The 2020 election was our wakeup call. And, for a brief moment, the crooks at the profitable end of the government gravy-train were genuinely worried. But then they put enough Americans in jail—just a small, small number, but it was enough—that the rest of us got the message.
Actually, we got two messages: The first one being if you challenge government corruption your life will be smashed and second, that if the government smashes your life, no one in power (and precious few anywhere) will come to your aid. All those impressive and well-spoken guys you voted for will be as helpful and courageous as a small bucket of sticks in a puddle.
Fast-forward two years, and the 2022 elections have happened—have been perpetrated. But we can’t wake up again because we’re already awake. We were shocked by 2020. Now we’re in danger of just tuning out. We’re not allowed to be shocked by 2022 and we’d better not be. The weak among us scamper around finding reasons to explain away the improbable results: “Republicans were too extreme in their messaging!” or “Trump dragged the GOP ticket down!” or “The Supreme Court made people angry!” It’s all nonsense.
America did not choose the Democrats in this election any more than they chose Biden in the previous one.
Remember how the media fawned on Trump in the run up to 2016 and gave him page after page of coverage, all with the aim of making him the Republican nominee because he obviously couldn’t win? They thought they were guaranteeing a victory for Hillary. American machine politics thought they had it covered.
But then disaster struck: Trump did win. Terror seized the Beltway and we were treated to a never-ending stream of stories about how Trump would destroy the economy (ha!) and lead us into another, possibly nuclear war (ha ha!). In retrospect, they just preemptively accused Trump of doing all the things they are now doing themselves. more