The concept for this two-sided piece is to display ‘con-propaganda,’ the negative responses to the celebration of one candidate or the other in the face of a Presidential election. Here we discuss the opposition to the Democrats. Next week, after the Republican convention, certainly a looked-forward to event for a political junkie and commentator such as myself, where missiles may launch and a civil war might erupt, we will see how the Democrats tries to scathe their remorseless opposition. The social media quotes appear exactly as they were submitted to their site. Names are changed not to protect, but to exemplify familiar online characters and personas. As always, “Fuck those people–”
In the past I have compared Presidential elections to a boxing match, a championship fight. I adore boxing in its rawness, the primordial focus, bent upon destroying another. The election of 2020, that hateful year damned into history forever, is already a bloodbath. These electoral events have been getting bloodier ever since 1860. We can recall 1800 if we want, old friends Adams and Jefferson using ever sinister secret they knew to ruin the other, but let’s get to a more immediately dire moment in US history.
Here is a quote from David M. Potter’s masterful 1974 history The Impending Crisis: 1848-1864 (https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=&an=david%20potter&tn=impending%20crisis%201848-1861&n=100121503&cm_sp=mbc-_-ats-_-used), which won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for history in 1974, back when such honors still mattered:
I present the 44th President of the United States’ (45th if you choose to count Grover Cleveland twice) almost immediate response to Joe Biden’s passable delivery of an extremely well-written platform speech.
- They are sending out 51,000,000 Ballots to people who haven’t even requested a Ballot. Many of those people don’t even exist. They are trying to STEAL this election. This should not be allowed!
Facebook, offering an attempt at a judicious response:
- Visit the Voting Information Center for election resources and official updates.
- 26K Comments
- 21K Shares
Me, horrified by every last bit of it:
- You need a more forceful warning, Facebook. People have already started aggressively labeling you censors, instead of the thoughtless algorithm you actually are, catching and removing potentially objectionable words and phrases. I know that I have been willfully offensive in the past, and only a few times have I ever been snagged in the mildest form of censorship, punished, retrospectively for mostly valid reasons. This has taught me how to avoid the language of theft.
- But here you simply say, “Check it out–!” the rage of more than one biased partisan on any side ignoring a numerical study of blandness like the blank pages offered, in the end just another theory, no more relevant than the ridiculous claims the President is making above. There is a crushing, gleeful cynicism to his post, unlikely actually written by the President, just one of his sneering, nasty minions scribbling pretend outrage over whatever issue the opposition is currently riled up about. I will go outright and call his words a lie.
- But here’s a counterpoint, every bit as possible as whatever exciting conclusion Donald Trump offers to his fans. After all, anyone can make up anything and call it gospel, then get some idiot to argue with, a style of victory, nevertheless.
- The reputation of Facebook, most of the time already disgraceful, is now being slurred by the same radical partisans it once defended, angry now; their favorite toys being taken away. “Here, look–!” you could have said (here: medium.com/@asphlex7, use me as an answer sometime . . .) You could have said, “we know that this doesn’t correspond with facts, and that clearly it is some garbled whistle whose numbers, more than anything, everyone knows are absurd. 51,000,000 ballots? Is this a combined total of the ballots sent out with his face on it, as well as the ordinary, unsurprising up tick in people applying for them? Is that the fifty-one million ballots? Are they false ballots? Is he claiming that this is the number of fake votes that will be tabulated the election? Since the world is so dire and probably more people will choose to vote (in 2016 over 138 million people voted, slightly more than half of the voting age population in the United States. It was the largest numerical turnout in our history, although the percentage still hovers too chose to 50/50, closer to the bottom of presidential history.
