Do you believe in "both sides - ism" ?
Category: Op/EdBy: john-russell • 3 weeks ago • 198 comments
I saw an article this morning that there are only two Republican office holders on a national level that have the guts to stand up to Trump, - Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.
That sounds about right.
So, we have a party that is for all practical purposes in thrall to a megalomaniac who tried to steal the last election and lies about it virtually on a daily basis.
This is a bleak future for the country, at best. If Trump was to be returned to office we would be led by someone who is demonstrably either mentally ill , or thoroughly evil. Those are in reality the only two possibilities.
And yet, we continue to see people approach national politics as if "both sides" suffer from roughly equal levels of problematic behavior.
There appear to be actual , relatively intelligent people who say that they would rather have Trump because Joe Biden occasionally repeats words and stumbles verbally.
Joe Biden was seen riding a bicycle last week. How many people here would bet ten bucks that Donald Trump could ride a bicycle for a 100 yards, let alone a mile or two?
We often see people approach politics from the "pox on both your houses" point of view. "I dont like any of them", they say.
The Republicans , under Trump's leadership are right now trying to set up state governments in a way that will allow them to challenge the results of any election that they lose. Trump is endorsing candidates for state offices that control election boards that will go along with his schemes in the future. We can see in the recent results of the California recall vote and the Arizona election audit that Republicans are more than willing to not only claim that every election they lose is stolen, but continue on with it even after facts prove them completely wrong. Tell me, is there a "both sides" aspect to this situation ?
We see on Newstalkers how the right wing seeders lie and/or try to confuse the issues related to what I have brought up in this article. What is the "both sides" element in this lying that appeals to moderates and independents that would lead them to say "both sides" are at fault?
America is heading toward dark times. I really have a problem figuring how "both sides" ism or even worse, apathy, is going to steer us through this incredibly turbulent path .