Saturday, December 19, 2020

Post-selection fun and games on Quora

I thought I'd share a Quora answer I recently posted. There have been a lot of questions about the recent presidential selection, and a large percentage of them are along this theme:

re the people that aren’t acknowledging or accepting the election results in denial or is it delusional behaviors? Or is it considered more of a personality trait, such as a dogmatic follower, perhaps?

My answer:

I don’t have a dog in this fight, being against all politics and those who use politics. But…

While those who aren’t acknowledging or accepting the election results may be doing so for all the reasons you listed, and perhaps even more, the same can be said for those who do accept the election results.

Look, there has never been a legitimate election. This wasn’t going to magically be the first one ever.

And this time you had all the national mainstream media, the social media companies, the entire entertainment industry, political activists in other countries, etc. telling people for years that Trump was “literally Hitler”. If you wouldn’t cheat to defeat such a person, then what good are you? Because I would.

Of course there was election fraud— specifically targeted in the places where it would do the most good and have the lowest chance of being discovered and/or thrown out. There’s plenty of evidence, but no proof. You can’t have proof when no one will seriously look at the evidence, and no one has the courage to do so. Again, because that has the chance of getting the election results tossed out, and they aren’t willing to risk it because of what they’ve been trained to believe about Trump. The cities would burn to the ground, and federal judges care more about that than anything else.

So, you can form your own opinion about what drives the people who disagree with your beliefs as to the election results. But as long as you ignore the reality, your beliefs are just as delusional as anyone else’s.

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