for office, and if they deny knowing anything about QAnon, assume they are lying through their teeth. Don’t vote for them. Ask them what they think about a woman’s right to choose on issues concerning her own body. Ask them whether Joe Biden is the legitimate President of the United States. Those questions should pretty well nail down who to vote for. If you can afford it, send money to Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. At least we know they’re sane and are in favor of democracy as our form of government and not an autocracy/oligarchy headed by some snake oil con man carpetbagger.
That way, maybe we can keep the Congress in Democratic hands, perhaps even increasing its majorities. That’ll allow Joe Biden to continue doing the good work he has already done, despite the almost unanimous opposition by the Trump-infused GOP. And that will set Biden and Dem Party up for a landslide victory in 2024, one so great it will blow Donald Trump and his cronies away forever.
That’s my hope. Are you with me?
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