I hadn't seen my friend in about a year. He loves New York sports teams so I kidded him about the sorry Knicks. "I don't care. I won't watch anymore professional sports because of all that political stuff. BLM and that crap," he said.
I tried to switch topics and not inflame a holiday conversation. "Well, did you watch the Queen's Gambit? What a great series that was."
"Nope." "I won't watch anything made in Hollywood. Damn libs trying to destroy our country."
He then went on to tell me that he had been a man in a trance until the great Donald Trump had opened his eyes to what "those people" were doing to our country.Our leader was like Moses at the Red Sea, delivering his people from the vast liberal conspiracy and the lamestream media.
I really didn't want to go there and I didn't. Minds don't change and there are obviously a lot of people just like my friend out there who bought into whatever the President has been peddling, which seems to change every day. Now he has the GOP in a vice, he is deriding a stimulus package that was his own conception, which his own troops in turn bought into. Left Mnuchin holding the empty bag.
Guy will pull the rug out from anybody, screw his own grandma if he has to. His only care is himself. Why does he want to get rid of Section 230 and tie it into the stimulus bill? Because he is finally getting called on his lies and he hates it. He want to be able to continue to lie with impunity, He in turn has been useful to the conservatives these past four years but is now a glaring reminder of their shameless hypocrisy.
Funny they have been spending like sailors on leave for four years but now with a democratic administration on the horizon Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Pat Toomey want to talk about the horrible debt again and tie Biden's hands. After being too afraid to utter a peep for the last four years, even while his minions casually threaten to invoke martial law. And every judge in the country, conservative or liberal, has thrown his baseless vote theft accusations out of court.
Be that as it may, I just wanted to talk basketball. Or anything but politics. I ended up leaving instead, going home to check on my water line repair.
Trump led with his elbows for the last four years. There is guaranteed to be a Newtonian equal and opposite reaction, it is a law of physics and people don't much like getting kicked in the teeth. The huge number of people who would rather believe that their election was stolen from them without a scintilla of evidence are not going anywhere either. We are destined for more rancor and more Trump like characters in the days ahead.
Will not be pretty. And people like my friend will continue to be angry and bitter, convinced by a selfish madman, with no basis in fact, that the election was somehow stolen from them. The kraken has been unleashed.