If we don't stop Republicans and their idiocy soon, we will all regret it
Last weekend, the French refused to elect their right-wing high-priestess Marine La Pen. This shows that they are still smart enough not to buy the “conservative” BS that seems to be infecting far too many western democracies.
Will Americans be smart enough to do the same in the midterm elections coming up this fall? Right now, the pundits seem to think not. Americans appear to be distracted by temporary economic difficulties, raging culture wars over idiotic “conservative” fears, and the mindless pursuit of pleasure.
Americans seem not to be concerned that Republicans have almost entirely endorsed overthrowing the Constitution by any means, even violent insurrection. They don’t seem to care that Republicans are arranging things so that they can overturn elections in the states before they even get to the federal level, installing Republicans over the will of the people. They don’t seem to care that a stupid, ignorant, or petulant vote for virtually any Republican on the ballot this fall will effectively put an end to the American democratic experiment. If Republicans get control of Congress, there will never be a free and fair election again. This is not something they are trying to hide. They are boasting about this.
Have Americans become too stupid to value democracy? The election this fall will tell. If we don’t do as well as the French did, the world’s flagship democracy will fall into the hands of autocrats. And 600 years of rational progress will come to an end.
All because Americans are too stupid to recognize that a bunch of liars, cheats, religious lunatics, crooks, and downright villains—that is, Republicans—cannot be trusted with power.
It’s up to those of us who still have a grip on ethics, decency, and intelligence to get to the polls and punish Republicans. It’s the only thing that will rein them in from their ignorant insanity.
Let’s get out there and stop them. OK?