Ok, so the Republican Party apparatus in many states & even nationally has been hijacked by a bunch of loonies, but the Trump lunacy is actually on the decline. And the remaining loonies are starting to make an impact: ironically, showing undecided people exactly how crazy & chaotic things can become if these loonies are not stopped. That’s not to say it won’t be a major effort necessary to get the vote mobilized. Now that people are starting to realize we are at war with Russia, the mid-terms should be about loyalty. It is much more serious than people generally recognize! Any U-tuber should be able to notice a markedly more Soviet-style propaganda campaign. Supposedly economic sites now screaming The END!!, pouring pessimism on any & all things. Some we speculate are even sleepers: first gather users with a lot of click-bait & regurgitated news and waiting…until called.
(Note: Facebook we never even started. In their blind quest for profits, they’ve long ago crawled in the hind crevace of Putin’s propaganda machine. Along with other hate, trash & porn, just not worth it.)
Of course, this loud, total, public adoration of Czar Putin by Fox News et al & of course the Orange Glob brings a whole new element into play. Will all the conspiracy madness, massive misinformation, support of anti-democratic violent-ready pockets of individuals be enough to paralyze America going into a crucial, if not existential national midterm vote? Much of this Qanon-type crap comes from Putin’s Fucking Sinister Bastards & it looks to us he has pulled the trigger. That is, he wants others to know he will escalate. WW3 is just getting started. Putin’s blah blah about nukes simply reflects his KGB past: act big, bring in all tools available to make citizens unsure. But whether military intrusions or Internet attacks or social media hate campaigns by Putin, we are just in the beginning of drawing the “frontlines”. They will be (already are, looks like) international, they will disrupt trade, they will feed the new inflation, they will be problematic. BUT, we did not start this war, nevertheless must defend ourselves – everything that we have or enjoy! If that sounds a bit strong, this author remembers East-European (In Poland, in Hungary, in Czechoslovakia) demonstrators being mowed down by Soviet tank machine guns in the days of the ‘great’ post-WW2 Soviet Union. This is the great plan Czar Putin has (again) as he lists country after country in his dream speeches of a Soviet Union of the Past.
Yes, the election image Republicans make will be strongly flavored by their support for Russia in this growing conflict. Just saw an investing video (creeps don’t get no plug !=} where a whole panel talks about how great Russian oil stocks look. Has their greed just turned their brain to mush? This was after 1 guest talks about starving Americans! First, it’s disgusting. On further reflection, probably wrong as well: in an at least “more active” war (Which one hears definitely in Czar Putin’s speeches!=[) everything will be in play except nukes (though he threatens that too!!). After “consolidation”, drawing front lines…, Russia will sell gas/oil to China (China is on the same debt trap as the West, but the 2 giant dictatorships together will make a formidable foe – in the end, after being consumers, we’re all just Uighurs to the China commies ); the “rest” of the world will buy from Western energy producers. Really will come down to which side you want to win (or be more profitable).
We really don’t know the allocation of this Russia support. How much of it comes from the vast, malign Internet hate & fear channels the Russians are shooting out & how much is residual love of Putin by Orange Slob because the Russians have dirt on him & subsequently carried over to his followers. The latter is ebbing; the former is just getting started.
Actually it’s NOT the Republican candidates & their positions that worry us – the more extreme idiots the better. No, it is the supporters who will volunteer to “monitor” voting lines with their AR-15s. It is the Republican incumbents who will see their only future in massive vote manipulations! The continuing misinformation about voter fraud is exactly what you want to confuse the populace with if you are going to then actually do it yourself. First accuse the enemy of any outrage that you want to commit yourself.(That you CAN read in any old KGB handbook!=). It radically reduces the sting – and holds many at bay – when one can say ‘It happened last time too! The others did it’.
And most worrying are the nazi laws now being passed in many Republican state legislatures. They really make no bones about it: restrict black voting at all costs; control voter registration data to manipulate or use to advantage; and even laws making partisan officials to be “in charge” of election processes. This will be the most contentious midterm for a long time. Republican officials everywhere are doing what they can to manipulate the system, actively & cognizantly corrupting the election process completely.
We use that word “nazi” a lot talking about Republicans, but think about it: wasn’t the Jan.6 riot just an unsuccessful version of the Nazies burning down their Reichtag (congress building) in 30’s? If you want the village to depend on your (inferior) mojo, you necessarily have to poisen or cover or destroy the mojo well of the existing popular Witch Doctor to avoid open comparison! Again, different words, but same idea you find in Mein Kampf & also FSB handbooks. When local school boards taken over by extremist political fervor start banning books, reminding you of Fahrenheit 451, is that not also reminiscent of the public book burnings in 1930’s Germany? And please spare the silly comparison of TrumpChump & Adolf. Nothing like it, not even close. Hitler was a consummate evil person & also capable political intriguist. TrumpChump is a narcissistic career criminal who – for $$$ & applause – fell into Putin’s palm to be made a Manchurian Candidate. We really think people are starting to wake up to that!
As an aside, Goering appeals to us as an appropriate comparison to TrumpChump. Goering was actually an ace pilot in WW1 and – true to Peter Principle (the original was that people get promoted to their level of incompetence) – he was not up to administrative tasks of air force head for the Nazies in WW2. Instead he had pompous uniforms designed for his large & overweight body to make him look like something out of some Imperial Past, all the while robbing art works – from Jewish families, but also straight from museums all over Europe. Literally the man used his power to steal trainloads upon trainloads of artwork. So you see a pretty straight comparison: just two fat-ass, loud-mouth, deplorable crooks, elevated to positions of responsibility they could never handle.
The real running for Führer of this racist, undemocratic attack on American freedom & democracy by the Republican Party would be someone in power orchestrating openly racist laws, voiding national health mandates for zealot dogma, thereby causing actual deaths of fellow Americans. When one is willing to see people die – the same people one has taken an oath to defend – to follow political zealotry & opportunist dogma, then they become eligible for Führer. The current candidates are the Governors of Texas & Florida. For hypocrites like Senators Cruz, Rubio, Hawley et al who went to elite universaties, the German word “Mitlaüfer” is apropo. Mit=>with & laüfer=> walker –> simply walking along with. These creeps know better but for personal gain or quest for power simply go along (& cheer on too) this anti-democratic grab for power, much like many opportunists “walked along” with the Nazies in Germany. Again simply for personal gain or quest for power, but no real convictions for anything. Pimple-assed opportunists, stoking the fire, thinking they can bail out of this like changing bowling shoes…. No- all will have to own their actions in this conflict.
We conclude to say we welcome this national contest against fanatics in 2024, but only if we can have a fair election in 2022. Should the Republicans steal enough of these 2022 midterm state elections, a fair vote in 2024 will become impossible. In fact, if Democrats are not able to make ground in 2022, to have enough support for national voting rights law, for national standards for fair elections processes, this fight for fair elections will escalate & continue to harm America’ image.