I was surprised to see my Memoire “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: My Life in the Music Business” is already up on Amazon for preorders!! I just finished the corrections on Monday and the Audible version last week.
Month: March 2021
As the Trump supporters seem to be the most resistant to taking the vaccine, the word should get out that the left – or the Democrats – or the never Trumpers – say – great that will result in less Trump voters alive to vote. Responding to conspiracy theories seems to be Trump people DNA so this should jolt them into getting the vaccine.
Democrats need to watch out for two things that could hurt in the midterm elections. First are the continuing and sweeping Republican efforts to restrict voting, particularly within communities that are likely to vote Democrat. Second, The Southern border. The huge influx of immigrants, most who are coming for economic reasons NOT really for asylum reasons give a big bullet to Republicans to use against Democrats. Let’s not forget how close the last election was. The immigration policy of Trump appealed to his supporters and even many Democrats fear how a new immigration policy that is more lenient to immigrants will seriously hurt when it comes time to vote in less than two years.
Imagine the dampening effect of saying 1. We don’t believe the wall is the total solution BUT we do believe that some sections should be completed and will do so. We will take the advise of the DHS tasked to control the Southern border. 2. We will continue and enhance our efforts to help countries where immigrants are coming from so they no longer need to come. The Democrats need to kill stone dead the consistent Republican mantra that the Dems “want open borders” (which of course none of them do). That mantra has worked for the Republicans big time. 3. We will work to build a smarter immigration policy. What we DON’T want is a policy aimed at stopping immigration from the Southern border that also stops immigration that we DO want; like attracting the brightest from around the world to keep America competitive.
It’s time for real Republicans to take the party back from the RINO Trumpians. Primary those idiots like MT Greene and Matt Gaetz. Attack them where they think they are strong because in reality that is where they are weakest. Trumpians think short term. Real Republicans should think long term. Make America Great Again by putting Trumpism on the dust heap of history.
One of the things the QAnon people proved – yet again (as if we needed reminding) is how normally intelligent (and stupid people as well) can believe the craziest things. Eating babies in pizza parlor basements? Many religions incorporate some pretty crazy ideas as well.
Meanwhile, as we have seen throughout history, cults tend to fracture with time. It certainly happened to Christianity splitting into Catholic and Protestant and then many more splinter groups. It happened to Islam dividing into Shia and Sunni sects. The bigger the belief group, the more questions are asked over time and the inevitable happens. One question leads to another and another.
The same will happen to QAnon. The obvious direction will be to question the role of Donald Trump. January 6 did not lead to reinstalling him as President. Joe Biden was inaugurated and is obviously the President. March 4th will come and go and Biden will still be President. Trump himself will come under increasing legal pressure that will undermine his “mystique”. Trump did not deliver the QAnon promises. In the end he was a looser.
Therefore the QAnon message should soon become that Trump was merely a stepping stone – a false profit – even the anti-Christ. The future will be the arrival of the REAL profit. Someone a lot smarter than Trump turned out to be. After all, he couldn’t keep his mouth shut even when it was wise to do so. He was too predictable, and too associated with unsavory groups. The truth is his narcissism was useful in the short term but in fact a real sickness that could only hurt in the long term.
History gives a pretty good indication that QAnon will fracture just as all other large cults and Religions have done. The division will most likely be between the die hard Trump supporters and the false profit/anti-Christ supporters. Whatever happens, two things will become apparent. First; that the Trump people will be far less than now and the Republican party will have a chance to reconstitute itself. Second, and the real worry for the future – that a new smart Trump like figure will emerge and REALLY threaten American democracy. That is what we most need to watch out for.