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Fri Dec 11, 2020, 03:11 PM

9. Regarding mocking and derision

The author states: "Iíve been writing lately that Trump foes should see him as a figure of derision and take joy in mocking him, and I believe that. That kind of moral cleansing is mentally healthy and necessary, after what heís done to our brains for four years."
Yes, but this stops well short of the whole of the problem.
Trump is the manifestation of nearly 40 years of a concerted GOP effort to normalize corruption, demonize and de-legitimize any and all opposition, denigrate and marginalize intelligence and expertise, and eliminate critical thinking while weaponizing stupidity and belligerent ignorance among the rank and file of the party.
If the media and public had taken this stance back when Newt Gingrich wrote the Contract on America we would not have had to put up with so much of the political idiocy of the last 30 years.
But mockery and derision only do so much. Without prosecution and consequences for illegal actions in service of the GOP mission, we will only face the same problem again.

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