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am_Unition  ·  684 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's criminal culpability

When Trump initiated the lie about the election being stolen, or summoned people to D.C. for the 6th via a tweet on Dec. 19th ("will be wild!"), or when he gave a speech around 1 PM on the 6th imploring people to go to the capitol just before thousands of people marched to the capitol, or when he later tweeted on the 6th that "Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what needed to be done" (i.e. refuse to certify the vote) and just after it went live someone at the capitol read it to the crowd through a megaphone immediately preceding the chants of "Hang Mike Pence!".

I could go on and on but I think it'd be a bit overwhelming because I can now surmise that you've probably not been exposed to any of this information before. Which, straight up, is really weird. No one here gets their rocks off to MSNBC, or any mainstream liberal sources for that matter, but I'll do things like watch Tucker and Hannity every now and then, just to know what they're saying instead of walking into a debate perhaps missing one half of the story, erroneous and fatuous (and racist, a word that seems increasingly guaranteed to send every self-proclaimed libertarian into berserker mode for some strange reason) as I think their spew is.

    There was ample circumstantial evidence at the time that there was some seriously shady shit that went down on election night. Not least of which was all the battleground states shutting down at the same time. Many reports of ballot harvesting, I can go on for weeks with all the anomalies.

Well, I've got some good news. We have weeks! All the weeks. I'm quarantined with covid in Switzerland on business, and when I get home, it's back to getting paid millions of dollars an hour to be politely mean to libertarians on this website. Ugh, now I don't know whether I'm on the clock or not.

And wtf does "Battleground states shutting down at the same time" mean? It's not often that someone makes a claim about this stuff that I haven't heard yet.

Mr. Potatohead, as incredibly uninspiring though he may be, wouldn't have the indecency to lie about an election being stolen when he knew it wasn't, simply to grift off the lie and use it to attempt to seize/maintain power illegitimately.

And truly, I have issues believing that libertarians are able to debate any of this in good faith, especially the full-blown anarcho-crypto types who don't believe that any shred of government should exist at all.

I mean look, you're clearly pretty smart. You can formulate sentences better than maybe ~90% of Americans. But consider the possibility that you've been consuming a diet of information so biased that it makes you easily manipulable to evil actors.