by Sarah Roark |
Here’s how Trump/Pence gets away with a LOT of its shit in a nutshell.
Regime: We’re absolutely not doing this bad thing (e.g., family separations). Or, at least, if we were, we’ve stopped.
Media: The regime denies doing the bad thing. Or anyway, they’ve stopped doing the bad thing.
Bad takes, right-wing flavor: See! Liberal hysteria! Trump Derangement Syndrome! Witch hunt! Obama did it too!
Bad takes, left-wing flavor: Such a distraction! These guys are just idiots anyway! They probably didn’t MEAN to commit a crime against humanity! Eyes on the 2020 prize! “Issues Americans really care about!” Also, Both Sides!
Media, very quietly: …Actually, it turns out they were lying and they’re still totally doing the bad thing they said they weren’t (e.g., family separations).
Bad takes, right wing flavor: ::crickets::
Bad takes, left wing flavor: ………….uh okay, but it’s kind of…over now, so let’s just move on.
Lonely voices of sanity: But — we just learned it’s NOT over.
Media: Sorry. When we’ve finished our takes, it’s over. Warmed-over human rights travesties just don’t sell.
Lonely voices of sanity: But that’s…not what “over” means. Isn’t it over when it’s over for the actual *people* inv–
Media: LOOK IT’S THE TWO DOZENTH DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY CANDIDATE ARF ARF ARF
If this observation from Sarah Roark makes you laugh, cry, and want to throw something at the wall – all at the same time – get with a whole different strategy of sustained, non-violent protest to drive out regime!