I dig (well, dug) President Trump. I voted for him twice. I agreed with most of his policies, and salivated over all his promises and Tweets. President Trump was all about “potential” and the “plan” which many trusted, most did not. I surely didn’t. When it came to President Trump and his 543D chess, I emerged from the school of “I’ll believe it when I see it.”
I voted for him twice and despite his plentiful stillborn promises which goaded me on like a good Republican sycophant, I came for the excitement and brash histrionics of the Bad Orange Man in Chief. It was never boring with him. God I miss those days so badly now as I try to avoid reading President Biden’s bland-as-shit vagaries and platitudes.
It’s too bad Trump lost. And he did lose. He blew it. As I wrote yesterday, Trump was the wrong President for the wrong pandemic. That little viral critter slapped him down. In 2019, who would have thought Trump’s greatest and fiercest foe would be too small for the human eye to see? I accepted his inevitable defeat early on, like on November 4, and I’ve not had a shred of doubt since. A lot of people didn’t buy his defeat right away, but slowly, by attrition, sanity began to take hold of their minds again and they let the impossible “Trump won” dream go as they dropped out of the delusion squad.
Amazingly, there are lunatics who still believe it.
Including a Republican congresswoman from Georgia’s 14th congressional district, Marjorie Taylor Greene. She subscribes to a few “extreme” ideas which is great. Really. We need people like her who are unafraid of bucking the the dominant paradigm because that is where horror and tyranny dwell. Greene believes Donald should be President and she is not about to back down.
I admire her nervy insanity and persistence. I would call it unwavering. Her Right-Wing portfolio reads like a bad Commie dream. Greene will never be boring.
The Georgia Republican has expressed support for QAnon conspiracy theories, which focus on the debunked belief that top Democrats are involved in child sex trafficking, Satan worship and cannibalism. Facebook videos surfaced last year showing she’d expressed racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. Top Republicans denounced her at the time, hoping to block her from capturing the GOP nomination in her reliably red congressional district in northwest Georgia.
But after she won her primary, they largely accepted her. Since then, even more of her past comments, postings and videos have been unearthed, though many were deleted recently after drawing attention.
She “liked” Facebook posts that advocated violence against Democrats and the FBI. One suggested shooting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the head. In response to a post raising the prospect of hanging former President Barack Obama, Greene responded that the “stage is being set.”
In an undated video posted online, Greene floated a conspiracy theory that falsely suggests that the 2017 mass shooting that killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas could have been a false flag operation to build support for gun control legislation.
“How do you get avid gun owners and people that support the Second Amendment to give up their guns and go along with anti-gun legislation?” Greene said in the video. “You make them scared, you make them victims and you change their mindset and then possibly you can pass anti-gun legislation. Is that what happened in Las Vegas?”
She also “liked” a Facebook post that challenged the veracity of a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Another video captured her confronting Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg.
We live in an Orwellian society where you are judged and castigated for your simple affinity and concurrence with social media expressions of others. Greene has a right to believe what she wants to believe; if she is voted into office while professing such views, more power to her.
And more excitement for us, because this Biden guy and his Harris sidekick are putting me to sleep.
We lost a Trump, but gained a Greene. I’m pleased that the world hasn’t gone completely mad.