Here is the logical conclusion of the right wing’s war on science and truth:
As I said in an earlier entry on this topic: I should feel bad. Tant pis.
I have long asserted that the apparent stupidity of Rethuglicans is wilful and malicious. If you saw Pumpkin turn his daily COVID-19 hour of lies (“press briefing” LOL) into a commercial for My Pillow today, you now know what I mean.
But even more seriously: read this article. The aim of the right-wing noise machine now appears to be literally to reduce the population. To kill as many of us as they can.
Other conservatives have framed protective measures as a threat not only to America’s rugged individualism but to masculinity. The Christian pastor Jonathan Shuttlesworth referred to social distancers as “sissies” and “pansies” who have been “neutered,” and described Christians who use hand sanitizer as having “fake faith” and “no balls.” Another minister said he would never close his church, because his congregants were not “pansies.” Some politicians, including the lieutenant governor of Texas, and pundits, including Glenn Beck, have gone so far as to suggest that older Americans should be willing to risk death to preserve the economy.The Conservative Campaign Against Safety
Good old toxic masculinity! Just when you thought that was something we only worried about in happier times, like 2018. This may be evil of me but I really sincerely hope they get exactly what they wish for. That is to say, they should get exactly what they wish for you and me.
While we are getting sick faster than anywhere else in the world? Other than holding daily
Behold, and weep:
And… designed as it was to preserve chattel slavery, the Electoral College will probably once again combine with Russian fuckery to finish us off by 2024.
I mean, I’ll vote (for Bernie!) in the NY Primary if they even let us. But really, once they realized that letting everyone vote might mean the elites didn’t just get to pick their favorites, they started f*ing with it. See: 2016.
Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.Lucy Parsons
We did our census form this week.
The census has been subject to a lot of shenanigans over the course of our history, but nothing compares to the feats of gerrymandering that this Rethuglican government will layer onto it if they keep control after this year. Voting will be more important than ever. Another cycle with the Senate under Moscow Mitch and a Pumpkin in the White House will mean courts that shred our rights for decades.
Right now it looks like Biden, not Bernie, will be the Dem nominee. Biden has his issues but… here’s what sitting this out will accomplish: a Federal court system packed with nutjobs that make Clarence Thomas look like Louis Brandeis.