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New Big Lie: “Democracy Doesn’t Work”
Arsonists burn down your house, blame the Fire Department for the damage, and then sell you a tent to sleep in
The Big Lie that Donald Trump really won the 2020 election led directly to the insurrection. The coercive propaganda delivered through insulated disinformation chambers like Telegram convinced enough people that the election had actually been stolen that they were willing to commit Sedition, if not hunt down and murder politicians themselves.
Ashli Babbitt believed the Big Lie / QAnon propaganda and paid with her life.
To be clear, Ashli Babbitt was a terrorist, regardless of how she ended up that way. She was the first person to try to enter the Speaker’s office through a smashed in glass door while the crowd behind her was calling for Pelosi’s death. Lethal force was not only justified but required.
Donald Trump is not going to be the 2024 GOP candidate so Big Lie 2020 is fading away. The new Big Lie, as I see it, is pretty much the ballgame if it works. It’s very simple. They are trying to convince America that democracy doesn’t work anymore.
We all know that Republicans have been sabotaging Democratic administrations for a long time. Republicans run up the debt by cutting taxes for rich people. Democrats have to raise money to make up for lost revenue. And they need to spend money to revive the economy after the GOP trashes it.
It goes back and forth like this every 4-8 years. But it’s always been theater that everyone just goes along with.
But this time is different. In the past this constant stress on the economy to benefit rich people by bending the rules still happened largely within the rules of the system. This time, they are trying to shut the system down entirely. They do not want democracy anymore. They want a much more direct pathway to accumulating power.
The change is that they no longer want to influence the system through their operations, they want to destroy the system itself.
Mike Flynn has been signaling this for a long time, pretending to be a “patriot” while he does everything in his power to tear at the foundations of American freedom. He likes to call it an “experiment in democracy” because he wants the experiment to fail.
The entire GOP is now following his lead, not working for the American people or even pushing right wing politics. Their job is to prevent the system from working so they can present an authoritarian alternative.
In 2022, democracy is on the ballot, but so is the ballot itself.