Orwell’s 1984 has this haunting image: “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever.” What he didn’t realize at the time was that the brand label on the boot said, “Republican.”
A Picture of the Future
Don’t waste your time dreaming about the electoral college overturning election results or that the Republicans will suddenly become worried about Russian influence. The Republicans will use every dirty trick in the book to get what they want, even if that means looking the other way while the Commies play havoc with our system. They did it in 2000 by throwing the election to the Supreme Court, where the Minister of Justice and Petty Revenge told everyone who complained about it to “Get Over It.” Since then they’ve scuttled the Voting Rights Act, scuttled laws intended to keep dark money out of politics, and they have hampered the Supreme Court by refusing to confirm Merrick Garland, or anyone, for that matter, to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court.