I really don’t want to have to write this story, but I do have to write it. I want you to know about another path Democrats chose to exploit during this election. I speak of Disinformation and Social Media Priming. It may not seem like it’s that big to you, but I promise you it fueled the riots and it fueled many individuals to think that breaking electoral law was okay, because they had moral certainty on their side.
Do you remember the lynch mobs that were circulating on campuses a few years ago confronting professors, and the professors suddenly started caring about free speech? Yep—this shitshow was planned that far back. We now live in a country where a sizable portion of regular citizens are like these college students and can be prompted or primed to riot and break the law because of what they read on social media.
Our story begins a couple of months ago during the Breonna Taylor riots. My family is from Louisville, and I know it well. It surprised me 0% to find that LMPD narcotics detectives had bungled a search warrant so bad that someone died. They are notable in Louisville for corruption and depravity in their ranks. My sister and I had been talking for months, and I thought for a minute that we had made some progress in both agreeing on that and that the woke were racists. Then she started complaining that she could not put down her phone. She said she was on FB all the time following all these BLM pages.
She talked about this a lot in our conversations. She seemed to know her own behavior was bizarre and out of control, but she said couldn’t stop. At some point she got mad at me for telling her to manage her expectations, because the riots were having an impact. At this moment she chose to lash out in anger and tell me that my mother and my former-violent-felon brother-in-law were at the County Clerk’s office voting. She declared she didn’t care that it was illegal, and they had done it in 2008 too. Oh, and my BIL has been diagnosed with dementia and cognitive dysfunction. Almost forgot that salient point. I asked her if my mom knew it was illegal. She said she did, and she felt the same. My mom voted for Trump in 2016, ftr. Crawled over glass to do it, too. But she’s lived with my sister for two years and they are both very different than I knew them to be.
My sister’s disclosure put me at a serious familial disadvantage. My family has thrived on negativity and destruction precisely because they try to lock people down with secrets. They use secrets to choke off any health and wholesomeness that might grow in one of us. Those who know my history here know that I am on record as saying I would not be keeping any more family secrets after I learned that my “father” was not my father in 2019.
In that moment of disclosure, my sister put another secret on me and dared me to tell AGAIN. She tried to trap me in a choice of “Report us and blow up the family, or eat more poison and STFU like the dirt you are.” I chose a different path. I chose to see her disclosure as blowing the family up, and I cut her, my mom and BIL off entirely. I burned the bridge on the way out and the flammant was stone cold truth. And I chose not to tell the police because I’m not about revenge. I have no desire to see my frail sib, her partner, or my elderly mother go to jail.
Here’s the fucked up thing about my brother-in-law’s particular situation: My brother-in-law could have, for free, petitioned the governor to restore his voting rights, and Andy Beshear certainly would have. Though BIL’s felonies were violent because he used a weapon, no one was hurt, he served all his time, and hasn’t been in trouble with the law for 20 years. Instead of taking this legal route, they chose to think their moral authority compelled them to act illegally. They weren’t even interested in finding out if legal routes were available to them. This is normal to many, many Americans now.
That’s the direction we’re going in, and why this election still matters. Add the millions of little stories like my sister’s to at least six blue urban areas run by people fueled the same way, the national and much of the regional media fueled the same way, all justifying their cheating because they believe they are morally certain of their cause and equally convinced with no evidence whatsoever that the other side is evil. They will live their whole lives that way if nothing is done, just as my sister has spent all of hers leeching off the system through childbirth and welfare, and later, disability payments (ha! She never worked!).
Disinformation and Priming are the gateways to the new welfare plantation, and it’s turning our country into zombies in wide swaths.
Stories like my family’s have happened all over and many thousands will not be able to hold their tongues, just as my sister could not. The family member(s) who hears them won’t have the family
dysfunction destruction background my family has, so it won’t be so easy for them to walk away. Family is the central institution in every civilization, and few can survive without one. The desire for connections to one’s children, sibs, and parents in particular is strong. At least I don’t have to give up my child just yet. With this unchecked, unregulated marketplace, I might in future.
It was easy for me to say enough. My family has been violently batshit crazy for my entire life and I’ve always been their favorite punching bag. I’m officially an orphan now. My family died in the 2020 Elections. I know it’s going to be awkward in heaven, but I’m prepared to tell Jesus he can fuck off if he wants unity. Not gonna happen. But I doubt many others can do that. They won’t have near the justification that I have. They can know that when they engage social media, this is what they’re engaging. This the poison they invite into their homes.
#DeleteYourAccounts or continue to pay the price, y’all. That’s all I’m saying. This is an open thread.