Pink State

Imagine the space-time continuum gets scrambled and you find yourself in a world where the coming election is between a crazy old cat lady, an old hippie, Hitler and Mussolini. Hitler is leading one major party and Mussolini is leading another major party. The hippie and the cat lady have no party and very little support. As a practical matter, your choice is between Hitler and Mussolini. More important, you know the ramifications of both choices. The former is murder and mayhem and the latter is authoritarianism and long speeches.

To anyone with a soul, the choice is clear. You vote for Mussolini. It’s a terrible option, but so is chemotherapy. No one enthusiastically opts for chemotherapy, but it beats dying from cancer. If you told your doctor that your morals prevented you from choosing chemo, so you were going to visit some guy with magic crystals, your doctor would try to have you committed. Similarly, no one would wants Mussolini as the ruler, but he is a vastly better option than Hitler. You do what you must, even when it is unpleasant, to stop Hitler.

To continue this a bit further, imagine if someone came up to you are said “I’m Susan Wright and my principles prevent me from voting Mussolini, even though I know Hitler will murder millions, so I’m voting for the goofy hippie guy.” You would have dark thoughts about that person. They are willing to stand aside and allow something truly horrible just so they can avoid doing something unpleasant. To make it worse, they demand that you pretend that their cowardice and treachery is high minded.

Further, you would look at those people investing all of their energy ridiculing Mussolini as pro-Hitler partisans. After all, the successful end of the efforts can only mean one thing –  Hitler wins. They could protest all they like that they hate both Hitler and Mussolini, but you would know them by their deeds. They are working to pave the way for Hitler, regardless of their reasoning. If successful, they would be, in part, responsible for what comes next. Blood would be on their hands and you would feel justified in holding them responsible.

Alternatively, if someone came up to you and made the case for Hitler, along with pointing out the faults of Mussolini, you would not feel the urge to punch them in the face. They may be horribly mistaken, but at least they are being honest. They are pro-Hitler and they take responsibility for it. They own it. Who knows, they could be right and Mussolini is worse in the long run. In theory, at least, you can debate this with the Hitler fans and maybe in the process sway some undecided voters to your side.

Obviously, you see what I’m doing here. Replace Hitler with Clinton and Mussolini with Trump and we have the debate between the Cult of Never Trump and the rest of us. No one thinks Trump is the ideal candidate. Many of us think he is a awful candidate, but he is orders of magnitude better than Clinton. Her election means the nation lurches into authoritarianism. What comes next will be unfathomably horrible. If you have a soul, you do what you must to prevent evil from triumphing. Susan Wright has no soul.

This twitter exchange I had with her is the genesis of this post:

Red State, of course, has gone full-on moonbat. Their only reason to exist these days is to bash Trump and Trump voters. A moral nullity like Susan Wright also takes time out to bash other Dirt People like Sarah Palin. Even loopy liberals have moved on from Palin-bashing, but as a dog returns to its vomit, the degenerate social justice warriors of the Never Trump Cult go back to Palin-bashing when they need material. Reading her posts, you could be forgiven for thinking she was a writer for Salon.

To return to my analogy, Susan Wright is the sort that would spend all her time harping about the defects of Mussolini, then claim she is standing on principle, as Hitler rounds up the Jews and packs them off to the gas chambers. She would rather something horrible happen, than get her hands dirty doing the hard work of opposing evil. Of course, that assumes she thinks Clinton is a bad choice. Again, reading her posts, it’s hard not to think she is related to the old bag, not just a supporter.

After the war, many Germans tried to say they did not know what was happening so they should not be held accountable for supporting the Nazis. The question in those cases was whether or not the person should have known or could have known. The Clinton Crime Family has been a known quantity for 25 years. Susan Wright and her ilk know exactly what comes from a Clinton victory. Blood will be on their hands. “I did not know” is not going to be an acceptable excuse when the time comes.

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Richard Kreul
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Keep writing

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Tell it brother, I’m sick to death of their priggish, self righteous gruel when the odious Clinton is one of the worst people ever

Krautokee
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This is the argument I’ve been using; clueless authoritarian vs. totalitarian fascist. Not a great choice, but I’m voting for the authoritarian, he’s dangerous but not fatal.

The better question is what happens after the election. Either way, we’ll have a President that half the country views as illegitimate

thor47
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It was like that when Bush defeated Gore, and we survived. But Bush wasn’t convinced he was God like Ms. C is.

