Covid-19 is just the latest ratcheting up of the a long-running war on liberty. From John Ward at therealslog.com:
There are many issues facing us today both personally and globally. But they all boil down to one thing: those who have captured power through either electoral desperation or corporacratic subterfuge simply will not take no for an answer. We must look beyond the issue to the principle, and learn to say no in a forcefully peaceful and organised manner.
It does seem eternally odd, does it not, that the US judicial system seems happy to throw out Republican affidavits giving evidence of electoral fraud, but at the same time the US has a media set that suffixes every report on what President Trump says about it with “although he has no evidence to support his claims”….and the world anglosphere falls lamely into line.
It is truly Pythonic, with just a dash of Catch22: “We’re not going to review these affidavits because they’re worthless,” said the Ostriches, “so will you stop saying you were cheated, because you haven’t got any evidence – we know this, because we don’t need to look at it”.
My view is simple: it is entirely possible that Trump is lying his fat head off. But the common sense rejoinder to that pov is:
- Why press ahead so vigorously with a case if (privately) you know it to be BS? And
- If you the State know it to be BS, why not investigate every affidavit thoroughly and enumerate their lack of worth instance by instance?
In short, we have a plaintiff behaving like a guy who’s done his homework, and the State dismissing everything out of hand for fear of finding magic bullets flying backwards, and Presidential Heads exploding in the wrong direction.