The Big Lie not only won’t die, it’s re-emerging. And once again growing. And still groundless. And it’s pre-meditated and organized. And it is as clear and present a danger as our country has ever faced.
Here’s the thing about Crazy. Rational people always knew Crazy existed. But one of the things that made Crazy tolerable and seemingly minimally threatening is that it was rare, or at least we deluded ourselves that it was.
Turns out 45 percent of our neighbors are Effing Crazy.
And the Assault on Truth is on steroids, as dark is redefined as light and down becomes up.
Here’s a post from Facebook yesterday.
“People aren’t actually bothered by you not wearing a mask. If it was such a big deal, they would just stay away from you. They are bothered that you’re disobedient. They are bothered that your strength shines a light on your weakness.”
The author is clearly at the front of the Effing Crazy 45 Percenters.
Listen up, Gomer. Yes, it is about the mask. Because it is a public health issue, and should not be a political one. No, this is not about your “freedom.” Your freedom ends where others’ noses and lungs begin. No, Goober, it is not incumbent on rational people to “just stay away from you.” You’re a public health and even national security threat, not us. No, it’s not about you being “disobedient.” It’s about you being an ignorant, arrogant, selfish, uninformed, misinformed and disinformed reckless moron who is disingenuously trying to re-cast your cowardice as virtue. How is not wearing a mask “strength”? What’s strong about it? As John McEnroe would demand, “Answer the question!”
And what’s “weak” about wearing a mask? Wearing a mask reflects intelligence, knowledge, discipline and concern for others, which is anything but “weakness.” That mindset historically has been the very definition of “strength.”
Forty-five percent of our neighbors are Effing Crazy. Their intent and strategy is to just wear us down with their ignorance and dishonesty.
It is tiresome. But I still feel pretty fresh. You?