The ‘party of law and order’ declared Hillary must be guilty scum because the FBI investigated her (and found no prosecutable crime)…
When the FBI investigated Trump and found crimes, many of his associates going to jail for actions they took at his direction, these ‘law and order’ patriots declare that the FBI is ‘deep state scum’.
When the IG report came out showing there was no deep state conspiracy to ‘frame’ Trump for the crimes he in fact committed, these law and order patriots are fine with the president and his errand boy Barr doubling down on the slander of the investigators.
The party of ‘family values’ and ‘moral majority’ attacked the last first lady for going sleeveless, yet worship the floozy FLOTUS that did tacky nudes, and fawn over the president that raw-dogged a porn star while his wife was recovering from giving birth…
The party that called themselves the defenders of the constitution, now openly call for it to be shredded.
The party that called itself the defenders of children, is now putting them in cages and mercilessly mocks the children that take a position on gun violence and global warming.
The party that invented wild stories of pizza parlor pederast parties, doesn’t bat an eye at Trump’s long term relationship with the world’s most notorious child rapist.
They mock rape victims, and idolize their abusers, they celebrate war criminals and cheer their actions. They enjoy that desperate powerless children are being killed in their name at the border, because it is clear proof that ‘their man’ is making sure that others suffer more than they do… and in their minds that means they are winning.
The American fascists have thrown off the polite cloak of ‘conservative’ and revealed themselves to be what they always were- authoritarian, racist, misogynist vandals.
They are not, and have never been decent human beings- they are deeply damaged creatures that wallow happily in their depraved ignorant dysfunction.
And they are aware of all this- that is why the ‘conservative’ cowards here went into hiding, and went off to their safe spaces- they know there is no defense for their positions. They can’t claim to be patriots, supporters of law and order, fiscal responsibility- they gave up that act when they voted for Trump.
They KNOW the evil they have enabled- they just don’t care… they enjoy the show, and never pause to consider the price of admission- what they sold so cheaply for the ticket.
“And one day, too late, your principles, if you were ever sensible of them, all rush in upon you. The burden of self-deception has grown too heavy, and some minor incident, in my case my little boy, hardly more than a baby, saying ‘Jewish swine,’ collapses it all at once, and you see that everything, everything, has changed and changed completely under your nose. The world you live in—your nation, your people—is not the world you were born in at all. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed. Now you live in a system which rules without responsibility even to God. The system itself could not have intended this in the beginning, but in order to sustain itself it was compelled to go all the way.
“You have gone almost all the way yourself. Life is a continuing process, a flow, not a succession of acts and events at all. It has flowed to a new level, carrying you with it, without any effort on your part. On this new level you live, you have been living more comfortably every day, with new morals, new principles. You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things that your father, even in Germany, could not have imagined.
“Suddenly it all comes down, all at once. You see what you are, what you have done, or, more accurately, what you haven’t done (for that was all that was required of most of us: that we do nothing). You remember those early meetings of your department in the university when, if one had stood, others would have stood, perhaps, but no one stood. A small matter, a matter of hiring this man or that, and you hired this one rather than that. You remember everything now, and your heart breaks. Too late. You are compromised beyond repair.
“What then? You must then shoot yourself. A few did. Or ‘adjust’ your principles. Many tried, and some, I suppose, succeeded; not I, however. Or learn to live the rest of your life with your shame. This last is the nearest there is, under the circumstances, to heroism: shame. Many Germans became this poor kind of hero, many more, I think, than the world knows or cares to know.”
I said nothing. I thought of nothing to say.