The MAGA Cult and the Art of Misdirection
Note the strategy: Because, in fact, America is not silent. Far more people care about abortion than cared about the outrages this piece of propaganda pits the unborn against. The trouble is not that the “prolife” movement is ignored. The trouble is that the “prolife” movement consistently weaponizes the unborn against victims of the evil and ugly things conservatives stupidly choose to defend instead of relating them to the victims of evil and ugly things, such as moronic cruelty to animals. Because of this, the “prolife” movement has made itself a stench in the nostrils of Normals, who are mortally sick of cruel, nasty people hiding behind the unborn to celebrate depraved cruelty and wanton contempt for ordinary decency.
But wait! There’s more!
Whenever you call a minimum wage worker “selfish” for wanting a living wage higher than an underpaid soldier, EMT, cop, or rescue worker, what you are really doing is defending the cheapskates who underpay all of those people while offering the minimum wage worker as a human sacrifice for your audience to direct their anger at instead of at the cheapskates. You are engaging in misdirection and helping to make sure that the people you pretend to honor remain as underpaid as the minimum wage worker you spit on. Only the cheapskates benefit from this lie.
There can be only two reasons for your behavior. Either you are wilfully and knowingly engaged in crushing the underpaid due to self-interest and are therefore a conscious liar, OR, you are stupid/ignorant and parroting garbage you have uncritically accepted.
If the latter, you aren’t ignorant any longer because I just told you the truth about the lie you are spreading. So if you keep repeating this filthy lie, you are now culpable for a sin which Catholic tradition calls one of the four sins that cry to heaven for vengeance: denying a worker his just wages.
Either way, repent spreading this filthy lie.
And, of course, there is the classic misdirection in Exhibit C, which is the backbone of the MAGA Cult:
“If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” – Lyndon Johnson
A political cult that so consistently and adamantly relies on lies in order to rob, harm, and kill the weak needs to be destroyed. It is past redemption.