Yankee Girl
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I have been pondering recently about the Bush-Gore 2000 election horribleness. IMO if Gore had been awarded the Presidency, we would not have had Barack Obama to contend with. Bush & Co would have returned to Texas and been forgotten. We would not have mourned their passing from the scene as they were such lousy avatars for Republicanism. I’m pretty sure Hillary would have been eliminated, as well, and she and Bill would have had no reason to remain in the DC limelight, as I am certain President Gore would have made clear. Al might even have stayed married to… Read more »
Andy Texan
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An interesting conjecture for a college seminar or over a beer with friends. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

firefirefire
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Sorry,’but you Lost me at “If”. Let’s leave the fantasy world to the Lefties.

thor47
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Hmmm, I think democrat semen is an environmental toxin.

FaCubeItches
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Bush was also a bumbler and had all the aggressiveness and ruthlessness as your average fruit fly. Clinton may be as, or even more, incompetent as Bush, but she’s like a roided-out wolverine on a three week PCP and meth bender.

Karl Hungus
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People like her will be some of the first ones rounded up by the new overlords. Serves her right the twisted POS.

gebrauchshund
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“They are willing to stand aside and allow something truly horrible just so they can avoid doing something unpleasant. To make it worse, they demand that you pretend that their cowardice and treachery is high minded.”

“She would rather something horrible happen, than get her hands dirty doing the hard work of opposing evil.”

Those two statements are pretty spot on for describing pacifism, which sets me to thinkin’ about the correlations in the mental processes of #NeverTrumpers, the GOP establishment, and pacifists in general.

notsothoreau
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I’m working Decision Desk election night. (And I almost didn’t, but decided to finish it out.) They are all like that. I had no idea that Trump was personally responsible for ruining the Ace of Spades blog, but now I know.

They asked Hillary which enemies she was proudest of. She replied “Republicans”. Do they think they won’t be on her enemies list, because they didn’t support Trump?

A.T. Tapman
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Pacifists are the easiest ones to round-up and kill, I don’t think that can be disputed.

Solomon Honeypickle IV
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Solomon Honeypickle IV

They should be killed (or driven out), they are corrosive to a society.

CaptDMO
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Noooooooo! Then who will make the beds, prune the Azalias, or make the pretty designs on top of the Lattes?
Who’d pedal all the bicycle powered generators at night, when the windmills are in flames, and the solar panels are collecting dew?

LetsPlay
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“I don’t like violence or fighting but I will gladly let you fight and die for me! I have my principles you see.” Too bad society doesn’t let Darwin’s Law function at it’s rawest.

Nori
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Not only have we known the Clintons for 25+ yrs,we’ve watched them get progressively worse,her in particular. Every day brings fresh evidence of her ineptitude at everything except enriching herself. The worst of it is the people who willingly cover up for her,virtually every Democrat, “principled” Repub,and whatever Miz Wright fancies herself. They ARE soulless. Much as I despise Stephen King, “The Stand” comes to mind.

Alexander Dumas
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I asked her what she owed her neighbors, who trust her to have their back.

Alexander Dumas
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She says her vote is not beholden to her neighbor. “Nice” neighbor my ass!

Alexander Dumas
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Sweet mercy, she is a Christian. I am bound to pray for her, that she find a better pastor and/or church.

michael x.
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“No one enthusiastically opts for chemotherapy” Unless, of course, you have an advanced cancer. I did and thanked God that the treatment was available. Is Trump perfect? One cannot even define the term. But what is true is that he is the best candidate. Trump has run the gauntlet, on our behalf, for the past 16 months, and has suffered greatly- both financially and personally – and has emerged on the other side bloodied and bruised but unbowed. Win or lose he has emerged as a heroic figure and I am thankful beyond measure that he offered himself up to… Read more »
Dutch
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I am working very hard on my steely-eyed “you own all of this!” response.

Douglas
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Ben Howe started Tweeting #ImWithHer as soon as Trump won the nomination. CuckState, indeed.

King George III
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Comparing Clinton to Hitler is like comparing a great leader during an hour of desperate need to a psychopathic, narcissicistic, greedy nitwit with insecure lines of communication and a penchant for covering her tracks.

tamaleman
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Classic KG3 Hitler admiration, knew that was coming!

