L&C: Bamboozled, hoodwinked, led astray

From a long Facebook post by one Thomas Clay Jr. (a journalist and author of at least one book): here.

Dear Republicans,

I have quite deliberately removed all of you from my life and I’ve felt an overwhelming sense of peace after blocking my last relative from ever dripping their toxic Republican poison into my mind ever again.

I wanted to set a few things straight with the Republicans who used to be in my life to help vent some of the anger I feel at your dastardly deeds the last few years when you put Trump in my life and fell down the rabbit hole that you are all now in.”


“I don’t know how to put this very gently but what the rest of the planet knows is that you were bamboozled, hoodwinked, led astray and basically conned by a conman. The sooner you sober up to that immutable fact, the sooner we might pull you out of that cult that you’ve transmogrified into.”


“Just once I wish one of you who says, ‘there were a lot of irregularities in the election’ would actually say aloud what they actually are because I pay attention to this stuff as do a lot of journalists who would like nothing better than to win a prestigious Pulitzer Prize by proving there was some manner of fraud but of course, there was none except by people in your party doing it. All of the convictions for voter fraud in 2020 have been Republicans, all of them.”

This last comment reminds me of a truism: all those people who, for whatever reasons (virtually always religious), dispute the fact of evolution, say, all they have to do is produce actual evidence to the contrary, revolutionize biology and win their Nobel Prize, and let their evidence speak for itself. They can’t do this.

If something is true, there should be evidence for it. If there is no evidence, it’s not true. But many many people don’t understand, or ignore, this – instead, they “believe” what they’d like to be true, and figure if they repeat it often enough, other people will “believe” it so.

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