Fake News, Real Escalation

On the right, the attacks don’t even have to happen

Sean Myers
Cancelling Reality

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The last installment ended with a promise to discuss the process of escalation. This is the cyclical conduct between competing societal factions that can spiral out of control as each one retaliates against the other for real or perceived slights. In extreme cases, it can lead to a civil war or even potentially to genocide.

This installment will also talk about baseless escalations, or retaliation against fabricated slights.

You can probably already see where I’m going with this.

The Right Wing: Trump’s Conviction is an Escalation and We Will Meet It

Trump got convicted for falsifying business records to buy a porn star’s silence so her story wouldn’t hurt his presidential campaign. His criminal record means he could be barred from traveling to 37 countries.

The Republican response was to attack the judicial system and expel anyone who wouldn’t because, in the Right Wing Fantasy World, the trial was an escalation by the Democratic Party. In the Right Wing Fantasy World, it is the Democratic Party that is weaponizing the criminal justice system against their political rivals. They don’t have any evidence of this, but they’re not in court, so…

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Sean Myers
Cancelling Reality

Professional legal blogger and author of Flight of Fools, a satire/fantasy about escapism and reality — https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B49PRRSF