King George III
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I wonder why everyone who goes against the Progressive party line is Literally Hitler.

Solomon Honeypickle IV
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Solomon Honeypickle IV

I am Hitler.

Dutch
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We are all Hitler.

alzaebo
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I’m with Hitler.

Solomon Honeypickle IV
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Solomon Honeypickle IV

hahaha glad someone got the Spartacus reference 🙂

james wilson
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The irony is this–if Progs get their way and things simply continue on as they are without interruption we will arrive at a time when Adolf will be proven not a villain but a prophet.

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Two points: 1/ First para: Mussolini and Hitler. “The former is murder and mayhem and the latter is authoritarianism and long speeches.” Mussolini is murder but Hitler is long speeches? Methinks the former should be the latter; but I do catch your drift. 2/ I don’t see Trump as fascist or authoritarian. He’s done incredible things in his life, with nary a complaint about sexism, racism, authoritarianism or any other ism, up until he ran for president. Almost all the crap thrown at him is just that: pure unadulterated bullshit. All made up by the unbelievably in-the-tank media, who apparently… Read more »
Anonymous
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Why not take a hint from the leftist book of rules? Vote a few more times, and while you’re at it, why not encourage your pets to vote, too? Anyone who denies cats and dogs the right to vote must be a despicable ailurophobe or a cynophobe!

bill jones
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He reverts to the order in which the names were first mentioned rather than his most recent use.

UKer
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Observations from the damp side of the pond: I would, if I could, vote for Trump but alas, I am not dead and being white European, I am not allowed to walk into the States and demand free this and that and thus partake in your forthcoming election. Oh well, never mind. However as much as I think the momentum is with Trump I have to say that Hillary can’t afford to lose so she won’t be allowed to lose. Of course, miracles exist (we had one in June with Brexit, even if our unprepared ‘ruling’ Tories are unwilling to… Read more »
Samuel Adams
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Happen to be in Londonistan the rest of the week and seemingly all my colleagues here want to discuss is the election. And are quite disappointed to hear that Hillary is a criminal (and I’ve experienced the CF/CGI first hand) and Trump, while highly flawed, at least might make some of the changes. I get the impression that they all voted against Brexit.

UKer
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You are right: London mostly voted against Brexit. They like the idea submitting to European rule (though often it translates to meaning easy travel to their holiday homes in rural France or imagining that the mighty EU will safeguard them against the muslim hordes that, er, the EU let in… weird, huh?) Anyway, London so loves Brussels so much that the city’s muslim mayor (he who said terrorism is just part and parcel of life in big cities, so get used to it) wants London to be ‘liberated’ from England so it can stay part of the EU. A sort… Read more »
JTwig
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I’m emailing this link to anyone I think it will make a difference to, which sadly is not as many as it should.

Drake
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Pretty good description of why I now rarely read and never comment at Reason.com. They are all-in supporting the hippie and bashing Trump. Being a DC, NY, LA outfit, they tend to avoid the topic of Clinton as much as possible.

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At 70, I’ve long since given up hope on women (with rare exceptions) behaving rationally. Even the most apparently sensible of them nearly always disappoints sooner or later. Sanctimony, sadly, has become contagious and too many males have taken on the weeping Jesus personality. HRC shouldn’t stand a chance, should be removed from the ticket, but it ain’t happening. Glad to be far away from the whole business.

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Jesus wasn’t weepy. That’s just modern churches creating God in their image

LetsPlay
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Amen. John 11:35 is the shortest verse in the Bible “Jesus wept.” and showed the human side of Jesus’ compassion for the family and friends of Lazarus who had just died. Weepy implies weakness. He was anything but weak. Montefrio, you need to study up on your scripture.

LetsPlay
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I don’t know where you are but if Hillary wins, you can’t be far enough away. She will reach out and touch you, or one of her foreign allies will do it for her. Maybe Mars, but heck, even rich idiot Musk is going to plant evil on foreign worlds, all in the name of crony capitalism.

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If Hilary wins the U.S. loses its soul. This is what happened to Russia when the Bolsheviks took over. Communism is the ultimate soullessness. Submission is very alluring. If Trump wins, we stay a mess, but our national soul is intact for a while.

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Z, I’m surprised you’re still allowed on Twitter.

