Twitter is a riot right now. Apparently things have gotten so bad that even FOX is having to report that things aren't looking good for Trump... and conservatives on Twitter are throwing fits and accusing FOX News of "bias" against them.
This is an old crazyperson pattern that they've fallen into: they've decided, beforehand, what the truth is going to be... which is whatever they want
to believe. Then, any evidence to the contrary is the result of either bias or an "conspiracy." It's never just the truth
or a fact
because they don't ever decide anything based on reality or evidence. The only things that are "real" to these people are things that defend Trump (even if they're total hogwash) and say Obama or Hilary are bad (because, somehow, that's always
hand-in-hand with defending Trump -- "whataboutism" is mandatory
... and it doesn't matter if the anti-Obama or Hillary material is a huge lie or misrepresentation, it only matters that it helps them reach their desired outcome.
It's all a game of foregone conclusions, with anything that doesn't fit dismissed by whatever desperate means they can come up with, no matter how silly or ridiculous. Like, the Mueller Report (the real one, not Barr's version) is "preposterous" while the QAnon conspiracy is totally
logical and a real thing. Or, Biden is actually crazy enough to brag in public about stopping an investigation into his son... rather than him actually talking about making an official who wasn't
investigating corruption do his job. These people live in a world where they think Obama gave billions in American money to Iran, or sold guns to Mexican drug cartels, etc. Nothing is too far-fetched as long as it's bad for a Democrat.
Meanwhile, the idea that a guy like Donald Trump, who has always been corrupt in his business dealings, as well as a serial liar, did something shady is just crazy
to them... and if FOX is reporting that, then FOX has turned on them. 'Cuz, no matter what happens, it can't be true.
Watch this stuff, folks. Beyond a historical event, it's a fascinating peek into the power of mass delusion and the psychology of groups. We're getting to see how a brainwashed cult, who've never been educated
by the things that they watch, read, and listen to as much as they've been trained
by it, react when they're confronted with a truth that doesn't fit the story they need
to believe. Their little minds are just breaking. They don't know what to do, and they're getting crazier and crazier.
I have no idea how the Trump cult is going to end. Maybe they'll take their disillusionment like adults and slink away sadder but wiser... but, from my experience with 'em, I don't think that'll be how most of 'em deal with it. Some will just mire down into the crazy denial so much that they'll make no sense whatsoever anymore, just be one big sticky clot of increasingly-implausible conspiracies. And then there's the possibility of some kind of Jonestown ending, where vast numbers of them somehow destroy themselves, maybe not literally, but in some other way. Then there's the one that's most worrysome -- that they'll lash out and try to harm others. Because make no mistake, these people are radicalized. Politics has become a religion to them, and they're fundamentalist about it. They've been crazy enough to put all their faith into someone as ridiculously unworthy of anyone's faith as Donald Trump, and they're not going to be able to handle it when they're proven to be gullible idiots. There's gonna be some
kind of societal strife out of this, I'm just not sure what.
That's part of the reason that I hope Trump's not removed from office this way. He needs to be voted out, in disgrace, by overwhelming numbers. The people who've been emboldened by him need to have it made clear to them that they've been rejected by the vast majority of their countrymen, and the shit they've been proudly flaunting for the past couple-er-three years is stuff they'd be far better off being ashamed of.