Monday, August 07, 2023

The Authoritarians

It's been quite a long time since Nikto and I posted on this blog. Apparently, it still gets quite a few hits and most of them seem to be from Kevin Baker and his gang of Nazis, peeking in to see what happened to us and if we still post. 

I popped over to his site and it hasn't much new material of late but this one caught my eye and inspired me to (once again) challenge Obergruppenf├╝hrer Baker to a debate on this site. Or, any other site for that matter.

But not his site because I was banned from there by one vote. LOL.

His latest post is perplexing and, as usual, factually inaccurate. Trump is popular with a third of Republican voters not half the US population. That's about 25 million people. This recent poll of Republican voters shows how far his star has fallen.

Next, he says that "confidence in the justice system specifically and the government is zilch."That may be true for those same 25 million people but they are deranged Nazis. The rest of us have faith that Trump will be prosecuted for the crimes he committed. Make no mistake about it, Kevin, he clearly committed crimes. 

You are this person.

His next quote threatens violence. "When government has lost legitimacy, bad things are about to happen." Now that I do agree with. Bad things like this, Kevin?

Y'see, Kevin ol' buddy, we know exactly what you guys are capable of. We saw it on January 6th when you attempted to brown-shirt your way into a coup d'etat based on a fucking lie. In fact, we get you assholes so much that 500 of you are in prison (with more on their way to the hoosegow) and you have lost multiple elections that you should have won. In fact, how many have been lost in your own home state of Arizona? And why do you think that is so? Could it be that people have taken a look at the bullshit you are peddling and really, really hate it? 

Make no mistake about it. You are the authoritarians that Robert Altemeyer described in his 2008 book, The Authoritarians

They are highly submissive to established authority, aggressive in the name of that authority and conventional to the point of insisting everyone should behave as their authorities decide. They are fearful and self-righteous and have a lot of hostility in them that they readily direct toward various out-groups. 

They are easily incited, easily led, rather uninclined to think for themselves, largely impervious to facts and reason and rely instead on social support to maintain their beliefs. They bring strong loyalty to their in-groups, have thick-walled, highly compartmentalized minds, use a lot of double standards in their judgments, are surprisingly unprincipled at times and are often hypocrites

Probably about 20 to 25 percent of the adult American population is so right-wing authoritarian, so scared, so self-righteous, so ill-informed and so dogmatic that nothing you can say or do will change their minds. They would march America into a dictatorship and probably feel that things had improved as a result. And they are so submissive to their leaders that they will believe and do virtually anything they are told. 

They are not going to let up and they are not going away.

Emphasis mine. The bold points are exactly YOU. 

The question is, how did you end up like this? A traitor to your country? Has your hatred of liberals and elites pushed you to the point of irrevocable insanity? Clearly, it has. 

It is, in fact, the very criminal justice system that you are deriding that is holding the dam of you and other psychotic Nazis back from trying to Hitler and Goebbels up our country. We all know what you are up to and understand what's at stake.

We simply won't allow your "alternative facts" and violent mindset to rule our great nation. If pockets of our country fall into unrest, we will fight back to defend ourselves and preserve the rule of law. 

You will be held accountable for your actions. 

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Oh, my precious!