The dubious theory is that fascist goony birds like Doug Mastriano will be easier to beat because the American electorate always turns away from extremists and crazies.
The most radical thing I ever heard anyone in my family say was when my paternal grandfather, who suffered lifelong PTSD from his service as a doctor in World War II in the Pacific, expressed approval of the Catholic peace activist Philip Berrigan banging a hammer on U.S. nuclear missile silos in protest of the threat of nuclear war.
It requires the skills of a novelist of genius to explore the twisted depths of such souls, but their basic impulse is obvious: to weld themselves to the power of the oppressor, thereby gaining at once personal immunity from the oppression and the sadistic thrill of stomping on others of their kind.
Pandemics have long been the subject of dystopian or “postapocalyptic” fiction, though no one seems to have foreseen quite the mix of delusional thinking and malevolent leadership and propaganda that led to so many Americans denying that there even was a pandemic and violently refusing all measures to slow its spread.
The pro-choice feminists were right about the real powers behind the “pro-life” movement all along: their interest is in controlling and punishing women, not in helping “unborn babies.”
American women are joining their Afghan sisters under the black shroud.
Sorry, schoolchildren of America, your lives are far, far less important than the “traditional” individual right to own weapons of war that Founding Father Antonin Scalia made up in 2010.
We are unlikely to convert any of these people, because the intellectual details of their faith are in every case a mere cover for the emotional pull of loyalty to these institutions that dominate their lives.
The day is coming when someone will denounce Marjorie Taylor Greene as a RINO in the pay of George Soros.
The people must possess a sense of civic responsibility, if democracy is to prevail.