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Sun Oct 24, 2021, 08:54 AM

Just when you think the cray cray might be turning a corner...

Some headlines this week gave hope that just maybe the ongoing fever pitch of paranoia and hate had reached its peak and maybe some of the cult were finally getting over it…


Graphic mine

YAY you think - are some of them finally getting that it is all bullshit to keep them in fear? Could this be a dent in the success fo the far right propaganda machine of nasty?

And then you read a quote from Tim Snyder (from interview on MSNBC) and realise that even if some of the cray cray fanboys are calming down it nearly doesn’t matter because the coup is on with the fascists in charge at state and local level in red and purple states across the land.

“Well, as someone who follows contemporary Russia, there is a Russian phrase that comes to mind, which is ‘the administrative resource.’ What the administrative resource means in Russian is that, sure, you have an election, but the people who are running the election are going to determine how the election turns out. What the Republicans are going for is precisely that thing—the administrative resource.

Historically speaking, what we know about a big lie is that, because of its very scale, it’s not about truth or not-truth, it’s about living in a kind of alternative reality. And what we’re looking at is people who believe in or pretend to believe in this Big Lie actually carrying out our elections. And the problem with this, or one of them, is that, since these people have already claimed that the other side cheated, that basically legitimates their cheating. In other words, if you talk about the Big Lie now, you’re basically promising to cheat the next time around, and that’s very concerning.”

Emphasis mine

I suppose who turns up to TFG nuremburg's is not the point. Poking fun at someone in a head to toe Trump suit is always good sport of course, but minority rule and stolen elections is never fun. Ask Alexei Navalny. The Republicans are all Russian owned now - the administrative resource indeed. Traitors to a one these democracy stealers.

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