@pariston_hill said in American Politics: A Brand New Day:
Meanwhile real groomers like John K. and Dan Schneider get none of that hate from the right.
To paraphrase of free translation Nelson Rodrigues;" Behind every moral paladin hides a scumbag."
Yup. Republicanism at this point is pure projection. They don't really stand for anything at all other than destroying their "enemies". Which are NOT predators, but instead just everyday non-Christian people, everyday non-white people, everyday LGBT people, everyday women, everyday people that are different from their expected norm.
They could not care less about groomers or predators. They do not care about the safety of women or children. What they really care about is bringing down "undesirable" groups of people that challenge their privilege and they will leverage the ignorance and natural in-grouping of humanity that allow their fabricated false, harmful narratives to spread like wildfire through the populace.
It's just weaponization. This is why no one should be surprised when, say, they elect Donald Trump, a proud sexual assaulter, to the president's office (and straight-up worship him!), or they keep Matt Gaetz around.
The predators they're going after are imaginary predators. The real predators they protect within their ranks.
I know that is rather cynical. I don't know if this is entirely conscious on their part, but it sure is playing out this way either way. There are predators on every side of the aisle, every group of people, but JFC, the groups that seem to be the most likely to protect their own predators are right wing politicians and right-wing churches. It's disgusting. They must be held accountable for this.