"The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected." —Will Rogers
“The wise talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.” – Plato
They emerged from a swamp—lost in the belief that the world as they knew it was slipping through their fingers.
They marched into the Capitol dressed as shamans with horns, faces painted like America flags, armed with automatic weapons, chemical spray, clubs, and shields while chanting, “Stop the Steal,” and threatening to kill our elected legislators.
Standing right behind them, as incredulous as it might seem, were members of the House and Senate, and propping them up was the biggest fool of them all—an orange-haired buffoon spilling lies and drumming up fear.
America has a history of following hucksters: from supernatural religious leaders, to conspiracy theorists, and now social media truth benders.
QAnon, a cabal of conspiracy theorists that the FBI has listed as a domestic terrorism threat, now boasts two members of Congress— Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who vows to “carry my Glock to Congress;” and Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) who believes that the California fires were started by PG&E using a space laser in order to clear room for a high-speed rail project.
No—the Covid-19 Pandemic was not a politically motivated hoax, 5G wireless broadband does not spread the virus, and Covid-vaccines do not harbor microchips that can monitor your actions.
Yes—Climate change is real, systemic racism is real, universal health care is a human right, and voting is a basic democratic right.
April Fools Day is over—it’s time to wake up—question what we see, hear, and read—and stop the disconnect from truth and reality.