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Z-man, your last lines of the Germans claiming ignorance reminds me of a lecture I heard years ago. This history professor had a lecture on the Holocaust that was so popular that it was always held in a large auditorium. The whole thing was great but the part that struck me was at the end when he addressed the same subject. He said we can’t be sure how many ordinary Germans knew what was happening in the death camps but we have this. He then read an official letter sent to a death camp commandant by the council of the… Read more »
MSO
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We have a virtual candidate leading virtual taxpayers to a virtual win in a virtual election. She pretends she’s honest and competent; the DOJ and FBI prove that she is neither and pretend that she is; government employees pretend that they pay taxes when they file tax returns and pay with checks drawn against funds collected from real taxpayers; non-taxpayers file tax returns to claim refunds on taxes they never paid; real taxpayers and real voters have their votes diluted by virtual citizens who vote for her multiple times in multiple precincts in record numbers. She awards us all with… Read more »
Emeritus
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It would appear that Mme. Wright is following the family tradition that got her French Grandmother a rather severe haircut in 1945. Perhaps she is Jonesing for a position in Hilary’s Cabinet as Follicle Reparations Czar.

CaptDMO
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Gosh, maybe if I just sit here in the dark, and practice solving Rubik’s Cube, I can claim
“I knew nothING, I saw nothING, ” and all that”history” stuff will just go away!

Doug
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Another pathetic NeverTrumper is Dave Blount of Moonbattery.com he used to be great at documenting the insanity of the left. Now he is merely doing that for his own insanity. Followers have dwindled to a meager circle jerk.

mhjhnsn
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Are you sure Wright (and similar) does not actually support Clinton and is doing so as part of an “under cover” operation, possibly paid? A campaign that will put up children as shills to ask pre-set questions is hardly above offering “conservative thought leaders” some rewards in return for undermining Trump’s support. And we certainly know there are plenty of potential takers who would not see that as morally compromising, given 10 minutes to rationalize it. This may strike you as a conspiracy theory, and I suppose it is. But the moral position of Wright (et al) is so transparently… Read more »
Dutch
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My standard operating procedure these days is to assume that every single thing is fake and phony until I have reason to believe otherwise. Helluva way to go through life, but there it is.

In Voice
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Analogies are necessarily imperfect, and I understand your point. But it’s wrong to compare Trump with Mussolini. The Donald doesn’t have uniformed gangs bashing opposition people. He isn’t trying to go to war to obtain foreign territory for the U.S. He wants to defend our country against foreign invaders. Sure, he has faults as a person (who doesn’t?) and as a candidate: he’s short on details about how he’ll accomplish his promises. He gets sidetracked too easily. His speeches are too long. Et cetera. Still, I have heard nothing from him that even suggests he has eyes to be some… Read more »
Shelby
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Thank God. I was about to close out my phone and hang myself. Too depressed to go on.
Can we please be a little more positive. Too much doom and gloom. No totally sane person would ever want to be the president.

Jake Badlands
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Analogies are necessarily imperfect, and I understand your point. But it’s wrong to compare Trump with Mussolini. The Donald doesn’t have uniformed gangs bashing opposition people.

Not yet, but the season is yet young!

King George III
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“The Donald doesn’t have uniformed gangs bashing opposition people”

Do you mean to say that Mussolini was wrong to bash dirty filthy commies? Are you implying that each and every one shouldn’t have found a bullet in the back of his head? What about the progs, do they not each deserve a lamp post engraven with their final words?

Or is treason just not a crime anymore?

LetsPlay
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Well, maybe we do have something in common after all. Just one thing. But I would not give them the dignity of any words at all on a lamp post.

But that still isn’t Donald.

wtoo jones
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They can call it by all the high minded names they want, but it’s a stupid move. Sometimes I think it/s social media – people go public and can’t back down.

Christopher S. Johns
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This woman is a demented loon, and until Z’s post, I’d never even heard of her before – she’s the very definition of a GOPe bottom-feeder. A quick look at her twitter shows her to be a supporter of gay Mormon CIA deep-state cuck McMullin, who isn’t even on the ballot in a good number of states. This is ballyhooed by her as an example of her exquisite “principles,” which she makes a point of displaying should anyone actually be paying attention. Also by her reckoning, the GOP should have denied Trump the nomination, despite his having won more GOP… Read more »
Christopher S. Johns
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Oops. That should of course be “moral preening.”

Did I just out myself as a Freudian?

thor47
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Do not make any jokes here, thor. Do not.

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