Volumes have been written, and will be written — and it can be complicated and extraordinary and crazy and blah blah blah.
But I think itâ€™s pretty simple.
This is whatâ€™s running the show:
How do you get us to be upset?
Us â€” those of us (most of us) who are liberal/progressive/democrats/respectful of science â€” call us whatever you want.
Itâ€™s all about the upset.
The pandemic is Obamaâ€™s fault.
Join Russiaâ€™s team.
Put kids in cages.
Eliminate justice and respect for laws.
Collect money from workers and give it to multi-millionaires and billionaires.
Everything’s great! And even better if more people die.
Monarchs are awesome.
Do not allow voting by mail — during a horrific pandemic.
Deny health care and human rights and justice.
Itâ€™s all about getting us to be pissed off.
Thatâ€™s the whole game.
If it were a reality TV show, the shock value would make us watch. It would increase retweets and ratings and revenue.
Thatâ€™s all it is.