What is sad is that it has come to this.
It's sad that there is a leader who spent four years tearing down the media (and they've done some of that to themselves) so that a third of the country now believes this very improbable chain of logic:
1) That this country which can't keep ANY secrets, somehow there is a shadow government that could order THOUSANDS of election workers across the country to change the results of the election... and NONE of them left any traces. NONE of them talked to anyone anywhere.
2) That all of the 90+ judges, many of whom were appointed by Trump, were also in on this fix.
3) That Trump and his party has evidence that they are unwilling to share to any of these 90+ judges because... ??
4) That the supreme court, which has three of his appointees and has a strong conservative leaning... is in on the fix.
5) That his own Vice President, chosen by him, is also in on this fix.
6) That large swaths of his own party... many who spent countless time and effort campaigning for him... are in on this fix.
So a large part of our country believes this. Which is frightening. They also apparently don't believe the officials in the swing states. Which... let's walk through that.
In Georgia, the Secretary of State has debunked all of Trumps claims. He's gotten death threats and he is now linked to this large scale FIX. But let's look at some facts. The Georgia Secretary of State endorsed and campaigned for Trump for eight months. He donated money to help Trump get elected.
If he REALLY was in on the fix, wouldn't it have just been easier to just campaign and donate to Biden instead of work to get TRUMP elected only to orchestrate some kind of felony election fraud? I mean logic just does not fit for any of this.
So we have this disbelief in simple facts. We have this disbelief in simple logic. It's led us to a point where people talk of ceding from the union. It's led to the disgusting thing on TV. People say you can't talk about politics. I think you need too. Have discussions. Respect facts and opinions, but call out hypocrisy and lies where they exist.
I'm not American by birth (Rule Britannia!), but this is where I live now and chose Citizenship here. No matter people's opinions on issues, we're all in it together and if we can't talk about differences without resorting to... well yesterday, might as well pack up the bags on the country and devolve into what George Bush called a Banana Republic. Talk to people, especially if they disagree with you and try to convince them of at least acknowledging that some of this stuff is so far out there that it's hard to even write it up. Silence and inaction leads to this fermenting sore that boiled over.