Seriously, it almost feels as if MAGA is beginning to radicalize ME.
I've discovered myself occasionally entertaining scenarios that would get me kicked off this forum if I gave voice to them.
I've never dabbled in ANY of the nonsense MAGA accuses people on the Left of doing, I've never been a marxist, never eaten any babies, never trafficked children for sex,
I've never tried to "groom children into being LGBTQ", I've never forced some weird string of pronouns, never experienced any desire to inflict satanism on schools, never voiced a desire to abolish police,
never had a desire to use a bathroom of the opposite sex, never accused ALL white people of being "born as racists", never done ANY of the crap we're being painted as doing.
It's almost impossible to keep up with the tsunami of bullshit from MAGA
Meanwhile MAGA is hell bent on dismantling the actual democratic process
itself, creating a permanent one-party rule. They openly advocate against democracy.
And they're getting away with an insurrection, and collaborating with Vladimir Putin, while FAKING support for Ukraine, while ALSO simultaneously voting AGAINST aid to Ukraine
They are getting away with so many coverups that they can't be counted.
I'm beginning to feel radicalized in response to seeing MAGA steamroller democracy with absolute impunity.
I see it as a rather natural reaction.
And I'm sixty-five years old, so I've pretty much lived most of my life and I have a lot to be grateful for --- EXCEPT for the last five years.
The prospect of the NEXT five years becoming MUCH worse leaves a lot of people feeling like they're going to wind up with nothing left to lose...I guarantee you I am in some rather good company on that.