Monday, October 17, 2022

Bringing in the Bacon

Kevin Bacon (photo: Gage Skidmore)

If you’re having trouble figuring out why there are so many election deniers, maybe this will help. Democracy is not working for the Retrumplicans you see cheering wildly at MAGA rallies. It’s not "bringing home the bacon" for them. It’s nice to talk about the greater good, the Bill of Rights (which protects the one against the will of the many), but it’s just words, philosophy that the elites learned in the core curriculum studied at posh institutions. BTW in actuality the fact that so many Republicans in the Senate and House are allowed to support the insupportable is a proof on some level that democracy works. Your run-of-the-mill Republican official who simply wants to get reelected is not going to be concerned with either his or her legacy or how their deeds will go down in history. The concern about posterity is just one more “road less traveled” for Trump's "base." Also, it's almost cozy to believe in conspiracies or a "deep state" and much easier than facing the fact you've made your own bed and must now sleep in it. Trump is a walking paradox to the extent that he offers nothing and in fact pilfers from his following by not paying attention to the “one-time only” provision that accompanies most donation forms. He’s the classic robber baron who makes money on the backs of his low paid labor force. Why do they love him? Precisely because he says anything he wants, throwing out one lie or another willy-nilly which is not the credo of elitists like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. 

read "MAGA and the Coronavirus" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and listen to "Make America Great Again" by Pussy Riot

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