Why the Democrats Are Evil
This post was inspired by a Facebook comment I saw once. The poster remarked that Democrats are “evil.” The idea that anything or anyone can be truly evil is extreme. We throw the word casually around, but the reality is that evil thing are beyond normal and immoral. Evil denotes the intent to do something so terrible and so awful that it harms others and is intended to do so. It’s as far away from the grace of god as you can get.
So why do people think “democrats” (leaders and voters) are evil?
Is it the embrace of diversity?
Is it the desire to use government power to ease human suffering?
Or is it something more sinister?
I’ve pondered this question. What would motivate someone to call an entire political party and millions of people who vote for them “evil?” I’m not quite sure why that word sticks out to me. But it does stick out to me. It speaks of something beyond a mere political disagreement. It invokes the sacred to describe political ideas and opinions. This is particularly salient when you have an entire conspiracy around how Democrats are trafficking children and using them for satanic rituals. It has no basis in truth, but such an idea is truly evil.
I think the more sinister thing is that Democrats are, as I put it in What The Hell is Going on? Attacking the American myth. We see this in various debates, especially in the recent hubbub about Critical Race Theory. If you don’t teach the horrors of slavery in the classroom and the roots of racism, then it can be safely kept out of the American mythos that we are an essentially good and exceptional country. CRT breaks apart the big lie at the heart of the American story. And for those to whom the American myth is as sacred as the Christian Bible, attacking that myth is a kind of evil.
The other aspect of this is the propaganda put out by Fox News. Right-wing outlets have elevated a certain kind of person, usually white, working class, and Republican, voting as a “real American” and that people who live on the coasts can’t possibly understand working people and aren’t real “Americans” because they don’t do any work. They only want to crush the American spirit and ruin the American story, while Republicans want to restore a country that they have lost. I suppose this is the point at which we have to look at the root cause of that idea. Of course, the root is that the “lost country” is an economic, social, and racial order that has been slowly collapsing for years. The Republican party since 1972 has stood against it, while the Democratic party since 1976 has embraced that change. Fast forward 45 years, and you have a changed America. Millions of people tune into Fox News to see how the Democrats are destroying America today. Day after day of that might lead someone to say that the Democrats are evil. They aren’t allowing the America of old to come back; they are moving to a new world that seems frightening to people who aren’t interested in sharing the American dream with people that don’t look like them.
What can we conclude from all of this? That I’m not quite sure. Perhaps I only offer these thoughts to process an observation I’ve made on this. This all started with a Facebook post that stuck out in my mind. Politically, it is very hard to negotiate and compromise with people who think you’re evil. How do we bring America together when people think that the people opposite of them are evil? I don’t know how to bring a country back from that.
An unfinished coloring book (A Short Story Collection) by Cameron Cowan
an unfinished coloring book is a collection of short stories from Cameron Cowan. These short stories explore dramatic moments in the lives of everyday people. The collection also features the exclusive release of The RKO Killer: An I.G. Farben Mystery.
The collection includes:
What happens to the employees of a diner that are being torn down to make way for a new interstate? This is their last night in The Diner.
The Swedish Connection
Two artists, one relationship failing, and a really bad bottle of alcohol. Two men talk about their lives, their hurts, and their problems over one really bad bottle of vodka that they can't stop drinking.
The Kingdom of Nordstrom
The world has ended and the air had gone sour. One drifter finds a colony of people surviving in a derelict mall in Tacoma. Will he stay in this new kingdom or will he continue to wander the highways?
America Discount World
Set in the near future, America's cultural heritage is on sale to the highest bidder. Dale has made a life selling off America's cultural heritage and when a soon-to-be-divorced reporter comes to interview him about it; a new relationship just may form.
The Classy Drug Dealer
Andrej leads a quiet life running his dry cleaning and laundrette. However, it is only a front for his real business. When the consequences of his actions walk through the door one night, Andrej is forced to sacrifice everything, even his own life.
Set amid the California housing crisis, 4 tenants in an aging building try to figure out how to survive in a world that is trying to kill poor people and preventing them from surviving and living.
The cold war is on and America is building its nuclear arsenal. Set in the years at the end of Vietnam, one man gets a job making nuclear triggers at a Colorado plant. This is his story.
What is a teenager is a bland suburb supposed to do on the weekends? In this story, two boys find a great place to party and we learn about the secret and seedy underworld of the American suburb.
Topher has just a few hours to get to the lottery office in Olympia, WA to turn in a lottery ticket that will change his life. There's only one problem: he has no way to get there. Will he make it? Can he get the money in time?
The RKO Killer
In this collection exclusive, Isaac Farben is hired by KYW radio in Chicago during the roaring 1920s to find a criminal who is making headlines for an exclusive radio interview. Farben travels with his trusty assistants Mr. and Mrs. Rustin and Anna Fowler to southern Illinois to find this man and bring him back to the radio station.