Did you vote to pay $5 for a gallon of gas? You’re already paying 15 percent more than that, actually – since the buying power of a dollar has declined by about just that since the man 80 million people supposedly voted for replaced the Orange Man.
So you’re actually paying closer to $6 – assuming you’re only paying that. If you live in California – where most of the people did vote for this – you’re paying more than $7 for a gallon. It is very likely we’ll all be paying that soon, too.
And that’s not all we’re paying more for, of course.
Unfortunately – for all of us – yes, he was.
As bad as the Thing is, it would not have been in a position to cause the cost of fuel to more than double – and to facilitate the devastating reduction in the buying power of the money we’re forced – by fiat – to use to buy it, had the Orange Man not been very bad, indeed.
The pain we’re feeling bears remembering – in terms of its source.
Let us never forget who enabled the things – by not rescinding the “emergency” when it became obvious it wasn’t one. People weren’t dropping dead in the streets; the hospitals never overflowed. A few were overbooked – because they were understaffed. There were plenty of beds.
Yet the endless “emergency” wasn’t ended – by the man who had the power to end it.
The “emergency” that enabled his putative (and our actual) enemies – the gesundheitsfuhrers both blue and red – who, in the name of a sickness that the science quickly established presented no serious threat to people who weren’t already chronically sick or very weak (as has always been the case with such sicknesses) turned most of the country into a kind of sickness gulag. Empowered the things to force people to wear “masks,” as these contemptible symbols of submission are styled. Including very young children, during their critical developmental years – literally. We still don’t know the extent of the emotional-psychological damage done to millions of them.
We do know the damage done to the millions of small businesses that were put out of business. To the 8.5 million who were force-unemployed by being declared “non-essential.” (These millions, now re-employed, are counted by the Thing as having jobs again because it allowed them to get back to work).
But above all, we are living in the damage – the wreckage – that can be attributed to the Orange Man’s bloviating tough guy persona, which folded like a piece of tinfoil in the wind the moment his putative political enemies told him there was an “emergency” – and that it must continue.
The Orange Man is held to be a tough, no-nonsense man by his political supporters. But how much of that was braggadocious talk rather than action? Why did he allow our worst enemy – that vile little man who took over the Orange Man’s presidency in the name of an “emergency” that wasn’t – to weaponize hypochondria? To use the presidential podium to peddle fear about a sickness he knew presented almost no serious threat to almost everyone?
Was that awful little man in fact the president’s enemy? Or perhaps an ally?
If the Orange Man understood that the odious little man was, in fact, an enemy – which the facts made clear – why did he allow him to speak in his name? To stand at the podium with the president’s seal on it – and with the president, himself, standing quietly by his side? Are these the actions of a man who is actually tough – and brave?
They were the actions of the Orange Man.
And because he wasn’t brave or tough in the face of the little man, we didn’t get to vote on election day in 2020. But lots of votes – millions of them – were cast during the election months that preceded it. Which gave ample time – and opportunity – to assure the right results.
We will likely never know how many of these votes were cast by people who had a right to vote – or were even alive, to vote. The point is that this electoral confusion was enabled by the cowardice of the Orange Man – who didn’t have the guts to declare the “emergency” over long after it was clear there was no emergency. Who did absolutely nothing – other than talk – during the elections months, preceding election day.
This same man, by the way, talked very tough about bumpstocks. And in favor the “red flag” laws that deprive people of their rights without them having transgressed a single actual law. The very “red flag” laws now being enacted by the things he enabled.
This man continues to claim the “vaccines” he enabled – by exempting them from the usual safety protocols – saved “millions of lives.” His words. He says no words at all about the thousands – at the least – whose lives have been taken by them. Nor the millions who have been force to take them – by the very things he enabled.
About the awful precedents that have been established.
So while it may be true that 80-something million people did vote to pay more than twice as much for gas with money that buys 15 percent less, the fact remains that millions of other people also voted for this – even if they didn’t realize it at the time.
By voting for a man who enabled these things to come to pass.
It is important that as many of us as possible never vote for this – or him – again.
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