I have never tweeted, but when I am bored I go to Trump’s twitter account, see what nonsense he is tweeting and then read a few of the comical replies.
But the other day I started reading the tweets of a random Trump supporter which is how I came across the basset lover who worries about being mentally unprepared for killing in a civil war.
I would have been disappointed if Trump had won, but there is no way I would be claiming a rigged election. If I heard somebody saying that there was evidence of fraud, I might cross my fingers, but I would never - ever - embarrass myself by making such a flimsy claim unlike many high ranking Trump supporters let alone ordinary folks who we might excuse.
But what I find most troubling is when I was reading the responses to the Trump supporter and being bombarded by people saying “this that and the other thing” about election fraud, it is hard not to think “Is that possible?”
Couple of years ago I read a book on conspiracy theories and the thrust of the book was that past conspiracy theories at least had some kind of reasonable evidence to back up the claim. A grassy knoll or the speed in which a tower collapses. Now it is just “could it happen?” And if someone wants it to be true no matter how outrageous the claim may be, its gotta be true.
So if a reasonably logical person (me) is thinking for a moment “could that be possible” (and almost anything is possible) imagine what it is doing to someone who is less logical, who desperately wants Trump to be president, and allows themselves to be bombarded constantly by their twitter or facebook or whatever bubble?
Don’t worry Chien22. I watched the first three of your recommended movies 20 years ago when my mum and I rented the top 100 movies of all time over the course of a year. Instead I am going to finish the last 1/4 of a novel about the seedier side of big city. I’m good.