I don’t know why, but when the Left goes all hair-on-Fire (like April Fool Ryan fantasizing about Trump being hauled out of the Oval On Jan 20 by the otherwise despiséd “police and armed forces”)—nobody laughs. The Right can’t get away with that kinda overt paranoia. Or maybe we don’t want to; it’s ….embarrassing.
The Right suffers (probably fatally) from a “normalcy bias“.
Humans know, we can feel, when we’re encountering a dangerous situation, dealing with people who don’t wish us well and are deceiving us, you might sense this about a stranger who approaches you in order to do you harm: kidnap, rape, rob or even murder you. Those predators rely on your social instinct to be polite and accommodating, to not offend others; you tell yourself not to imagine things, of course everything is okay, just like it “normally” is. Until that charming sociopath (and they all are charming; they have to be!) bolts the door behind you and draws out the rope with which to bind you…..
What is so bad about mail-in ballots? Come on ,after all, five states already do it and we’ve Always allowed absentee voting …and should Americans have to choose between exposure to Covid and exercising their right to vote? Be reasonable, calm down! It’s no big deal, there’s no danger.
Read Joondeph’s piece on AmThinker this morning, The Real Reason the Democrats are Pushing for Mail-in Ballots.
Last night on The Five, the beautiful, always serene Dana Perino advised that we “condition” ourselves to the fact that we will not know the results of the election on November 4–and not for a long time after that. An angelic nurse, breaking the news to America that we’re fatally ill.
If we don’t know it by Jan 20, guess who gets to choose the “acting President”? Ready?
The House of Representatives.
They don’t have to choose the Speaker. But Pelosi is damned good at wheeling and dealing go get support from her chamber. It will be Nancy, I’d lay odds.
Remember the chaos of 2000? On Dec. 12, 2000, six days before the Electoral College was to assemble, the Supreme Court put an end to it. ( This year, I don’t think they will be able to do that, no matter how they rule. Or rather, NOT if they should determine Trump the winner.)
But we’re telling ourselves don’t be silly, don’t get crazy, calm down: everything will go on just like it normally has…and the Left is telling us that too, calling us “conspiracy theorists”If like Joondeph we point out the glaringly obvious— even though they are the ones who have been pushing demonstrably baseless conspiracy theories since 2016. No sooner is one hysterical, unfounded accusation dissipated (at ruinous expense-) than they pull another one outta their nether orifice—and our successful, hard-fought refutation of the old one is forgotten. Instantly.
Gavin de Becker, whose books I recommend, has one about the “normalcy bias”, called The Gift of Fear. Act on your impulse: refuse that stranger’s inquiries and offers to “help”. Run!
What, O Ratty, would be the equivalent action for us to take at this point?
Is there any way we can retreat to a position of safety? Is there any equivalent of kicking the threat in the balls or using our car keys to gouge out its eyes?
I’m humbly asking. I am scared.