It’s suddenly “safe” – just like that – to show your face again. And it is also “safe” for the corporate-state propaganda organs – what is styled the “media” – to admit that the Orange Man may have been right about the China Virus. That it did, indeed, come from China – via the Wuhan Institute for Virology, with some funding help from the Friends of Fauci.
But Orange Man is still very bad.
He certainly does not deserve to be trusted, ever again.
He may have been right about where the China Virus came from but he was spectacularly wrong about everything else pertaining to it. Most particularly, he was wrong to literally stand by the almost-literally Dr. Evil who used the fear of the China Virus to turn America into something very much like China. A land in which government officials can simply decree and the populace is obliged to obey. For as long – and as hard – as the government officials say.
Parts of America are still “locked down” – something even China isn’t.
Americans were forced, en masse, to either pretend they were terrified (and so enable the terrorization of other Americans) by walking around like characters out of the Walking Dead, with absurd “coverings” over their faces – literally anything qualified, so long as their faces were covered – or accept a kind of Pariah status, like Untouchables in India, enforced by the fear as much as the “mandates.”
Millions of Americans are still covering their faces – including millions who’ve received what is styled “their” vaccines, which the Orange Man did not fail to push at Warp Speed. And now pushes on those who are “hesitant” to be injected with a substance that may do them more actual harm than the China Virus might do them.
And which the new president is doing his all to make sure they all get injected with. The greatest actual harm of all.
By standing beside Dr. Evil – whoops, Fauci – Orange Man let Fauci set the stage for what Orange Man later styled “the steal” – which would be funny, in the manner of a man who gripes about leaving his wallet on the counter of a seedy bar and it not being there the next morning – if it were not for the fact that something else got stolen.
Something irreplaceable. Something the Orange Man didn’t own – but which Americans once had a right to.
Or a least, mostly honest elections.
Instead, we got what the Orange Man enabled: An election unlike any other election in American history. An election in which voters were discouraged from voting – in the flesh – and millions of actual or actually not “voted” via the mail. None of these mailed-in votes (or not) were vetted before they were counted and bags of them were counted after the votes – of people who’d voted in the flesh – had stopped being counted.
Voting laws in states like Pennsylvania were ignored or blatantly altered months prior to Election Night and contrary to the law – enabling forms of voting and of counting that were illegal, according to the law.
But we know for sure that something fishy occurred.
At the least, we have sound reasons for suspecting it. The man who was unable to fill small rooms on the campaign trail somehow managed to fill bags of mail.
Or had them filled, on his behalf . . . by the Orange Man.
Perhaps not literally – but functionally. It amounts to the same thing.
The Orange Man enabled the “steal” – even if it didn’t actually happen. He certainly made it possible and so given us good reason to suspect it.
And he did nothing to stop it, despite having the power to do something to prevent it.
His defenders – astonishingly, there are still millions of them – say he lacked the legal authority; that he could not require states to vet mailed-in votes (or not) before they were counted. This is absurd. He had the authority to declare an unending – to this day – “emergency” which endowed him with practically unlimited powers. He let the governor-Gesundheitsfuhrers of practically every state assume de facto dictatorial powers.
Yet he chose not to use his arguably legitimate authority as president – to see that the laws are faithfully executed – by making certain no mass skullduggery occurred as a result of en masse mailed-in voting, much of it mailed in months prior to Election Night but not counted until after the shown-up-to-votes were counted (a winning majority cast for the Orange Man) on Election Night and the counting halted while the mailed-in votes (or not) were counted.
And when they were – and just like that – the election result shifted from Orange to Red.
The Failed Orange Man then demanded an after-the-fact recount – but never a before-the-vote vet. He urged a re-examination of the dubious votes (or not). Which amounts to the same as recounting counterfeit bills so as to establish whether any money was stolen from the till.
He did nothing to prevent the counterfeit bills from being put into the till.
To those who continue to say, he couldn’t have – I say: He didn’t even try. All he did was Tweet and bloviate about the pending “steal” – like a man standing in the path of a locomotive that’s still a mile down the tracks but obviously coming.
He never got off the tracks – and by doing so, left us standing there.
Left us with a country more like China than any virus ever could have made us.
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