It’s a derangement, really.
When I go through my social media feeds, practically all I see from people when it comes to politics is hypocritical denunciations, tribal thinking, and false arguments that rely on short memories.
Now, it’s not that I disagree that Caligula Drumpf, as I call the boy, is a dangerously unstable buffoon with all the attention span of a guppy and a habit of lying to people. He’s a right-wing extremist. That’s how that sort are. But after over a year of false Russia accusations that have yet to yield any evidence whatsoever, all the while ignoring or downplaying when Obama and the Clintons did similar or worse, and even having the unmitigated gall to try and rehabilitate the Shrub and his Gargoyle, really, I can’t just be silent anymore.
Why is it so impossible to admit that the Democrats are no different or better than Caligula Drumpf, and that any appearance of difference is in style only? Obama dropped 26,171 bombs on predominantly Muslim countries in 2016, mostly on civilians who did nothing wrong, but virtually no one in the mainstream media or among Democrat circles condemned him for it. When Caligula Drumpf murdered an eight-year-old girl last year, no one was willing to acknowledge that Obama had, years earlier, murdered her then-sixteen-year-old brother just two weeks after murdering their father. At the time, only the ACLU seemed to care, the corporate-owned media having abrogated its duty to criticize such an illegal and unconstitutional act.
I could go on and on about how Hillary Clinton, while Secretary of State, oversaw the overthrow of Honduras’ government and the installation of a brutal far right dictatorship that has murdered activists and other protestors; about her demented cackling over the sodomizing-by-bayonet-and-murder of Libya’s leader, whom she also had a hand in overthrowing, and the resulting African slave trade that is only one horrible consequence thereof; and about the brutal decapitation murder of a twelve-year-old boy by terrorists she helped fund and arm in her deranged attempt to orchestrate the overthrow of Syria’s government.
I could go on about that, but too many so-called “liberals” wouldn’t care. They’d dismiss it as “a thing of the past” as though the passage of time is at all relevant. But if Caligula Drumpf were to do any of these things, you’d better believe these same fake liberals would be all up in arms—unless it’s against Russia, in which case they’d be cheering.
And the sickest part of it is that these hypocrites see nothing wrong with their hypocrisy. Moral standards of right and wrong don’t apply in the tribal mindset. What’s wrong and illegal when the “other” tribe does something is perfectly acceptable when one’s own tribe does it, and vice versa. But when I call people out on it, they get angry, defensive, and often, then proceed to block me and anyone else who dares point out the hypocrisy on display.
At what point did holding a consistent moral standard become “impractical” and “unrealistic”? At what point did it become acceptable to so close off one’s mind to reality that no contrary or competing idea can squeeze in, that anyone or anything that dares run counter to the closed mindset must be permanently expelled lest it force one to question his or her beliefs? It’s like a religion, really, in that the belief is dogmatic in nature and cannot withstand scrutiny, and so is compelled to remove those who might challenge the dogma from all sight and hearing. Isn’t that the sort of thinking we used to call “medieval”, that is, something of—and that should have remained in—the past?
The older I get, the less tolerance I have for hypocrisy and tribal thinking. This is why I am often irritated by conspiracy fantasies, especially those that rely on dogmatic belief without any supporting facts, such as 9/11, Russia-gate, Pizza-gate, and so on. And it’s why I find myself losing or blocking social media acquaintances who engage in such behavior. I have enough toxicity in what passes for my life without having to endure the tedium of looking at otherwise decent folk becoming unhinged in response to even the slightest questioning, all too often resorting to the tired fallback of accusing me of being on the conspiratorial payroll. Children, there’s not enough money in the world to pay off the billions of people whose heads are screwed on tightly enough not to swallow the bullshit you’re selling. Get a life, will ya?
Anyway, just pouring my thoughts out. I might have some updates actually pertaining to my life in near future. I’ll keep you posted.