I decided to make Null Pointer’s observation a Comment of the Day as I was replying to new commenter’s Tom’s note on yesterday’s Open Forum regarding Ethics Alarms’ “decline,” which ended with the assertion that the blog is now “left with the racist, conspiracy theory, antivax crowd, who view the left as pure evil.” I challenged him to back up that characterization (he can’t, because it is untrue), but I was struck by the appearance of Null’s comment right after Tom’s expansive insult. Is it support for his contention (as he almost certainly would claim) , or does it rebut it? I think the answer is obvious, or should be.
Here is Null Pointer’s Comment of the Day on the post, “How Donald Trump Could Be A Great American And Ethics Hero, But Almost Certainly Won’t.”
“I don’t know that it particularly matters who runs for the Republicans next presidential election; the country is going to reach the same point no matter who runs. Anyone Trump endorsed would be declared a Nazi worse than Hitler, and the same hysteria that would be applied to Trump would be applied to the endorsed candidate. The Left has jumped face first into the crazy pool, and they are not backing down. They actively wish anyone who opposes them dead, including those in the Democrat party who don’t tow the lunatic line. Just look at the current rhetoric aimed at Democrat “moderates” who won’t agree to $3.5 trillion dollars worth of delusional psychosis.
“In my opinion, Trump supporters are not going to vote for some milquetoast RINO candidate. I know I wouldn’t. Should one somehow take the nomination, I’d rather stay home on Election Day and let the country implode quickly, rather than elect a wishy-washy appeaser who will let it be destroyed by a radical leftist cult. I don’t care if Trump is the nominee or not, but I am only voting for someone I believe is going to fight the Left tooth and nail, and work to put an end to the bullshit. If the person nominated does not fit that description, I’m not helping elect them.
There is already a split in the Republican Party between people who want to go back to the status quo of controlled decline, and people who have reached their breaking point on the decline that has already occurred. Some of these issues are no longer negotiable to a large swath of the population. Open borders, leftist indoctrination in schools, communism, government control of medical decisions, inflation, destruction of property rights, destruction of the first and second amendments and increases in government spying are not issues I want to hear any compromise on. Anyone even hinting they are open to considering these ideas is openly stating they don’t want my vote, and I’m willing to oblige them.
The Left wants all those things and more, and isn’t willing to let anyone get in their way. The Left is already paying groups like Antifa to commit terrorism to achieve their goals. Political violence, political censorship and state run media propaganda are now the norm.
I don’t see any of this abating or going away. It is only going to get worse, not better. Trump or no Trump, the country is on the brink of civil war.
I agree that he will probably run, however, regardless of the potential consequences, so it is a moot point.