The handwriting is on the wall and blinking in neon. What’s left of the Republican party has gone to the Dark Side and made it clear that they are election deniers. The new head of the RNC may be an election denier as well. We have yet to see a successor to Ronna McDaniel announced. And bear in mind, that’s the shortcut to Donald Trump’s good graces is that you have to grease him that 2020 was actually won by him, giant among men that he is.
So Elise Stefanik officially sold her soul last night. She told a CNN host that the 2020 election was not secure, knowing that she’s spewing sheer bullshit like a whale spews ambergris but not caring. That’s who this iteration of the GOP is filled with, people ready to sell their souls to Trump to see if they can get a piece of the action. And we’ll see if Michael Whatley ends up taking over the RNC. Currently, he runs the North Carolina state GOP, and he’s big on election denial. These portents are important to watch and here’s why: Trump has already done his dress rehearsal. He did that on January 6, so far without consequence. So the next time will be playing for keepsies.
If Trump gets back in office he will think nothing of declaring martial law or doing any number of abuses. We think of all this now in terms of black comedy and satire but remember, friends, what happened to Germany in the late 30’s. The Germans were a cultivated people, filled with engineers and composers and the like. WWI wiped them out and they were desperate for somebody to save them. So the loudest voice in the room got the job as is so often the case.
America is not desperate right now. But America is something conceivably worse. She’s decadent. We are a culture that has allowed the tinsel of the TV set to attract our senses, rather than read a book or a newspaper and think a thought. We are a bread and circus crowd. This is the only way that a man who is all form and no substance, Donald Trump, could get where he got. He put forth an image on television and in this country, in this day and age, that’s everything. It’s all packaging.
Trump packaged himself as a leader, a captain of industry. He’s nothing of the sort. Now he is packaging himself as “revenge, retribution,” and he’s made it clear he’s going after his enemies.
January 6 was a dress rehearsal. Next time it will be the real thing. And don’t think Vladimir Putin isn’t salivating, just waiting.