So a 17-year old wannabe cop from Illinois named Kyle Rittenhouse crosses the state line into Wisconsin, and opens fire at a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, killing two people and seriously injuring a third.
In my opinion, the key event that led to the election of Donald Trump as President was the Sandy Hook Massacre of 2012. The conspiracy theories that immediately followed were essentially a statement by conservatives that seizing power was more important than truth, that reality, even the gruesome reality of a maniac charging into a grade school and massacring innocent children, didn’t matter. Liberals, in turn, who if you remember controlled the White House in 2012, backed down from the obvious responsibility to dismantle the large stockpiles of weapons in the hands of right wing extremists. Now it’s too late, not only for sensible gun control but for truth itself. Even as right wing extremists murder Black Lives Matter protesters in the streets, the Democrats consider the idea that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris should stand for anything except not being Donald Trump as childish indulgence and irresponsible white privilege.
Some future history book will probably have a chapter titled:
“The Presidential Election of 2020: A Commitment to Lies Versus a Commitment to Nothing.”