A CNN reporter appeared stunned after interviewing several Trump supporters who said Joe Biden will NEVER be their president, and that they’re going to Washington D.C. to see President Trump sworn in for a second term.
“Are Trump and his supporters just sore losers?” CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan asked a pair of Trump supporters.
“No. We haven’t lost,” the man said simply.
“Will you accept Joe Biden as president?” the CNN reporter asked.
“No. He will never be my president,” the man replied.
“Mkay…but you know, you accept that he’s going to be inaugurated?”
“No, I don’t.”
“How could that change at this point?” the CNN reporter asked.
“There could be a civil war, you never know,” the man said.
When asked if he wants a civil war, the man replied: “I don’t. Show us the voting machines. Show us the ballots. Show us that this was a fair election, or we’ll never accept another vote again. Ever.”
People have begun to inhabit separate realities. In one, there’s President Trump, and in the other President Biden. There’s no longer a single common shared reality.
And perhaps that’s why there’s talk of civil war. How can people get along if they have little or nothing in common with each other?
It’s not just a contested election. There’s a lot more that is no longer shared. For example:
Democrats propose ban on ‘he’ and ‘she’ and all gender-specific words in new rules for Congress. Republicans called the move ‘stupid and ridiculous’.
People are being asked to stop using words like man and woman, husband and wife, brother and sister.
And then many people believe that the world is being swept by a deadly pandemic, known as Covid-19, requiring whole cities to be locked down, everyone wearing masks. Others think that it’s no worse than the annual flu epidemics.
And then there are many people who think we’re facing a climate catastrophe, with rising global temperatures, and rising sea level. Others think the global climate is pretty much the same as it ever was.
And then some people think that a few whiffs of tobacco smoke will give them lung cancer. And some people don’t.
That’s five different separate realities. And five different polar opposite views. And there are probably more. Society has divided in two. How can the two co-exist?
The answer may well be: they can’t.
And that’s why America is on the brink of civil war. And it’s also why US gun sales have been exploding in recent months.
It’s a very dangerous situation. But it’s also one which CNN doesn’t seem to understand. Because, well,…. the folks at CNN occupy a separate reality from everyone else.
For the record, I believe that 1) Joe Biden has stolen the election. 2) men and women are different from each other, 3) Covid-19 is no worse than flu. and 4) we’re not facing any climate catastrophe.