The “Philosophers,” “Thieving Scoundrels” and “Foreign Enemies” are having a collective moment that could take down America.
We on the left are flabbergasted by those on the right who are discombobulated by Q-Anon theories. I just thought in the Biden age of malarkey it was worth a mention.
We absolutely should accept how dangerous these "useful idiots" are in the hands of the vile people that would deny the rest of society the democracy they deserve.
The new timeline for the Trump reinstatement is by August. Just how much disappointment is a Q-believer supposed to take?!
Our country's "founding fathers" were self serving greedy men who massacred the indigenous people and stole their lands and sold them to "settlers" and imported men and women from Africa to work to their deaths (and that of their children) to maximize profits for themselves. The two factors driving the break with the British was the government moving to restrict and potentially abolish slavery in its colonies and the Royal Proclamation of 1763 that prohibited the colonists from seizing land west of the Appalachian mountains. Washington, Jefferson, and Paine were paying for surveys to be done in this area so they could file claims as soon as the indians were forcibly removed. Everything else with regard to the new nation was a massive whitewash that has continued in American school textbooks to this day - i.e. the big lie that democracy every was considered for anyone other than rich white men (which did not include the Irish or the Scotts).
As President Lyndon Johnson of Texas adroitly observed “If you can convince the lowest white man he's better off than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
The Philosophers, Thieving Scoundrels and Foreign Enemies that jeopardize the world’s democracies need a critical mass of uncritical thinkers to perpetuate their status quos, and the Qanon conspiracies help sell their scams. Big factions and their mal-educated followers are turning America into some flavor of oligarchy because they increase their powers and profits through doing things adverse to our rights and our communities' interests. And they will continue their flimflamming and pillaging as long as money=speech and corporations=citizens.