Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Cracking Of The Nut - Or Not

 I ended this post's predecessor with these statements:

What is the GOP trying to hide? Why are they so worried about what Jim Jordan and Jim Banks might say if they are subpoenaed? We need to get to the bottom of January 6, so we have to ask.

What we have to ask is: what is the seditionist GOP doing?

It's hard to read a responsible publication - I read The Economist - and not encounter a version of that question.

The follow on that I keep not hearing, is, what are we gonna do about it?

I expect it's nothing because having asymmetric dominance in the Senate (remember, North Dakota with a population of 780,523 has two senators; California, with a population of 40,000,000 has two senators) and an equally asymmetric dominance in the Electoral College makes republican ability to cover up, re-define and re-tell history a hard nut to crack.

To that today I would like to add these thoughts.

Not cracking that nut leaves us a few years away from sliding into a sham democracy.

That will be quite sad for most of us.

But then, as noted elsewhere, most of us are pretty much screwed.

A society in which a seven million vote victory can be sold to a large minority as a loss has lost its way so badly that it's difficult to find a parallel in history.

On the other hand, it's interesting that there is a parallel for the mass suicide pact that the followers of donnie have entered into.

This time it's "don't have the vaccine".

Last time it was "drink the Kool-Aid".

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