Originally Posted by Sun Bather
Some of you are being very rude
I'll simplify this for you, and many others here who don't like the "rudeness" at play.
People are absolutely terrified. TERRIFIED.
The comparisons to Nazis are apt. The Nazis didn't just wake up day one and start killing Jews. It started slowly. Criticizing the press, radicalizing their base, and blaming minority groups for economic issues.
If you have any historical background, you would realize that Trump's behavior is beyond abnormal. It's indicative of a leader that can do significant damage to both the country and the world. That is not hyperbole. It is clearly verifiable.
He just screamed at CNN for reporting fake news, when they weren't even the god damn reporters of it. It's nonsense, and that nonsense is now normalized. It is now normal for the president to question anything the press says.
People are scared. And I don't care if you think it's rude. I don't care if my racist grandmother thinks it's rude. I will scream that Trump is a dangerous fascist till my head explodes because it's true. The louder we scream, the ruder we scream, the more likely people are - politicians are - to actually take notice.
Do you know why Republicans are so much better at rallying their base? They're loud, and rude
. I don't give a damn if we are rude. The ruder we are, the more attention we garner, and the more we make it clear that we aren't just being "dumb liberals, desperate for attention". We will make it clear that we are scared.
There's still shreds of humanity, of decency within the Republican members of the Senate and House who were just elected. The louder I scream, the more likely they will hear me and actually save this country from burning up in flames before 2018.