“There’s an honest level of sadness and disappointment and disorientation among progressives and Democrats and I think it goes deeper than just what’s in the report.”
—CNN contributor and former Obama aide Van Jones, explaining how Democrats needed “a chance to be sad” and to “grieve” about the Mueller investigation’s findings.
And there it is. Progressives and Democrats are inconsolable that the 2106 election was clean, that an American President didn’t betray his country by conspiring with a hostile power to steal his office, and that our elected leader, and that we do not have a looming constitutional crisis.
I hope readers will excuse my posting a perhaps disproportionate amount on the post-Mueller Report reactions, but understand: early in 2017 I marked the Democratic/progressive effort to undermine this President, his ability to govern, and the legitimacy of his election at a terrible cost to the nation as perhaps the most serious national ethics breach in recent history, certainly since I have been writing Ethics Alarms. It cannot be over-emphasized how crucial it is that as much of the public as possible that is still capable of rational thought understands what was attempted here, and indeed to some extent achieved, to the nation’s—one hopes not permanent–detriment. We need to be grateful for corrupted and ethics alarms-lacking progressive messengers like Jones, who don’t understand how repulsive this confession sounds to normal people. They are showing us the truth.
Republican Alice Stewart, Jones’ companion on the Don Lemon panel, stated exactly what Jones’ statement signifies: “I think Van hit the nail on the head. Democrats are so hell-bent on being anti-Trump that they’re becoming anti-American on this.” Becoming? Ethics Alarms first flagged the disgusting conduct of the “resistance,” progressives and Democrats in response to losing the election on November 16, 2016. It was obvious then. They were (and are) willing to tear the country apart in an ongoing tantrum over the fact that the American public didn’t fall into lock-step with their leftist edicts and spectacularly untrustworthy candidate.
I knew I was going to reap the wild wind when I posted an essay titled, “Admit It, Liberals, Progressives, Democrats, “The Resistance,” The Left, Or Whatever You Call Yourselves: You’re The Bad Guys” but I decided to hell with it. If readers can’t trust me to tell the ugly truth as I see it, then I shouldn’t be writing an ethics blog. I knew—not that it should have taken any special wisdom to know, because it should have been apparent to everyone—that the Left had taken a dark, destructive turn, and that a critical mass were so poisoned by hate and anger that their values, including basic, normal respect for their country and fellow citizens, had begun to rot.
And they continued to rot, as once reasonable Americans lashed out, and recycled fear and paranoia among each other, reinforcing delusions, biases, ignorance and toxic distrust at the expense of community, patriotism, and citizenship.
That is how they arrived at this place, this ugly, damning state of mind, where they are grieving over the fact that their President isn’t a traitor, so they can justify tearing up the Constitution.
While I was researching this post, I stumbled upon this article from November 9, 2016. The thing perfectly illustrates how the rot began, and the arrogance and hate that has sustained and magnified it.
[The link was missing initially: my apologies.]