I was talking to a Lefty Friend the other day and, of course, the topic du jour turned to The Election.
The Lefty was not Supremely Confident in a Joe Landslide but is convinced that there will be a Blue Wave from top to bottom come November.
“Will you be voting for Trump again?” I was asked.
“Yes,” I replied, “in fact I will be voting for Trump as if my life depends on him winning.”
Silence then a curiosity about why I would make such an obviously outlandish and crazy statement.
I then held forth on Current Events and the take-over of the Donks by the AOC/Omar wing, how Sundowner Joe would be a temporary sock puppet for The Real Powers behind the scenes and how I felt that in the best case we would go The Full Venezuela and in the worst case The Full Pol Pot.
The Lefty was flummoxed by such Krazzee Tawk nonsense.
Joe would bring the Country Together and we would be Back to Normal.
Try as I might to explain my thinking to the contrary it was obvious there was A Lack of Historical Context that would have been my only hope of making a small inroad with The Lefty.
People either have The Gestalt or they don’t; my Lefty is a political tourist every four years – the MSM is a trusted guide and sincere liberal goodnessness informs every decision.
That’s what scares me the most: the paving stones of My Road to The Ditch or The Gulag being laid down with every good intention and no thought to possibility of the contrary.
“You read The Negative into things,” The Lefty said. “The majority of people would never stand for the things you fear.”
“Ten percent,” I replied. “It only takes a committed 10% or sometimes even less and the Tax Cattle will happily herd along.”
We soon moved on to more palatable topics and parted cordially.
On the way home I did a mental a mapping of who I could count on in My Hood to not Rat Me Out to the New Stasi of the People’s Republic when push comes to shove.
I came up with three who I hoped would be 50/50 – the rest would do so willingly and a significant number with glee or satisfaction.
Deplorables need to vote like their lives depend on it this November.
Because for many of us it does…