And so, the great othering has begun, and a massive divide has opened across society. On one side, you have the true believers – whose leaders, even in the most generous estimation, are wildly incompetent poll panderers who habitually violate their own edicts. For now, they are also joined by the go-along-to-get-along crowd, marching in lockstep towards a truly dystopian world of Faucism. On the other side, you have what <ML> King would call the ‘maladjusted,’ people who cannot accept the ‘new normal.’ Citizens who appreciate the value and vulnerability of their rights, and how much suffering and sacrifice it took to establish them. People who have found the courage to walk through the illusory wall of fire, and emerge unafraid, with a clearer view of what causes the shadows we all see.
The new untouchable caste is being forced into a triple ghetto of it’s own. Where if one’s conscience doesn’t allow them to participate in a divisive passport system, they are socially ostracized, they can lose access to public accommodations and facilities, and many are having their careers and pensions erased, creating decentralized ghettos of poverty, misery, and genetic discrimination.
Today’s civil disobedient may have more in common with those in history, like the Jews who were persecuted for their beliefs rather than their skin color, but there is no denying the fraternal bond that connects them all in their struggle for dignity, equality, freedom and justice. If Gates pricks us, do we not bleed? <...> it is simply a long standing tactic of oligarchy to focus the anxieties of their subjects on a demonized ‘other’ so as to distract from their own crimes and have two potential threats to their power diminish each other.
And so, we see that the formula is at hand for the defeat of the Faucists, and when justice is served and the elites are cursing the name of King, they will know that no amount of bullets, or mandates can stop “an idea whose time has come.”
So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!
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