The civic addictions that led us here aren't fun for the MAGAs or the Respectables anymore. Both know the party is over; and degradation is all that's left. They still can't stop themselves.
It’s true about the addiction and dopamine. I’ve been there and done that. The comparison among the types of drugs is ingenious- brilliant. Keep inflicting pain. You don’t have to be the prosecutor. Also, I was thinking it’s funny how the right says they want less government intrusion in peoples lives and the actions indicate otherwise. DeSantis is using every government tool he can to push his perverted agendas on our children in our schools. Practice what you preach.
Still working through the piece, but the comparison to the stages of addiction and the MAGA crowd is brilliant. My favorite quote, so far: “I’ve never cared about or stressed about Trump as a drug. He’s gross and a criminal and boring. Like meth, I find it physically repulsive to even contemplate taking a hit off him.”
Do you think that it’s meaningful that “respectable” conservative recognize the legitimacy of other political perspectives and value having a nation over the need to control that nation? Or would you contest that premise?