- Trump snorting meaningless nonsense reflects a last ditch effort, like a pro-wrestler wrangling one last betrayal, trying to crush the enemy and not caring if they are good or bad. That is Donald Trump–that is all that’s there for all of us. He doesn’t care about us. He doesn’t care about you, about our America. I doubt he much cares for himself, any longer, shouting like a bitter old man at his television set, suddenly given the superpower to influence the action broadcast across the screen. It’s a cartoon, a TV show, a mean-spirited chortler laughing when somebody else falls down. That is Donald Trump. This is all there is.
- So Facebook–FACEBOOK!!!–please try a little harder. Don’t ignore the dire truth of the President inventing such a fairy tale, nor all the fairy tales from every side which come in response. Offer the public opposing tabloids, because that is all we listen to anymore; heavily biased shim-sham about everything and anything, shouting lies for all to denounce, eventually growing tired of war and momentarily exhaling back into the center.
- People I know are receiving letters in mail from the Democrats offering to “assist” them in voting through mail. In addition to robo calls and emails. They are working this election HARD, people! We have to work HARDER!
- My neighbor had a ballot sent to THEIR CAT! How does this even happen? The Devilcrats are trying to steal this election. TRUMP2020!!!!!!!!
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Again, laughable. Are there any more options on the survey than his royal, titular name and his slurs against everybody else? And why does he need our help writing his speech? How does he have the time to review ALL RESPONSES in one day, you know, being President? Is he looking to see what the crowd wants to hear?
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There’s plenty more in varieties of the same meaning, as well as the predictable childishly cheap slurs against either sides’ stereotypes, calling one another idiots. This is a verbatim back and forth breaking out over a terrifying suggestion of massive corruption; true or untrue, this should probably be taken a little more seriously by individuals. The voices between them are indiscernible, yet the team they root for is painted different colors all over their faces:
- l don’t understand why trumpers can’t see trump saying lies upfront. Are you that close minded yo u can see the person trump really is. I am so sorry for you trumpers. NOT
- wrong! Trump has come thru on his promises, more so than any President! Also he does not lie like you say. Prez Trump has been more transparent than most Prez, esp the last one!
- you’re really confused dear. I guess it’s hard to see truth through the smoke being blown up your ass
- hahaha!! You’re ignorance is entertaining
- The democrats are trying to steal the election illegally. Not unlike what happened in traditionally republican districts in California that were turned by democrats in 2018, President Trump will probably be in the lead on election day, but . . .
Less sincere although every bit as intense. This is one of the cynical masses, a fed up drone seeming to enjoy their belief that everything is irreparably broken. They transform the world into movie good guys and bad guys, their theories abrupt, action-packed, and not particularly well-plotted:
- Because killary’s popular vote had dead people voting, illegals voting, people crossing state lines, and anything else she could think up that was illegal!
A “Favored Nations Clause” against Big Pharma, which I signed last week, means that the USA gets a price on Prescription Drugs that matches the price of the Country that pays the lowest price anywhere in the World. 50%, 60%, maybe 70% reduction. No other President would do this!
- Despite biggest ever job gains and a V shaped recovery, Joe Biden said, “I would shut it down”, referring to our Country. He has no clue!
- Representatives of the Post Office have repeatedly stated that they DO NOT NEED MONEY, and will not make changes. This is all another HOAX by the Democrats to give 25 Billion unneeded dollars for political purposes, without talking about the Universal Mail-In Ballot Scam that they are trying to pull off in violation of everything that our Country stands for. Vote NO to the Pelosi/ Schumer money wasting HOAX which is taking place now. Then fight the $51 million unasked for Ballots. Only ABSENTEE BALLOTS are acceptable!
- In New Jersey they want you to certify that you asked for the Universal Mail-In Ballot that they sent you. But you never asked for it. Disaster in the wings!
- The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!
- Why would Suburban Women vote for Biden and the Democrats when Democrat run cities are now rampant with crime (and they aren’t asking the Federal Government for help) which could easily spread to the suburbs, and they will reconstitute, on steroids, their low income suburbs plan!
