It is all very confusing. Men and women who look like democratically-elected Senators and Congressmen who believe in the Constitution and the rule of law. But they are not who and what they appear to be.
They are democratically elected, in a formal sense, though a number of them hold their seats due to very undemocratic gerrymandering and voter suppression. Still, let us stipulate that they are democratically elected.
However, they have made clear that they don’t believe in the Constitution and the rule of law. They shroud their cynical votes to acquit Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial with the most specious of arguments, that the trial was unconstitutional, despite two Senate votes holding that it was constitutional.
Many in the House and a smaller number in the Senate voted on January 6-7, 2021, without the slightest legal justification, to block Congressional ratification of the electoral college vote formally naming Joe Buden as the President-elect.
They tell monstrous lies. They are not acting in good faith. They are silent in the face of violence. For two months they were complicit and co-conspitators with Donald Trump in his efforts to overthrow the election and the Constitution of the United States.
They pay homage to and pledge obeisance to Donald Trump, even today, after he has attempted a coup d’état and incited the Capitol Insurrection.
They are, in a word, fascists.
They are fascists pledged to support their fascist Leader, no matter what, no matter what crimes he may have committed. For four years they have closed their eyes or looked the other way, whenever their Leader has intimidated witnesses or otherwise obstructed justice.
Now, to help us always keep clear in our minds who they really are and what they represent, and to not get confused by the fact they look like and sometimes even sound like democratic leaders, there is one mental trick that should help us keep our minds clear and our thinking straight:
We should simply imagine that they are all wearing Nazi military uniforms.
When you see Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and Ron Johnson
in the Senate, for example, just imagine they are wearing Nazi military uniforms. It will clear your mind.
The Trenchant Observer