Hello, Mirror - so glad to see you my friend, it's been a while
Searching, Fearless - where do I begin to heal this wound of self-denial
- This Dying Soul, Dream Theater
At least for the moment, Trump has lost the election. Sure, we can point to dozens of anomalies, inconsistencies, manipulations, etc. If these ever come to light and if action is taken by the appropriate authorities and if the result swings enough votes, then maybe Trump wins. But that’s a lot of “ifs” that have to happen for one “maybe.” I am not betting on it.
For a start, don’t count on anything coming from the DOJ or Barr. First of all, absolutely nothing was done regarding the lies of the last four years, so why would they do anything now with less than two months to go?
These are career bureaucrats, not about to jeopardize their standing with the new president – hell, they want Trump out anyway. Even if Trump fires any of them now (or they resign, as a few have), Biden will hire them again on day two.
If any official action is taken, it will come only from the state level – state legislatures, state courts, etc. I don’t even think the Supreme Court will get in the way of this. When has Roberts had a spine on anything?
But my point isn’t really any of this. My point is to put the blame where it belongs, and the blame belongs squarely on the shoulders of the large majority of republican voters over the last decades. In other words, the blame falls on you.
You've been blinded, living lie a one-way cold existence all the while
Now it's time to stare the problem right between the eyes you long lost child
“Oh, they are lying to us about the ballots; they are manipulating the results; it is an overthrow of a legitimately elected president.” Sure, exactly like what the US intelligence agencies and military have been doing for decades overseas. Toppling governments, color revolutions, destroying dozens of countries. You cheer it on then, and now that it is obvious that they are doing this to you (like it wasn’t obvious years ago) you complain? On what basis?
You have accepted all the lies, all of the evil, all of the torture – not merely accepted it, but bathed in it and glorified it. You cheered them on every Sunday morning in church. When the one honest man, Ron Paul, told you otherwise, you booed him off of the stage.
Julian Assange published documents and videos exposing these crimes, and you call for a beheading. Edward Snowden gave details on domestic spying, and you want life in prison.
Every action taken by the same actors that now have handed you this election defeat, you have cheered. Oh, but now you don’t like it.
Your fearless admissions
Will help expel your destructive obsessions
With my help I know you can
Be at one with God and man
This is something you have to own. Admit it, beg God for forgiveness, and move forward in truth.
This is on your shoulders. Only you can fix it.
It's time you made your amends
Look in the mirror my friend
- The Mirror, Dream Theater