Biden and the Democrats have greatly disrespected the Great State of Wisconsin by not even paying a small visit to Milwaukee, the designated site of the DNC. The State & City worked very hard to make sure things would be good. Not nice. Vote Trump Wisconsin!
The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat National Convention. At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn’t. It was done on purpose. Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from-it’s done. Vote Nov 3!
- Another bad night of Rioting in Portland, Oregon. A small number of Federal troops there to protect courthouse and other Federal property only (great job!). Wanting to be asked by City & State to STOP THE RIOTS. Would bring in National Guard, end problem immediately. ASK!
Ha ha ha, hoo . . . hoooooooooo . . . oh, I’ve been laughing too much. The things the president adds are ugly, increasingly ugly, and the indifference he exudes is far more troubling than the menial harshness of his allegations. Those things seem almost irrelevant, the president trying to sell actions to his crowd–‘What do I say, who do I attack in my speech?’ he wants to know. ‘Do you want me to send soldiers into liberal cities and stop it, you know, ‘by any means necessary? Just ask and I’ll start a body count!’ And I can hear him laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing . . . I can see his excitable greed–this is gonna be fun!–and he punches a few people in the face in a tweet, and then backs off when they slap back, pointing his finger and claiming ‘They started it!’ This is not counter-punching. This is called being a whiny pussy.
- but all of the above descibes trump guess you trumpers can’t see the truth. Why does it not disturb you hearing what he likes to do to women.
After a traditional “Love it or leave it!” styled lack of imagination,
- I don’t need to leave you trumpers are going to cry when he loses. I am proud to be an American and I don’t care for trump be the president.
- I can’t wait to watch all you lib-tards cry again when Gropey Joe loses! MAGA2020!!!
- I can’t believe the dishonesty of the Democrats specially this woman! The Audacity of their Lies is unbelievable! They keep on pushing the Mail by vote which I know and most of honest people know could lead to fraud, specially their support of Illegals, there is a chance of cheating on Democrats lead cities! It is so obvious that they are pushing this, and still they are accusing President Trump of cheating, when President Trump wants you to show a valid ID that your citizen of this country, and we all know that the Democrats don’t want this! So are we that stupid to believe that President Trump will be the one cheating? So sad how they twists everything and they have an accomplish on this All The Fake News Media! Sickening, Pathetic and Dangerous! So help me God! Please help the American people, that the Good and the Truth will prevail! God Bless America!
- It’s times to speed up our campaign in favor of the most Popular president ever in the White House.
- We all have to look closer at the people we vote for. I never knew democrats were socialist but then we all learn something new everyday. Trump 2020. Lord help every see how good his been for this country. He is fighting for our freedom. Even though he’s been bombarded by the news and democrats in congress.
- When Obama took the office; he’s the one that divided our country and broke it. It was not broken when he was elected. I just can’t understand why anyone would vote for Obama and then turn around and vote that idiot in for the second term.
- I loved President Bush but no. Not anymore. I am sad to say .It was great George, but not anymore. You wont see this message, but I dont really care. Happy good life in Texas…by
- “It is so much easier to hate your enemy than to find a compromise with a like-minded coalition of your brothers. But people are lazy. Hating someone makes them feel powerful, it makes them right every time because they know who their enemy is. The enemy is (the Democrats), who hate the very idea of the union, and want to strip us of our rights. They are the party of tyranny and their hatred knows no bounds.”
- 99.9 % of the country should suffer because Gropin’ Joe wants to be POTUS? I don’t think so . . . Biden is a crook, looking to open the door for the Demoncrats to destroy America forever! . . . He’s a socialist and a dictator wannabe! . . . Biden lies and people die! . . . I hope all Democrats get the China virus and die! . . . If Biden gets into office you better hold your guns tight, because those BLM rioters are gonna tear this nation apart! . . . I can’t wait for one of those black lives matter punks to try to break in my house. I got an M-16 with their names on it . . . MAGA!!