As far as elections go, Arizona has become the new Florida. Florida had become the laughingstock when it came to running elections during the Bush v Gore fiasco in 2000/2001. Now Florida has cleaned up its act and is now a model of how elections should be run in the US. For the second major election in a row, Arizona has failed to finish counting ballots and declaring winners, long after almost every other state has finished counting theirs sufficiently to declare winners and losers.
Independent thinkers question the intentions of others and have a stubborn reliance on facts when it comes to making important decisions for themselves and their loved ones. The leftist elite cannot have anyone questioning their decisions, much less refusing to go along with them. To paraphrase the fascists-- Nothing outside the collective, everything inside the collective, and nothing against the collective. All wants and needs must align with those of the collective. We see this taken to its logical extreme in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, when society completely collapses without the services of those who refuse to sacrifice their own self-interest to an ungrateful society that takes them for granted.
The Left is highly motivated by fear, and they fear a world in which they are not in control they will be victimized by those who are. This is driven by the Marxist belief that all power imbalances between people result in a oppressor/oppressed relationship.
The feeling of moral superiority by those who continue to hold onto these falsehoods must be so high, that no amount of factual data, or evidence to the contrary, can shake them loose from those who cling to them. These fallacies are a problem, not just because they involve deception, but they also induce bigotry and sometimes even violence against “MAGA Republicans” and others who espouse conservative values.
These events represent a greater pattern of the DOJ seeming to pursue people alleged to have committed crimes on the right with much more vigor and intensity than they do people on the left. Hillary Clinton was accused of having classified documents in an unclassified environment and was not charged. President Trump was accused of the basically the same thing, and the left is screaming for him to be charged.
An electorate suffering from TDS, blind to their own prejudices is liable to vote away our freedom just to spite one man they have convinced themselves is an enemy of democracy and vote in the exact sort of fascism they claim to be against.
After four years, Americans were as free as they were before he became president, (except for COVID restrictions.) There were no boxcars full of minorities being hauled off to concentration camps. In fact, no forced labor camps. There were no pogroms carried out against the Jews or anybody. That begs the question: If Trump were truly a Nazi, why didn't he ever do any of this? Was he too busy cutting taxes and regulations?
Not one word of his speech talks about the real problems we face in America, rising inflation, skyrocketing crime rates, or the cost of energy. Besides demonizing Trump and his supporters, the purpose of his speech seems to be to distract us from these real problems.
Fear is the coin of the realm for the Left. They employ tactics of fear and even terror to control others. They use deception to exaggerate the nature of the danger, then they exaggerate or even falsify the effectiveness of their solutions. They in turn fear that if they are not in control, someone else will be, or even worse...no one else, and that scares them the most.
There is a time and place for those angered by the raid on Trump's home, that time is November, and the place is the ballot box. The Democrats will do anything to marginalize and demonize Trump and his supporters. We must not be baited into acting as they would, as demonstrated during the summer of 2020.