Many aspects of the failed Trump re-election bid are open for debate.
One thing that is not debatable is that Trump allowed hypochondria to be weaponized. The excuses don’t matter.
The fact remains.
And then comes the question: Why would a smart man (giving him his due; Trump is many things but he’s not an imbecile) permit the weaponization of hypochondria? A smart man would see – immediately, easily – the threat; that fear of “the virus” would be used to get people to vote absentee – or rather enable mass unvetted and thus easily fraudulent absentee voting and that would be the means by which his opponents would remove him.
Some will say: But he filed lawsuits! The courts refused to hear them! True. So? If what we suspect and what OF asserted was true then why didn’t the president – chief law enforcement officer of the nation, who swore an oath to defend the Constitution – not insist that the ballots be vetted and then counted?
Not recounted – after the fact. And without any vetting.
He had both the legal authority and the power to do it. But he did nothing – other than incoherently bloviate and Tweet, encouraging his desperate followers to believe he might actually do something.
To those who say he couldn’t have, I say – he didn’t even try. No announcement before the election that mass absentee voting (contrary to state election laws regarding voting) is problematic and the American people have a right to know who they elected and, accordingly, every ballot submitted prior to election day will be vetted to establish its legitimacy (e.g., that the person exists, is alive and actually did vote, as by signature verification) before it is counted.
But the Left would have keened in outrage! True. So? The Left always keens in outrage. Why didn’t the “brave” and “tough” OF challenge them? The case for making sure the vote is legitimate is inarguable – to reasonable people. As for the rest? Forget them.
It makes no sense . . . unless the Fail was part of the plan. It does make sense if the Orange Man was a pawn, a tool – someone playing his role and part of a plan.
In logic there is something called the principle of parsimony, which basically holds that the most likely explanation given the facts is the probable explanation – even if it doesn’t appear to make sense.
Using this principle – also called Occam’s Razor – it makes sense that we have been had. That the Orange Man was, indeed, playing a game of multi-dimensional chess. But for purposes of an outcome very different than “making America great again.”
What if the Orange Man’s presidency was intended to weaponize opposition to the Left by making it easy (by making it seem righteous) to characterize anyone who supported or even sympathized with anything the Orange Man did as a “white supremacist” or even an “insurrectionist” – i.e., someone dangerous to “our Democracy” who must be stifled (or worse) using any means necessary?
It is now a fact that a person risks his career – may have already lost his career – if identified as a “Trumper.” The pressure to not say anything in public – or even in private – that could be characterized as “racist” by the Left, which characterizes everything it dislikes as “racist,” is immense. People are literally losing the ability to work; are living in dread of being attacked for their non-Left beliefs, even Libertarians – whose core principle is the loathing of and aversion toward any kind of aggressive violence.
The entirety of the Not-Left has not only been disfranchised formally by the selection of Biden but also socially in that the consequences of being associated with anything that smacks of something the Left dislikes are sufficiently fearsome as to get many of them to sit down and shut up; to do what they are told.
Conveniently, the Orange Man enabled this wholesale de-legitimizing of the Not-Left by failing – or rather, by succeeding. And put the cherry on top by making himself into a spray-tanned cartoon; a public moron followed by morons.
It is very difficult to conceive of this being accidental or bad luck. Two words may suffice to make the point:
A confused old man beat the Orange Man. A man who hardly campaigned and when he did, he barely attracted a crowd larger than would easily fit in a high school classroom. A man with no charisma and nothing much to say who often said Alzheimerian things. This man succeeded in getting – so we are told – the largest number of votes cast for any candidate for president in American history.
Which he almost certainly did.
It is not difficult to receive as many votes as can be cast when they are not vetted. All that is necessary is to manufacture them – and weaponized hypochondria made this easy to do.
And which Orange Man did nothing about. Which he affirmed – by amen’ing talk of the “pandemic” and the “deadly China virus” and by Siamese-twinning himself to Pope Fauci XVII – who on the face of it was the Orange Man’s greatest enemy.
Who keeps their greatest enemy in their employ?
Well, to be fair, the Orange Man did do something about it. He associated himself with My Pillow Guy and Lin Wood – the latter promising to conjure a living Epstein to establish serial pedophilia among the highest echelons of the Left. Retired generals hinting that White Hats would save the day.
It made a good show and an epic fail. It also made millions of Trumpers look like toothless yahoos for buying into these various “krakens” which never came. Some of them are beginning to realize the “kraken” did come.
It arrived last year – when the Orange Man played his part in the weaponization of hypochondria.
That pivotal moment changed America forever. And the Orange Man was the one man who might have prevented it from happening because he was the only man who was in a position to do something to prevent it from happening.
The fact that he didn’t tells us the truth, the one explanation for everything that makes sense, however hard to come to terms with.
It is that the kraken was on us.
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